No Guts, No Glory!

10:49:00 PM

Today our library held a community craft fair/yard sale.
I was thinking about putting out a whole table of up-cycled 
treasures from Homeroad the Store.
After all, I think everyone likes my stuff, 
it is selling like hot cakes on Etsy...

But honestly...
I've never sold anything homemade face-to-face like that 
before and I was a little nervous...

I fretted about it for weeks and in the end 
I chickened out and decided to go with yard sale items...
But... 
since I promised a friend I would try, I brought 4
handmade items, just to see how they would sell...
And here they are...  
(recognize the chicken wire cloche?)
after all... no guts, no glory!

Well, to my great surprise... in 5 minutes, 3 were sold!...
before the fair even opened!
So I went home and got some more...
For the rest of the day I talked up my shop, handed out my cards...
and sold almost everything!
Yay me!

Oh and while I was there getting rid of stuff, I came home with some awesome finds...

A beautiful beveled mirror... 
This one's going white!
A gorgeous black iron shelf...
(the tag was still on it!)
 A red lantern...
 The back of an Adirondack Chair...
(wouldn't this look great with a mirror and some hooks... stay tuned!)
And this awesome (demijohn) bottle in a basket!
(I know I've seen these for about a zillion dollars!)
So all in all it was a great day!
I learned to be brave, to shop early, 
and oh yeah...
to wear sunscreen even if you don't think you'll need it!
Susan



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14 comments

  1. I am so proud of you! It does take guts...AND YOU DID IT! Good for you! You have great stuff. I'm not surprised. :)

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  2. I love all of your stuff!! I told my husband that when I get my craft room everything will be renewed!!

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  3. CONGRATS. AND YOUR TABLE LOOKED SO CUTE... THAT SOUNDS LIKE ALOT OF FUN.
    LAUREN

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  4. Yay You, indeed, Susan! I'm so glad to hear that your fears were for nothing and your stuff was loved "in person" as well.

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  5. Congrat. on selling your wares. Sounds like you had a great day. Love your goodies you took home. Wonderful. Have a great Sunday.

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  6. Wow, that was a best day ever!!! Glad you had great sales and proud of you for going outside your comfort zone! Absolutely, wonderful finds! Wish I'd been there too!

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  7. Congrats on your sales...good for you!! I love your Etsy shop so I am sure you would do good no matter where you set up to sell. Can't wait to see how your transform your finds!!

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  8. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for your sweet comment about my sailboat.
    I love the things you came home with! I would love for you to share them again at 'Treasure Hunt Thursday' linky party. : )
    I know you were thrilled to sell so many of your items at the sale. I'm going to check out your shop right now.
    Rhonda

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  9. Congratulations on your yard sale! Love the things you bought as well especially the bottle in the basket and the lamp.

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  10. Sounds great! I love the iron stand you found. So glad to hear you had a good sale.

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  11. I absolutely love your blog! Seeing your handmade & lovely creations has helped to inspire me to start my own blog.

    It's just in the beginning stages, but I'd love some new visitors and comments. I am working on a format and getting things set up.

    If you're interested, visit me at http://susanfavoritethings.blogspot.com

    Thanks & keep up the great work!
    Susan

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  12. It always is good when people appreciate your work. Congrats on the sale.

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  13. What great finds! I love that mirror, in fact I'm looking for one now so I'm a little jealous. :)

    Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Warrior.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  14. WAY TO GO!! I can see I need to gather some "guts" myself. Congrats on the pay off of being brave...and on some great finds!!

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Susan

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