October 11, 2011

The Sale


You know how I said I was never going to have another garage sale ever? Well, we had so much fun having it that I would almost consider doing it again. However, I have no plans to accumulate that much stuff again. We made a lot more money than we anticipated thanks in part to one of our first customers who bought almost $400 worth of stuff! Also, what a feeling to load the rest of the trappings of our old suburban life into the back of the car and drop it at the nearest donation center. While all of that was great, the highlight of the weekend was definitely the friendly people.


Well, that and Emma's bake sale! No more lemonade stands for her. She found her calling. I loved that people came up to her and talked to her like they knew her because her name was on her sign. She was very professional and prepared. Her packaging was adorable and all of her female customers really appreciated it. I think this girl has a future ahead of her. I'm thinking there is a Mom and Daughter shop in our future.

44 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm impressed Emma..a beautiful display. I think she knows what she is doing.

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  2. how fabulous ...moving to zionsville will definately need to go to ur next sale.hugs
    tabitha

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  3. I have sworn I will never have another garage sale either-unless it is to sell the garage itself!

    Our kids used to sell caramel corn (that they/we made) when we had our sales- It was always a big hit.

    Your daughter's "stand" is very professional looking...you are right- I see a shop in the future for you two! xo Diana

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  4. I want some of those baked yummies right now! When is Emma opening her bakery? :) Tricia

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  5. We had a ball at our sale, too! And the kids made a killing on Coopster's pumpkin bars.

    Love that Emma!!

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  6. She's adorable. Could she come and bake for me???

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  7. Cute! How did you make the tags?

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  8. WOW...what a way to start ~ your first customer buying $400.00 worth of treasurers.

    How cute Emma is and her goodie stand. Cute pkging too. (reminds me of the commercial of the lil girl doing a lemonade stand ~ it's a phone commercial, I believe.)

    Way to go Emma!!! xo

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  9. Well that is the cutest looking yard sale ever. Love the little paper bags.

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  10. Such a cute idea. Love the tags on the brown bags.

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  11. Emma's baked goods stand is so cute! My mouth is watering now, thinking of having a brownie.

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  12. Love it! Emma's stand is adorable! What fun.....now whatcha gonna do with your extra cash???
    xo~Jill

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  13. Wow -- what a great sale! Your Emma is adorable and so are her bags for her baked goods! Almost makes me want to copy and have a sale too! :)

    Janet

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  14. I love the stuff I got from you! You had a fab yard sale ♥

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  15. I was in "the Village" this weekend...driving all around looking for your sale...we were there for Soccer but would of loved to meet you and see your goodies :) Emma's stand is PRECIOUS!!!!

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  16. So glad it was such a huge success! I'm glad Emma had so much fun, too! :)

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  17. Emma you go girl!! When I saw the first pic without Emma I thought this was a cute extra table out front of a real bakery. I actually gasped in excitement when I saw Emma sitting there! How ADORABLE!! That girl is definitely going somewhere!!!!

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  18. It was great to see you again, and meet your fun husband! Glad you enjoyed the sale, and hope you enjoy your new blueray player! Camille has had a lot of fun with the marble game! Bummed to have missed Emma's bake sale. Saturday was booked for us. Please let me know of she does another!

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  19. Emma looks very professional, not to mention adorable, behind her counter!

    xo
    Claudia

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  20. You go for the Mom and Daughter shop! It has always been a dream of mine. I love Emma's tags! Bonnie

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  21. omg that is brilliant!!! good for her!! and good for YOU - $400?! wow!! totally worth the pain!!

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  22. Jen
    You've such a lovely and talented daughter! Emma seems like such a incredible joy! Upper IN has been in the 80's but here lower temps are coming! We've some color here but mostly sumac and sugar maples. have a splendid week from South Bend to you! Lori

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  23. I love when the kids get into something. Her packaging is adorable....but I would expect nothing less. Lincoln is now in the 'egg' business. We put a couple dozen in the car when ever we go where friends are gathered.
    XO~Hope

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  24. I love when the kids get into something. Her packaging is adorable....but I would expect nothing less. Lincoln is now in the 'egg' business. We put a couple dozen in the car when ever we go where friends are gathered.
    XO~Hope

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  25. Just sent this to my daughter who
    has wanted to own a pie shop forever
    she will just love it. Emma is my kinda girl.

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  26. Please tell me that silhouette stamp is from Michael's or anywhere else that will take my credit card.

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  27. What a wonderful success! Emma is adorable & she knows what she is doing!! Good for her & good for you!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  28. adorable. i would have spent $400 on the baked goods alone!

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  29. wow!

    mom and daughter shop for sure!

    ~ emma & mommy's sweet shop ~

    beautiful presentation! i think we all want to be emma when we grow up!

    xo
    elyse

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  30. How adorable! I love how her stand looks and her packaging is so cute!

    ~Shanon

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  31. Oh my goodness! Emma's bake sale is absolutely adorable!!! But I shouldn't be surprised : ) She looks to be so in her element behind that table selling her goodies in that fabulous packaging.

    <3 melissa

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  32. Wow, what a goodie table! I know you had fun. Jackie

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  33. I am charmed! I am going to have to show Baby Bee! I bet the baked goods are even more delicious than the adorable packaging. Sweet!

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  34. I would buy from Emma's beautiful bake stand! When my girls were little the best part of any yard sale we had was their lemonade stand. Well worth the hassel to see them interact with people and get the joy of selling their lemonade and cookies!

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  35. i have been thinking about this post all day. i really have. i love how emma has presented all of her baked goods. i may need to print that image out as an inspiration pic for my own kitchen.

    adorable!!! now i'm craving coffee ...

    xo
    elyse

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  36. Love how she shows great attention to detail! Mother Daughter Shop! That would be fun!

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  37. Glad to hear your garage sale went well. And Emma's bakery business? Wow, she has those goodies displayed so beautifully! Who couldn't resist buying baked goods from a sweet child, especially when the goods are priced so well and are beautifully displayed? I hope she enjoyed doing it and met some nice people!

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  38. i'm just catching up after a few days without my laptop on ......what a beautiful packaging idea and Emma
    s baked goods look simply yummy....I think the girl must open up her own shop.......I would come.....
    Andrea

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  39. I love Emma's bake shop! It kind of makes me wish that I could set up a table at the end of our driveway & have a bake sale -- why do kids get all the fun?? :)

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  40. Glad the sale went well. Emma's display looks very professional indeed. It would be hard to pass by, for sure.

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  41. I can't imagine a more charming bakery. Congrats to Emma's neighbors - they are lucky indeed.

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  42. I don't want to seem too nosy but the dance studio my daughter goes to is having a yard sale to help finance a trip to Chicago. I was wondering how well did your daughter Emma do with her baked goods? We're trying to figure out if it would be worth it. Love hoe she styled her area.
    Thanks,Debbie Kingham
    mkdk6@bellsouth.net

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