Lily the therapy dog was such a hit the other day that I thought I'd brighten everyone's Monday with a couple more pictures.
There you go. Isn't that better? You're welcome.
I realized the other day that I forgot to mention that we made the cemetery trip a few weeks ago. I took some flower arrangements that I bought at the Peddlers Mall, cleaned up the graves a little bit, and then had a nice visit with my cousin who lives across the road.
|Mom and Dad|
Last week when we were having the sidewalk sale at the Peddlers Mall, the manager said that since it was the first one they've ever done, some of the customers might not understand what it is. I thought that was kind of strange, because there's really not anything to understand. You see something on the sidewalk that you want, then you pay the person that's selling it. It's like a yard sale, just on a sidewalk. Seriously, the way things work inside the Peddlers Mall has more potential to confuse folks.
Sometime in the middle of the afternoon, I made a quick potty run, then came back to my spot to see three women looking at the toys I had for sale. I had put up a big sign that said all the toys were a buck, but decided that it was about time they became fifty cents. So, I tell the women that the toys are now fifty cents each, and one of them gets really confused. She looks at the old booth tag on them, then at the sign, then at me.
SHE: How much are they?
ME: Fifty cents each.
SHE: But... (points to price tag)
ME: They WERE that price, but they're NOW fifty cents.
SHE: But how will they know that inside?
ME: They won't, but it doesn't matter.
SHE: How will I pay for them if they don't know?
ME: You're going to pay me.
SHE: (Strange look)
ME: Sidewalk Sale! You pay on the sidewalk.
SHE: (Strange look)
It seems the manager is always right!
The weather turned wonderfully fallishly cool this weekend, so I'm typing this wearing my warm robe, while a crock pot of chili is just beginning to simmer in the kitchen. I'm a happy camper.
Yesterday's Mazda shot responses surprised me. I thought everyone would be so focused on that wooden shelf that no one would notice that cool little model of St Peter's, which, for me, was one of the finds of the day. Y'all are more on the ball than I realized.
Let's look at a few of the finds. First that really cool primitive wood shelf. It's very tall and very long.
It was also providential. I decided to play hooky last Thursday and not go to the booth as planned. That ended up being the day I sold a shelf for the first time in ages. Of course! I had a plan in mind to shuffle stuff, but then I ran across this baby, which I thought would fit perfectly in the empty spot.
Turns out that it's a few inches too long. I kind of left it in the booth without working it all the way in. I thought that might encourage someone to buy it, but that clever plan didn't play out, so I'll shift everything around today and load this puppy down with junk. Of course, then someone will want to buy it.
This is the top. Cool, ain't it?
One side has this awesome cracked ice laminate on it. Only one side. I love it.
Now that I've driven Donna mad with desire, here are a couple of other finds from Saturday.
|Vintage chair swing for baby|
|Heavy vintage desk lamp|
|Label on the bottom of the lamp. It was meant to be!|
I keep saying that I don't sell decor, yet I keep buying stuff like this. I'm starting to channel the guy down the aisle from me.
I do recommend this book on top very highly. It's one of my favorites, a personal memoir about the author's brother who suffers from epileptic seizures that grow more and more intense, eventually affecting the life of the entire family.
Well, this is part of today's booth load.
And this is the rest of it.
Sales have been brisk for the past week, which means the fall rush has begun. The Halloween and the Autumn items are starting to sell. I have a few more of those to put out, then it will all be out. In the meantime, I'm trying to get my Xmas together. I'm a little worried that I do not have enough holiday stuff to last through the end of the year.
I've decided to have my yard sale this weekend, combined with my book sale. Today and tomorrow, I'm working the booth. Wednesday is my scan, so I'm taking the day off. Thursday, I'll be pulling the books off the Hillock, and Friday, I'll get the rest of it ready.
In other words, I've got a lot to do. I'd better get going. See ya!