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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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  • Female
  • Born on December 14
  • Joined May 29, 2012

Favorite materials

reclaimed lumber, vintage hardware, black and white photographs, acrylic paints, signage, type and fonts, vintage fabric, iron

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About

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.

I also love technology and photography and how they enable us to stay connected to one another. I’m constantly exploring new systems and applications; yes, I am a computer geek. I also feel we desperately need to hold on to yesterday. I believe it is important that my children have a sense of their parents' and grandparents' beginnings by preserving family documents, photographs, and heirlooms. I also love to visit flea markets and antique stores to add to our collection of all things vintage, and to find pieces that inspire me in designing creations for Hartley Rowe.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please contact me if you have any questions about any of the products you see or want to discuss a custom order.

I can also be found at:
Twitter @hartleyrowe
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/HartleyRowe
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/hartleyrowe

Or writing on my blog at www.hartleyrowe.com

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