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Featured Shop: Homestead Seattle

Feb 19, 2014

by Michele Tansey

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

I’m Michele Tansey. My husband Ryan and I are co-owners of Homestead Seattle, where we find and restore vintage and antique furniture and home goods. We live and work above our showroom in Seattle, Washington. Our team includes my brother, Zach; our upholsterer, Kevin; and our friend, Tori.

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I started Homestead Seattle in 2009 because I love old furniture. At the time, I was doing a lot of experimenting with my personal design style, which meant constantly switching out the pieces in my home. While traveling around and searching for myself, I noticed an abundance of under-appreciated furniture – most of which would end up in a landfill if it didn’t make it into the right hands. I wanted to get these pieces of history into the homes of people who would honor and preserve them.

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After unofficially working together for months, Ryan joined me full time in November 2011. The following month, we had a devastating house fire that forced us to prove how committed we were to our dream. We spent 2012 rebuilding our home, our lives and our business. That year, we re-branded our business, launched our website, expanded nationally (thanks to Etsy) and opened up an official shop in-house.

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We don’t like to limit Homestead Seattle’s selection to a particular era or style. We draw a great deal of inspiration from period-accurate set design. In that regard, shows like Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men and Downton Abbey are a few of our favorites. We strive to curate a diverse and timeless collection relevant to current and upcoming interior design trends.

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We travel throughout the Pacific Northwest looking for vintage and antique pieces that have clear potential but need some work. The needs vary for each piece, but we do everything from basic cleaning and polishing to complete internal and external restoration. For me, the most important reasons for having this business are to save furniture and provide a better alternative to buying new. Improving and extending the life of something that already exists is the eco-friendly thing to do. We want to help end a cycle of consumerism that wastes money on lower quality, disposable furniture.

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I ran other peoples’ shops for years, selling a product that I knew was manufactured unethically and made to be disposable. I didn’t feel proud of that. My career didn’t align with my morals, it didn’t fulfill me creatively, and it kept me from spending time with my husband, family, friends and pets. Now I can sincerely say I’m proud of myself and our shop. I have a clean conscience about what we are selling, I believe in the inherent value of our product, and I get to work from my beautiful home with the people (and animals) that I love.

All photographs by Homestead Seattle.

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Mid Century Eames Tandem Sling Sofa / Couch
Mid Century Eames Tandem Sling Sofa / Couch
HomesteadSeattle
$995.00 USD
Deco Burl Wood Nightstand / End Table
Deco Burl Wood Nightstand / End Table
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
Mid Century Fir Dowel Shelf / Bookcase
Mid Century Fir Dowel Shelf / Bookcase
HomesteadSeattle
$595.00 USD
Mid Century Modern Walnut Credenza
Mid Century Modern Walnut Credenza
HomesteadSeattle
$995.00 USD
Mid Century Modern Basic Witz Highboy
Mid Century Modern Basic Witz Highboy
HomesteadSeattle
$995.00 USD
Mid Century Modern Basic Witz Lowboy
Mid Century Modern Basic Witz Lowboy
HomesteadSeattle
$995.00 USD
Tall Oak Nightstand / Side Table
Tall Oak Nightstand / Side Table
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
Mid Century Modern Nightstand / Side Table
Mid Century Modern Nightstand / Side Table
HomesteadSeattle
$250.00 USD
Oak & Stone Deco Side / End Table
Oak & Stone Deco Side / End Table
HomesteadSeattle
$295.00 USD
Mid Century G Plan Side / End Table
Mid Century G Plan Side / End Table
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
Mid Century G Plan Side / End Table
Mid Century G Plan Side / End Table
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
Mid Century Marble Top Coffee Table
Mid Century Marble Top Coffee Table
HomesteadSeattle
$795.00 USD
Selenite Tower Crystal / Gem
Selenite Tower Crystal / Gem
HomesteadSeattle
$20.00 USD
Half Geode Crystal / Gem
Half Geode Crystal / Gem
HomesteadSeattle
$20.00 USD
Quartz Geode Crystal / Gem
Quartz Geode Crystal / Gem
HomesteadSeattle
$60.00 USD
Rose Quartz Crystal / Gem
Rose Quartz Crystal / Gem
HomesteadSeattle
$50.00 USD
Upright Amethyst Crystal / Gem
Upright Amethyst Crystal / Gem
HomesteadSeattle
$50.00 USD
Vintage Studio Pottery Bowl
Vintage Studio Pottery Bowl
HomesteadSeattle
$30.00 USD
Vintage Pastel 2-Tier Ceramic Jar
Vintage Pastel 2-Tier Ceramic Jar
HomesteadSeattle
$35.00 USD
Vintage Square Mauve Haeger Vase
Vintage Square Mauve Haeger Vase
HomesteadSeattle
$30.00 USD
Vintage Cobalt Ceramic Vase
Vintage Cobalt Ceramic Vase
HomesteadSeattle
$50.00 USD
Mid Century Wood Desk / Table Lamp
Mid Century Wood Desk / Table Lamp
HomesteadSeattle
$95.00 USD
Mid Century Minimalist Desk / Table Lamp
Mid Century Minimalist Desk / Table Lamp
HomesteadSeattle
$95.00 USD
Mid Century Metal Desk / Table Lamp
Mid Century Metal Desk / Table Lamp
HomesteadSeattle
$150.00 USD
Industrial Metal Desk / Table Lamp
Industrial Metal Desk / Table Lamp
HomesteadSeattle
$75.00 USD
Mid Century Srednick Japan Vase
Mid Century Srednick Japan Vase
HomesteadSeattle
$40.00 USD
Vintage Gold Textured Jar
Vintage Gold Textured Jar
HomesteadSeattle
$60.00 USD
Vintage Pink Etched Navajo Vase
Vintage Pink Etched Navajo Vase
HomesteadSeattle
$55.00 USD
Mid Century Bleached Wood Magazine Rack
Mid Century Bleached Wood Magazine Rack
HomesteadSeattle
$95.00 USD
Mid Century Lucite Magazine Rack
Mid Century Lucite Magazine Rack
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
TAMER 5x8 Hand Knotted Turkish Wool Rug
TAMER 5x8 Hand Knotted Turkish Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$595.00 USD
ABU 6x8.5 Hand Woven Turkish Kilim Wool Rug
ABU 6x8.5 Hand Woven Turkish Kilim Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$795.00 USD
80s Mod Painting | Figures
80s Mod Painting | Figures
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
ALEYNA 5x9 Hand Knotted Turkish Wool Rug
ALEYNA 5x9 Hand Knotted Turkish Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$495.00 USD
74 Abstract Fruit Print
74 Abstract Fruit Print
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
79 AGAM Abstract Poster
79 AGAM Abstract Poster
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
HAMRAZ 4x7 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HAMRAZ 4x7 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$395.00 USD
Hand Painted Large Japanese Wall Fan
Hand Painted Large Japanese Wall Fan
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
BARIS 6x9 Hand Knotted Turkish Wool Rug
BARIS 6x9 Hand Knotted Turkish Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$795.00 USD
SHAHEEN 6.5x9.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
SHAHEEN 6.5x9.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$1,195.00 USD
SANJAR 4x7 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
SANJAR 4x7 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$495.00 USD
RASA 2.5x4 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
RASA 2.5x4 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
AJAYA 2x3.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
AJAYA 2x3.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$95.00 USD
AMLA 3x5.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
AMLA 3x5.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$295.00 USD
AMITA 3x5.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
AMITA 3x5.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$295.00 USD
ANANTAA 4x6 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
ANANTAA 4x6 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$295.00 USD
ALVIA 2.5x5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
ALVIA 2.5x5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD
ARUL 4x6 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
ARUL 4x6 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$295.00 USD
ANKIT 2.5x4.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
ANKIT 2.5x4.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$295.00 USD
KIRAN 7x9.5 Hand Knotted Pakistani Wool Rug
KIRAN 7x9.5 Hand Knotted Pakistani Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$1,195.00 USD
ANISH 3x5.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
ANISH 3x5.5 Hand Knotted Nepali Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$295.00 USD
SHAHAB 7x10 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
SHAHAB 7x10 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$1,195.00 USD
SHEYDA 6x9.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
SHEYDA 6x9.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$1,195.00 USD
AVGAN 8.5x10 Hand Knotted Turkish Wool Rug
AVGAN 8.5x10 Hand Knotted Turkish Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$1,195.00 USD
YEKTA 6.5x9 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
YEKTA 6.5x9 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$1,195.00 USD
ZARI 4x6.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
ZARI 4x6.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$395.00 USD
ZEEBA 4.5x8.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
ZEEBA 4.5x8.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$495.00 USD
TAHER 8x11.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
TAHER 8x11.5 Hand Knotted Persian Wool Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$1,495.00 USD
MAARI 6.5x10 Hand Knotted Gabbeh Rug
MAARI 6.5x10 Hand Knotted Gabbeh Rug
HomesteadSeattle
$995.00 USD
Mission Style Side/End Table
Mission Style Side/End Table
HomesteadSeattle
$195.00 USD

278 comments

  • sonyarasi

    Sonya Rasi from sonyarasi said 3 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Congratulations on the feature !

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 3 years ago

    Wow, I love your work. Its so beautiful. I think its wonderful that you can take something old and make it new again. There is so much beauty in that. Congratulations on the feature!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on the feature !

  • kh1467

    Kelly from KikuPaper said 3 years ago

    As someone who has seen a family business & cottage go up in flames, I know how devastating fires can be - especially a home fire. It is a great story of determination, rebirth & renewal - for your business & the items that you sell.

  • HappyDollbyLesya

    Lesya Harrison from HappyDollsByLesya said 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Wonderful work!

  • alexostin

    Lesya from HappyScarvesByLesya said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Lovely shop! Keep it up!

  • babsfsu

    Barbara Gable from CrazyLovely said 3 years ago

    Your story is wonderful, and your furniture is gorgeous!

  • WriteOp

    Mel Zuydgeest from StunwithFun said 3 years ago

    You show to be the real and true phoenix in all this! I love the chairs in your show and like how they complement each other and yet are so different in style and make, clearly showing your ideas and style for them and how well they still can just 'make' any space special. Congratulations! Very well deserved and much continued success.

  • landseasky

    Erica from landseasky said 3 years ago

    Beautiful. Hope you have continued success.

  • AlanGarrett

    Lindsay from ColorLandscapePhotos said 3 years ago

    I like your eclectic tastes!

  • valeriephoto

    Valerie from valeriestitchery said 3 years ago

    It's really great that Michele and Ryan are rescuing old furniture and giving it a new life, not only because a lot of vintage pieces are possessed of a quality of craftsmanship no longer found in most commercially produced goods, but also because furniture is so big, and takes up so much space in landfills. Anything we can do to reduce waste, and also to honor and appreciate quality pieces, is worth doing.

  • AbleAprons

    Erika Kelly from PortlandApronCompany said 3 years ago

    What you do is not only important for design in preserving history, but the earth as well! It's great to see people caring about this. Beautiful work! Congratulations on representing the Pacific NW! And way to be strong after the fire. You can do anything.

  • iamabird

    madeleine belanger from iamabird said 3 years ago

    Wow what quality work! Very good job and congratulations of your feature!

  • jessgreenleaf

    Jess Greenleaf from GREENLEAFblueberry said 3 years ago

    Sometimes it seems incredible that new items are being manufactured at the rate they are given the oceans of discarded but functional pieces filling thrift stores, storage spaces, and landfills. Businesses like this, that repurpose and beautify are so important and so nifty too!

  • ShuliDesigns

    Shulamit Raanan from ShuliDesigns said 3 years ago

    Congrats on a great feature! You are so talented... I love your work!!!! :-) I wish you all the best in the future!

  • astronette

    Bridget Miller from astronette said 3 years ago

    Absolutely awesome!!!! Congratulations on this great feature! : )

  • annamariapotamiti

    Annamaria Potamiti from annamariapotamiti said 3 years ago

    I really respect and applaud the core values of your business. Rebuilding your lives after the fire with such strength and commitment is very inspiring too. Thank you for sharing all this, and congrats !

  • siennaorlando

    Sienna Orlando from SiennaOrlando said 3 years ago

    Form, function, and environmentally-conscious… I love it!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez from rebeccasanchez said 3 years ago

    Such great taste! Congratulations on your feature!

  • MidwestAlchemy

    MidwestAlchemy from MidwestAlchemy said 3 years ago

    Great feature...congrats!

  • lesniakorientalrugs

    Mike and Jess from JessiesOrientalRugs said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, congratulations on the feature!

  • christahatch1994

    Christa Hatch from CKClothing said 3 years ago

    I think it's beautiful that you take the time to restore these lovely pieces and I can't say how happy I am that you sell furniture on etsy!! Congrats!

  • bedouin

    Nicole from Crackerjackarma said 3 years ago

    Artistic and sound ~ love your idea's and family owned business ~ Cheers to much success and changing the world one sofa at a time !!

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 3 years ago

    Great shop! Congrats :)

  • TheHeartwoodStudio

    Nathan Wood from TheHeartwoodStudio said 3 years ago

    Today's mass-produced furniture is totally inferior to the long-lasting, dove-tailed and beautifully detailed wooden furniture of yester-year. Thanks for sharing your finds with the rest of the world!

  • Fybur

    Fybur from Fybur said 3 years ago

    Restoring things shows our love and respect to what we already have, congrats!

  • dominna

    Katrina Dzerkale from Dominna said 3 years ago

    You really have a fine taste :)

  • clarekapin

    Clare and Richard Kapin from VarietyArtworks said 3 years ago

    I really like your story. It's nice to know there are people out there doing this.

  • loliscreations

    Monica from loliscreations said 3 years ago

    Love it! Congratulations on the feature!

  • mixedmetalmimi

    Mimi Roy from mixedmetalmimi said 3 years ago

    Very Nice :) MMM

  • TheIronLetter said 3 years ago

    I SO enjoyed your write-up & the purpose behind your business. Beautiful furniture deserves a 2nd chance!

  • debvasbinder

    Deb Vasbinder from BabyCuteBaby said 3 years ago

    Loved reading your story - you're making great efforts to restore wonderful antique and vintage pieces -Continued Success & Congrats!

  • agebo

    Ann Cosgrove from acbcDesign said 3 years ago

    Really great and inspiring story, and a testament to how preserving our past can also preserve our future. Congrats on your success and feature!

  • oliveti68

    Oliveti from BeelineStudio said 3 years ago

    So love this shop- their message and their style. Wishing I still lived in Seattle! Wonderful- love seeing them highlighted here!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty said 3 years ago

    Great shop! Congrats!!!

  • dayslonggone

    Gwynne Collins from DaysLongGone said 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Love seeing old pieces restored into something new and even more beautiful!

  • admspeicher
  • DuncanCreekCrafts

    DuncanCreekCrafts from DuncanCreekCrafts said 3 years ago

    You have beautiful restored furniture in your shop! It seems that most older furniture is far better made than what you find in the chain furniture stores these days. My daughter recently came home with an old chair from a thrift store and some new material for it-made her momma proud. Best wishes for your continued success!

  • earlums

    earlums from Earlums said 3 years ago

    Interesting shop. Congrats on the feature!

  • StillVintage

    StillVintage from StillVintage said 3 years ago

    what a wonderful way to describe that you bring back the love to these pieces

  • PennyBirchWilliams

    Penny Birch-Williams from PennyBirchWilliams said 3 years ago

    Older furniture often has more character and is sturdier than much of the currently produced new furniture. I have been lucky enough to inherit a variety of interesting and beautiful pieces that I love and hope my kids will inherit someday too. I think what your business does is wonderful, for both the preservation and appreciation of vintage pieces, and the reduction of waste. And it's so fun to decorate your home with unusual furniture, and create a style all your own. I'm sure your business inspires a lot of people to furnish and decorate creatively and uniquely!

  • PepitasStudio

    Pepitas House from PepitasStudio said 3 years ago

    Very inspiring story. Your restored pieces look wonderful

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature !

  • fredandlulu

    Anna Zerega from fredandlulu said 3 years ago

    Such a lovely interview on a topic near to my heart! Beautiful shop and photos Homestead Seattle. Totally dreamy... Love shops like this being featured on Etsy!

  • mlpc92

    mlpc92 from AwwwThatsCute said 3 years ago

    What a great shop! Congratulations to you! It is such a good feeling to get uup in the morning and do what you love.

  • lovelyrae2010

    LINDY WINCHESTER from HomesteadBurlaps said 3 years ago

    From Homestead Burlap's.....Congrats on the feature!! Cheers, Lindy W.

  • haruaki

    Tiffany Key from resinjewelryHARUAKI said 3 years ago

    Fantastic shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • mlpc92

    mlpc92 from AwwwThatsCute said 3 years ago

    What a great shop! Congratulations! What a great feeling to get up in the morning and do what you love

  • menagerieatrois

    Angie at Kaert Vintage from kaert said 3 years ago

    Inspirational! You echo my views on vintage... I'm glad to see more people pursuing restoration and devotion to items that have already proven their worth and sturdy constitution. We tend to overlook items when there isn't a label or strong back story to them- we miss their simple value. You're proving that value. Congrats!

  • julielynn13

    Julie Grzesiek from GlassLake said 3 years ago

    Your shop is wonderful! I'm an antique lover, you have some beautiful pieces! Congratulations on your feature! :-)

  • NestedYellow

    Anna Vasquez from NestedYellow said 3 years ago

    Yay! Huge fan of yours!!! Congratulations on your well deserved feature! Great interview & inspiring story. Always love seeing what well curated finds fill your lovely shop. Wishing you all the best!

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome from rosebudshome said 3 years ago

    I love that you do this and congratulate you on your efforts.

  • EnglishShop

    Eve from EnglishShop said 3 years ago

    Wonderful feature on vintage! I feel just about the same about this topic as you do with my vintage and antiques. Great people great mission great shop! Love Etsy ... xEve

  • earthwaysoap

    Mary De Angelis from TerraViam said 3 years ago

    Lovely beautiful furniture! Love what you do and what you stand for too! Mary

  • CuffLoves

    Melissa M. from CuffLoves said 3 years ago

    Lovely feature! My home is filled with re-done , upcycled furniture. Its way more satisfying to be able to bring to life the potential in each piece , then to buy out of the box, premade assembly line, not well made furniture. Congrats on the success of your business! :D

  • hoskinslorena

    Lorena from ZephyrhillsVintage said 3 years ago

    Awesome ! !Love it Great shop.

  • seasidecloth

    seasidecloth from seasidecloth said 3 years ago

    Some really great pieces in your shop! Best wishes for future success !

  • Agasart

    Aga from AgasJourney said 3 years ago

    Beautiful couple, story,shop, space living, furniture and photographs. Huge congrats to you both, very much deserved!

  • silkyhandmade

    Silke Jacobs from bySilkeJacobs said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on your feature. I often wish I could salvage more furniture and convince others to appreciate an old piece... so inspiring to see you have created a successful business out of this!! Keep it up!

  • vintagejane

    Stacey from vintagejane said 3 years ago

    YES! My home and shop is filled with cast offs and vintage treasures too!

  • kathyjohnson3

    Kathy Johnson from kathyjohnson3 said 3 years ago

    Love your shop! I think it's wonderful that you can see the beauty in the vintage items that you restore. Congratulations!

  • brynelisemurphy

    Bryn Elise from UrbanEcologyHardware said 3 years ago

    What an inspiring business - thanks so much for sharing your story. Best wishes!

  • TealAndMagenta

    aSma from TealAndMagenta said 3 years ago

    Oh wow! You do an amazing job! I am happy for your feature.. Congrats!

  • HerMajestysPug

    Nancy from HerMajestysPug said 3 years ago

    J'adore your work!!! Bravo and congrats on being featured!! Pugs & kisses

  • LittleGussy

    Kasia B from ShesGUtSSY said 3 years ago

    Love that you give these otherwise unwanted items a second chance. Best of luck!

  • LAccentNou

    Anastasia from LAccentNou said 3 years ago

    Absolutely LOVE what you do!

  • LedaDesign

    Leda Design from LedaDesign said 3 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Congrats!

  • jizbasusan

    Susan Jizba from TheWeaverOfWords said 3 years ago

    Such a wonderful store & philosophy! It is so heartening to hear of more and more eco-conscious merchants such as Homestead Seattle! It is so vital that we recycle, reuse, and reduce and clean up pollutants in order to keep the fragile ecosystems of our earth beautiful, healthy and vibrantly alive.

  • 2Crafty4You

    Renate from 2Crafty4You said 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your interesting, inspiring story!

  • vintagebutterfly94

    Vanessa Ryerse from TheClassicButterfly said 3 years ago

    I could not be more in love with what you are doing. A thousand times, yes. Congrats on the feature. I loved being introduced to you.

  • BellaVea

    Gaiana L. from BellaVea said 3 years ago

    That's awesome!!! : )

  • yarnofthedeadstudio

    Ricki Kelly from RickiKellyArt said 3 years ago

    Awesome! I think it's great you renew loved pieces. Your story inspires me so much. Thanks and wish you the best!

  • timelessjane

    Timeless Jane from TimelessJane said 3 years ago

    Your work is exquisite! I love your dedication to bringing life to beautiful, forgotten treasures. Very inspiring! Congrats on the feature and wishing you success!

  • ottobags

    Tevhide from ottobags said 3 years ago

    Love your Works so much,congrats with my warm wishes:)

  • MrsGingerandWasabi

    Marta DQ from tribomo said 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I love your shop, there are so many pieces of furniture that I wish I could have in my home! :)

  • recycledwares

    Nerrissa W from RecycledWares said 3 years ago

    Wonderful philosophy and gorgeous items!

  • rocketbar77

    Natasha from SUNSHINETREATS said 3 years ago

    Awesome Idea! All the best to you! Thank you for being so considerate! I am all there with you! It drives me nuts how people think they need all these things and shortly they end up at a landfill! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

  • ArtFashionCreation

    Toile La La from ArtFashionCreation said 3 years ago

    That is really lovely work you've done in rescuing and redeeming furniture of the past - and I love the look of the marriage of the different styles/periods.

  • CasanovasCabinet

    CasanovasCabinet said 3 years ago

    Very cool guys!

  • WetDesert

    MJ Toops from WetDesertVintage said 3 years ago

    What an awesome feature! I run a vintage shop and when I tell people about it, I sometimes feel like "vintage" has become an overused trend word. But really, it's about quality and sustainability and digging deeper to realize that objects should be given second chances instead of being disposed of at the drop of a hat. Thanks for highlighting this inspiring seller!

  • BirdEnergy

    Genise Park from GeniseParkArts said 3 years ago

    Very nice shop and congrats on the feature!

  • BonTons

    BonTons from BonTons said 3 years ago

    Lovely pieces. Congratulations on the Feature

  • marmamamma

    Marmen Raquin from FrenchAtticFinds said 3 years ago

    love your finds!!

  • raccoonvalleyrouge

    Rebecca Blevins from RaccoonValleyRouge said 3 years ago

    It is so important to match your morals with what you are involved in. Your shop is beautiful!

  • GaleGalenVintage

    GaleGalenVintage said 3 years ago

    Wonderful to see this article and to know you're on ETSY. I love vintage and antique furniture myself - for all the same reasons you've shared above.

  • bagladybooty

    bagladybooty from bagladybooty said 3 years ago

    What wonderful treasures! I used to live in Seattle, and wish that you'd been around then. Congrats on the well-deserved feature.

  • ThomasinasVintage

    Sena Garrett from ThomasinasVintage said 3 years ago

    I love that Etsy featured your Vintage shop. It is a wonderful thing to sell items which are already in existence. It keeps them out of the landfills and that is a great thing. :)

  • ejart

    Elizabeth Rowntree from ejart said 3 years ago

    Fantastic interview! Nice one.

  • 2bloomsdesignstudio

    Michelle from twobloomsds said 3 years ago

    Your have a wonderful shop and I like the story behind it. Congrats.

  • Galtis

    Joanna from GaltisNaturals said 3 years ago

    It's a great motivation behind your work. Let's waste less, preserve more :)

  • ArtisanSoapInVegas

    Cristy Ramos from ArtisanBathandBody said 3 years ago

    Such amazing work! Congrats!

  • samleu said 3 years ago

    That's fantastic

  • YoungArchitect

    Konstantin from 1100illustrations said 3 years ago

    You have golden hands!

  • SundayOwl

    Lisa from SundayOwl said 3 years ago

    Oh I love your eclectic style. Your photos are so beautiful. Best wishes.

  • hoopies1

    Chris Goebel from HomeCoordinates said 3 years ago

    Grats on the feature!!

  • elizabethforster

    elle and belle Forster from elleandbellejewelry said 3 years ago

    Good for you, wonderful story and lovely work! All the best, Michele and Ryan!

  • riorita

    Irith Mashiah from rioritajewelry said 3 years ago

    I love what I saw and read here. A few furniture pieces I'd love to own!

  • edumomma said 3 years ago

    I love your story and your desire to sell ethically responsible furniture! Great work!

  • heartseasevintage

    Heartsease Vintage from heartseasevintage said 3 years ago

    You guys are living the life that I would love to be living. Fabulous shop!!!

  • caitlinborck

    Caitlin Borck from TheSprightlyHound said 3 years ago

    Your work and the idea behind your shop is truly beautiful. I would love to one day be able to purchase one of your pieces! It will have to be a goal for my future :) Congrats!

  • therustyhummingbird

    JoAnn Hartwell from rustyhummingbird said 3 years ago

    Love your passion for what you are doing. Wish I could go back and rescue some of the furniture we had years ago.....older is better (how's that for a ray of hope for those of us who are heading toward our "golden" years)?.... best wishes.

  • DazzlersAccessories

    Chris from HarmonyBalls said 3 years ago

    great feature.......congratulations.....

  • JanCramer

    Janice Cramer from JanCramer said 3 years ago

    Your story is beautiful and uplifting. Sorry that you suffered a tragic fire, but you rose above it and now have fulfilled your dream. I love your shop!

  • KatDeco

    Kasia Slusarczyk from KatDeco said 3 years ago

    Love your work!!! CONGRATS...

  • Fiume

    Erin O'Rourke from Aruguletta said 3 years ago

    Great pieces and love the feature! There's a shop in my town that sells restored furniture and it's so much more interesting than any new furniture store. These pieces have life, history, everything!

  • Overdue

    Kiova Staley from joyridevintage said 3 years ago

    Thank you for doing exactly what you do, and explaining the reason with such practical simplicity! What a difference it would make if large numbers of the population quit buying disposable, made to break household items and turned instead to preserving quality pieces. I dream about this shift in consciousness and apply similar guidelines to my creative pursuits, purchasing vintage materials and making them into useful things. Bravo!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    Polkadot Magpie from ThePolkadotMagpie said 3 years ago

    Congrats, I love your story. My husband and I work together every day too.

  • AMDsamplesale

    AMDsamplesale from AMDsamplesale said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous home interior. Congrats!

  • valezhki

    VALEZHKI from valezhki said 3 years ago

    Great story! Congratulations and Good luck!

  • QuiltedPleasures

    Lorri Duarte from QuiltedPleasures said 3 years ago

    Very inspiring.

  • nitablum

    Nita Blum from GoldenPlumeJewelry said 3 years ago

    Very nice finds. the whole collection is well curated! bravo.

  • maryneil1

    Mary from VillageFair said 3 years ago

    So glad that you are doing what you do! Thank you!

  • TheJoyofColor

    Yael Berger from TheJoyofColor said 3 years ago

    Congrats for the feature , love your shop, enjoyed the photos and interview, you are so right old / vintage items are much more better crafted and can last long time. my self i like to combine old and new , and renovate things people threw away, it started when we were young couple with no money , later i learnt to appreciate the value of old stuf.

  • apeduzio

    April and Mark from abrahamssonco said 3 years ago

    Always inspired by couples who run a business together! Such a wonderful story and beautiful shop! I wish the best to you both! :)

  • LittleChinaDollK

    Katherine from DazzleDream said 3 years ago

    pretty!

  • mandaleighf

    Amanda Fortier from MandaleighDesigns said 3 years ago

    I have always preferred older furniture. There are always better bones underneath the ugly upholstery =) (thinking of my grandparents hand me down sofa that is soooo comfy...) Great job, and congrats on the feature!

  • chellecarmody1

    michelle from chellechet said 3 years ago

    Truly lovely! Congrats!

  • voulashomemadeprodu1

    Voula Kambouris from Voulashomemadeprod said 3 years ago

    Fantastic shop ! Congratulations ,on the feature.

  • TexturedINK

    Ankita Kejariwal from TexturedINK said 3 years ago

    congratulations!!

  • aspendreams

    aspendreams from AspenDreams said 3 years ago

    Wonderful shop. Congrats on your feature story..

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDene Moneuse from JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 3 years ago

    I like your words and story so much that now I love your shop because you run it! Thanks for sharing and I wish you much success!

  • skagitbroomworks

    Kevin Miller from SkagitBroomWorks said 3 years ago

    Your shop is outstanding. It is so good to see quality stuff that will last for many years. Congratulations on your well-deserved feature!

  • cherylkysar said 3 years ago

    Your shop is wonderful and beautiful!! Congratulations on your feature!

  • ashleemeadows1

    Ashlee Meadows from ashjewelrystudio said 3 years ago

    I love all the pieces in your shop. Beautiful photos, too! Congrats!

  • outtoplease

    Jennifer Nease from ModernCountryShop said 3 years ago

    Really enjoyed reading your feature!! Your shop is awesome...love that you and your team rescue furniture and art! The furniture made now doesn't compare to what was made back in the days!

  • sarahbethsides

    Sarah Sides from SarahSidesMadeIt said 3 years ago

    Its so wonderful to see someone do something about our consumer culture in such a creative fashion!

  • kattaime

    Elizabeth from AtolyeMetiista said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Your approach is one I have very much taken for our own home: repairing, refinishing, and reupholstering (well, hoping to eventually, once I get the materials and have the time) perfectly good vintage/antique furniture, instead of constantly buying brand-new, lesser-quality, often overpriced furniture. A few years ago, I worked with my mother on the reupholstery of most of the furniture in her living room, and I can attest to the difference some relatively simple repairs and the replacement of worn-out fabric--and sometimes cushions--can make, not to mention how much money one saves in the long run! Keep up the amazing work!

  • 4EnvisioningVintage

    Tracy from 4EnvisioningVintage said 3 years ago

    Your shop looks fabulous! Will be checking it out...love vintage & the design of older furniture. Loved your feature!

  • parispacks

    Shawn Paris from parispacks said 3 years ago

    I couldn't agree more with you about furniture and the throw away mentality that the world seems to have.

  • lillysshoppe

    WestU from lillysshoppe said 3 years ago

    Awesome shop, congrats on the great feature!

  • lillysshoppe

    WestU from lillysshoppe said 3 years ago

    Awesome shop and congrats on the great feature!

  • ionesAttic

    Barbara from ionesAttic said 3 years ago

    It is good to see a new crop of young people preserve vintage furnishings. Love your mid-century bench reupholstered with the wool Pendleton blanket!

  • littleeyedesigns

    Audrey Hotchkiss from littleeyedesigns said 3 years ago

    Just love your sense of style - will be following to see what else you find in the future!

  • snowflakesara20

    Sara from UrbanFarmhouseTampa said 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Lovely Shop.

  • donnieleandro

    Donnie from DonniesDiscounts said 3 years ago

    kind of pricey

  • lisahulitzky1 said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on a well-deserved for such an interesting shop and story!

  • erikareboucas

    Erika Reboucas from littlebigtopstudio said 3 years ago

    Wow! Can I move in? What a beautiful shop and story. Wonderful that you can combine so many good things by rescuing old furniture, saving the planet, and having a business you can be feel good about. Well done!!! Cheers!

  • eclecticintuition

    Denise & Lizzie from ClassicTableware said 3 years ago

    Simply love your amazing shop and lifestyle!

  • MustLuvVintage

    Cassie from FoundYesterdaygoods said 3 years ago

    Congrats on the shop feature! You have a fantastically curated shop! I enjoy checking out your website/blog...keep doing what you love...you do it so well!

  • labworks said 3 years ago

    Wonderful feature, way to go!

  • Flowerleaf

    Jocelyn Pryor from FlowerleafStudio said 3 years ago

    I really loved reading your story and your shop is pretty awesome! I find myself being captivated by so many different styles as well, so your ecclectic sense of style makes me smile. You have shared so many gorgeous photos and a teriffic feature! Congrats on being featured and I wish you much success with a balance of spending time with those you love!

  • pattymcl9

    Patsy Mc from lacecurtainvintage said 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing a bit of your story and lives! So inspiring - and beautiful furnishings!

  • farandtwee

    Vintage Minnow from VintageMinnow said 3 years ago

    i love the quality of old things! hence the jewelry i make!

  • TheHouseofGarland

    Janet Law from TheHouseofGarland said 3 years ago

    Beautiful! congrats on the feature!

  • glitterandstones

    glitterandstones from glitterandstones said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! You have a beautiful shop.

  • TanteAnnies

    Tante Annie from TanteAnnies said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature Michele, Ryan and team! I love what you do and how you are bringing beautiful, well made pieces back to life. The world needs more people like you. People with strength and vision. Best wishes for an astonishingly successful 2014!

  • kaSHIKeee

    Rada Danilovic from RadArtaDesign said 3 years ago

    It's beautiful when you see two people working and living together...Beautiful items, shop and story :)

  • ralucagonciar

    Raluca Gonciar from RALOOLAND said 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature and on your courage to do something you believed in! Beautiful and inspiring story! Wish you all the best!

  • QAAdams said 3 years ago

    It drives me crazy to see beautify well made items discarded. Often because no one wants to expend a little effort to repair a minor defect. Thank you for doing what you are. I too work with unloved items but in a little different way. ( and on a much smaller scale it seems) Keep up the good work!!!

  • ThreeBarDGifts

    Monica from ThreeBarDGifts said 3 years ago

    I love seeing a neglected piece given new life from caring hands. Great shop! Congrats on the feature and wishing you much success!

  • madebymirjam

    Mirjam from madebymirjam said 3 years ago

    Your pictures are great!

  • TallTimberAntiques

    Katie from TallTimberAntiques said 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your personal ethics behind your vision for your business - I am 100% in agreement with your credo! So many beautiful pieces with so much life left in them ....why would anyone want cheap composite wood when vintage is made from solid, beautiful wood and leaves no carbon footprint! I consider myself a " rescuer" as well and wish you success and growth. Beautiful shop.

  • charlottebravo

    charlotte cannon from thevintagevoguestory said 3 years ago

    what a spectacular feature. one of my favorite thus far. your story of an actual "trial by fire" was amazing - and look what you were able t build on after that. I also love the mention of having a "clean conscious" with regard to what you sell. Oh that more companies would take that stance.

  • PerezProducts said 3 years ago

    Love the chair in the photo - appears to be leather - is there a name for this type of chair? Great STUFF...

  • willowstreetworkshop

    Mary from willowstreetworkshop said 3 years ago

    Great shop! Thanks, for sharing your journey with us. :-)

  • JaspersRomance

    Anna Buitendorp from ASplendidStory said 3 years ago

    Lovely feature, and beautiful pieces! I adore antique pieces and would love to take a stroll through your shop.

  • KaronDeVega

    Karon Melillo DeVega from KaronCollection said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your Etsy Home Page Feature! I loved reading your story and your photos are wonderful! Love all your furnishings and collectibles, so beautiful! Sending you my very best wishes from Montana

  • Themissingtagvintage

    Caroline and Brandon Matey from TheMissingTagVintage said 3 years ago

    Beautiful shop! I definitely can appreciate older items brought back to life. Congrats to you and your team.

  • handicraftafrica

    Jafeth Moiane from handicraftafrica said 3 years ago

    Beautiful furniture indeed! You've got talent. Congrats!

  • brownbuttons

    brownbuttons from brownbuttons said 3 years ago

    Your work and words inspire, congrats on the feature.

  • fantasygarden

    Anna Kikute from fantasygarden said 3 years ago

    Very encouraging story thank you so much for sharing. And your furniture is very elegant and nice

  • jorgensenholly said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the beautiful feature! Very inspiring. Wishing you enduring success and happiness!

  • YearsAfter

    Sharon from YearsAfter said 3 years ago

    Wonderful eclectic mix of styles! Beautiful!

  • Splendere

    Pearlie from Splendere said 3 years ago

    Me too! I enjoy salvaging used furniture and items, refurbish and use them where appropriate. I especially love solid wood furniture for they breathe life into any space. Thanks for the inspiring pieces and for loving the Earth!

  • GreyMareMercantile said 3 years ago

    RIGHT ON!! I **Love** your Shop and everything you wrote speaks directly to my Heart and my Philosophy about why I have a tiny, wee Vintage Shop and why I make Pottery for a living that will be around for Generations to come! Kudos to you for your Awesome Featured Seller Spot and YAY!!! for Seattle!! {rain or no rain!} :)

  • FROSTEDChicCakes

    Ashley from PolkaDotSquareDesign said 3 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • kristengaudette

    Kristen Gaudette from kristengaudette said 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature and keep up the great work! Your work is very inspiring. Thank you!

  • playfularts

    Lisa Springer from playfularts said 3 years ago

    Totally impressed with it all! Congrats and continued success.

  • pheinart

    pheinart from 1006Osage said 3 years ago

    Love your style! Congrats on the feature-your story is great!

  • NeatoKeen

    NeatoKeen from NeatoKeen said 3 years ago

    I am beyond thrilled that your VINTAGE shop was chosen to be featured! First, your story of loss and rebuilding is inspirational and nothing short of heroic and, second, your philosophy of saving and refurbishing items for future generations to enjoy and cherish is right up my alley. I am trying to do the same thing with tea towels. There is such craftsman and artistry in vintage and I am delighted that your work and views are being celebrated on Etsy. Congratulations and I wish you continued success!!

  • danielamendonca

    Daniela Mendonça from ProducoesCoracao said 3 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • leewilson9

    lee wilson from Eurovintageclassics said 3 years ago

    Very inspiring! Our love of vintage also blossomed from furnishing our home and so cannot imagine how extremely painful it must have been to loose items of endearment to a fire. Your resilience is laudable and your commitment to refurbishing and reusing furnishings exemplary. Love too how you mix styles, eras and attitudes. All best wishes!

  • kimbanurse14 said 3 years ago

    You said it!!!

  • euodiaroets

    Euodia Roets from toucheefeelee1 said 3 years ago

    I like her.

  • janvalencia2

    Jan Valencia from BeautifulHomeAccents said 3 years ago

    Love your shop and all that you have made into beautiful pieces again. I too, love to beautify and make over items. Congrats on your featured shop.

  • musingtree

    Tamara Lance from MusingTreeStudios said 3 years ago

    Great shop!

  • AtelierDuCiel

    Atelier Du Ciel from AtelierDuCiel said 3 years ago

    Wonderful shop that you are rightly proud of!

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 3 years ago

    Great story!

  • Houseof3

    Houseof3 said 3 years ago

    Wonderful story!! Loved reading it and love your passion and teamwork!

  • lamarquesabrides

    Estefania Medina from LaMarquesaBrides said 3 years ago

    Very interesting! Congratulations!

  • MyChouchou

    MyChouchou from MyChouChou said 3 years ago

    Just came back from getting a black fab vintage leather director's chair for $37! What a steal! I so agree with Michele and Ryan that we need to take care of and recycle things as much as we can! There is also the great fun in restoring old pieces back to their former glory! And I always feel extra happy when I can buy something that is vintage or antique as opposed to new : ) Thank you for sharing!

  • faima

    Fai from faima said 3 years ago

    A m a z i n g ! Love your shop and story!

  • BigPhilsEmporium

    Philip Lisle from BigPhilsEmporium said 3 years ago

    Love the store and beliefs that guide ya'll.

  • animaldotguirl

    Janie Garcia from AnimalDotGirl said 3 years ago

    I so enjoyed reading your story but you really won me over with the mention of "pets." Congratulation on the feature!

  • paintedhorsevintage said 3 years ago

    Love your philosophy, it would be so great to put a dent in the focus of manufacturing...it will happen when all this love spills over!! Congrats and cheers!!

  • paintedhorsevintage said 3 years ago

    I'm all in alignment with your theory, how great would it be to shift the quality and focus of manufacturing? With all the love put into your work it is bound to happen...congrats and cheers!

  • PinesVintageClothing

    Pine from GoodOldVintageOnline said 3 years ago

    Fantastic pieces! Mazel tov! :)

  • ESTATENOW

    VINTAGE NOW from ESTATENOW said 3 years ago

    Nice Pieces..Congrats..

  • aprettybox

    samantha phan from aprettybox said 3 years ago

    love your way of thinking and living.

  • DarburyCottage

    Rosemary Wascher from DarburyCottage said 3 years ago

    Great shop, I am proud of you and your effort's to save and give new life to quality old pieces. Best wishes.

  • harburyhill

    Amy Harby from harburyhill said 3 years ago

    I love reviving antique and vintage items; you just can't beat the craftsmanship and quality. You have a great shop; congrats on the well deserved feature!

  • CreateTheCut

    Create The Cut from CreateTheCut said 3 years ago

    Really nice down to earth story. Love your passion and your ethos! I love everything about your shop, just wish I lived closer to purchase!

  • jmoison

    Jennifer Moison from MidwestWhimsy said 3 years ago

    Wow. Just a beautiful timeless story and shop. Your interview adds fire to my current ambition of slowly purchasing beautiful furnishing with a sense of history. It's always intrigued me to sit on a sofa or look at an old vase and wonder where has it been who has touched it and who it has touched. Thanks!

  • 1AEON

    1AEON from 1AEON said 3 years ago

    Neat article, great story! Thank you so much! Yay! Congrats!

  • FireIslandSoap

    Billy Bubbles from FireIslandSoap said 3 years ago

    your husband has a gnarly beard. Awesome style you guys, keep up the great work!

  • FrickandFrackScraps

    Bradley from FrickandFrackScraps said 3 years ago

    Great work! You a guys are awesome!! Congratulations on the feature! Continued success!

  • charbelle

    Charlotte from charbelle said 3 years ago

    Love love love your style! Congrats on rebuilding your home and in the process building a foundation for a beautiful life <3

  • ElegantSilhouettes

    Norbert S. from ElegantSilhouettes said 3 years ago

    I love your power, both of you are wonderful.

  • bridgettrapane

    PJ from PJSTOYBOX said 3 years ago

    New discovery for me! Just so lovely. Congratulations on the feature!

  • WHEATSHEAFwithlove

    WHEATSHEAFwithlove from WHEATSHEAFwithlove said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Love your shop.

  • illuminativeharvest

    Jennifer Presler from IlluminativeHarvest said 3 years ago

    Great story! Very inspiring!

  • pegsemporium

    Danyelle Mastroianni from pegsemporium said 3 years ago

    Stunning. You've set a precedent in terms of resale and vintage that can be aspired to. Congratulations on getting to live your dream!

  • LaBelleGifts

    Elissa Wildermuth from LaBelleGifts said 3 years ago

    How much fun to work with older pieces with "good bones" and make them shine again ~ thank you for sharing your inspiring story, and what a lovely place to live..I love Seattle, absolutely gorgeous in the summertime..

  • LaECLECTICa

    LaECLECTICa from Laeclectica said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shop and great interview!

  • HiggsMandy

    Mandy Higgs from MandyHiggsArt said 3 years ago

    Beautiful!! Thanks, for letting us see you wonderful journey! Gosh, such lovely creations!! Happy Nesting, Mandy

  • VintageEclectica

    Maria from VintageEclectica said 3 years ago

    What a great story!!! Love all the unique pieces!!! Much prefer to buy used and upcycled. I too am doing what I love now with vintage clothing and working with the occasional furniture piece. Feels so good to be passionate about what you are selling and making an eco friendly difference :-) Keep up the great work guys. Your pieces are amazing!!!

  • BTSoulArt

    Brian at RetroAesthetic from RetroAesthetic said 3 years ago

    Love the story and your shop! Cannot agree more about our cycle of consumerism! So glad to see there are others that think the same. And so happy to see a vintage seller featured here!!

  • milkkthistle

    Allie Frazier from TheRavel said 3 years ago

    My goodness! Your aesthetic is to die for, and your shop is phenomenal. Congratulations on the well deserved feature. What you guys are doing is great. So sorry to hear about the house fire. I'm sorry that you both had to endure such a loss. My fathers house burnt to the ground last month (everyone got out safely), so I understand how traumatizing that is. Glad yall are safe!

  • ilonachris

    Ilona's Passion from IlonaPaperPassion said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Great shop:)

  • shtaim

    Gabi and Einav from shtaim said 3 years ago

    Congrats on a well deserved feature! I run my own sustainable architecture firm (when I don't sell wedding rings here on etsy :-) , and I find it real hard to find great recycled pieces for my customers . It is even harder to convince them to work with recycled / up-cycled furniture rather then commercial stuff. Your creations are beautiful and I wish I could put my hands on some of your work ( those two beautiful blue chairs from the pic. could work great in my living room:)) Lots of success !

  • LaVantteHome

    joanna from LaVantteHome said 3 years ago

    Beautiful story! Congrats on your feature!!!!!

  • lowelowejewelry

    Lowe Jewelry from lowelowejewelry said 3 years ago

    Adorable shop !

  • revguitarstraps

    Sarah and Cory from RevGuitarStraps said 3 years ago

    Cool stuff!

  • RescuedInTime

    RescuedInTime from RescuedInTime said 3 years ago

    Wonderful shop and article!

  • molgallery

    molgallery from molgallery said 3 years ago

    Very interesting and inspiring story

  • ShoeClipsOnly

    kathy johnson from ShoeClipsOnly said 3 years ago

    What beautiful work you do, I love to see recycled furniture, congratulations on your shop!

  • MountainMommaDesigns

    Pam Ice from MountainMommaDesigns said 3 years ago

    Great shop! Clean lines and very well done pieces. Congrats!

  • AlteredEcoDesigns

    Janine Hamilton from AlteredEcoDesigns said 3 years ago

    What an inspirational story, the devastation of a house fire is unimaginable to me, but to then rebuild into this little (maybe not so little) empire is amazing, you must be so proud! Congrats on a wonderful home life, beautiful shop, gorgeous furniture and I wish you continued success in the future!

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents from birdhouseaccents said 3 years ago

    Congrats

  • karnavel said 3 years ago

    You've done an amazing job! All the very best of luck and success for the future.You deserve it !

  • novavintage

    novavintage from NovaVintage said 3 years ago

    Wow, what a great moral foundation your business has. Like you, I restore and give new life to old things (in my case, clothing :D). It is a great feeling. Congratulations on your success!

  • wigginssandy

    Sandy Wiggins from SandyWigginsImages said 3 years ago

    Wonderful feature! Love your shop....I could live there!

  • luckybludesigns said 3 years ago

    A great ethical shop and being able to work together creatively makes everyday fun. Congrats on the feature.

  • potsrca

    Timea from VANELIA said 3 years ago

    Stunning work! Too bad I don't live in the US.

  • tekoop

    Michele and Ryan Tansey from HomesteadSeattle said 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for the support, everybody! These comments made all the hard work leading up to the feature worth it. Owning a small business can be isolating at times and it's nice to actually hear that what we're doing makes a difference.

  • amya68

    Amy from TheSquirrelCottage said 3 years ago

    Lovely feature, really love your shop!

  • SPMinistry

    Pam Allgood from GodsWordandWorld said 3 years ago

    Sounds like a lot of work, but definitely the type you can be proud of! I enjoyed looking through your shop! Congratulations on the feature!

  • faragallasalwa1

    faragallasalwa1 from jewlerystar said 3 years ago

    this is a perfect idea,I came from Egypt to states where in my country we have a lot of old stuff like what you have and i always love to have a part of history in my house,congratulation for your smart idea for collecting the old furniture,actually you save a part of history more than selling it.

  • DelilahsAttic

    Madeleine Keller from ThoseGoodVibrations said 3 years ago

    I really love the point you made about the eco-friendly aspect of your work! I admire the fact that you decided to leave a career that morally did not align with you and instead start your own business that provides people with an alternative to the cycle. Congratulations on being featured, and thank you for sharing! (Also, I love the paintings in that one picture. Beautiful!)

  • narandzic93

    Marija Narandzic from AfroditaFashion said 3 years ago

    I love that place. Looks like dream house :)

  • TwistedandBent said 3 years ago

    Good for you! I love your work and your Eco-friendly ways. :)

  • ESTATENOW

    VINTAGE NOW from ESTATENOW said 3 years ago

    Great items..love it..

  • EleganceFarmHome

    Jane and John Katirgis from EleganceFarmHome said 3 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Beautiful shop and such a lovely feature :)

  • glendalee

    glenda puhek from glendalee said 3 years ago

    Wood just makes one feel good.

  • carolleesart said 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL.. Took me back to my childhood.. :-) Congrats on your feature!!

  • devanireena

    Reena from kisii said 3 years ago

    You both have a beautiful shop! I love the ethics behind everything, and the variety of unique pieces that you have brought back to life. Congrats on the feature, and best of luck for the year ahead!

  • aktina

    maria matsouka from aktina said 3 years ago

    Inspiring story! It's really important what you are doing,considering the consuming world we live in. Keep up the good work!

  • elianne said 3 years ago

    Fantastic. Always nice to "redo" stuff. Congratulations and goodluck

  • ninedragons

    Elizabeth England from ninedragons said 3 years ago

    Love your story and your shop! I've been a big fan of re-use, recycle and repurpose for years and once pulled a beautiful old chair off the sidewalk on trash night. After some TLC, it's been in our living room for over ten years. One thing I've noticed about furniture from previous generations -- it's very well made. Quality counts. Best of luck to you both. E.

  • sandcanyonjewelry

    Jane Brown from SandCanyonJewelry said 3 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful pieces! It must be so much fun to find a piece that you can bring back to life. Much success to you.

  • twobc

    Caron Somers from SimplyWestCoast said 3 years ago

    Great furniture and pieces. Congrats.

  • oui2reveille

    Reveille Kennedy from ReveilleKennedyart said 3 years ago

    Great story. I need to learn more about re using things. My son and his wife always have, building their beautiful home from used wood. All their furniture except the bed are hand made. They have solar and a wood stove, a well and greenhouses and continue to live and work there even though he is now an incomplete quad. It is not easy for them, but I am so proud of them.

  • sagebespoke

    Adela Sivewright from sagebespoke said 3 years ago

    Very nice shop! I have renovated a bar cart myself. It was made by my great grandfather. My Dad had used it and was shocked when I ripped off his precision appled decorative vinyl and painted the whole thing white. The old castors squeak but carry a whole dishwasher load of china to the buffet for me! And plus I like their industrial look. I wonder what the next generation will do with it? Maybe cover it with vinyl again?

  • MyElevenEleven

    Sung-jin, SEO from MyElevenEleven said 3 years ago

    wow, I love your story.. :-) Congrats on your feature!!

  • Lorettao said 3 years ago

    fabulous

  • textilechicken

    textilechicken from textilechicken said 3 years ago

    Hi from the u.k. loving your shop and home.congratulations on the feature andyour wonderful work x

  • Betanzos

    Sue Betanzos from MoonLightCookieArt said 3 years ago

    What a great concept and shop! Repurposing is the responsible thing to do. Nice story - Congrats on your feature:)

  • octoberfieldsfarm

    October Fields Farm Farm from OctoberFields said 3 years ago

    We love your story! Everything has a second chance! Congratulations on your feature and all the best to you in 2014! Live Simply- Sloane

  • julesjewellery

    julesjewellery from JulesJewellery said 3 years ago

    Love it, great to be able to do something you love for a living. Everyone should and could !

  • roomspaul

    Paul from DotsNoMore said 3 years ago

    Beautiful shop, beautiful home, beautiful couple!

  • LeDreamery said 3 years ago

    What a lovely story. You're living the dream! Congratulations for overcoming tragedy and most likely loss with your house fire, but look at you...stronger and better than ever. Best wishes to you and yours!

  • terri542

    Terri from BeguiledAgain said 3 years ago

    What an inspiring feature and what an important need you are fulfilling. I hate seeing sturdy well made vintage going to the dump. You have taken on your commitment to recycling with flare and commitment. Kudos to you. You inspire me to to the same with my small vintage stuff. Thanks Michele and Ryan for your story and thanks Etsy for doing this feature.

  • 8point8

    8point8 from ThinkEco2 said 3 years ago

    I love your story and your great items.

  • jesusochando

    Jesús Ochando from JesusOchando said 3 years ago

    You carry a great job, congratulations.

  • Vivitis

    Vi.Vi.Anna from vivi2anna said 3 years ago

    Greet story!

  • myliltees

    My Lil Tees from MyLilTees said 3 years ago

    :)

  • TheCupcakeMarket

    Julie Lynn from imjulielynn said 3 years ago

    Very inspiring!!

  • LetterKay

    Kayla from LetterKay said 3 years ago

    Love your style! Absolutely beautiful!

  • EdelweissPost

    Patrick from EdelweissPost said 3 years ago

    wonderful~

  • etsybanana

    Anna from ParlourMarket said 3 years ago

    Love your shop. Hope to visit in person someday!

  • thomsonportraits said 3 years ago

    Kudos! I hope this attitude of "recycling" old, beautiful, well-made decorative objects becomes a huge trend. I have purchased the new, cheap, throw-away furniture and it breaks my heart. I wish you all the success in the world!

  • servicebeary said 3 years ago

    As a Pacific Northwest native who is building an 800 square foot house, I'm going to be hunting for cool, quality furniture soon! Thanks Etsy blogs for this awesome feature- they are on my list!

  • douglassweets

    Debra Townsend from DouglasSweets said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature...I love the pieces in your shop!!

  • embroidea

    Zileide Giddings from MyFirstBirthdayDress said 3 years ago

    WOW... What a beautiful work! Go bless you guys! Lots of success and Blessings! Zee

  • ZarannaCreating

    Zaranna Creating from ZarannaCreating said 3 years ago

    I like the idea of your business, Keep it up!

  • nowvintage

    Bobbie from nowvintage said 3 years ago

    I only wish you were in Portland!! I might just have to make a trip up and see your show room. I love what you are doing and hope it goes really really well!

  • cjosefiak said 3 years ago

    I really admire what you are doing by giving these pieces another chance. congrats on the feature.

  • agnestheowl

    agnestheowl from agnestheowl said 3 years ago

    Such an inspirational story! I am proud of Michelle and her family! What brave artistic souls they are! I totally understand and share their fascination with old furniture, especially being a vintage clothing lover myself. There is nothing better than a story behind each piece, it gives so much more to imagination and fantasy!

  • lynnhilton1

    Lynn Hilton from ArtsyLynnHilton said 3 years ago

    My home is also filled with many do-over pieces. Love giving things new life. People do seem to love it as well. Best of luck! Congrats, Lynn

  • RMandCompany

    Ryan Reid and Matthew Staples from RMandCompany said 3 years ago

    Great shop! We found your shop as an inspiration when we were founding our shop on etsy. Keep doing what you are doing!

  • Plastidermy

    Chris Evans from Plastidermy said 3 years ago

    amazing style. Love it!

  • OrliGolan

    Orli Golan from OrliGolan said 3 years ago

    VERY quality ...... :+}

  • redgarage

    redgarage from RedGarage said 3 years ago

    Wonderful feature, well deserved. Love your beliefs. 3 cheers!

  • eyman

    R. Booth Eyman from RBoothGallery said 3 years ago

    Well done! Love your aesthetic.

  • pinkbubbles1505

    pinkbubbles1505 said 3 years ago

    Great story :)

  • dgmart

    dgmart from dgmart said 3 years ago

    so clever and smart!

  • castaways101

    Barbara Tibbetts from Castaways101 said 3 years ago

    It is so refreshing to find young people who mirror my own philosophy. I am a retired antique shop owner, and love what you're doing. I am still in the "Biz" somewhat with my Etsy shop "Castaways; I make what I call Zombies, giving new life to life's throwaways. If we continue to bury our trash, it will someday bury us!

  • tantawanlights

    Sirikuwan Thipkum from tantawanlights said 2 years ago

    Beautiful work..

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