Sad News that might have been missed!

j Paul

PFG, Picture Framing God
Feb 23, 2004
This was posted on the commercial item for sale forum and thought it was probably missed by most here. I am not promoting the sale here but wanted all members to know of Susan and Linda's decision. jPaul

"After much consideration of pros and cons, we have come to the decision to close our business. It is not what we want to do, but the prospects for an independent business (not part of a chain) are overwhelmingly not in our favor. We are accepting framing orders until Dec. 24th and will remain open until the end of January 2006.

Neither of us have space to set up a home frame shop, so, we will have to sell all of our fixtures and framing equipment. Enclosed with this letter you will find two lists of supplies for sale. One is a list of Frame Shop equipment. The other is a list of general store fixtures, some of which can be used in home workshop or craft shop areas. All of the items will be available for pick up in January.

In addition to selling fixtures and equipment, we are selling many of our framed samples and donating the proceeds to the American Red Cross and Habitats for Humanity for the hurricane victims.

We invite you to come to our shop anytime during our business hours to look at the items for sale.

Best wishes to all of you in the framing community. It has been a pleasure being part of this wonderful family.


Linda Foote and Susan May
Available January 2006 "
Where is their shop located? I may be interested in some of their equipment and fixtures. Thanks.
Susan, I am so sad to hear that you were faced with having to make such a move. For myself it seems to be just about every other month that I have to weigh out the pros and cons of sticking with it. So I can feel for you and Linda.

After all is said and done, best wishes to both of you. What are you going to do next? You will stay here, of course!

Jason here is Susans post with a list and prices
I will sure miss you....always enjoy reading your 'posts'! And am so sorry of your decision, but hope that this opens a new door of opportunity that you can RUN with! Things like that DO happen!!

My very best to you! Good fortune, always!
Linda and I will not leave the Grumble. You coudn't kick me off! (Well, I guess Bill could.)

As the letter says, it was not an easy decision to make, and we won't mention all the reasons on an open forum. But it was a decision that had to be made.

Right now we both intend on staying in the framing industry in some way. When we know we will let you know.

Thanks J.Paul for noticing my post.
Oh, when I posted the thread on the Sale forum, it felt very final. This was the first time this year that I was depressed about the decision.

It is hard to be compleatly depressed when your customers keep giving you hugs.
The best of what's to come for you both! That really is a difficult decision, and I know your customers follow you into whatever phase of framing you enter.

Keep us informed.