By Brittney Byrne
Photography Kimberlee Miller
Some people are born to be: ballerinas, teachers, or doctors, but Marcia Schaumburg with Ricochet Home Consignment was born to be an entrepreneur. Her specialty happens to lie with home décor and furnishings and she exceeds expectations with everything she does. Growing up, others would play with dolls or toy trucks, but Marcia would take turns “selling” anything from crayons to toothpaste with her brothers and sisters. She dreamed of opening her own store and in 1990 she was blessed with the opportunity, alongside her brother Marc McKay, to open Faust. A store modeled after the popular Pottery Barn and Z Gallery that Boise lacked.
Ahead of its time they built it up from 3,000 square feet to a beautiful 12,000 square foot showroom. As with all businesses, sometimes risks are taken and some do not pay off. Marc and Marcia moved first to what is now known as BODO in hopes of many new retail shops and restaurants opening around them.
After moving locations in the late 90’s, the area didn’t progress as quickly as they would have hoped, and their store had to close its doors in 2000. The family was struck with tragedy shortly after with the loss of Marc, Marcia’s brother, best friend, and business partner. Marcia reflected on the dark period with a thankful heart saying, “but what a great and wonderful gift to play store with him for as long as I got to!” Marcia tried her hand at catering, event planning, and floral design but her heart longed to be in the home fashion industry and carry on the legacy her and Marc had dreamed of. With the support of her family her vision was once again realized in 2008 and Ricochet was born.
As the trend of consignment is rising, Ricochet was at the forefront of this. Whether you are looking to purchase or consign gently used, quality home furnishings with practical pricing, Ricochet is the place for you. Shopping consignment gives the buyers a unique selection under one roof and the sellers a chance to repurpose their treasured home goods and make some extra money. All of this is done in a safe, trusted way on one of Boise’s busiest streets for high exposure.
For Marcia, family is everything. Her five children have each had a role in the store at various times and her comment on her other employees, “the others may not be blood relatives but they’re part of my family. The Ricochet family is why we have been successful.” She plans on the family tradition continuing, as she already has five grandchildren that can carry on the Ricochet brand. Born and raised in Boise, Marcia is thankful the community in the Treasure Valley that supports her family and dream by buying local. “Without our great consignors and the customers buying those items, we would have no business,” Marcia says. Stop by today and become part of the Ricochet Family yourself.