Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BEFORE AND AFTER SALE SET-UP


                                           HOB NOBBER MEMORIAL DAY SALE 2013

BEFORE SET-UP...

BEFORE SET-UP: BOXES ALL OVER...



We had an amazing sale over the weekend! A BIG THANK YOU to all who braved the cold and rain and stood in line for almost an hour to get in the door!

BEFORE SET-UP: BINS ALL OVER


Rain and cold had been predicted all week but I kept hoping it would turn out nice. The weather man isn't ALWAYS right! I thought the yucky forecast might deter some from coming but almost an hour before the sale, there were people in line, three deep, umbrellas overhead and WAITING...IN THE RAIN!  Our customers are hearty folk! And they LOVE a bargain! And we are no different! We do the same when we're out hunting for treasures for our sales! Rain doesn't put a damper on FUN!

BEFORE SET-UP: FURNITURE ALL OVER


As always we worry about whether we have enough inventory! But, as always, we end up having MORE than the last sale! We kind of forget what we've bought until we start unpacking things to clean and tag. We opened up another room in order to have more space for items and also to have a bigger space for checking out. We DO "worry" that the lines our customers have to wait in to check out are so long that they get discouraged.  BUT we DO have a "holding room" where we hold our customers items as they look for more treasures. We had three people working the "holds" this time. It gets CRAZY in there! It's hard to keep up for the first hour and a half! People are quickly handing things off to us and then getting back to finding more stuff! They leave their stuff and their name and we tag it and add it to their "pile". We had a college age girl helping in there because I figured she could handle the fast pace! She was a great help but even SHE commented, "THIS IS STRESSFUL!".  There was confusion when there were two men with the same first and last names! One person took B. C.'s stuff and started a pile and another person took stuff from the OTHER B. C. and put it in the same pile! This pile was getting huge when we started to question it and found out that there were TWO B. C's! What are the odds?

READY FOR THE SALE...

AFTER SET-UP: SMALL LINENS ARE HANGING





QUILTS ARE ON THE VINTAGE RACK



ONE OF TWO HANGING RACKS OF LINEN



TEAL COLORS

SUITCASE FUN

VINTAGE SEWING MACHINE
CLOTHESPIN DOLLS
RED COLORS
 GARDEN CHAIR

These are just a few of the treasures that were available at our sale. I got so busy I didn't have time to take as many photos as I would have liked. We had more furniture than previously, most of which sold. I wish you all could have been there! We had some great stuff! Some great pieces that were hard for me to let go! But I can't keep everything!

So I'm taking a few days off to rest and then it's onto shopping for our next sale over Labor Day weekend!

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of hard work. I wouldn't mind waiting in line either ;-) love teeasure hunting! You put it all out so thoughtfully, so glad it was a big success again. Pam xx

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  2. I should have a yard sale too but I can't part with anything either.

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  3. I know it was a great sale! I can just see the people lined up to shop! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

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  4. It looks like fun; I would have LOVED to be there to see it all in person!

    ♥ Hope

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  5. The sale will be a break success - I see it was!

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