Our Story

Having opened in downtown Hartford, Wisconsin in September 2016, Furnish Traders is a community-focused store where you can shop for and consign quality furnishings and art.

Are You...

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  • Looking for a unique quality furniture piece or accessory for your home?
  • Craving a whimsical, fun and relaxing shopping experience?
  • Searching for a one-of-a-kind gift?
  • Hoping to discover a new favorite artist?
  • Trading out your quality furnishings for new ones?
  • Seeking a safe environment to sell furnishings inherited from an estate or as a result of a move?
  • Looking for home design ideas?
  • An artist looking for another avenue to get your name out?
     

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About Store Host / Proprietor, Alixe Rheeve

Alixe grew up in a family of collectors. They lived in a variety of interesting homes including one that had once served as a funeral home, a stately Queen Anne Victorian with crystal chandeliers and ornate carved woodwork, and a 30-acre hobby farm that served multiple random animal residents.  

A considerable number of family weekends involved perusing antique stores and, later, attending Wisconsin farm auctions.  These visits served to fill up their homes and outbuildings with lots of fun stuff.

Alixe's background and interests are varied and creative:  After graduating with a photography degree, Alixe and her family moved from Wisconsin to Portland, Oregon, where she worked as a real estate broker for several years.  She has a great love of music and is actively working on a solo songwriting/recording project.  Along with her husband, Jason, they perform with their band, Shirley Green.  

Alixe and Jason have an awesome 15-year-old daughter, Ava,  a mutt named Kung Fu and newest addition, Church (the cat).

As Store Host, Alixe is excited to support the local community and bring unique and quality finds - along with her creativity and energy - to Furnish Traders.