Thursday, March 25, 2010

Remember When?

  • Laine's was this tiny little 'goldifsh bowl' of a store in the corner (near the toilet)?
  • We had lovely shag carpet on the floor (courtesy of the previous tenants - a lingerie shop)
  • We had classes in the middle of the store, sitting around that small table - maximum 6 people, and people would walk around us while we had class going on (and sometimes make comments)
  • Classes were simple - like "Ribbon Class" or "Inking Class"
  • we had Laura Ashley brand patterned paper
  • it was just me and Elaine teaching classes and Nancy, Cyn, Iver and my mum did retail
  • we sold French General jewellery kits and memo boards
  • there would be nowhere to walk whenever new stocks arrived
Ahhhh.......those were good times. Seems like only yesterday yah?
and hey, here's a big thank you all the friends who have supported us and been with us since the beginning - we remember your kindness to us and your smiling faces most of all.

12 comments:

Sue said...

Oh yes, I remember those days. When your shelves were customised for lingerie and there was a floral scent in the air. And yes, that tiny little table in the middle... :)

Congrats! You've come so far!

Sue said...

Hahah! The word I had to type out for verification of my earlier comment was "linger". How apt that the former tenant was a "lingerie" shop. muahahah!

teacher jessy said...

I haven't been to that unit. Only been to the present one. Laine's is such an awesome place to shop. I love the concept & a very nice place to shop. I wanted to meet you, maybe next time :) Yeah congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Elaine and Sharon, and everyone else! I remember that store, I remember the vintage jewelry class I took, and I still have the French Laundry Jewelry Tool Kit!
E, I knew you could do it, even if you were certain yourself! J.

orientalval said...

So nostalgic (the photo)!
Thanks for bringing us such lovely stuff every week for the last 5 years. It's been such a blast shopping there, scrapping and fostering meaningful friendships.

salme said...

Congratulations! :D

Edleen said...

has it been 5 years? gosh...i remember that store and haring the banging of tools before crop~a~dile came along! hehe...

Congrats Sharon & Elaine! :)

Shirley said...

HEY HEY HEY!!! I still have the 2 pieces of paper that I bought from Nancy from that store!! It was probably the most expensive piece of paper I bought then. I think that I should take that out to scrap! Wahahahaha!

Peggy said...

Beautiful LO, love the design and it clearly brings back sweet memories for you ...
xxx Peggy

Jenn Biederman said...

Wow...your layouts are always so AMAZING!! I love your work for POD & cannot believe this is the first I've visited your blog. Definitely going to check out your beautiful work from now on (beyond POD design team stuff). :)

Betty said...

I remember my first class took in the very first shop...was a 6x6 album book...Great memories I have in Laines...I like this layout..simple and yet so much to see...

feli said...

love your layout, sharon! love how you added the border strips at the top.. so pretty and sweet...