A huge thank you to everyone who came out for the Carriage House Sale!
After a chilly and slightly cloudy start, we ended up having a beautiful sunny fall sale day.
It was one of our best sales ever in fact!
The bake goods were not as big of a hit as we had hoped however. In the end, almost all of them sold but they had a slow start. It helped that a friend stopped by and purchased all of the rice krispie bars for a pot luck he was headed to next (thanks Jay!)
After doing the math, the profit that my sister and niece made was hardly worth all of the time they put into these. They haven’t decided for sure, but it’s likely we won’t offer baked goods again in the future.
I remembered to get a few photos during the set up to share with those of you who couldn’t be here. OK, ‘a few’ isn’t really accurate. I took A LOT of photos. So I’m just going to share my favorites with limited commentary and hope I’m not completely boring you in the process.
Here’s ‘bay no. 1’ …
On the other side of the Carriage House, in ‘Bay no. 2’ we had a little more color.
The blue suitcases are all gone.
Vintage trucks were a hot commodity. I had 4 of them and they all sold, along with all of the old books.
I think the cold weather helped bring out the Christmas spirit. Much of our holiday stuff sold.
I still have the typewriter even though it was priced to sell at $18. Perhaps a typewriter isn’t typically thought of as a Christmas decoration, but wouldn’t it be darling sitting on your sideboard with a typed note to Santa? If anyone local is in the market for a brick red vintage typewriter, leave me a comment.
Pink however was not on the radar this time around. Although the pink vanity itself sold, most of the pretty china on it did not sell. I’m beginning to realize that I might be the only person left who can’t help being drawn to pretty floral china.
We had some outdoor vignettes set up as well.
Several people took advantage of the opportunity to stock up on ‘horrible hemlock’ and ‘witches potions’ …
I have a few hundred more photos, but I have to stop now before you all fall asleep on me.
But before I let you go, I want to send out a huge thank you to all of my ‘staff’. I couldn’t pull this off without Sue, Cathy, Brian, Debbie, Kris, nnK, Judy and of course Mr. Q! And behind the scenes, my handyman Ken who refuses to make an appearance at the sale itself for fear he’ll be recognized and mobbed by his fan club 😉