Main Street Minute: Darling Stewardess | VideoSarahbeth Ackerman | 1/7/2013
"I have always have been a quirky person and I have always collected quirky things and I really like vintage things. So it was only fitting that I put a quirky, vintage shop together," said Darling Stewardess owner Heather Nielsen.
For Nielson, she has a passion for finding hidden treasures and learning their back stories. "Everythingís different and everything is unique and it`s so colorful and so kitchy and everything has a story or, ya know, if a page is bent in a book it`s bent for a reason and I just love all the stories that go along with it."
Neilson discovered her love for antiques and began rummaging though people`s attics and old barns to find products that caught her eye. "Anything metal, anything wood, old suitcases, I love old suitcases they`ve been all around the world, they have old stories attached to them so all kinds of different things. I like a little bit of everything."
For Nielsen, it`s not only work, it`s also play. "This isn`t work at all, this is a total playground. This isnít work at all. Yeah, this is what I do for fun and if I didn`t have this shop I`d be doing this exact thing anyway. Might as well let other people enjoy it too."
Nielson works a regular 9:00 to 5:00 job and spends her weekends in Darling Stewardess as a creative release.
Darling Stewardess brings in new, eclectic products all the time. Every Saturday there`s new inventory.