Sunday, February 8, 2015

The history of Banar Designs- Sepia Saturday

The theme this week comes from this old photograph. As usual, we're encouraged to use it as we like.
Of course, Nancy and I immediately thought of our family business- Banar Designs, a needlework and crafts company. 
We started it more than 30 years ago and Nancy and I just recently retired. Our mother died about 16 years ago but worked pretty much right up til her end.


 Several years later, shipping our biggest order ever- to Walmart. With all our employees:
I made tee shirts for everyone that said " at Banar, the impossible is possible."

We produced all kinds of needlecraft kits and later published how-to-do-it books on all types of crafts.

To see more craft related stories go to http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com








10 comments:

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

This is fabulous!! I knew bits and pieces of Banar's history but there's so much I didn't know. Great post and perfect for this week's prompt.

Mike Brubaker said...

Well done and a good slogan. One can see the pride in everyone's smiles.

Anonymous said...

WOW This is great. I would like to know more about Banar history! You guys are awesome Beth Cobb

Sharon said...

A very enjoyable post. Well Done!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds really a fascinating enterprise.
So good to work with family.

La Nightingail said...

What a marvelous endeavor. And a neat way to come up with the name using the first letters of sisters' names. My son named his electrical company using his children's first initials.

Joan said...

Great story of your family business. Talented and crafty ladies all. Thankfully there are folks like you all, so that the less artistically talented life me, can produce some beautiful pieces. Thanks on all accounts.

L. D. said...

I didn't have a clue where you started and even what you were really doing. It is a proud success story for you and the company.

Little Nell said...

But of course, you immediately thought of this, and who wouldn’t? A company to be proud of!

Lorraine Phelan said...

How lovely. Now you have to write another blog telling us to tell us how you actually got started, and show us some examples of your product:)

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