my lame nod to the holidays #1
I'm not a big fan of holidays to begin with, and definitely not one to decorate my booth for holidays. I barely even shop specifically for holiday items. I'll leave it to the pros (Beth, Gina, Suzy, et al). And I'm definitely not gonna arm-wrestle anyone over a putz house at an estate sale.
my lame nod to the holidays #2
So, it makes sense that I'm completely out of sync with preparing for RETAIL holiday season (meaning NOW). I only deal with holidays when they are upon me. Gulp. With real-life issues (work, family) encroaching, my radar was down that the first weekend in November was our big holiday market sale at Chartreuse. Double gulp.
Don't get me wrong: I love me some toy trucks with bottle-brush trees, sleds, ice skates, snowglobes, and the like. I just never got around to buying any this year. I was braced for a low-paycheck sale. It was my fault, so I had to face reality.
Fortunately, my fellow Chartreuse vendors pulled out all the stops! For this sale, we were open for FOUR whopping days, and faced stiff competition from 2 other monthly sales and the legendary DC Big Flea.
But there's joy in numbers—an embarrassment of riches—and the shoppers cleaned us out! Not only did they buy the extraordinary holiday decor, but they were buying big expensive pieces of furniture! They were buying chippy prims, painted furniture, and farmhouse galore.
The good news? Everyone re-stocked for our regular monthly sale coming THIS weekend.
Well, everyone except me.
* Fancy, beautiful photos are courtesy of Chartreuse and Co. and feature items available at this weekend's sale.
Note: For those following, we finally moved my parents up from Florida to Virginia this weekend and move-in day is tomorrow. Such begins a new chapter in my family life. If it means a few low-paycheck sales, and less junking for a month or two, it's a small price to pay. Just means y'all have got to pick up my slack in the holiday junking!