Recollections is your connection to history-inspired fashions. What was once a dream on a kitchen table has grown into an e-tail company with a global presence. Recollections was founded in 1981 in southern Michigan.
It quickly grew into a bricks-and-mortar retailer and mail order company specializing in wedding attire inspired by the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The original line consisted of dresses, skirts, blouses, petticoats, camisoles, and pantaloons.
Over the next 18 years, Recollections grew as a cottage industry. Operations moved to Hawks, a tiny picturesque community less than 10 miles from the shore of Lake Huron in Northeast Michigan. The company opened in the former Bismarck Township Hall, where operations continue to this day.
Why did Marianne move away from the hustle and bustle of the greater Detroit area to Northern Michigan? "Look around you! I never tire of the beauty and peacefulness of the area. We used to vacation in Rogers City in the summer when I was a teenager, so I was familiar with the area. I live in a log cabin in the woods less than 1/2 mile from Lake Huron, and the only noise I hear is the soothing sound of the waves rather than the noise of the traffic one hears downstate."
Recollections took the leap to e-tailing in 1999, long before many retailers. The online store featured three dozen products when the website was launched. Today, our online store offers nearly 1,000 garments and accessories from the Georgian/Regency, Victorian (including Civil War era and Old West), and Edwardian eras through the 1920s. We also feature a line of 1950s retro dresses.
Quality in design and construction, and a focus on customer service are the cornerstones of Recollections' foundation. Fabrics and embellishments are carefully selected to create the 'look' that is the hallmark of our clothing. We search until we find the quality fabrics, laces, trims, and accessories our customers expect.
Each garment is lovingly designed by Recollections' founder. Marianne is the creative energy behind the company. Her designs are then created, one at a time, by a network of seamstresses who are part of our extended family. Our models are lovely young women born and raised right here in our corner of Northern Michigan, except for Ola. She is from Ukraine and brings a unique perspective and sense of humor to the family.
Cheryl from Hats and Accessories by Cheryl designs and creates most of our hats. Cheryl and Marianne often work as a team so our hats perfectly complement our garments. Occasionally, they switch places. Instead of Cheryl designing a hat inspired by a garment, Marianne will design dress or ensemble inspired by one of Cheryl's hats. They make quite a team, collaborating and inspiring each other to the next level!
There are many others in our extended family, too. Sharon Meredith specializes in period appropriate hairstyles. Jennifer S. Adkins serves as our photographer and brings a keen sense of composition to each fashion shoot. Sue McDonald and Cheryl design accessories that are in sync our style. Our bloggers, social media, and website specialists, as well as those who provide assistance through customer service and sales are all part of our story.
Our talented and highly valued team is the reason we can offer the highest quality in history-inspired garments proudly made in America just for you!
At The Steel Shop, our love of stainless steel & silver jewelry drives who we are and what we do. Every day.
MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP & SUPERIOR QUALITY – Our promise to you.
Our vision is to provide premium quality mens jewelry and womens jewelry that is at the forefront of modern fashion.
At The Steel Shop we use only premium quality materials. This includes the finest grade 316L stainless steel - Meaning your precious jewelry won’t crack, tarnish, rust or corrode. Phew!
Designed for a lifetime of daily use - When your jewelry shines, you shine.
DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
Quality Products | Quality Service
With two decades of industry experience, we are a time-tested brand that you can trust. Being a company recognized for outstanding service has remained at the forefront of our philosophy - Your satisfaction is our business.
Reputation of high quality products is extremely important to us at The Steel Shop. We will always take immense pride in offering first-class quality at no-frills prices
Over 33 years have passed since we first went into business in Miami Beach, Florida. While a lot has changed in that time there are fundamental principles that have governed Gray & Sons since day one. Principles like offering only the highest quality merchandise coupled with the highest quality service all at a substantial discount, have helped us grow into what we are today.
The principal focus of our company has always been selling meticulously restored & mint condition Certified Preowned watches and one-of-a-kind estate jewelry pieces, but we can also special order unused watches from most of the famous Swiss brands and have an impressive selection of modern jewelry as well as diamonds of all types & qualities.
We are always acquiring new watches and jewelry pieces, so check our website frequently, or sign up for our free monthly catalog. We have been doing mail order business with customers around the country (and around the world) for over 13 years.
Our Swiss-trained watchmakers are experts at restoring watches to their original condition. We are one of the preeminent locations for Miami watch repair - and around the world. If you have a watch not working as it once did, send it to us. You will be amazed at your new watch.
Welcome to ShuBee!
Our company has deep roots in the service industry and we want to help our clients succeed just as we have. We have built and sold two successful Plumbing and HVAC companies and would like to help you achieve these same opportunities. We know first hand the obstacles you face dealing with clients and competition - we are always told to be distinctive; be unique; don't sell price - sell the service.
ShuBee's mission is to teach contractors how to use our products like shoe covers, coveralls, carpet films and other marketing tools to promote value in their products and services. Which in turn leads to better closure rates, higher ticket averages and better return on investments.
Call today and talk to one of our Service Professionals to learn how you can put the sting in your competition!
Eco Diamond® was established in 2011. After constantly hearing about the ways that natural diamonds were mined from the earth, tearing up so much of our precious land as well as fueling a dark trade often known as blood diamonds, our family knew they wanted to offer people an eco friendly, cruelty free alternative to such a bright, meaningful and exciting time in ones life. With that, we worked hard to put together the best team, find the most beautiful styles, and come together to give you what you now see today as Eco Diamond®, offering lab created diamond and lab created gemstone engagement rings, wedding rings and jewelry!
Welcome to A&E Watches. A&E was started by two brother (Avi & Eli) who shared a passion for Rolex Watches. Now, over 22 years later in the same location, A&E Watches is setting the standard for servicing, buying, selling, and trading luxury watches.
Here at A&E Watches, we pride ourselves on quality and customer service.
Weather your shopping for a gift, trying to learn more about Swiss Luxury watches in general, or just have general questions regarding the purchase of a Swiss Luxury watch. We are here to Help!