Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Vintage Sale

As promised, I'm here to report on how the Vintage Sale went on Saturday. First of all, the weather was totally gorgeous, which is always so helpful. There were a total of 40 vendors at the sale, some of which were set up outside. So I'm glad the weather was cooperative! Here's my "booth." Each indoor vendor was provided an 8' table and we were able to bring card tables to box in our booth. I chose to bring a '50s-style dining table and a three tiered metal cart (both which were for sale). (Warning: crappy iPhone pictures to follow)

It cost me $15 to reserve a space and all that money ($15 x 40 vendors) as well as money made in the concession stand and extra donations all benefited House of His Creation ministry. We were able to raise over $1,000 for that worthy ministry. So glad others we were able to help others while doing something we all loved! Win/win.

This was my first ever sale and I really didn't know what to expect. I just showed up in my coral colored jeans and was ready for action! Ha :)

Mitch helped me set up the night before so I wasn't all stressin' the morning of. Glad we did that. Plus, I needed someone to carry in the table... ;) I had all my dishware and kitchen-y things over on that side. A lot of the '50-inspired items were used in my former kitchen. It kinda made me sad to get rid of that stuff since I still have a soft spot in my heart for all things chrome-legged and red. But it was time. Goodbye cute red clock!

Other random items were scattered around. I tried to vary the height of things to give more visual interest.

And yes, I was selling my teal barn lights, much to the dismay of some of you. Sorry about that. But I figured they've been sitting down in our basement ever since Mitch took them out of our kitchen, so I might as well try to earn a few bucks. (lots of people were interested in them!)

The traffic was pretty steady throughout the day. I didn't have much "down time." It seemed like every time I stole away to look at someone else's booth, I was soon being summoned by another customer. So that was pretty awesome. I definitely could have used some help though, but alas, there was no way my boys were coming to this thing. So I was on my own.

So all in all, I sold a nice chunk of stuff...including my '50s table and barn lights. And my grand total for the day in sales was $425. Not too shabby for my rookie outing, eh? So what am I doing with all that extra cash, you may be wondering? Some people would take that money to the bank or buy a new TV or go on vacation or...whatever else people do with four hundred smackaroos, but me? I'm getting some chairs reupholstered. Yessireebob...that's what I'm doin'. Ordered the fabric yesterday. Also getting my couch recovered. Oh and I already spent some on some "new" furniture pieces that I'm dying to show you guys (they're for the boys' bathroom!) So yeah, it's nice to have some extra spending money! 

So that's it. My first ever vintage sale is in the books. Have you ever done anything like this? I have a feeling it won't be my last time. Guess I gotta get shoppin' to fill my inventory...oh darn.


  1. So glad you had a successful sale, your set up was super cute! I can't wait to see all the items you spend your money on. fun fun. Oh and now I know what I'm wearing tomorrow, cute outfit!

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