Yesterday’s Tree celebrates 25th anniversary in Asheville

Yesterday’s Tree celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a fabulous all-day party on Wednesday at their 8,000-ft design store on 780 Hendersonville, Rd. in Asheville. The fun fete will included great refreshments, amazing door prizes and special savings in addition to their fantastic 25% off all furniture and accessories (normal exclusions apply).

“It’s hard to believe we opened in 1985,” says Peggy Yarborough owner of Yesterday’s Tree. “Time flies when you are having fun. And we have been having a blast celebrating all year long.”

Yarborough, originally from the Washington, DC area opened Yesterday’s Tree as an unfinished furniture store. Twenty-five years later YTree has evolved into a complete home furnishings and design experience and one of Asheville’s finest, family-run businesses.

“Many of my relatives were from the Hickory area and my family had always been involved in the furniture industry including my brother who owned two furniture stores in South Florida,” says Yarborough. “I researched and found that Asheville needed a business of this type and so we opened in 1985.”

“You’d be hard pressed to find a business in her category anywhere with such a surprising, exciting look,” say Mark Wilson, the creator of YTree’s famous canine advertising campaign, which has been running for an amazing 22 years. “But what makes Yesterday’s Tree so special is that it’s not fussy or nose-in-the-air.

Yesterday’s Tree is truly an extended family business. Yarborough’s daughter Jayme Ray, son Nick Wilkinson, daughter-in-law Stephanie Wilkinson, and husband Alan Yarborough all work at YTree. Donna Temple, who heads up YTree’s design services, Robin Thomas, Carol Smith and Robin Johnson have all been with Yarborough since the start. And four-legged family members, Reba, Bailey, Sam and “local advertising star” Penny, are always there to welcome you to the store.

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