Dora Lou is the name of Hillary's grandmother who spent 60 years collecting sterling silver formal antique spoons.
Something so rich in history and intricately made, inspired Hillary to resurface & repurpose these lost works of art.
She feels that these small treasures don't belong behind dust, but that they belong to be loved and cherished in new homes for new history and stories to be made. Aside from the collecting and creating required to repurpose these beauties, what she loves the most is helping others keep their own memories alive of loved ones with simple sentiment & beauty.
Hillary has both lived and left her heart in California, New York & Prague, Czech Republic. Weird and amazing Portland Oregon is where her home is now, where she lives with her husband & two spunky little ones. Helping people honor a memory or loved one through her work, is her most favorite part of all.