Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Southern Iowa Electric Co-op Christmas Expo

I was invited to have a booth at the Southern Iowa Electric Co-op Christmas Expo in Bloomfield,  Iowa.  I thought it would be a great way to advertise for my store and my upcoming Barn Sale.  In the past I have not made many sales at smaller venues like this so other than advertising my sights were set low. I already had my trailer full from a weekend show, so I just used the same stuff. (Not the best idea...lots of big pieces)
The building was setup nicely.  I had time to go around and see the other booths. There was a lot of variety. ..then the food truck rolled in!  Ugh, I can't remember their name but they are out of Pulaski.  Bbq, potatoes and noodles, cobbler...the smell was amazing.  I knew there was going to be a nice crowd! I even made a few sales before the doors opened.
Remember, the plan was advertising, so I tried to talk to everyone, but without being too aggressive!  I had a few sales,  but I had a lot of people say they would stop at the store or even come to my barn sale! 
At the end of the show some nice young men ;) helped me load the trailer and the ladies who helped me ended up making some purchases too! Thanks ladies!
It was a great event. I plan on going next year and you should too!


What have I gotten myself into!  I left last Wednesday for a show in Springfield, Missouri(over 6 hours away! ).  I posted about the show earlier;  2 Friends & Junk.   I was a little disappointed with the show...not a lot of traffic, so not a lot of sales.  The plus was meeting a lot of great people and getting some great ideas!  
Last night I drove to a nearby town,  Bloomfield.  They were having their annual Holiday Expo hosted by Southern Iowa Electric Co-op.  It was a wonderful event and I plan on doing it again next year. It was very funny because most of my sales were before and after the actual event! The best part was free advertising!
That brings us to today...I just made and devoured a whole batch of muffins!  Nervous eating. ..why? Because I have another show this weekend!
So, recap...left home Wednesday afternoon for Springfield.  Came halfway home and watched my sons football team in Columbia all day. Monday I spent all day in Bloomfield.  Tuesday I unloaded the trailer only to turn around and start loading it again.  Plus I cooked like 20 pounds of chicken so I would have food to  take with me. Tomorrow I will finish loading. Thursday I will unload and setup my booth. And Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I will sell, sell, sell(hopefully).  Did I mention it is in the teens today? Brrr...
What was I thinking!

Mark Chelgren shopped my booth!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Final Barn Sale of 2014

Make plans to attend. ..

2 Friends and Junk

I'm downfind men Springfield, Missouri at the 2 Friends and Junk event.  I drove over 6 hours to get here! I've heard so much about this show and the girls have done tons of advertising. ..Facebook,  billboards,  radio and t.v. commercials!  I will be honest when I say Fridays turn out was smaller than I'm used to,  but I'm excited to see what tomorrow brings!

Come find me...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Got cabinets? Cupboards? China Hutches?

I've scored two great china Hutches recently.  But, everyone calls them something different.  So, besides calling them awesome; what would you call them? 

This last one I would call a cabinet.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Recent Picks

I have came home with four trailer loads in the past couple weeks!  It is fun to buy but now that I host Barn Sales I have no storage space.  Unlike a lot of junkets I do not like unorganized spaces! I need to get organized before I go crazy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Storage Unit Sale

Here is what the inside of a lot of our storage units looked like...nothing like Storage Wars!  It was my first storage unit sale and probably my last!  :)