Monday, May 25, 2015

Garage $ale. . .

Not just a Garage $ale On Crooked Creektt,
but also, an Out ~ Of ~ Business ~$ale for our Bits 'n Pieces!

Since "Mr. Ed's" stroke this past Autumn,
we made the decision in January to close Bits 'n Pieces.

We held our Out ~ Of ~Business ~$ale in conjunction
with our City Wide Garage $ale for optimum participation and success.

What a relief to get all of the furniture and creative designed merchandise
out of the lower level Family Room and my creative space in Studio One!

Our double car garage was filled to the brim 
with Bits 'n Pieces Fall inventory, left over 2014 Spring inventory
plus our 2015 Project decor items!!!

I was thrilled to see most of our Bits 'n Pieces furniture $ell!!!

"Mr. Ed's" adorable primitive blue cabinet 
and all but one chalkboard $old, also!!!

One set of black cats and pumpkins $old!

Both sets of block Snowmen $old!!!

Every chair we had $old!!! 
Every lamp we had $old!!!
Ladder, too!!!
All the lanterns and all the enamelware. . .$old!!!

Oh my goodness. . .you can visually see how "sparse the pickin's"
were on the last day of our $ale!

"Mr. Ed" and I felt truly blessed 
by the $uccess of our Out~Of~Business~$ale /Garage $ale!!!

Those "few" items that didn't $ell
were donated to our local Thrift Shop and Goodwill.

Some of "Mr. Ed's" handmade pieces 
will be added into the Silent Auction for our Church Missions in December.

All~in~all. . .it was a very busy three days, but well worth the effort!

Both, "Mr. Ed" and I are grateful for the opportunity 
to have met some amazing people within our community.

We thank all our friends and those community members whom shopped
with us to make our closing business a pleasant experience and memory.

As we close this chapter in our lives On Crooked Creektt,
we are filled with anticipation at the possibilities that lie ahead for us!

Until next time. . .

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Rita C at Panoply said...

Wow, Pat, your setup for your sale undoubtedly helped your cash flow - it all looks spectacular. I know if I had come, there were a LOT of things I would've bought too. So nice and clean, ready to use - the best! So glad it was successful for you, and now such a load off your mind. A project well done! Now you can rest a bit, or a lot. ;)

Marigene said...

It sounds like you did well getting so much sold...whoever bought that beautiful table/desk got a gem...I would have fought them for it!
Have you been getting rain every day, like this side of the prairie? I am sick of it, I need some sunshine!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Pat, it looks like your sale was a huge success! I am sure it was a little bittersweet to see it all go! You had so many pretty things! I'm sure all of your items have some happy new homes! Hope you had a blessed Memorial Day!

podso said...

Congratulations on your success in closing the business. It sounds like you did things right. I look forward to hearing about your next "chapter!"

Unknown said...

Pat ~ If I lived just a wee bit closer you can bet I would have been racing over. You 'styled' your inventory to make one want to buy up all the goodies you had for sale. Wonderful that it went so well.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Congrats on your successful sale!!

Faye Henry said...

So great that your sale went so well..I know how much hard work this takes.. So glad I came across your blog from Rooted in Thyme.. I am your newest follower..

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I would have loved to come to your sale and buy, buy, buy! So happy for you to have sold so much.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I am glad your sale was a success and that you could make a profit. Now on to the next adventure, huh!? I wish I could have been there. I saw several things I loved!!!

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

Oh my goodness, so many great pieces! That's a sale I wish that I could have been at!
I'm so happy that it was successful for you.
Thanks for sharing at Something to Talk About!

Benita said...

So many wonderful items! I'm glad you were able to have a successful sale. I know it was a bittersweet time for you! Have a great day!

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

Congrats on being a Featured "Most Clicked" link from last week's Something to Talk About!