Friday, April 26, 2013

Rural Route Rust Sale Recap

Hi friends!

Long time, no see. Or write. Whatever :)

These last couple of months have been such a whirlwind, and it doesn't look like I'll be slowing down anytime soon. Between Gather, getting ready to move, and work, I haven't had a bit of spare time. That's okay though, it's been so much fun {in between all the stress}!

I hope you were able to make it to the Rural Route Rust Sale at Bloom Where You're Planted a couple of weeks ago. I can't believe it's already been 2 weeks...but let me tell you, the Mr. and I needed about that much time off to recover. 

It was our first show, and I have to say that Bloom Where You're Planted did an amazing job {it was their first show too!} Rumor has it they're planning another show in the fall, so mark your calendars now. I'll update more when they've set a date, but you can bet we'll be there again! 

Enough of my blabbering, I know you want to see pictures, so here you go: 

I told people we planned to empty the store, and that's what we did end up doing. Saturday morning, we hauled a 16-foot cattle trailer down to the farm filled with almost everything Gather had to offer {we had to go back for a second trip on Sunday morning!} Here's the view from the front of our tent. We even took the sign down off the front of the store and hung it in the peak of the tent!

A little tour around the booth. We literally spilled outside of our tent...I guess 200 square feet just wasn't enough junk for us! I realized too late in the day on Sunday that I didn't take any pictures of our Sunday set-up. I also didn't make it around and take pictures of the other booths...I did manage to shop a bit though, and everyone had great things!

We also sold quite a bit of Miss Mustard Milk Seed paint! I hope everyone who bought it is loving it and is addicted to painting as I have become! Those of you who came to show heard me promise that we'll be offering classes and demonstrations at some point this summer. I'm hoping to schedule something during our Anniversary Open House in June, so look for details on that soon!

To everyone who came to visit us - thank you so much! We felt incredibly blessed to see our favorite customers, friends, co-workers, family, and to meet a whole lot of new people who we hope will become friends. It was so much fun, and the two days completely flew by. 

I have to say {publicly} how very fortunate I am to have a husband like Mike. Not too many guys would have given up 5 days to help me clean up a bunch of junk and move a store's worth of furniture {twice}. There's no way I could still be at this shopkeeper thing without his support! 

Coming up on the blog: some Miss Mustard Milk Seed projects {you can see a couple above, but there wasn't time for a full post on them before they sold}, custom painting at Gather, details about our Anniversary Open House, and hopefully some before pictures of the new house! 

I've missed blogging, so I hope to get back into the swing of things. Leave me a comment if you made it to the sale - what was your favorite purchase??  

Happy Friday, friends!