THE OLD GLORY STORY
I spread my entrepreneurial wings in 1996 with the opening of my first antique shop, Off the Beaten Path, in our neighborhood shopping center. I immediately felt like I had found my place. I loved the challenge of keeping the store fresh and interesting, I loved taking a blank slate and making it beautiful, I loved searching for unique pieces, and I loved the interaction with so many wonderful customers. Since 1996 I have had several shops around town all with that unmistakable “Holly” style: a tasteful, carefully edited combination of the uncommon, the unexpected, and the beautiful. Old Glory Antiques is the current incarnation of my creative rumblings, a business that continues to grow and evolve. I love what I do every day!
As an entrepreneur possessing a degree in accounting and an undeniable urge to create, I bring to my business a rare combination of business expertise and creative intuition. Three elements are at the core of my success in business:
- Passion for what I do: “Let what you love be what you do.” -Rumi
- Patience in recognizing that a successful business does not sprout overnight.
- Perseverance in learning to balance the demands of family and business and remaining flexible through difficult economic times.
I have been actively involved in the Denver community since arriving in 1985, volunteering with such groups as the Junior League of Denver, Denver Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi, Cherry Creek School District, and The Gathering Place. The experience I gained working with these organizations and the personal relationships I developed have provided direction and clarity on this journey of personal discovery. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such outstanding organizations.
Several significant people have made my creative dream possible: my parents, who provided my first happy home; my husband Brian, whose unconditional love and support have made it possible for me to discover what I love doing; and my three children (Brett, Tom and Laura) who fill my heart and my home with love and laughter. Thank you for joining me on this journey…I can’t wait to see where it takes us next!