LUVERNE — Restored, recycled, reused, refinished, rebuilt, revived and repainted — those words best describe the work that goes into each piece offered for sale at ReBorn Home Furnishings in downtown Luverne.
At a time when people often perceive themselves as living in a throw-away society, one family is doing what it can to save objects from being tossed in the landfill by breathing new life into them and making them useful for others.
WORTHINGTON — Some aspects of Jean Schwartz’s hobby can be a bit disconcerting to outsiders.
“One time somebody called, and I said, ‘I can’t talk right now because I’ve got a baby in the oven,’” she related.
Jean also regularly sticks skewers up baby’s noses and jabs holes in their heads.
The babies in question, however, are dolls, and the techniques that she employs make the dolls look as realistic as possible.
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