June 18, 2021 - Summer Update!
With ongoing projects and a significant workload, summer is definitely in full swing! We want to take another moment to thank you for the continued business and well-wishes -- we're humbled by the amount of Priests and parishioners reaching out to us, quite often mentioning that someone they know recommended us: it means a great deal to us, thank you again.
We'll be taking time over the next several months for both projects and leisure, which oddly is often the same thing as we greatly enjoy the work. However being 'full steam ahead' for many years now we need to shore up some projects while embracing activities when possible. We won't be available July 17 - 27, and I'll keep the entry site and email responses posted with updates.
Oct 12, 2020 - Holiday Update and beyond!
Thank you all for your continuous support and heartfelt encouragement during these extraordinary circumstances, we've been busier than ever and can't overstate our appreciation! Many of you know our focus has steadily shifted over the last few years to photographing and listing items on our site as the warehouses became dedicated towards restorations, storage and deliveries. This strategy has has allowed us to focus on serving our steadily growing customer base while working through a backlog of projects and continuous workload. I genuinely enjoy meeting and chatting with you all in person and hope to eventually schedule visitations, however we're not expecting it to happen anytime soon. We still allow local pickups of items purchased, and a brief look around is usually possible while you're here.
This time of year is overwhelmingly busy for us, so please keep that in mind if you reach out about some items. I'm pretty good with getting back to people in email quickly, however I'm human (no automated messages here!) and do miss them occasionally, so please remind me if you haven't heard back in a day or so. I typically wait until Monday morning to do the weekend emails, and do a scheduled warehouse run on Wed or Thursday each week if people need additional information, photos, etc.
Stay safe, and have a wonderful upcoming holiday season!
May 17, 2020 - Many of these items were around in 1918 too!
A priest pointed this out, and his words gave me unexpected comfort for some reason. I believe that comfort came from the bolstered reminder (at this specific time in history) that God is present and in charge always and forever. Reminded that these cherished items helped others through far more difficult times throughout the last century. Reminded that I'm surrounded daily by hope. And most humbling and encouraging... that others will be reminded by these items preserved for future generations.
I work with these sacred items every day, and do the utmost not take things for granted. Yet his words gave me unrealized appreciation and perspective, and wanted to share.