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Mark and Susan

Congratulations to Mark and Susan Masterson on finding their dream home! Friends, In-Laws, and new clients. It has been my privilege to be able to help them along the home buying journey. As a Realtor, I like to present a fitting gift when possible to show my appreciation to clients. In this case, I had the unique opportunity to present a gift with meaning and family history.



The Story;

Around 5 or 6 years ago Mark and Susan showed up at our house with an old piece of furniture that had been Mark’s since he was 12. Mark didn't share the history of this old piece of furniture with me. Since I had no knowledge of the family history of this piece of furniture; I figured this would be firewood soon. So we tarped it outside behind some old cabinets and other marginal material.


Fast forward 3ish years- I have now sorted, used, or disposed of most of these materials under the tarp. What is left is the piece of furniture Mark had dropped off; his family Sleigh Bed Frame.

Suddenly inspired, I brought it into the shop and created this custom bench. This piece looked great with the décor of our home and has received many compliments.



I grappled with an appropriate gift to show Mark and Susan my appreciation for having the opportunity to help them with their home buying journey: I saw an ad on Craigslist: it looked almost like the bench I had made from Mark's sleigh bed frame. I knew instantly that gifting the custom sleigh bed frame-bench I had made would be the perfect gift for them, I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to present such a thank you gift with a rich personal history.


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