Wednesday, June 04, 2008

At Last

Another Update: Friday evening. The second day of a garage sale is never as good as the first but making about half of what you make the lst day is about right--and I did. It still looks like I have a ton of stuff but I did get rid of the two bikes and a couple of other big items. A couple of gals were in and said that my prices on my glassware were in line with what people spend at auctions. They seemed to know what they were talking about and could even name a bunch of the antique dealers by name. I am getting a lot of reading done however. I finished one book and started another on. Mr. Snowbird did agree to leaving his car outside the rest of the summer so I didn't have to pack everything up and put it away. I want to have another sale in August. I still have a ton of stuff that I can drag out to the barn--or down from the attic of the barn. Anyway, that's my day today.

Update: Thursday evening.
Well, today was the first day of my sale. As I figured, people were lined up before I even opened. When you mention vintage or antique in your ad, you know it will be crazy. And it was! As you could see by the pictures below, I had a bunch of stuff I had to move outside. Even though they could hardly get through the aisles, they were pushing each other to get in first!!
Usually the first wave is made up of the antique dealers. I guess my prices were a bit too high for them since not too many wanted my things. Oh well. I guess one of them liked what he or she saw but didn't want to pay for it. I found, during the day, that an old Evening in Paris Atomizer worth $95 (I had a cheaper price on it believe me) was missing!! This happened to me several years ago when a Fenton plate came up missing. I don't understand people, sometimes, I really don't. Oh well. Anyway, I did sell a lot of stuff today. It doesn't look like it when I look at everything I have left but I'm thrilled. So, I still have two more days of sitting in the barn/garage and it is supposed to be in the mid 90's both days. Ugh!!

Remember this??

And then this??

And finally--this??

Well, now it looks like this.

And this---

And this---

And this---

And finally, this!!
Yeah, I know it looks like a mess again but all the stuff in the aisle goes outside tomorrow so all of my customers can buy and buy and buy.

So what do you want to buy??

And yes, Karen, I'm getting rid of the Pack N Play and the other crib. I figure by the time you visit us at this house, your kids will no longer fit in them. I doubt if they would now. Oh, and did you want the painting of Uncle Al??


Shama-Lama Mama said...

I was just gonna say that! What about Uncle Al? Who is gonna buy him? Poor guy. I am not sure I need a painting of him but geez...

poor Uncle Al...

What kind of price did you put on HIS head??

Shama-Lama Mama said...

And the Peanuts figurines... oh MAN!!!

Good thing I don't live near there or I would be tempted to rescue lots of flotsom...

gpc said...

Wow, I'm impressed again -- I have been pretending that I will have a garage sale for years -- instead, I just send bag after bag to our local charity pick up! Your hockey stuff might sell well in my 'hood since our home team won the stanley cup. I never got 'into' sports, never had a guy who liked any team sport and so never had the excuse/opportunity to become a fan - but our 'hockeytown' attitude is irresistible every time our guys win the big one! It occurred to me that your cards (and my old jersey, a radio contest prize) would be big sellers here this week! I hope you 'clean up' (groan).

Dianne said...

Man you're organized!

U could be a garage sale planner :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I hope the sale goes well on the other two days also - great job! :)

MariBy said...

That's the way! Out it goes...set it free...and make room in your life for other stuff!

Yay Snowbird...good for you!

Snowbird said...

Gail, I have been a Red Wings fan for many, many years. I was cheering like crazy for them last night. I have only sold 2 hockey cards during my sale and both were of Brendan Shanahan who played for the Wings.