HartleyRowe

Jewelry Organizers...and more from Reclaimed Materials

Just a glimpse of my work table as I look out my window on a beautiful sunny day. I love the lighting I have here.
A close up view of a stone archway at Balboa Park in San Diego ~ It became the inspiration for my first canvas transfer.
I love to display jewelry as art. With salvaged hardware and reclaimed lumber, I can do just that! You can too!
I love incorporating photos into useful, artful items for the home. Here is a key holder with a picture of Chinatown.
My team! Here we are in our beloved city watching our favorite baseball team! I'm a lucky gal.

Creating Treasures Inspired by Loving Memories

I decided to open my Etsy shop , Hartley Rowe, at the encouragement of my husband and children. I've always loved creating things to make our home a warm and inviting haven for my family and friends. Being a military family, we have lived in many different locations and houses. We always found it an adventure to make each of those houses a home. As we approached our last move, I found it exciting to start a new chapter in our lives by opening the Hartley Rowe Etsy 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, 2012, which would have been my father's 84th birthday. It was 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, creations that I hope become treasured pieces in your home.

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.
Alison
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am a creator at heart. I grew up building and creating with my father who was a gifted craftsman. Now that my children are grown, I work part-time as an elementary school librarian, and spend the rest of my time creating treasures for others.