When Peggy left her teaching job in 1980, Yesterday’s Tree was a small store specializing in unfinished wood furniture (that’s where the name came from). She certainly had bigger ideas, and the inventory soon contained a few upholstery pieces, some lamps, a few accessories, until she had grown the business into a full-fledged home furnishings showplace. After a fire in 2004 completely destroyed the original store, Peggy admits she considered getting out of the business, but she reconsidered after messages of support from customers, suppliers, and friends. Peggy reopened in her current location just a few weeks later. Today, though her grandchildren, her horses, and her dogs take plenty of her time and attention, you can almost always find her in the store, as excited as ever to help a customer discover a piece or two that’s just perfect for their home.