So, I know you all are going to laugh... but I think I'm starting to build a reputation around the office (at the day job) as the crazy junk lady. A coworker bought a (new to her) 1932 craftsman style home. She has been working on remodeling it. She got new windows and took out all of the old ones. Which were the original windows to the house. She gave them to me. We left work a little early on Friday so that I could go to her house and pick them up. When she was having the windows replaced the men were going to just throw them away, but she asked them to save them for me. Isn't that sweet? There were 14 in total. Here they are in the back of my truck.
So Saturday morning I got up way before the sun and was at my set up location for the flea market just as the sun was rising (about 5:45A). Dad and mom arrived shortly after with the trailer full of stuff. We set up as quickly as we could. We started having shoppers around 7A and the market was not even set to open until 8A. We were still rearranging and making the booth look decent well into the 9A hour. But, it was insanity. There were times when I had probably 50 or more people looking at all of my stuff. I had no times for pictures of the before. It was just too much. At times it was even too much for all 3 of us to handle. By 10:30 I was ready for a cold beer. I was able to snap some pictures when we had a few lulls in the crowd. I'm guessing that at least 5,000 people walked through my space and even more walked by (hey - their loss! I know not everyone is in to "old junk").
Standing in the back - a view to my left.
Standing in the back - a view to my right.
Standing in the front a view to the right.
There weren't very many windows left at the end of the day. I think about 10 had already been sold at this point.
It was just the perfect day. We were shaded under 2 big trees all day. We had the best hosts that let us set up in their front yard. And, I hit my weekend goal just on Saturday. We decided that we weren't going to go back on Sunday for a few reasons: 1. it was raining all morning; 2. I hit my monetary goal on Saturday; 3. Sunday is usually pretty light traffic-wise; 4. we were all EXHAUSTED. I did capture a couple of pictures of how empty the trailer was when we finished loading it all back up.
And finally - my friends over at Junkey Monkeys brought me this... (Also check out their page for a few funny pictures from Woodruff this weekend... like free condoms, "snake charmers", and large wizard hats... I'm not joking... You never know what you will find at Woodruff!)
I added this cool S to my fireplace decor. I can't show you the other side -- it's still a mess. And who has time to completely style their fireplace for a quick pick to upload to Facebook? ;)
Anyways, then I binge-watched the entire second season of Orange is the New Black on Sunday and ate pizza for 2 meals. It was awesome.
So, I am going to be having a few garage sales over the next month. Going to continue to de-stash what was left in the trailer. I also want to sell some stuff from my house, so I can replace it with (new to me) old stuff!
Thanks to all of you who came out on Saturday. Thanks to those of you who sent me encouraging messages on FB, emails, and comments on the blog.
Where I'll be linking up this week:
Show and Share
History and Home
Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Miss Mustard Seed