Welcome to my shop! The shop name, Hartley Rowe, is a tribute to both of my parents, Mary Jane Rowe and Jack Hartley. They were married in 1957, and raised their family in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. The shop listed its first items on July 8th, which would have been my father's 84th birthday. It is a way to honor the most creative soul I've ever known.
My father was a craftsman and a caretaker of our environment. He taught me to see beauty in things that others may consider castoffs. He could take a single piece of reclaimed lumber and turn it into a masterpiece. I think of him every time I go searching for that perfect piece of reclaimed lumber or salvaged material. I strive to help keep would-be treasures out of landfills by turning found materials into beautiful and useful items for my customers, friends and family.
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- Born on December 14
- Joined May 29, 2012