saturday's sale



Saturday we had the yard sale, as planned. My friends and I dragged ourselves out of bed at 7, set everything up, and then made a quick porch display (to beautify things) using my kitchen stool, roses from my parents' garden, and a yellow lantern I was selling.




Above are photos I took about halfway through the day of our stuff (not including the clothes tables). We ended up selling over half of everything, until it looked like it might rain so we packed up. I was glad to give so many of my things a second home - especially wedding presents I've never used. Hooray for passing things on to strangers.





And, by the end of it all our feet were killing us! Yard sales can be a lot of work. So we treated ourselves to chinese takeout & homemade sangria, and watched Alice in Wonderland while the storms rolled in.

27 comments:

Krystle Rose said...

Your house is so pretty!

Did you guys sell a lot at the sale? I'm usually that annoying person that tries to haggle down prices if they're too high, haha. I probably would have tried to buy the pretty lights strung across your porch.

wakako said...

It looks so pretty! I hope it was fruitful day!
-wakako

Bonnie said...

Yard sells are tons of work! You definitely treated yourselves right afterward. :) I'm so glad you had a productive day. Oh, and that is one of the prettiest little yards sells I've seen. Love the vase with flowers. :)

xoxo,

Bonnie

Alicia Clinton said...

aw your sale is definitely the prettiest yard sale i've ever seen. i'm sure people had fun shopping your things! and your house is just adorable! i love it!

Fee-AMore said...

It's wonderful to know you had the prettiest yard sale! I can totally imagine the feeling of seeing those "once yours" items finding a second home with strangers. Well, i guess it's a good feeling after all.

And your yard is so lovely. Heh did anyone bought the yellow lantern? If not, i think you should just leave it there!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

What a lovely yard sale! Presentation is everything. I would have swept up those mags! :) Your house is exquisite too!

Heather J said...

you're so cute! i love that you beautified the front porch. I definately would've stopped by! Glad the sale went well!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

these photos belong in real simple. this is the cutest yard sale since i don't know when! i'm so happy it went well. and thank you for the congratulations the other day — i'm thrilled!

RedRedOrange said...

I wish I stumbled upon a yard sale like that, I want all of your fabric remnants and shoes! Isnt is awesome to purge your life of things that you no longer need? Best. feeling. Ever!

Angie said...

That sounds like a rough yet wonderful day! I would have LOVED to come across that yard sale! I see some things I wouldn't mind having. :)

this free bird said...

how fun is this?? i was just wondering about your sale this morning and am so glad you posted pictures. they are lovely. the one with the fabric in the box is an absolute favorite.

you have a super cute house alli! um, is that a jute rug under your feet?

MH said...

Thats the most darling yard sale I've ever seen! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm so happy to know about yours now too!

Colleen said...

Yay! Looks like a successful yard sale, I bet it felt good to get rid of stuff. I'm starting the clean-out process now before we start our lives together. Your house is so charming, I love it! It's fun to know you're not too far in MI. We might be moving to Milwaukee. :)

PS- Glad to know I'm not the only one who knew the J.Crew model, hehe ;)

and flowers pick themselves said...

i love the way you arranged this! there's nothing more annoying than poorly organized yard sales.

:)

xo Alison

Alicia Clinton said...

i'll look forward to your post to answer the questions! and teaching is fun more than anything else...i honestly can't believe i get paid to do it:)

Sarah said...

hope the sale went well. Sure looked cute!

Cassie said...

Your house is really pretty Alli. Love that you were selling magazines - I would have snapped them all up!
xx

Lana said...

Sounds fun, such a pretty looking sale and gorgeous house!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

ok.. i am having a garage sale in a few weeks, and i have a feeling- it will not be as glammed out.

i think i would have actually shopped at yours!!

iva yaneva said...

I wish I was at that sale :)) By the way, in the photo with the magazines the two on the right look like they are connected and the girl's hair continues on the second magazine. I am such a dork for noticing that :)))

christine said...

This is by far the best looking yard sale I'd ever seen! Nice work.

caroline said...

that is one pretty yard sale! nice work.

Kimia Kline said...

i dont think ive ever seen a yard sale look so inviting/beautiful.

{The Perfect Palette} said...
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{The Perfect Palette} said...

I agree with Kimia, this yard sale is so inviting.

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

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