Dora Lou is the name of Hillary's grandmother who spent 60 years collecting sterling silver formal antique silverware. Most of her collections are incredibly rare and incredibly old.
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. With all of her heart she loves Jesus, her family and creating- and works hard to keep things in that order.