Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Barn Sale of the Century

Have you been wondering how The Barn Sale of the Century was? Well, then. Allow me tell you...

It was GREAT! And when I say "great," I mean G-R-E-A-T! Not only did we have a steady of stream of people all day long, we sold a GREAT variety of stuff, met some wonderful people AND, I think best of all? We learned a lot!

The weather was super cold, but Brady, bless his heart, set up the propane heater for us. If not for that heater, I think we would have frozen plumb to death! Brady was such a big help to me with this sale, and really, the little B's were, too. I put my blood, sweat and tears (literally, people!) into this sale, and I think my family felt neglected, at times. Yet they were right there for me when I needed them. And my bestie, Little Mama, was so worried she wouldn't sell a thing, the silly woman. Not only did she sell nearly all she had, she even got orders for MORE! She was such a Godsend to me all day long, ringing everyone up and giving me the moral support I needed. Again, I have no idea what I would do without Kim in my life - she is one amazing woman! And MY best friend, which I am so proud of...

The most difficult part of the sale (besides the setup and organization, which was quite an undertaking) was selling merchandise to our friends. Both Kimmy and I struggled with this - I would love to give my friends everything I have, frankly! But everyone who came was so generous and supportive and sweet and wonderful and made us feel like the blessed gals we are.

I did end up with a lot of leftover merchandise, so if you are in need of a one-of-a-kind work of western art, like a lamp, utensil holder, pencil holder, soap dispenser or a decorative vase, just let me know! I have plenty in stock, that's for sure! I need to send it all down to Texas where it would really sell, but I know the perfect homes will come along in good time for my "babies." I have a quite a few bracelets and earrings left, also. And sunglasses. And saddle blankets and reins. I have so much stuff leftover it is hard to believe we sold as much as we did!

In any case, next year is going to be even more spectacular, and this time I have an entire year to plan it. And NOW, my little B's are so happy, because we can finally "deck the halls" of the The 4 B's Ranch and live it up this Christmas season. Ho! Ho! Ho! (And a bottle of rum...!)

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