|Artifacts that I'm not selling|
The big storage tubs with giveaway stuff, stored under basement stairs, were hauled up. I had leftovers from another organization's sale ("I'll pay $20 and make it all disappear," I told that chairman). Then I went through cupboards and drawers in the rest of the house.
I'm pretty aware of the household inventory, but there were surprises. These buttons from long-ago library conferences went back into the archives cupboard in the basement bathroom.
Most of what I had on offer I bought at other people's sales. I know how to buy on Etsy and Ebay but I haven't undertaken selling.
I put the box of flimsies out -- $35 per unquilted top. I put price tags on finished quilts just in case someone was in the market. (No one was, but I got a lot of compliments.)
I don't wear aprons. I don't display aprons. I just own them. But now I don't! I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of the clothesline I rigged up between two ladders. The aprons on the line were very eye-catching.
The weather was beautiful. Traffic was slow but steady. Customers included friends and acquaintances. (I still get "You used to work at the library, didn't you?")
Two women (sisters-in-law and housemates) live a couple of blocks away. We hadn't met them but after a half-hour's lively conversation they are new friends. One of them spent over $200 (including 36 aprons and three flimsies).
Friday's proceeds: $95. Saturday's proceeds: $328.
I returned the borrowed tables. I'm still re-sorting: putting things back (like the unsold quilts), putting things aside for a future sale (too good to give away), and packing the rest to take to the church (most of it).
Author Susan Allen Toth referred to "a spasm of dispossession" when she cleared out her house. I think that's why I am now finding things that I could have put into this sale. They can be seeds for the next time!
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Now it is under the needle. I can't show you any more than this. The challenge reveal is at the guild's September 4 meeting.
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