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Introducing The Painted Owl and Green Sparrow in Placerville

01/27/2016 10:17AM ● Published by David Norby

Heidi Mayerhofer and Cori Olney - Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

The Painted Owl and The Green Sparrow
376 Main Street | Placerville

Answers by Heidi Mayerhofer.

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?

The Painted Owl and The Green Sparrow recently combined our spaces into one. Both businesses were created by our love for what we do. We share a storefront and store hours, helping both of us to maintain a healthy work and home-life balance. The Green Sparrow features unique clothing, handbags and jewelry, while The Painted Owl features painted, restyled and repurposed furniture and home décor. The in-store studio hosts classes on furniture painting and sells furniture paints and finishes for do-it-yourselfers.

How are you involved with both the community and your customer? 

Cori and I are both mothers to school-aged children, so we’re active in their activities and supporting their schools. We’re also dedicated to supporting many of the local fund-raisers through donations.

Where do you go when the going gets tough? 

Cascada for the $5 sangria!

What’s your biggest job perk?

Being on Main Street is probably our biggest job perk. We love seeing the regulars and chatting with them, and keeping up with events in our community, but we also love the travelers who come to our little town and fall in love with it.

Where do you and your family go locally to have fun?

We enjoy the Union Valley Reservoir, Bassi Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and, of course, floating on the river during the summertime.

What’s your favorite local event that you go to?

I love the holidays in Placerville. The tree lighting, Christmas parade, stagecoach rides and “Sip and Shop Saturdays.” 

And finally, customer service is…?

Going that extra mile to make your customer happy—it sounds corny and cliché, but it’s true.

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