As a young girl I grew up playing in my mother’s furniture consignment store. After graduating from college I was honored to become her partner. Together we built a business where people know they will continuously find quality preowned merchandise at a fraction of the original cost. I take pride that people trust me and consistently come back not only to purchase from Bygones but to consign as well.
In May of 2014, my world was shattered when I suddenly lost my beloved mother and business partner. I had just completed chemo and radiation a month earlier so it was the toughest time of my life. I knew failure was not an option since I had two young boys counting on me. What I took away from this situation is that we are not in control of our own lives. Each morning I remind myself that today is a gift and that I am going to make the most of that blessing that has been bestowed on me! I apply this in my personal as well as in my professional life. Life is not always easy or fair so you have to work hard and be proud of your accomplishments.
I love what I do and my store and my clients are proof of that! I help customers when they are in the middle of a move, a remodeling job, a death or just because they are making a change. The other aspect of the business is helping customers find beautiful treasures for their homes. My mother’s words always ring true in my head “Only buy what you love, never make do just do without.” These are principles I tell people on a daily basis. If you don’t love something wait until you find that right piece. It’s great advice! I enjoy hearing the history of an item and then I get to pass that history on to a new owner who will give it new life and new history. It’s a rewarding feeling!
As proud as I am of my business, by far my greatest accomplishment in life are my two precious sons. They are the most important thing in my life and they make me strive to be a better person! I love making memories with them each and every day. It’s important to me that they know they can always count on me, I will always tell them the truth and I will always be in their corner! The bond that I have with these boys fuels me everyday to work harder at not only being successful but being an exceptional role model that they look up to.