HERITAGE CO. II
Architectural Artifacts • Recycled History • Salvage Style
A client came into the store last week, looked around and asked me, “How come this store changes so much?” Well, I had to laugh. After two years upstairs in a small studio, the good news is I’m back downstairs. I’ve up-sized and re-imagined our salvage/antiques business to focus and embrace the heritage of
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
I don’t think it’s a mystery to you that we live in tumultuous and unpredictable times. Our local economy has taken a beating and truthfully I didn’t think our business would weather it. Call it divine intervention or necessity, I had to fill the vacancy and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the good response. As the Detroit News said, “she tried to let go of salvage but the salvage wouldn’t let go of her.” Through this whole process, I found that what keeps me going is my abiding passion for saving unwanted objects, finding their inherent beauty and repurposing them for you. The other is that deep down to the core I abhor waste of any kind and have saved things all my life. If I didn’t do this, I worried, who would and what would happen to our fragile city?
I was green and I didn’t know it. Is it any mystery that I’ve been drawn to the oldest green business there is? My mission now, in the 15th year of the Heritage Co. II, is to speak often and to as many people as I can, about the moral imperative to recycle and repurpose as much as we can. Before you kick to the curb whatever it is you no longer need, please, please consider the alternatives. Fresh out of ideas? Call me. Maybe I can use it, know someone who can, or provide other options.
With our belts tightened, I took to the local streets to see what things we might have missed.
You keep hearing to shop local and let’s face it, if we don’t hold on to our heritage and uniqueness,
And now the stuff you’ve really been waiting for. I’ve been hitting the antiques trail hard this summer which means loads of wonderful new, edgy and unusual items in the store. In addition to the local spoils, I shopped the big daddy show of them all twice this season in
Please make note of my new hours! We are now closed Mondays and Tuesdays so that I can take these days to find cool stuff and make the store interesting and enticing every time you come in. You will find me there weekdays and Lisa Jo on the weekends. Let us know what you think and what you’d like to see! And about that carbon footprint, help us eliminate this costly exercise of printed matter. Let’s email! Add yours to our list by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or give it to us next time you’re in. I’m working on my website next and a blog, so I can update you on what I’m finding and doing.We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces, it’s a big part of what keeps us going!