We are grateful.
Despite what is prevailing currently in our country and around our world, we are doing our continued best to have gratitude for the silver linings since COVID-19 hit. Truthfully, without it, Breuners Furniture would not have experienced this rebirth.
It was March when schools closed. In a period of 24 hours, Heidi's business, SwapTs went dark, and Breuners Furniture took its place. Within 48 hours of posting our flagship Tahoe Coffee Table we had orders for more, and we haven't stopped. Pretty much every day of the week, the neighbors can hear the buzz of saws, sanders and routers.
The warm reception you have shown us has, and continues to, humble us. Your support and shared stories about your original Breuner store experiences feels like an infusion of love into our Tahoe tables and more.
As we complete our first quarter in this new business, we thank you for your stories, your wonderful product ideas, your kind comments, your purchases and for your faith in us. And while these are definitely some dark times, being in the workshop and creating products that people love, has helped bring lightness into our world.
Thank you all so much-- here are some pictures to help illustrate how we've grown in three months. We wish you continued health and safety. Enjoy!
This is Heidi writing today's post:
Breuners Furniture had a wood pick up in the Bay Area last week. On the way home, I stopped in Dixon to pick up a sandwich at Safeway. During checkout, the cashier, Sharon, looked at my Breuners Furniture t-shirt I was wearing and said, “Is that THE Breuners Furniture store on your shirt?” I beamed at the clerk and quickly explained the re-birth of Breuners Furniture. Sharon immediately started telling me stories of her parents shopping in one of the Sacramento stores years ago. “People only went to Breuner’s when you bought items for your home. They had everything you needed.” She continued to relay all the locations she could remember for the stores in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Sharon had a great memory! As we finished up our chat, she looked at my shirt and added, “I thought your t-shirt looked a little too new!” I thanked her for her memories and for helping me, she told me she was going to visit our website and would “keep in touch.”
Later that night, I opened up my email to see a message from Sharon. She sent me a little note, complimenting us on our website and the story that’s on the home page. She referenced herself as “Sharon, from the Dixon Safeway,” and said how glad she was to see the Breuner name again. I was incredibly touched. Sharon ended her kind email to me with, “What a great legacy!” I couldn’t agree more. I only hope we can match the memories.