This year I helped my friends Kathy & Jeff with a booth they had at the WLYS!
This was their first year (and they said their last) doing the sale. While it was 'fun' it was also an enormous amount of work. Tents, tables, renting a truck to get all the stuff there, unpacking and then there was the rain!
They set up on Sunday and maned their booth everyday. The official sale is Thur-Sun but many of the booths are there for a full week. Long, hot days!
This was my 6th year of attending the WLYS and I have seen it change over the years. With the change in the economy, many people shop but everyone is looking for a bargain!
A BIG bargain!
Now I know they made sales but since it wasn't my booth I don't know if they made enough to consider it worthwhile. I hope to have another discussion with Kathy about it all, but she is already back at work teaching Kindergartners!
Kathy & Jeff are like me and enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Being 'pickers' would be a great job...the selling maybe not so much. We all had a great time talking to the shoppers and everyone was so nice.
They had about the best eclectic collection of items in any booth in their area. I walked around and enjoyed visiting the other booths but bought most of my items from them. They really did have the best selection! A little bit of everything!
It was fun to help them arrange displays as things sold and I really enjoyed my one day there!
I saw many many things I would have loved to bring home, but since I've been downsizing I held it to just a few items I really loved!
(see that post here)
I was there on Thur so not sure how much was left by the end. After taking these photos many items sold including some to me!
(my pink bowls are in this photo).
Lots of vintage bottles but I resisted!
We were also lucky that the location they choose had a real bathroom
(as opposed to porta potties)
Wed there were so many rain storms they had closed up before I arrived. Thur it was sunny and warm but there was a nice breeze. We made sure to stay hydrated as we talked, shopped and sold!
You need help when you do this and their daughter was on hand all week to help out. I had a great time hanging out with her also.
While I really enjoyed my day with them, I must admit I was ready to close up at 5pm and call it a day. I drove home that night (3 hours) but was glad to sleep in my own bed. Kathy & Jeff had put me up on Wed night and even took me out to dinner!
I had such a great visit with them!
This is my last photo of their booth. They also had jewelry, sewing items and those wonderful pillows Kathy made! So I must say, if you didn't see at least ONE item you would have bought then you have more will power then me!
All in all I had a wonderful time, but I know for sure I would rather be a buyer then a seller!
Thanks again Kathy and Jeff for your great hospitality and for letting me hang out with you!
Now the winner of the WLYS 2013 giveaway is
Vicky @ Life on Willie Mae Lane
Vicky please email me your address and I will get your yard sale goodies sent to you!
Wishing you JOY,