Sunday, April 01, 2007

THE BIG SALE


Hello everyone,
Thanks for all of your kind comments and well wishes for a great day and family reunion. We had both. The sales were great and we sold a good percentage of what we set out. We had my parents estate and my husband's parents things also to sell. Too much stuff. This shot shows only a portion of what was out there to buy.
One of the blessings that came from our time was the further good that all of our items will create. The woman in charge of the local Senior Center (who happens to be a friend of ours) said she would take ALL of the things we did not sell to use in their monthly sales. This means that our "treasures" will benefit the Center and the wonderful work that they do. It also means we get rid of everything...Yeah...
Even though we were all so tired we could hardly see straight, it was fun to be together as a family. The cousins hadn't seen each other for a long time and they had so much fun together. Our sons and their wives all put in 110% effort. We could never had done it without them.
All in all, it was a wonderful weekend
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23 comments:

Laurie said...

That sure was a lot of stuff!!!

Yard sales are exhausting aren't they? Glad it went so well and you had a great time.

Kate said...

Well, I swore I would never have a garage/yard sale because of the work, but we need to downsize, too, and I guess it's inevitable! You really did have a lot of stuff. Wonderful now that it's over!!

AphotoAday said...

Am happy your sale was so successful... I actually passed through Pacifica Saturday morning, and I thought of tracking you down, but it was only 7AM -- and later, on the return trip, I was up on Skyline Boulevard, so I completely missed Pacifica... I'm kind of shy, but it would have been a "hoot" to meet you and your family...

Chris & Deb said...

WOW! Definitely not a 'drive by' sale!

kris said...

you have many lamp shades! wished i was there, i'm on a look-out for some antique-y furniture for my d-i-y project

Susan said...

I am glad you had a nice time with your family. What a huge sale that was!

Annie said...

THAT'S the way to have a sale. Lots of helpers who can look to see if there are any family treasures they simply must keep for themselves. Happy days, Photowannabe. Now I hope you have time to rest a bit.

Olivier said...

la saison des brocantes commen├žent avec le beau temps. Belle collection de lampadaire ;o)


the season of the secondhand trades start with the good weather. Beautiful collection of standard lamp ;O)

Moi said...

wow, thats quite a lot on sale!!! and loved the lampshade facing moi!!!
quite a family reunion, eh :)

photo-effe said...

sales are exhausting! a open bg shop

Meg in Nelson said...

Someone likes lamps! I'm combating our stuff now, too. In our case, there are so many books all over the place that it's not safe - especially as we keep hearing Nelson sits on a fault line. On the other hand, did you feel as if you could go shopping now that you have all that space?

Ratzfatz said...

Hi photowannabe,

look at the eyes of my littel friend and you know, how I feel my self. Anyway ... I am back
Thank you for your comment.

Still said...

A happy moment... Fine scene of daily life!

Ex-Shammickite said...

If (I mean when!) I ever move out of this big old house, there'll be the most humongous yard sale you ever saw! People will be coming from miles around, I'll probably have to hire some off-duty cops to direct traffic. I'm feeling tired just thinking about it!!

Anna said...

I love yard sales....I am so glad that it went well for you all! Isn't it nice to be done with all that! :)

Lavender Lady said...

Wow! Lots of treasures that hopefully went to live at some where else!

JAM said...

Dig that ruffly green lamp shade in the bottom, second from left. Put that dude on a lamp and break out the old Cheech and Chong lps.

Just kidding. Glad it went well, though I usually end up feeling yard sales are more work than they're worth. We have a local guy who picks up for a homeless mission in the area. Whatever is left, he'll haul off for free and they sell it in their store to help support the mission.

Kekiinani said...

WOW you had lots of work to do. Great that it all worked out and now you will have to sleep for the week!! Those sales are soooooo tiring :) But it is great when family all gets together to help out!! :) :) Glad it all worked out for you :)

Bill said...

When we moved from Virginia to Delta, we gave away 2 complete 24' truck loads of stuff, and brought on truck load. It felt good to lighten the load, but now that we are in our new home, I find we are bulking up again :(

Very Short Lens said...

You surely have a lot of shades, I agree with the others..

Pequete said...

Wow, it looks great! And I'm glad it went so well - it's good to be able to count on your family and friends!

bluemountainmama said...

it sounds wonderful....we used to always have a community yard sale every spring in our rural neighborhood in Ky. it was great fun, even for us kids, who would sell lemonade and cookies.

glad to hear you were able to find good use for the left-overs, too. it is such a freeing feeling to get rid of things....for me, anyways. i've been sorting through things, too...in prep for a move when we find a house to buy.

Ben said...

Sounds like you had wonderful time and great sale.
Those are fun to stop and I have to leave the cash behind otherwise...