A lot has been said about the lives of small businesses—how they begin with passion, how they grow despite obstacles, and how they bloom into something bigger than the initial dream. We have been building Hannah’s Treasures Vintage Wallpaper for over 20 years, and that is our story as well. But rather than recount our history through each accomplishment or success, we’d rather tell a story through the wallpaper itself.
We’re often asked, Where did the wallpaper come from? How did you get started? What’s the story? Well, the truth is that the story is quite literally a journey, or maybe many journeys hauling wallpaper back to Iowa from all kinds of unexpected places. It is a cross-country adventure on four wheels (and sometimes six or eight) with tales of boldness and sweet surprises that are sometimes even hard for us to believe.
We're starting this blog series to share the stories of how our wallpaper collection began, grew, and continues to thrive, walking through the last 20 years wallpaper load by wallpaper load to celebrate and thank the people who have helped us establish our extensive collection. These stories reveal the “where” and also the “who” from which the wallpaper came. They are the people and places without which a history of Hannah’s Treasures would be incomplete.