A ReStore Success Story

ReStore cash wrap When you walk into 714 Home it’s like walking into your stylish friend’s home — your eye catches on unique pieces from vintage to modern; kitschy dish towels, candles, baubles, books, quippy cards, pillows, throws and just a bit of everything that lights up you — and your home.

The shop is by design — and a little kismet. Five years ago Kelly Newman, owner of 714 Home, had time to kill due to a delayed flight. She wandered into the ReStore, then on Chambers Avenue in Eagle and fell in love with an extraordinary piece that became the cash wrap at her store in Edwards.

The cash wrap, with hand-carved sun as the centerpiece and ornate flower detail, catches the eye of everyone walking by. Its previous life had been a bar in a Beaver Creek home. Over the years many have come in to study the piece — some woodworkers surmised it was built from wood from Germany or Spain. That’s the way of finds from the ReStore — a little information here, a bit of sleuthing there and the story starts to come to life.

I have supported Habitat throughout the years — furnishing my home and shop through Habitat. My cash wrap is one of the most amazing pieces, a true conversation piece. I tell everyone who comes into my shop and asks about it that it came from Habitat.

The cash wrap is an example of the win-win that Habitat and its shoppers attain. Donated items find new life; the proceeds from the sale help Habitat build homes in partnership with hardworking locals, who then purchase the home.

Housing is such a challenge and has been for years. But together — the business community, partners, families and Habitat, are working to build brighter futures.