By Kim Breyley
“It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since we opened,” says Felicia Timas, co-owner of His Daughter, a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in Middlefield. His Daughter is located beside Karl’s Jewelry across from the Middlefield Bank plaza in the center of town. Prior to the opening of this wonderful little shop, Tracy Reid, co-owner with Timas, was holding a biannual sale in her home. She had amassed a grand following to whom she sold re-purposed goods that she personally sources from just about anywhere … garage sales, estate sales etc. “Tracy has a gift,”says Timas. “She sees value and purpose in items that the rest of us just don’t.” Hand-made soaps, essential oils and business savvy are the talents that Timas brings to the partnership. Reid’s husband is similar, a carpenter by trade.
While Tracy was running in all directions during the final sale in her home two weeks prior to the grand opening of His Daughter, Rick was in his workshop building a one-of-a-kind checkout counter for the fledgling business. The top he had sourced from Pennsylvania, a live-edge center of a 150-year-old red oak. The front he constructed of corrugated steel, that came from a work-related source. “I was agitated then, but now, so glad he made it,” said Reid. “It has grounded us.” “I call Rick and Tracy the dynamic duo,” says Timas. “Rick puts as much care into a large creation as he does into the small clothespins he creates, and we give a free clothespin to each new customer.” Coincidently, Timas had claimed the clothespin as part of her logo even before she teamed with the Reids, because as she puts it, “I have always loved clotheslines.” Timas’ husband is also supportive and integral to this growing business. “Mike painted walls, hung lighting and cleaned up exterior areas, making us look great,” she said.
Years ago, Timas and Reid became friends through church and then developed a rapport through similar interests in crafting. This year has been one of positive growth and they are celebrating! Grateful for friends, customers and support through Middlefield Chamber and other like businesses locally. On Nov. 19, all are invited to celebrate with them at their first Open House and Anniversary sale. If you haven’t been in, this is the day to stop. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shop will be packed with Christmas decor, vintage, all-natural soaps, lotions, essential oils, and many more one-of-a-kind gifts by local artisans! There will be door prizes, holiday treats, and their now-famous, hot Cranberry Wassail. His Daughter is located at 15960 E. High Street in Middlefield, 44062. Call 440-487-0724. Regular hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.