I love buying at thrifts, fleas, Church sales, yard sales (Yeah, how many
times have I told you that before? Too many!)
I was feeling overwhelmed with "stuff", afraid of becoming an episode of "Hoarders",
so it was time to start cleaning out and recycling some of our goods.
I took bags of clothes and assorted stuff to a charity thrift shop, but was still
feeling overwhelmed by my
junk treasures. Mr. Retro was too.
Let's start with the YARD SALE!
Our friends were having one and invited us to come and sell with them.
Here is our table.
(Oh yeah, you do see vintage linens, but all the tablecloths had holes,
stains and patches. Still useful for fabric, picnics and camping.)
Anyone need a refrigerator Pyrex lid? It is one of the old ones.
See the ridges in it? It didn't sell, priced $1.
Lots of ceramic stuff and glass, which I love and can't resist buying.
I buy dishes here and there to use for tablescapes and then pass them on.
We have more prints/art than we have walls!
Something else I can't resist at sales.
We only sold one of them at the yard sale, 2 more at the next day's flea.
It was excruciatingly HOT and we packed it in by noon,
with plans to sell at the local Flea Market the next day.
Went home and priced and packed some more goodies to fill
the gaps. Also, you really need a lot of stuff in order to sell well,
a full table of treasures really draws folks in to look.
So here we are selling at the local flea market.
Mr. Retro went really early to set-up (bless him), and after
having a second cup of coffee, I showed up a little later.
He said customers were leaning over the bed of the pick-up to see what
we had while he was unpacking. Just like in yard sales, the early
bird catches the "finds"!
You are also allowed to place your own table in the space in
front of the rented one, so of course we did.
Looking now, we no longer have that muffin pan, blue goblets, clock, etc.
It was a rewarding day, even with the heat, and we plan to sell there again.
Even if you have an online shop, do you ever hold a yard sale?
Or sell at a local flea? Would love to hear your experiences!
Doyle stayed home and did this, on the new leather sofa!
(Which is why we have an old spread across it, LOL!)
Happy Monday ~ have a great week!
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