Monday, September 19, 2011

It Was a Great Success!

A heartfelt "Thank You!" to all of you who actually and sincerely said a prayer for our Yard Sale! It was an immense success and we sold lots and lots of our junk (A-HEM,) I mean, extra and unwanted items. :D We had almost nothing left at the end of the sale... and lots of cash rustling and clinking in our pockets. :D Hurray! God is SoooooOOOOOO good.
Just so you have some small clue as to how much we actually got rid of, here are some pictures!
 Yup. Too much stuff. :) We had mostly clothes but lots of other things as well. And I added two stands of my handmade earrings to the array of available things to buy. We had a huge rack of clothes hanging along one whole wall of the carport and by the end of the garage sale it was almost EMPTY! Whew!
We cut some pretty great bargains for people and met some very interesting folks. ;)
I think I've heard enough twangy southern accents to last me for a while! :D Lol!

Our poor gravel driveway got all torn up with people trying to drive the wrong way up the hill in light little trucks or back out the wrong way with huge suburbans... *cringe* But everybody was ok and nothing too terrible happened that can't be fixed with a little raking smooth again. :D
 I was surprised that my Meow-Chi toys sold! :D Nobody knew what they were... I had to explain several times to clueless shoppers what the little robotic cats actually 'did'. They sing and dance and meow in cute robotic tones, people. How hard is that to understand? Haha!

In this picture you can see how tightly packed the clothes were on this rack (Later they looked a lot better because I color-coordinated them) ;) At the end of the sale we only had about 20 things hanging on it instead of the however many we started with! Yay! :)
We only had about 30 books or so but they all sold, even some old, dusty, piano music books!

All my Bath & Body Works perfume sold, thanks in part to the help of my sweet Mennonite friends. And most of the nail polish was bought. I was astonished! :)

Well, I hope you have a wonderful week! If you have nothing to do... you could go on over and see the newest batch of backgrounds at "I Love it!" Blog Designs. :D I love hearing which are your favorites!


  1. Glad to hear it was a success, Julia! Looks like you had plenty to sell and it sounds as if you sold quite a lot. I would have definitely bought those baskets from you if I could have come. ;) I love baskets. haha


  2. Yay for y'all! We've been wondering how much stuff y'all were able to relocate(as in move to someone else's home):) I'm so glad y'all did so well. It sure wouldn't have been fun to have to take everything back inside, eh?!
    Well, my lunch break is up. Happy day to you, friend!

  3. That is the nicest looking garage sale I have ever seen.

  4. Glad that everything went well and you were able to rid yourselves of your (ahem) *junk*. Wish I lived nearby; I'd have stopped by for sure!

    Oh, and thanks for the earrings; I got them yesterday :D

  5. I love how everything is set up!
    It definitely looks like an inviting yard sale. :-)

    Thank for sharing your success. Glad it all went well.


  6. Hi!
    I don't know if you remember me or not but I met you at GHEA and at McKenzie's Graduation. My name is Madison.You told me you weren't really good w/ names; maybe you remember me maybe you don't.:) I just thought I would say Hi!
    Looks like y'all had a really awesome garage sale. I know If my mom were there she would've bought those baskets.I'm glad that it went well for y'all.
    From the pics on your blog y'all have a really beautiful house. My dream house is a log cabin.:)
    Have a blessed day,
    Madison H.

  7. Hmm, must have missed this a few days ago when you first posted *good thing Jess found it for me! ;)

    Wow, wow, wow!!! Yes, I'd have to agree with Sarah..."That i*IS* the nicest looking garage sale I have ever seen"! :D Oh, LOVE your family's garage! :O If your garage looks that gorgeous the rest of your house must look! *dreamy sigh* :)

    It just blessed my heart to hear the the Lord provided! :D I am so thankful and praising right along with you!

    Love and Hugs!!
    Your sister in Christ,

  8. Thanks for the comments, everybody! :D

    Rachel, Thank you... I will have to give you a photo tour one of these days when all of the house is clean at once... :D Of course, my favorite room is *my* room. :D

  9. Cool!
    Garage sales are so fun:)
    God bless~


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