Riverside ReCreated on Mill Street
by Cate Murway
Nostalgia oftentimes is like a grammar lesson… you find the Present Tense but the Past PERFECT!
So what can be said about a wonderful hard-working young woman who is following her dream, her forever plan, and opening up her own brick and mortar shoppe tucked into beautiful historic Bristol on the Delaware, right on Mill Street?
Just show ‘em what you've got, Dina Marie Baehser!
Once you stumble upon this adorable shoppe, you will be able to find the perfect, beautiful, solid, top notch and exactly what you were looking for piece of furniture. Dina’s eclectic selection of beautifully renovated refurbished furniture and accessories is of great quality.
Her signature line of shabby chic furniture or pieces with a touch of rustic elegance can add a focal point in any room. Dina is truly skilled in her professional endeavors and she takes no shortcuts accomplishing her amazing craft.
A one of a kind piece of furniture is much more interesting than a cookie cutter piece from any chain furniture store.
Her encouraging parents, administrator Deborah Ann [Clee] and Mark Charles Baehser raised her and her younger brother, Pediatrician Dr. Mark Joseph Baehser, MD in Bristol.
Crafts had always enticed Dina. Her athletic pursuits included basketball while in High School at Villa Joseph Marie, and then she attended Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Trenton, NJ before transferring to Bucks County Community College. For more than a decade, Dina was the Dental Assistant/ Office Manager for Dr. James M. Daniels, DMD.
She is most proud of her children, Kiersten Ashley, BHS’11 / Moravian ’16 who will be attending Medical School, perhaps for dermatology; and Michael Joseph, BHS ‘15/ Pennco Tech electrician program graduate.
Dina was reasonably comfortable in her medical office career but she was so ready for a change; something that would utilize her considerable creative and artistic talents. Dina was “always very crafty. My grandmother “Gram” Lucille Baehser was a seamstress. I remember her making wedding dresses and clothing for us and I made patterns with her.
Then I just started painting stuff on the side and I sold a lot of it on yard sale sites.” She was prepared and enthusiastic about taking the entrepreneurial leap.
Dina is very generous in giving of her knowledge and experience, and quite inspirational in her approach to life. She made the decision to establish her own business and “make it work”.
Her fiancé, Scott Eddings of Radcliffe Insurance has proven to be her most invaluable moral support and she is truly appreciative.
Her opening exhibit at the Centre for the Arts was a stepping stone and introduced her unique creativity
before she even set out to establish her “Riverside ReCreated / New Kind of Old” location on Mill Street.
“The windows have been my best advertisement!”
The amazing furniture makes everyone pause.
Mill Street holds many fond memories for her family. Her great Uncle Jerry and great Aunt Florence “Floss” Mason were the proprietors of the Mason Jar.
No need to spend valuable time searching for an elusive dining or living room piece, Dina can proficiently customize any piece in her stock or any furniture piece the customer already owns.
She refinishes, repaints or just brings back to life the original look of any beloved piece or will create one made-to-order. Perhaps a tables, chair, bed, desk, dresser, or cupboard you already own needs her exclusive “ReCreated” treatment.
There are also chalk boards in old frames or barn wood frames, completed with chalkboard paint in any color to create a durable surface that is erasable and washable, a functional, colorful chalkboard for any room. Dina also plans to carry a stock of hard-to-find Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint and for any last minute gifts, peruse an affordable collection of the inspiring designs of Chloe + Isabel jewelry.
Stop in and shop for the perfect unique gift that makes any occasion even more special.
Feeling inspired? Dina is hosting a variety of learning sessions for both the DIY enthusiasts and the most novice painters. Check out her accumulated selections of vintage fabric and wallpaper, moulded or pressed Carnival and iridescent depression glassware, nostalgic and classic memorabilia collectibles and decorative items.
Have a chair in need of a face-lift? Learn how to re-upholster and revamp old chairs and make them into something new and fun, or begin with something new and create beautiful memories and traditions for generations to come, that will be a precious expression of love and care for your family.
Riverside ReCreated is hosting craft sessions for the kids as well. Perfect timing for the longer summer days and evenings!
Dina has a natural penchant for working with the young and there will be a wide variety of craft classes for aspiring young artisans. “I will do anything with kids. I have the patience of a saint!” she smiled.
Her special promotion for the week of June 20th is BYOB [bring your own BUDDY] for NO CHARGE.
Dina will only charge ONE usual per person $20.00 fee for BOTH of the student crafters, allotting them the opportunity to perhaps create their own frames or birdhouses. All materials are included.
The emerging young crafters are welcome to market their products in her “Entre-KID-neur” section.
A VJM classmate, Danielle Benner’s daughter, Jordan Elizabeth, VJM ’20 will market her photographic note card collections in Dina’s shoppe.
For a truly motivated young go-getter, this prospect can make running a business practically child's play!
Small towns have the best stuff. Historic Bristol on the Delaware is a treasure.
Quaint and unhurried, it is a tad less hectic than neighboring towns and boasts a distinct charm all its own!
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Monday- Friday 9:00-7:00PM
Sunday 11:00- 5:00 PM
Riverside ReCreated / New Kind of Old
Bristol, PA 19007