HOPE SPRINGS is so much more than a name!
And just like life itself, our Etsy journey has taken still another turn. (see below for our past story) Our 2 Etsy shops have afforded us to move from PA to KY, where 2 of our 4 children and their families live. It's like a dream come true to be doing life with our kids and grandkids!!!
With this move, we also acquired a much larger wood shop! With some new machinery that Brian's been dying to add! It also has a beautiful space for my (Sherry) machine embroidery studio, where I design and create personalized picture frames and wall hooks we sell in our 2nd shop, HOPE SPRINGS GIFTS.
Our wonderful customers continue to be our inspiration and best encouragers! Thank you to each and every one of you for helping to make this dream come true!
Brian and Sherry
Our Etsy story began in March 2014 (below), but like our journey in life, it has taken a bit of a turn in the road. My husband, Brian, recently joined me full time, due to the huge demand for his quality handmade wood wall decor. Brian continues to add to his already first rate wood shop. He is a perfectionist and will not allow one of his shelves, cabinets, or picture frames to go out the door with even a tiny blemish.
We also opened a 2nd shop, HOPE SPRINGS GIFTS, that specializes in personalized picture frames for all of life's celebrations......new babies, weddings, baptisms, engagements, Christmas, etc. And my (Sherry's) embroidery software is now my 'blank canvas', where I have the joy of creating artistic designs for our customers' special life moments.
Our customers have played a huge role in this turn in the road. You've asked and we listened. Thank you so much for your amazing ideas! Much has changed, but what will never change is our desire to do our work with excellence, catering to our dear customers. Your kind reviews have truly inspired and encouraged us more than we could ever express.
Hope Springs Decor's journey continues and we couldn't be more thankful!
Brian and Sherry
I grew up around lots of creative inspiration. My mom could do just about any needlecraft. Grandma made afghan after afghan. And Aunt Lillie crocheted doilies without a pattern. Cherished heirlooms fill my home and heart. In fact, just a year ago, at age 88, my mom was embroidering a beautiful Christmas tablecloth for our daughter.
I always loved interior design! As a kid, I was shocked when my mom and dad allowed me to totally redecorate the family room, including painting the solid wood furniture bright blue and green! That was the early 70's --- yikes!
HOPE SPRINGS is so much more than a name. It describes this season of our lives. For more than a decade we experienced the 'tough stuff' of life. Cancer, financial strain, and pouring ourselves into ministry that produced very little results took its toll.
About five years ago, I decided to reconnect with and embrace the artist within me! It's been like finding a part of me that was lost! HOPE began to SPRING up! Kinda like flowers in spring! "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." A proverb that truly tells our story.
I'm happiest when I'm combining all kinds of craftsmanship (painting, sewing, stenciling, embroidery, etc.) to create a room! I've finally accepted myself as a "Jack-of-all-Trades" type. But for most of my life I focused on the 2nd part of that saying, "...and master of none". Now I'm celebrating the fact that I love to do lots of different things with my hands!
As parents of four adult kids that live all over the country, and PawPaw and MawMaw to Ezra, Lizzie, Lily, and Rose, our life is full! We absolutely love working on this creative business together, but it certainly comes in second to spending time with our precious family.
"Now may the God of HOPE fill you will all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit." And I really mean that. Because besides loving to create, I love to pray. And I pray for you.
Thanks so much for reading our story!
Sherry and Brian
I'm married to an amazing man who taught me what unconditional love is, by living it. We've loved and followed God since the day we met. Our 4 kids and 6 grands are our joy! Having a creative business together is icing on our proverbial life's cake!
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