I made $100 today selling my soy candles and gift baskets at Somers’ Harvest Festival. That was less than I had hoped to make — but wait until you see what I bought with that money and why all my hard work was worth it!
I had been up preparing for the sale until 3:30 AM, and Don, Landon, and I were ready to fight for a great spot at 7:30 AM. I have the cold to prove it — I overdid it with not getting enough sleep just a tad bit the last few days.
I was worried about not getting a good spot when I heard that Saint Luke’s Church Tag Sale had 75 vendors last year. It was a zoo trying to park, but I found the perfect spot in the middle of the front lawn and started setting up with Landon while Don drove to get the second load.
Landon was such a great little helper. He is into being a cashier right now — he wants me to work in a store behind the register so he can help me. Asking him to divide up the change I had brought for our tool box “cash register” was right up his alley.
I didn’t sell as many candles as I had hoped, but I was happy to get rid of some items we didn’t need anymore. And this was the trial run for Holiday Happiness on December 1, the uber-craft show thousand flock to to buy their holiday gift here in Westchester. They will be more receptive to my items. Trying to sell my handmade things to people who have their mind on tag sale prices was a bit tricky.
The weather could not have been more beautiful, and I didn’t mind being out there for 9 hours. Don took L to soccer in the middle and when they came back, I got to look around. I had scored fabric samples for just $2 each in the morning, and some coffee cups, but the best what yet to come!
$35!It has wheels and totally fits with a magazine rack I bought a couple weeks ago, also with little wheels. It immediately found it’s space in our home, and even though Don lugged it home only under protest, he has to admit that this was a steal.
I can’t wait to show you what it looks like now — this picture doesn’t do it justice at all.
And then I noticed this big watercolor painting for only $8. Sold! Again, you can’t tell how beautiful it really is, but I already exchanged the existing painting we had over our bed with this one and will show you pictures soon. It’s an original by a French painter, Francois Brochet. It’s definitely worth more than $8.