Sunday, August 30, 2009

...$69.65

(...and NO, I didn't have anything in nickel or dime increments - I found .15¢ on the ground while packing up. )

(We weren't able to get a photo without a customer or two in them, not a bad thing (I guess!). )

The rain held off (for the most part), and it was a fun day! Proceeds didn't amount to too much, but we did get rid of a LOT of junk - so it was all good.

This was the 'First Annual' Tailgate sale held by a local church. They have a rummage sale every summer, and decided to expand this year to include outside vendors while they were having their sale. Made sense to me! At $10 a spot x 18 vendors - that was a nice addition to what they would make for a rummage sale! The minister came around to talk to each of us, to see if we needed anything, and explained that their goal in trying this was as a way of getting the community to interact more. They hope to make it an annual event. Various members of the church stopped at each vendor a various time throughout the day to deliver messages...

"There's free coffee for the vendors at..." "If you need it, the restrooms are at the top of the stairs, down the hall on the left...""How have your sales been?" "Any suggestions for next year?""Hamburgers are ready!"

They were a sweet group, and wonderful hosts!

(the Lanterns and the dried Artemesia ended up being one of my big sellers of the day!)
Since this was a first, I had no idea what to expect... would people be looking for junque'? crafts? antiques? plants? fruits & veggies? baked goods? I had the junque' angle covered! I also threw in a few bunches of dried 'weeds' to try and intrigue the 'junk free zoners' into thinking Fall! There ended up being a good variety of vendors running the full spectrum, but I was the only one with Japanese Lanterns!!

7 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

Woo Hoo! You did great! Your Japanese Lanterns look fabulous. I used to have alot of them, but most of them seem to have disappeared. I loved cutting and drying a bunch every year. Sounds like it was a great sale, and very well-run!

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

I love these tailgates. I always find the most interesting things and have the best conversations with folks buying and selling. Love the Japanese lanterns. Hope you did well. Sea Witch

Saver Queen said...

Wow, sounds like a great event! Where can the japanese lanterns be found? I would love to find some and dry them.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I would have bought your wicker table! The big question is, did you buy anything from one of the other vendors while you were there?
♥, Susn

Protector of Vintage said...

Looks like fun! I would have enjoyed attending such an event. Take care~

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

What fun--and finding an extra 15 cents ain't bad, either!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love me a good junque sale and this one looks/sounds like a goody I've always had good fortune at church sales in particular...I must have my own Guardian Junque Angel! :-)