Saturday, August 27, 2011

You all know that preparation for a yard sale begins long before the day of the sale. Molly and I were up by 7 am and were set up by 8:30 as the first customers were arriving. I had mostly "stuff" -- 4 tables of "stuff" -- with a few pieces of furniture and what I'd consider "good stuff".

Guess what sold?
Yup! The "stuff". People loved my stuff! I had taken the time to put all the jewellery on cards so they were nicely displayed; that went like hot cakes.
Our location was great; the sun didn't get around to our end of the house until just after noon. My darling daughter Molly surprised me with a delicious lunch.
... cream of tomato soup and these lovely sandwiches she created herself -- grilled whole grain bread spread lightly with mayo on one slice and dijon on the other, topped with processed mozzarella cheese and then sprinkled with feta, green onions and red peppers. They were soooo good!.

Then the sun came round and man! was it hot! Every time we seriously discussed closing up shop and packing things away, another car would drive up. We stuck it out until about 1:30 pm. The larger items went back inside (to be sold on Kijiji). Then we packed up the things I absolutely didn't want, and I dropped them off at The Daisy. By the time I got back, Molly had just about put everything else away. What an enormous help she was!.

We collapsed on the couch in front of the fan with a cold brew, and I pretended I was Milburn Drysdale. I made about $200 and gave my lovely assistant 20%. After a much necessary half hour snooze, I swept, vacuumed and tidied the house, showered and took us off for dinner.

Yum, yum! Indian food - fish masala, vegetable pulea, nan bread and raita ... followed by the lightest, fluffiest, most delicious coconut cream cake. A good days work deserves a good dinner, don't ya think?


There's naught to do now except put my feet up, thank God for his blessings and await the arrival of Irene. More prayers for that, I guess!



❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Great sale, the extra $ is always nice plus you get rid of some unwanted items:)

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, you did good girl! It's nice to have a successful yard sale. I hope you can sell the good stuff on Kijiji. I need to do that. I keep giving it away. It was a gorgeous day and evening here too. Waiting for the storm tomorrow. Pamela

Red said...

Sounds like you love garage sales even though you know how hard it is. My post on garage sales is "I Hate Garage Sales."

Janet said...

Wish I had known where you were - I would have stopped by to check out your 'stuff'. Glad it went well - in the left overs, do you have a dresser you're getting rid of (yes, I'm looking for a dresser for the spare bedroom).

Stay dry over the next couple of days :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Yay! Yardsales are a lot of work. That was so nice of your daughter to bring you lunch. You raised her well. Congrats to you on a successful sale!

driftwoodesign said...

It is amazing how much work it actual is. Good to hear all went well. I love the cleared out stuff feeling afterwards with cash in the pocket to boot.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Garden of Egan said...

So glad you were able to have a successful sale.
Those cheese sandwiches look nummy.

Praying for Irene to leave you alone my friend.

wendy said...

Sounds like you had a successful yard sale. My DIL LOVES them, I only case them out once in awhile.

that lunch your daughter brought you looked FABULOUS.
the Indian food....ummmm, not so sure, but the coconut cake would be a winner for me.

Marguerite said...

Every time I have a garage sale I'm always surprised at how much work is involved. Good job on setting the jewelery up on cards, too many people don't bother to make things look nice and it really does help to sell stuff.

Carrie said...

What a fine day you experienced with your wonderful daughter!

By the way, I had not heard of Kijiji, but quickly looked it up just now. I found my local Kijiji and think I will try posting some items I have for sale. Thanks for the heads up!