I often struggle for words when someone asks me to describe my sale. If they give me a blank look when I say “occasional sale” then I try to explain what that means. Obviously, it’s a sale that is held only occasionally (or in our case, only twice a year).
But how do I describe my sale specifically? Well, of course, it takes place in my Carriage House.
It’s not fancied up like a shop or anything. 99.9% of the year it is just my workshop and where I park my car. Every year I tell myself that I should paint the walls inside, but I never actually do. I try to vacuum up the cobwebs and wash the windows, but that’s about it. Honestly, everyone is in and out so fast that it hardly seems worthwhile to paint those walls when I could be painting furniture.
Enough about the location, what about the stuff?
Of course, we have some painted furniture. That’s a given, right?
We also have some straight-up vintage. These yellow suitcases are only $6 each.
The clocks are $8.
We group our vintage wares by color, just because it looks so pretty that way. If there is a particular color group that you are drawn to, remember this … green, yellow, blue, red, aqua is all on the left side of the Carriage House (as you’re facing it) …
Black, white, silver and earth tones are on the right side. The black and white scale is $18, isn’t it fab? I love the black and white combo. No promises on this one guys, I may not be able to resist its siren’s call.
In some ways the sale is simply a curated collection of really fab vintage finds. You don’t have to scour every Minneapolis neighborhood garage sale to find them yourself, we have them all right here.
And then we have some upcycled vintage, the Adventurer suitcase is $38.
How about some pretty vintage linens turned into throw pillows for $12 each?
We still have stacks of both white and floral vintage platters. Consider buying a white one and adding your house number to it with a Cricut (or just number decals from Home Depot) like I did with mine.
At our June sale we also like to have lots of garden stuff including perennials. For a reminder, Sue’s yard looks like this.
So as you can imagine, she has plenty of lovely perennials to divide. I’ve potted up a couple myself too. She’s also brought over some great vintage garden tools and other garden ornaments.
Or how about some painted pots to fill with annuals?
A chalkboard bucket for $8 to plant your herbs in.
After I put together the vintage hose reel “sign” in my first picture, I almost decided I should keep it as future sale signage.
If it doesn’t sell, I might do just that. But it will have a price tag on it. It would be fantastic for a grad party, birthday party or garden wedding. Or just put it in the garden with a happy message on it. Jeesh, now I’m talking myself into keeping it again!
Nearly everything you’ve seen in these pictures is available at the sale. I have to say ‘nearly’ because some of the staging items used in the furniture pics are not for sale. And of course my house number platter is not for sale, but you can create your own with one of our many platters. Everything else will be there though, and I hope you will be there too!
As a reminder, the Carriage House sale takes place tomorrow evening and Friday during the day.
It looks like we are going to have rain, but I have several tents to keep things fairly dry. And a little rain never hurt anybody, right? Let’s all embrace our inner pluviophile.
Once it’s over, I plan to take a much needed break to dry out. It will involve sleeping in, taking naps, reading a book, or perhaps just drinking a cocktail on the deck. That should last about a day probably, but don’t panic if I don’t have any new posts for a bit. Truly, I need a break. But I’ll be back soon with some fun projects I have been saving up so I could devote some time to them. Stay tuned!
21 thoughts on “carriage house preview.”
Wow, everything looks great. I wish I lived closer! I’m sure the sale will be a great success.
Thanks Barb! I hope you’re right. The forecast has gone steadily downhill all week and now it says 100% chance of rain, heavy at times. Yikes! But, we carry on rain or shine. We’ll just get wet.
Maybe there will be a pool day in the future too! (I will supply the beverage!)
Just play a whole bunch of rain songs Its Raining Men or Singing in the Rain, Aint No Sunshine when your Gone, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head….like you need another thing to add to your to do list! 😉😉
It all looks so fab!!! Whats a little rain anyway…
Ha! That’s a great idea … now if only I could remember the password to my iTunes account …
Now you are sounding like me!!!
Heres hoping you sell out to the bare walls!
It all looks beautiful! I hope you have a fabulous two days and afterwards your much needed rest!
I love the little square clock and only $8, I wish I was closer, I would have that in my hot little hands!
That clock was in my own collection for a while, but I have switched it up for a square bakelite clock, so this one is on the chopping block! I wish it could be yours!
Would it be possible for me to buy the Darling suite case! I live in GA? Will pay shipping!
I’m so sorry Deborah, it did sell at the sale.
It all looks so lovely!! How I wish I could go to your sale, to see everything but to meet you as well!! But, alas, Nova Scotia is too far to commute from for it. Enjoy your sale and then soak up your much needed break!!
That would be a long drive 😉
Lots of lovelies! good luck!
I am a pluviophile. Not sure if that s a good thing or not but now it has a name. Lol
Yeah, who knew it had a name! I am one too! I love a good rainy summer day, especially when I can sit on my covered porch with a good book and just enjoy the sound of the rain. I don’t love it quite as much when I am trying to host an occasional sale that usually spreads out into my driveway!
Where are you located, and when’s your next sale?
I love what you’re doing…
I’m located in Oakdale, MN. Not sure what the date of my next sale will be, but here in Minnesota it definitely won’t be until next summer 😉