Monday, August 5, 2013

5 Day Sale?

I'm starting to recover from my five day garage sale.  Yes, I said five days.



You see, my sale officially started Thursday.  However, I had a few customers on Wednesday.

Thursday,  I met a blog follower, and FB friend, Mj.  We're ridiculously close to each other, and didn't know it.  Mj was a power shopper, and lots of fun.


Friday, it rained.  We had a late start, and only got in about 3 hours of selling.  I was actually thrilled to have a shorter day, it was a nice breather.

Saturday was sunny.  While I was selling, hubby hit a few sales, and came back with this oil painting of roses.



Nice.



Officially, Saturday was suppose to be my last day.  We were planning to pack up the van with items, and set up at the local flea market.  However, even with hubby and the boys doing most of the work, I just wasn't up for it.  Hey, why not extend the sale another day? So, that's what we did.

Over the course of the 5 DAY sale, I sold a bunch of metal (hardware, appliques, thingamagigs.....)



I also sold lots of vintage letters, and numbers.




I sold furniture, wood parts, finials, fence sections......

Paint was a big seller. I didn't realize how much paint I had stashed until my sons pulled it all out onto the driveway.  I wish I'd taken a photo of the paint pyramids we had going.  I sold bags of craft paint, boxes of one gallon pails, and half used cans of spray paint.  Oh, it was cheap. Loved seeing it go.  I had so much paint I never use. Bye, bye.

The lady who purchased this two drawer stand I redesigned was so happy I held it long enough for her to run to the ATM, she gave me a big hug.





There are so many photos I wish I'd taken, but, the goal of this sale was to get rid of as much as possible.  I was seriously focused. I gave some great deals, to some very appreciative buyers.

I've done a lot of cleaning, organizing, and purging over the past two weeks, with the help of my team. I'm much happier with the state of The Abyss, and, my brain.  The chaos was hindering my creativity.  Ideas are bubbling already.

See ya soon.

25 comments:

  1. wish I could have been to that cool garage sale...haven't seen a good one around here in awhile..Love all the numbers and the cute iron pieces...I hope you made a bundle...thanks for sharin, come on over for a visit, I've got some really cute lady bugs for you to see...

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  2. Thanks for sharing all your finds with me :) I will be trying out some of the paint colors tomorrow~ Get some rest. xo

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  3. Feng Shui for the win, my friend!

    SO GLAD your sale was a success - it's awesome and going to be great to see what your creative flow does next!

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  4. Sure wish I could have come to your sale! I'm glad it was so successful!

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  5. Awesome, I too wish I was closer! Di

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  6. IT'S AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS TO THE {JUICES} WHEN BEHIND THE SCENES ARE NEAT!

    I SHOULDA' BEEN THERE, darn

    heading to the farm soon, just may stop

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  7. A great success! So proud of you and your family. You must feel a lot lighter. Please rest for awhile. xoxo Nancy

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  8. Rosemary, this sounds like a fabulous event! I'm so happy you are feeling better! You are one talented gal! I love all of these pieces! Congrats on a super sale!

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  9. Ohhhh, that rose oil painting is divine! I honestly don't know how you part with some of the treasures you find!!!

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  10. love the rose painting you lucky girl
    xxoo
    Pam

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  11. I know exactly what you mean, you must be so relieved to finally get things cleared out. If I lived closer you wouldn't have anything left at all:-)

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  12. Glad you got things tamed Rosemary.

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  13. I am so happy for you Rosemary. You couldn't have been to surprised to see things flying out of there. You have so much talent. Now that is over with, don't forget to take a couple of days to rest up.

    Cynthia

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  14. Oh my -- sounds like it was a super grand 5 days for your customers as well as you! I think it's funny though that as you were selling, you hubby was out buying more.

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  15. I don't know how you do it. Everything, 5 days really. For me the grand finale would be at the bank today, depositing that bundle of $$$, would make it all worth while. I know your customers where blown away by all your great finds. Now on to the next adventure. Good Luck, Kathy

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  16. So wish Oregon was closed to all your goodies for sale. You so inspire me with your talent. Thank you.

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  17. So wish Oregon was closed to all your goodies for sale. You so inspire me with your talent. Thank you.

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  18. Congrats on your "5 Day Sale"...so nice to meet fellow bloggers that are so close!...

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  19. Wish I lived close!!! With your creative juices flowing, I'm sure we're in for more beautiful creations by YOU...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. So glad things went well for you Rosemary, God is always on time! Just sad I was unable to attend, so busy with work and wedding 5 days away. Hope you are feeling better and I pray for continued blessings to come your way! So many awesome things! You are truly an inspiration!

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  21. Well wishes on your clean slate! Now you have a blank canvas to start anew!

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  22. Ohhhhh....that must'ave been felt soooo good to sell the stuff in your abyss, Rosemary! :) I plan on doing the same thing over Labor Day weekend. Having a huge 1/2 off sale at my booth. Been a slow summer here, and I'm tired of looking at the same things. So you are my incentive and inspiration! Congrats on a job well done! Oh....and I LOVE that rose picture!! Gorgeous!

    xoxo laurie

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  23. It's always fun to clean out and straighten up
    then start over LOL

    I know who all bought stuff from you was thrilled to get your treasures

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  24. So would have loved to be at the sale Rosemary. I always find a big clean up is inspiring and like a fresh start on creativity. Can't wait to see the next phase of your creative journey.

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  25. Wow that takes a lot of energy to pull off a 5 days garage sale. I am drooling over the stuff you got rid of. I havent been to one garage sale this entire year and miss it. My studio is much neater for it but still.............
    congrats.

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