Saturday, October 25, 2008

What a week it has been!

I have been so-ooooo bad. I've been home from the fall sale at Red Barn MN for almost a week and am just now telling about it. On top of that, we had a Tomboy Tool party this past Tuesday with Tomboy Cheryl Woodward and it was awesome!! There were about 15 of us at Gatherings & Gifts and we purchased a truckload of tools! Cheryl, thanks for such a great evening. You have to come back to St. Charles again sometime. And next time, I will remember my camera. Unfortunately, for this one, there are no pictures.

Back to the fall sale at Red Barn. This sale is in a barn in rural Buffalo MN. I stayed at my friend Kari's house for a few days during the sale. She owns "the barn." We vendors set up our booths on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday morning the shoppers were lined up outside waiting for the doors to open. Here's the scene as I walked from the house to the barn.


There were wagonloads of salvage -- old doors, windows, various pieces of iron, posts, a wringer washer, a porch swing, a sink, grates, even books at rock bottom prices.



Inside were the pumpkin greeters and a barn full of treasures old and new for fall, Christmas and everyday decorating.

















There was no indication of a recession at this sale. Minnesotans know how to shop! I made more new friends and had a ball working at the sale. The days were long and the nights short, but we had fun! Thanks, Kari, for putting up with me for days!

A couple days after coming home from Red Barn, I was off to From the Heart Boutique with more of my goodies. From the Heart is in my town - St. Charles - and is open Friday through Sunday for 6 weekends starting November 7. Barb the owner has been running this boutique for around 14 years. Since it is open just 3 times a year, people flock to St. Charles to shop during those special times. I'm looking forward to working a few shifts during these 6 weekends. I miss my customers!! This should be an excellent chance to visit with many of them. Stop in and see me some time!!

Marge