Are people actually shopping?
It is quite evident that our loyal customers are happy to shop during these trying times. For that we thank you. The stores are busy and even if you just want a place to walk about and enjoy - please come and have a browse.
How are we managing our intake?
As you may know, we have restructured our daily routine. All of our intake is done in the morning before the store opens. Our loyal staff are receiving items at our front doors and inspecting everything very carefully to ensure that all of our protocol standards are met. To avoid customers and consignors being in the store all at the same time - it means that we can focus on you, our customers, more intently and the social distancing aspect is naturally worked out by going this route.
What are we consigning? This is a two part question!
Everything we did before but we are limited to the amount of items we can take. We are still operating with reduced staff and we are being extremely selective with everything we feel we can accommodate. We're truly on the lookout for beautiful furniture and larger home accessories for our Annex as things are rapidly coming and going super quickly! For smaller items - we know the hot sellers and attention getters
- because after 10 years - we know what grabs you! Our "smalls" intake is greatly reduced because it is more labour intensive but we are striving to grow that intake in the weeks to come.
Are we facing challenges?
Of course we are, and just like all small businesses - we have felt a great financial loss over the past months. 2020 is a difficult year for many reasons besides Covid being the most obvious one. With your help, continued support and all your kind words expressing your happiness at our doors being opened it is giving us the confidence to keep swimming and most of all keep singing.
How is Tammie doing?
This is a loaded question and I know, from all the cards and emails still coming that it is helping me to feel surrounded by your great care and love. You will never know how much healing you have brought to my heart. The outpouring of concern and your beautiful words to me continue to help mend my broken heart. I owe many of you great big hugs because you have gone above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
How can you help us?
We're working towards our goal of 10,000 followers on Instagram and we're almost there! Please follow us and get your family and friends to do the same. Social media really helps in so many amazing ways. For those of you who already follow us THANK YOU!
What's new this week?
There is a fabulous assortment of neat things to enjoy. These are all new arrivals and some super special ones are in the mix. Some great gift ideas as well!
Happy newsletter shopping!
Tammie & The Singing Lady Team
Every day, we get new arrivals — fabulous finds you won't find anywhere else. Here is a small sampling of the new arrivals from the last week but there are many more in the store. We currently have over 6,000 items and it keeps changing all the time. Our motto is, "If you snooze, you lose!". If you see something you like, you had better snatch it up quick because there is a good chance it won't be there the next time you visit.
… View many more new arrivals on our site