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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Barn Sale Day 1




It was the perfect day for a barn sale. Although I didn't have the line that I had last year at the gate at opening time. I had a steady stream of lookers all day. I hardly had time to sit down.
I really enjoyed visiting with everyone who came by and I always enjoy making new friends.
Betty M and Rebekah B drove 2 hours to visit me

And braved my parking nightmare (must park at street, and a short walk up hill) to visit me and found some treasures. Betty does mosaic work and found me from the Garden Web message board.
I met a blog reader Suzanna, who came by today, I really enjoyed meeting you Suzanna.
One of my best Customers, Starla, came by and bought some great items. Starla, I didn't get a picture of that message center, so I'll be contacting you for one soon. I like to have pictures of everything I make. Hope you don't mind :)
I enjoy all my customers, and especially enjoy visiting and learning about what they do, the ideas they ave etc. Everyone has been so nice. I can't wait until tomorrow.
Lots of local dealers came by, some I knew and some I didn't, and I enjoyed talking to each of them, and getting the 411 on the local antiques scene.

I had 3 helpers come in the morning. Penny, Nita and Brooke

Brooke took the pic so she is not in it. You can see Penny and Nita there on the far left in the pink and brown tshirts, I'm the one walking away in the black shirt. Thank you so much girls for coming out to help me. I hope I can re-pay the favor some day.

Like I said, it was a steady stream all day, with only short periods of rest between.

I told Nita and Penny that they could bring stuff if they wanted, to put in the sale.
Nita brought these humoungous Gords that she grew.

Look at the size of this one

And it's so beautiful. I told her it looked like a giant pear.

I must have injured myself yesterday somehow, and I sure feel it today. I guess I pulled something behind my knee, and walking down hill is hard, walking up hill is better. When I rest, it's worse, when I get up. Better not to rest I guess.
More tomorrow, have a wonderful fall day.

12 comments:

The Red Shed Girls said...

Woo Hoo! It looks like you had a great crowd. Love the jewelry on the dress, and the huge gourds are cool. I bet you'll be making something from them by tomorrow. Good luck all weekend, hope to see you in person.
Hugs,
Val

Sand Flat Farm said...

Hey Margo! I was just thinking about calling you to see how everything went and thought I'd check your blog first. Looks like you had a good day! Wish I could've come and helped you. I'm sure it was alot more fun meeting new people and having your sale than sitting and working on a computer all day long like me!

Sand Flat Farm said...

Love all my stuff I got!

Simply Me Art said...

Oh, I so Wish I could have been there this morning.. Best of Luck! Lucky Customers...

Shelley said...

Hi Margo, looks like you had a great day. I was so surprised to see my friend Nita there helping you. Isn't she a great pal?
I hope you have another good day of sales tomorrow,take care of your injury. I pray it heals soon.

Blessings, Shelley

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

My oh my...I wish I wasn't so far away from you...I would have been there with the pickup truck!

Sarah said...

Looks like Day 1 was a great success! I hope your knee is feeling better today!
That lovely gourd reminds me of an apple gourd I found last year. I painted it candy apple red and displayed my,"apple," through fall.

bec4 said...

It looks good Margo--wish I could hop right over and visit. Good luck on day 2!

Ki said...

Margo,

I wish I was there! Looks like the weather cooperated! I am hoping to visit sometime soon, save me some junk!

Peace,
Ki

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Margo, it looks great! Wish I could be there! After spending time with you and the Red Shed Girls, I got up the nerve to do my own sale! I just posted about it on my blog. Check it out when you have time!

http://www.whisperwoodcottage.blogspot.com/

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Margo, Everything looks amazing! Your displays are great, and looks like you were getting lots of people there! Wish I could have been shopping, hope the rest of the sale goes just as well! :) Love seeing the pics, makes me feel like I am part of it all!!

Love, Stacey

csudderth said...

Looks like everything is going great. Hope your knee gets better--you'll be ready to rejunk soon.
Christy

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