On December 5 & 6 I set up shop at the RiverView Family Farm Barn Sale. I cannot say enough about the hosts Rachel, her Mom Janice and Dad Lafayette. They are some of the kindest people you would ever hope to meet. The other vendors were amazing too. I love seeing other peoples’ creativity at work. In two short days I managed to almost double what I made at my last sale of three pretty much whole days. I’m so thankful to all of my friends and customers who came by to see me!
The view was nothing short of spectacular. Cattle everywhere and the RiverView was breathtaking. RiverView Family Farm not only raises grass and grain-fed beef it doubles as a stunning wedding venue. If you ever have a chance to visit TAKE IT!
In the days leading up to the sale my inner Ebenezer Scrooge thankfully took a leave of absence. As much as I wanted to avoid the “holiday” trappings of mainstream retail, (because if everyone is going one way you can be sure Amber is going full steam ahead in the opposite direction and I chalk it up to that rebellious streak my poor mom and dad have grappled with since I was a little girl) my best sellers, of course, were holiday themed items. In the end though, I’m a sucker for Christmas decorations and apparently so is everyone else. Especially when they are so ugly they are cute, like this gal.
Some of my favorites were these Charlie Brown Trees and the bread boards. Shout out to the bread board fairy, you know who you are.
I finally sold my beloved feather art to someone who really got it! Rachel, one of hosts of the event, bought it for her 100 year old farmhouse she is remodeling. She even took the time to show me some photos of her home and she and I connected over our mutual love of shiplap and HGTV. She mentioned they have a Spring event with thousands of eggs and even hinted at another sale for the Spring. Sale or no sale, I am there hunting eggs with my rugrats for sure.
I learned at my first show that inventory was so important and shopped constantly to insure that was not a problem for the Barn Sale. Although I did sell out of all but one stocking, I made sure I had tons of other cute stuff for people to choose from which means I still came home with a good bit of stuff which leads me to my next topic; I may have an opportunity to have inventory somewhere other than my basement. Vague enough for ya??
Stay tuned because I may have a big (to me) announcement to make soon. In the mean time, enjoy a few of my sale photos.
P.S. I did sell all but two pieces of my furniture I brought with me so, I suppose the painted furniture gig is quickly becoming a necessary EVIL for me but that is altogether another post.
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