Thursday, July 30, 2009


heres our mailer....the postcard we are sending out to 3800 this year..... the stamps went up of course...we have about 800 on our email list....thats the easy part...i wold be afraid to give up the snail mail tho.....we print them here and will be stamping them tonight to be mailed out friday or sat....
i cant say enough about annual events....this one is about 30 yrs old.....every year.... and attendance has been as high as 1000....who knows this year....our garden party this year was almost on track....the big minus is the dealer buying...they havent been around much this year....
we comb the store and take out tons and tons....plus the auction leftovers all year which are in storage until next thursday...
i have to have extra help for the next 10 days....to do list for the week..... the yardsale tables stretch about 120 ft and are totally full and priced...we use color stickers to tell the clerks the price...
heres part of my list...
scheduling the 18 to 20 people for the big day....finishing up the advertising, sale pricing all the furniture, making room outside in the parking lot for lots of prim furniture, unloading the rough room,combing the store for all the merchandise that goes in all the different places..50 cents 24 4$ or half price.....its a true sale...and a way to get rid of all the leftovers, mistakes, damaged, tired of , overpriced, etc etc etc ...
this is so worth it...and im not complaining....have to say tho, in the old days the dealers would come on friday and buy up 7 or 8,000 of stuff.that was a great start to the big event.....thats not really happening anymore....the antiquers are about gone....and too many of the new store girls are closed or on budgets....hate that...

6 comments:

Relics said...

You have no idea, how badly I would like to go to your sale....I just mapquested it....4 hours and 18 minutes, or 209 miles.

Not so bad!!

(So if I came early, when I could I start buying????)
lol

deb
www.relics.typepad.com

ann at greenoak said...

no!!!!dh is horrible on that..lol...no early birds.... hes got me sticking stamps tonight..it would be so neat to meet you.......ann

Relics said...

Darn!! (Being an early bird is when you get all the best deals!)

Well if any of those metal pot scraper hearts, are in the yard sale, put a few of them aside for me!! lol

Hope you take lots and lots of before, and after pictures of the sale....

deb

Feather Your Nest said...

Relics - that is about my one way trip to Ann's and it is SOOOOO worth it. I've never been to the yardsale but thinking about it this year.... just to see it - that would make 3 trips in less than two months haha.

Ann - what are you planning for all those hearts????

ann at greenoak said...

they are on etsy....and here.... for some creative person to make?????
ann

sinnlighet said...

Sweden calling, love love love your blog!

Agneta