Monday, July 25, 2011

That Was One Hot Tag Sale!

I wouldn't recommend having a tag sale on the hottest day of the year. But luckily for us, we have the most amazing and loyal customers!

The early morning of a sale is always crazy as we hustle to stage the outside areas. On Saturday the line started to form around 8:00am. That's when we really started to get excited! The very last thing we always do before the doors open is to snap a group picture. It was 8:45am and we were ready!

My friend Susan came to help get us through the morning rush. I finally had a chance to catch a photo of her with Megan around noon when things started to settle down. Susan and I have worked on all sorts of projects together and she was a huge help with Megan's wedding. Thanks for always being there girlfriend!

And since you've already seen preview photos of the sale, I wanted to share just a few of our fabulous customers. Erin is a graphic designer decorating her first home. She fell in love with my Paris Grey Buffet. She was so excited! This was the first piece of furniture that she has ever bought on her own. She said our sale was "exhilarating" and that was the best comment ever! The buffet will go in her dining room and she plans to paint the wall behind it purple. I hope she sends me a picture - hint, hint!

Erin came with her friend Emily who is a blog reader. And as you can see, these girls came to shop!

Thanks so much girls, you made my day!

***Be sure to scroll down and read the sweet comment that Erin left below. The Paris Grey Buffet not only has a wonderful new home, she now has a new name too!

Rosemary works with my wonderful landscaper (more on that soon!). On a recent visit to my house, she was curious about what was going on in the garage. So I gave her a peek and explained about the sales and the blog. She wasn't quite sure what a blog was, but now she's a regular follower. And she surprised me by coming to the sale with her lovely daughter Kate. It was their first tag sale and they happily went home with some treasures!

And this is Nora, our youngest shopper of the day! She is the cutest thing ever and usually has a huge smile on her face. I think she just takes her shopping very seriously! And Nora just had a baby sister named Lucy. If I can manage to get a picture of Lucy on the blog, I will. She is one gorgeous baby with more hair than you can possibly imagine on a newborn.

When Nora spotted the typewriter, she pointed and said, "What's that?" That's when we all felt really old!

But I think she got the hang of it pretty quickly!

And yes of course, Karla wore green for the occasion! Put Karla in green and give her a cold soda and she's a happy girl!

In spite of the heat, the house was filled with customers and furniture was flying out the door. The best part is always chatting with people who love vintage finds just as much as we do. Thank you so much for all the loyal support and for the good wishes from our long-distance friends too. You all are the reason we get to do what we do!

Our next sale will be the weekend of September 17th. Hope you can join us!


EMH said...

Sharon, I'm moving in this weekend so I will absolutely post a picture of the beautiful buffet in it's final resting place. I've gotten so many comments from my friends that they love it, and have a small following who want to come to your next tag sale. Can't wait til September 17th, and thanks again for the time and effort you put into your furniture!

-Erin, aka the owner of one beautiful Paris Grey Buffet known hereto-forward as Victoria

Cassie Bustamante said...

yay!!!!!! i am soooo so so hapy for you that it went well! i knew it would!!! and i told my hubby i want a set of turquoise/aqua glasses like the ones you had for my bday.... are they there or gone? :) let me know! maybe i ca drag him up there with me. :)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Sounds like such a fun day! So glad it went well.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sharon! Congrats on a successful sale! I only wish I lived close enough to attend.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

What a great day! It sounds like you all had so much fun! Another great success!!!!! :)

Our Hopeful Home said...

I'm so glad it was a success!


Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

LOVING that tray with the starfish! Such a pretty combo. Glad your sale went fantastic!! :)

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Wow I wish we lived closer to come see your stuff! It looks lovely! Congrats!