Monday, June 2, 2014

The Oliver and Rust Spring Show....that's a wrap!

Well the weekend is over and we survived. We had the best weather a girl can ask for plus the fact that if it had rained we would have been screwed. We had so much more inventory than last time as we were setting up we were wondering where we were going to put everything. A lot of the extras ended up spilling out onto the driveway inviting people in, some earlier than planned on account of the fact that our neighbour was having an actual garage sale at 8am. The garage salers were a bit confused about the concept of the vintage sale in a garage but not being a garage sale.
I had an awesome support staff in my mom aka styling partner, cashier, advice giver, cheerleeder and my brother who also manned the cash not believing that we would be so busy that a calculator would be absolutely necessary. I remembered the need of a calculator at 3 in the morning Saturday and ran downstairs to download an app for our Ipad and make sure it was fully charged. He admitted being wrong after the 9-11:30 insanity. Trevor was just as kept up as I was with talking as everyone was introducing themselves by their handles (instagram, facebook etc.) and it was amazing getting to meet so many readers, give advice and counselling where needed and general chit chat. I was forced out of the checkout duty because of my chit chattiness slowing down the line.

And to conclude my chattiness for today, a big big thank you to the helpers, shoppers and people who just came to browse and show some love. We aren't doing this business alone and everyone seems really excited about the prospects in this area. We sold about 60% of our stuff and are giving a big sigh of relief we don't have to cart all of back into the stockroom.

Picture time.....

And that's a wrap!

savvy southern style
miss mustard seed 


  1. Love! My husband and I are getting ready for an antique and vintage porch sale at the end of the month. We are excited and hope that it will be a sucess. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. so many lovely things. good thing i wasn't there, my husband would have killed me!!

  3. OMGoodness, so many pretty things! A couple of us are planning an event something like this in early fall. I only hope that mine looks as half as good as yours. Enjoy your day, Gail

  4. What beautiful things you had for sale! I would have loved your sale! Congrats!

  5. Wish I lived in your neck of the woods. You did a wonderful job of staging everything. Sure looked like fun.

  6. Meg,
    What a wonderful sale you had. You did such a wonderful job on all the displays and I saw so many things that I would have loved to take home with me. I would love to have you share your show at my Show and Share Party today.


  7. Loving everything about this sale! Great job and such beautiful things!

  8. Awesome! Wishing we were in the neighborhood!

  9. Visiting from SSS... you're actually on my blogroll and some how I missed this original post, so I was glad to see your link there. I love the large lettered signs. Very cool. So glad it went well for you!

  10. OMG Meg, is that a huge ottoman with pillows on it that needs to be reupholstered??? Is it for sale? Did you sell it? Email me! Let me know!

  11. I want one of everything please....


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