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Saturday, June 21, 2008

It. is. over . . . Thank goodness!

Ughh! I can't believe I actually did this again, have a yard sale I mean! It is an extreme amount of preparation, getting up terribly early (I do not do mornings well), trying to sling it all out and make it look presentable and looking to the sky, that's is very cloudy, hoping that it's going to hold.

Well, it didn't. It rained and sprinkled all morning. The skies finally cleared up around 11:30 a.m. But I do have to be thankful, we still sold around 400.00 worth and it was more than I had when I woke up so, yes, despite the rain, it was a good day!

My most favorite part of the day? Well, yes, making a few extra dollars is always nice but my sweet friend Karin of Meandering Travels of Mindless Thoughts came to see me. Bearing gifts no less! This is the sweet bundle that she brought me pictured below. Knowing how I love all things baby, and precious tiny shoes, look at this pair of porcelain shoes!!! The sweetest little girl gloves ever. Amazing crystals in the prettiest shade of pale blue and gorgeous old sheet music!!! And a wonderful old folder that it came it too ~ Oh Karin. You are so very thoughtful, and surely brought a rainbow to my soggy, tired day. Thank you sweet friend. I will try to make you proud with what I create from these treasures! Hope you enjoy your goodies from the sale . . .

Hoping your Sunday is peaceful, relaxing and thankful ~
xxoo, Dawn



23 comments:

Robolady said...

$400 is a great garage sale. Hope you got rid of lots and don't have to deal with it anymore. My place is getting full of clutter again, so It's about time for another one here in Texas. But I'm waiting till it is not quite so hot out.
Margo

Shopgirl said...

$400 is wonderful, I know it is hard work, I need to have one myself. I just keep talking about it and doing nothing.
Not bad for a rainy day sale...you can now by more good stuff....start all over!
Your, Mary

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Dawn,
I know you must be tired, but you did good girl, and just think you made room for more treasures....
Wish I was close enough to go and that Karin, she brought you some wonderful items. Rest up.
Bonnie

Pea said...

Hello Dawn,
I am with you, every penny I have now is more then the morning started with. I can't wait till our street yardsale. It will be wonderful I hope and I get to part with sooo much stuff. YEH!
Oh congrats on your publishing work. That is wonderful and thrilling. I am off to get those. Can I have your autograph?
BTW, would you and hubby be willing to share your recipes for
Chicken Enchiladas, Shrimp Bisque ?
I would love to make those for DH. Sounds and looks yummy.
Have a wonderful day and don't spend your pennies all in one place. LOL
Hugs,Pea

Wildflower Cabin said...

Well, that was worth waking up early for! :o) What a nice income from your garage sale! A job well done! And what gorgeous treasures from your friend...they are wonderful! You must have been so very delighted!
Blessings,
Janice

~Red Tin Heart~ said...
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~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Dawn, I am glad you made money on your yard sale. And, at least all the clutter is gone!
All of your little presents are adorable.
I hope your Sunday is wonderful too..
xoxo Nita

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Dawn happy to hear you made some great money on your sale
Alison

vikki said...

hi sweetie, glad your sale went well, and had some neat treasures from a friend. hope to git out and about to git your magazine, love seeing your name in print! have a blessed, restful sunday m'dear. much love, vikki xxooox

Meg said...

You had the energy---mental and physical---to snap pictures and blog after a yard sale?? You're a dynamo!

Marietta said...

Hi Dawn....You showed great grit getting your garage sale ready... I will do that someday soon... I have way to many items that I just don't need.... You do that when you are a antique and vintage acholic ..... I am a jammer... My house always looks clean and is but just don't open the closets without a hard hat..... It is a habit I have never been able to break since a child.... You are a wonderful friend to all you meet and friends reward you and let you know how appreciated you are... You have a way about you with making other people feel special and that you care... I felt it just with your posts and your kind comments.. Its a gift and you have it..... You keep going girl.......

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

Yard sales can be quite draining but it is nice to clear some of the clutter. Looks like the package you received would have made the day no matter what! :~)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Wonderful job! You must've had some great stuff for sale.

Donna O. said...

I agree- ugh! So much work. And now you have $400.00 to buy...maybe more shtuff?? LOL!
Enjoy your Sunday. And I see your post about Somerset Studio. I don't have it yet but I'll check it out as soon as I can!
D.

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Dawn, I just got back from vacation and my adorable button jar was waiting for me! How adorable..I showed it off to my friend who happened to be with me at the time and we both ohhh and ahhhed! Heehee...we love to hate garage sales don't we? I mean it is nice to get rid of all the un-used stuff you have and make some money in the process. But the stress and aches in the muscles...uhhh...and I always end up with a sunburn!! I have my issue of Somerset waiting in my mail pile and I can't wait to see your piece! Angie

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Dawn, I just got back from vacation and my adorable button jar was waiting for me! How adorable..I showed it off to my friend who happened to be with me at the time and we both ohhh and ahhhed! Heehee...we love to hate garage sales don't we? I mean it is nice to get rid of all the un-used stuff you have and make some money in the process. But the stress and aches in the muscles...uhhh...and I always end up with a sunburn!! I have my issue of Somerset waiting in my mail pile and I can't wait to see your piece! Angie

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Dawn, I just got back from vacation and my adorable button jar was waiting for me! How adorable..I showed it off to my friend who happened to be with me at the time and we both ohhh and ahhhed! Heehee...we love to hate garage sales don't we? I mean it is nice to get rid of all the un-used stuff you have and make some money in the process. But the stress and aches in the muscles...uhhh...and I always end up with a sunburn!! I have my issue of Somerset waiting in my mail pile and I can't wait to see your piece! Angie

Lisa said...

I was wondering how you did with the rain, because I thought about you, and we were down here in FL with lots of rain, knowing it was moving north. What a great sale, though! And a visit from a friend with goodies as well. How fun!

Tutti Chic said...

I'm so happy you made some extra money having your yard sale! they can be a pain but think of all the stuff we get rid of!LOL! love the photos~so pretty. I'm off to read more of your beautiful blog-tonight is catch up night! :) chris

Dana said...

First, I want to thank you for the lovely bookmark you sent as my prize in your recent drawing. If I have thanked you, please forgive me for not remembering! It came right in the middle of my preparations for our recent "tag sale". I have been so tired from all of this---I can't recall a bunch of stuff!!! Sad, isn't it? Anyway, I love, love the bookmark and will always treasure it. Thank you so much. I know the "glad it's over" feeling. We just finished our sale yesterday and I am still tired. It was very successful, but we still have to finish putting the garage back in order. At least we made some money and my garage gets cleaned out---two very positive things!

PAT said...

We had a garage sale last September. This September my daughter's are having one and I'm contributing. It's a lot of work! Good to hear you have $400, for your efforts.

Beautiful things you received!
Pat

Nancy Hood said...

Yes!! I've been meaning to let you know that it arrived and it's beautiful~just as I knew it would be. You have a great gift, dear friend!

Terra Hangen said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog and its very charming photos of beautiful things.
I have been reading about ETSYs lately, and will discover what that is about one day.

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