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About us

In 2005 Shannon and Matt Brown discovered a mutual love for hourglasses completely by accident.  

The couple were brainstorming ways for Shannon to continue to be a stay-at-home Mom and still have an income.  Before long they had created an online store featuring products made in their home state of Nebraska (the now defunct

Along the way Shannon was able to find a gentleman who produced gorgeous sand timers from the workshop on his farm.  After visiting the workshop to learn how the hourglasses were made and seeing just how stunning they were in person they realized they might be onto something.  The hourglasses quickly became the star of the online store.  

The next year was born.


Why Us?

At you’ll get personalized service that you won’t get from more well-known big box retailers.  We can be reached by  email. Need custom engraving or etching on your sand timer?  We’ve got you covered.  Looking for a special hourglass for your wedding sand ceremony?  We’ve helped hundreds of couples make their special day extra memorable.  Corporate award?  Bulk pricing discounts are available.

We take great care in curating a selection of hourglasses to fit every taste, many of which you will not find anywhere else (Justhourglasses Exclusive).  And did I mention our Signature Collection that started us on selling hourglasses? 


Giving and Hand Up

We are privileged to make supporting donations to local and national organizations as our way of extending a helping hand to those who need it.  Past recipients include local food banks and homeless shelters in the Omaha area, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Wounded Warrior Project, Autism Speaks, the American Cancer Society and the Children’s Miracle Network.


Made In The USA

We take great pride in offering a beautiful selection of sand timers made here in the USA (Signature Collection only)!  Made from domestic and imported woods these hourglasses were designed and built by an American craftsman who has been making them for over 25 years. His passion for his craft is evident in the elegance and beauty of the finished product.  If Made in America is what you’re looking for, look no further than our Signature Collection hourglasses.