I had “stuff” everywhere – inside and outside. I was really glad I had help with the flow of traffic. We were so busy I wasn’t able to take many pictures, but here’s a picture of my niece and her friend putting up a sign at the end of my street. The first set of signs blew over. It was one of my customers that suggested we tape the signs to boxes and hold ‘em down with rocks. Who knew? All in all we put out 6 signs and I advertised on CL. That’s all I did and it was enough to keep traffic going all day. I was very grateful. Woohoo!
This is all that was left for the Thrift Store to pick up.
It’s nice to know that all of the “things” that were important to me went to really great homes. It may sound silly since they’re just “things” but some of them were really important to me. You already know the story of my C&I china and the china hutch, the reconnect with old friends, etc., but here’s another example: my great grandmother gave me the brass turtle pictured here. It’s a brass Florn and is from Germany. My niece’s wonderful husband, Cody, collects turtles. So, Turtle found a good home and I’m thrilled that Cody wanted it. It stayed in the family. Another problem solved. :)
Everybody got in the act. Miss Hope, who is normally a recluse, became a social butterfly. I think she stayed in the living room greeting customers ALL day. She’ll be 11 on May 1, and I have never seen her stay out around strangers. It was adorable and she was a big hit with everyone.
Nonni and Bentley were also very social and were such good babies! They were behind a gate in the front room and they too stole the show. Here’s a picture of them “getting out of jail.” They ran and ran. One can’t blame them after being cooped up for most of the day, but don’t let them fool you. They enjoyed every single pat on the head and every scratch behind the ears. Still, they do make running look fun, don’t they?
BTW, my blog is now 6 months old as of yesterday. Happy Anniversary “Living in Grace”!