Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sweetladyelaine's is Closed!

Hi All,
I am back to being a blogger.....
I closed "Sweetladyelaine's Consignment Shop" on March 16th and finally emptied it this weekend. I have mixed feelings closing the shop.

So much has happened and I'm not sure where to start so here goes........
I closed the shop for several reasons but the biggest reason is because my husband lost his job in February. When he gets another job,we will be moving out of state! Moving AGAIN!!! Anyone that knows me, knows I just moved here January 20th of 2012. It came a little fast for me but then again everything does. I decided March 1st to close the shop on March16th. FAST!!!! I did a great job with closing, if I do say so myself. I guess being a teacher helped me stay organized. Now that's its all over, I am ready to get my house in order to sell.
Along the way I will share some great stuff that happened while I owned the shop. 

I loved being a shop owner but it was hard work! I had little...I mean LITTLE time to myself! Every waking moment there were things I had to do for the shop. I got up early to clean house. I worked 6 days a week, 10 to 5 and one night a week until 7:00pm. Sunday was my only day off and it wasn't really a day off. I usually painted furniture or helped my husband with a project for the shop.  From Thanksgiving to New Years I worked 10 to 7:00pm everyday. I was sooooo tired! But the ladies and gentlemen I met....... it was all worth it! God stood by me every inch of the way! I knew He would! The purpose of my shop was to glorify Him! I have to tell you, it did......more stories later.

I hope you will come back and read me again. I will be around and visit your blogs to let you know I am back....


Have a Blessed Easter! Our Savior has Risen........


  1. Happy to have you back, Elaine. Sorry about the closing. You have the right attitude, don't look back just keep on moving forward. You had such lovely things in the shop. xo

  2. I'm glad for you, dear Elaine, I'm sure is what you wanted and it really sounds like you had NO life with the shop, so I guess you knew the time was over and you needed to have your life back!! Wishing the best for you in your new life, whatever this one is, staying at home, moving again, or not. May God bless you and have a great Easter Sunday.

  3. Welcome back, Elaine! Sorry to hear you closed the shop and that your husband lost his job...bummer. Are you planning on moving back to New York? Hope you will be doing some tablescapes along the way...
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Welcome back...was so happy to see a little comment from you again!
    Wishing you so much luck and many blessings starting your new life.