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Monday, June 7, 2010

Yard Sale, Birthday Fun, Workshop!

We had a yard sale last weekend and it was non- stop work from Thursday till Saturday as I was really not prepared to have one but we can only have two a year, so maybe another near the Fall Holidays as I have a lot of loot from my closed consignment stores still hanging around in my house and garage,
I wish I could say I have large empty spaces from this sale but I don't. We made a tiny dent in all I have.

I have maybe 60 I am guessing coffee cups and not one sold. I have boxes of books and only a few sold. maybe 20. Clothing was $1.00 per piece and a few sold, very few. None of the nice Laura Ashley, Liz Clairborne, Eddie Bauer clothing or Pottery Barn linens. I also had cutter clothing and quilts so I will be listing them on the internet . Several people also suggested Craig's list. At least then when someone is looking for something they can find it and not just browsers. We did donate to a lady who came by and gave us $40 to fill up some boxes with whatever we wanted to give her worth that amount but we actually gave her probably $100 worth. She had one leg and could not get out of her car so we just filled up some boxes and she said she sold at flea markets. We also donated to our local Thrift store giving back much of what I had purchased there, it goes around again! LOL!

Even my walk in store, "DragonflyzDReams " did not make rent this month for the first time in 3 months I was under $4.00 short so not bad, but all I sold went into the building's owner 's pocket and nothing for me. I do have to get more of my mixed media up there I believe and not so many tabletop items but that is what sold at the garage sale along with a small TV we had and my husband's knives, license plates and caps. He sells them on-line at MyShop4Pets along with many animal items mainly for dogs and in memory of our two Golden Retrievers we lost after 12 years, Megan and Jordan.

Emma and Bailey are doing just fine along with our two rescue cats so we are a full house again. In fact , Bailey celebrated his first (1st) Birthday last week. we got his some new toys which some are already torn up, they take out the filling fast with their strong jaws. I have enough saved filling to stuff things for years!

Bailey 1st Birthday Party

He was a little afraid of his toys at first and ran for his crate that he loves, ( We sell at MYSHOP4PETS) and then he was ok later with the bone. He loves the bones now too!

Another thing I am so happy to hear is that Joran van der Sloot has been captured for the murder of another girl. I hope this puts him away from society where he can never do it again. He was extracting extortion money here in Birmingham for information about Natalie Holloway who went missing on her senior trip to Aruba five years ago and it all happened on the anniversary weekend of that event. I hope he never has another girl alone with him again in his lifetime.

One of my favorite friends and bloggers is Sandra of Thistle Cove Farm who will be hosting a workshop at her Appalachian Mountain Farm, September 24-25, 2010 learning from KC Willis making, "I Send you Wings"! What a fabulous workshop and time of year to be in the hills of Virginia. Oh, I wish I could attend? A Dream!
Please check out Sandra's blog for more details and to make your reservations.


Isaac said...

You can also list all things for sale online on It's totally free – no commissions or fees whatsoever, you get to keep all the money. It's just like a regular garage sale but runs forever.
It is also totally private, so you do not need to disclose your address or email to strangers. handles all communications between sellers and buyers without ever disclosing their email addresses.

Cinderella Moments said...

I always love to look at your pictures! You're just having too much fun! I never have the patience to do garage sales. I have to have stuff gone right away. So I drop it off at Goodwill. I don't even have the patience to wait for them to pick it up! It just goes into my SUV and OUT! I throw everything out and then I look for it having totally forgotten that I had one of my tidy fits! LOL! :) Thanks for sharing your life Cyndi!! XOXO