Garrettsville – Have you ever had that one moment in your life, when you looked at something and thought, one day this will be mine? Stephanie Dietelbach sure did. At an auction ten years ago, Stephanie visited the old Irwin Hardware building, fell in love with it and knew that one day it would be “hers”. Dietelbach loved the history of the building itself and knew that it needed “someone to love it.” Years later, everything fell into place, her dreams have come true and One Real Peach is a magical and one-of-a-kind store. Stephanie and her brother, Jeremy Brown have always dreamed of having a place like this. Brown moved home from New Mexico, just to help Dietelbach open the shop. Brown is her “best friend” and Stephanie “wouldn’t know what she’d do without his help.”
Stephanie is a married mother of two who loves antiques and lives in the country. She has always wanted a place to call her own, and to be her “own boss.” One Real Peach was just the place.
So you may be wondering, “Where did she come up with that name?” It is based on the last line of Shel Silverstein poem “The Garden” which follows:
“Ol’ man Simon, planted a diamond, Grew hisself a garden the likes of none. Sprouts all growin’, comin’ up glowin’, Fruit of jewels all shinin’ in the sun. Colors of the rainbow, See the sun and rain grow Sapphires and rubies on ivory vines, Grapes of jade, just Ripenin’ in the shade, just Ready for the squeezin’ into green jade wine. Pure gold corn there, Blowin’ in the warm air, Ol’ crow nibblin’ on the amythyst seeds. In between the diamonds, ol’ man Simon Crawls about pullin’ out platinum weeds. Pink pearl berries, All you can carry, Put ‘em in a bushel and Haul ‘em into town. Up in the tree there’s Opal nuts and gold pears–Hurry quick, take a stick And shake some down. Take a silver tater, Emerald tomater, Fresh plump coral melons Hangin’ in reach. Ol’ man Simon, Diggin’ in his diamonds, Stops and rests and dreams about One…real…peach.”
Dietelbach wants to empower other crafters to make a living on their creations and wants the phrase “buy local” to actually take shape and no longer just be a phrase. She wants others to come into her store and leave wanting to take something out of it, and for them be inspired to make something of their own. Her store is full of meaningful and handmade things. It’s like a treasure hunt around every corner.
Stephanie wants to help downtown Garrettsville grow, she has tons of great ideas and is full of energy. She hopes to stay in Garrettsville and to grow and evolve, so that One Real Peach creates its own identity and becomes a ‘destination.’ One Real Peach is a store that is meaningful to Stephanie and she hopes that it will be to others very soon.
One Real Peach’s grand opening is this Thursday, December 13, 2012. Regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am- 6pm and Stephanie is currently interviewing consigners of handmade goods. You can reach her at 330 527-2226. She hopes to see all of you soon!