November 16, 2012

Barn Sale 2012 in Review!

What a Weekend!!!!  W-O-W!!!  That is how we summed up our Friday and Saturday experience at the 5th Annual Barn Sale in Gonzales, Texas! Thank each and every one of you that came to shop, that came as vendors and that came in your hearts! We had at least 2200 people from babies to grandparents and all ages in between come spend Friday and Saturday with us! The barn was full- yet still welcoming and cozy!  We had SO many compliments on how nice each of the vendors were and that many great conversations were had among shoppers and vendors!

Shoppers came from all over- I wish I had a map with pins at the front showing where from in our great state!  We had; the Woodlands, Beaumont, Balinger, Marble Falls, Corpus, Hondo, Kilgore and all points in between! It was so fun to visit with shoppers to see where they were from, how they heard about the show, and what they found! I can pretty much assume that not too many people went home with empty hands!!! This includes vendors- we all enjoy shopping from each other!!!

Our show photographer on Saturday- Spur of the Moment Photography, carried chalkboards and asked that towns of attendees be written so we could see where people came from! You might recognize these faces- they are actually vendors- Brandi and Mickey from Accumulations and Kristi of Checkered Past.  They were all smiles- the weather kept a lot of people smiling!  God blessed the weekend with warm air and light breezes!
You may recognize these two vendors as well-It's us- Tracy & Suzanne of Rusted Gingham!!! We enjoyed hosting some of  THE BEST vendors in the state!  Several drove for hours just to be part of the Barn Sale- and they were not disappointed! We were smiles all weekend- thanks to all of you for being part of the weekend! Friday photographer Lori Raabe caught all kinds of great signage from the show!
Goodness Gracious---We had the 'Goods'!!!!!  The barn was overflowing with them! Our tag line- Antique, Unique, Vintage, handmade, re-made and otherwise made Goods sums up what was there! We didn't get to make it to all the booths- but tried!!!  We saw SO many CoOl and unique things- Wow- Talent abounded!!!! We have received so many Positive compliments on the selection of vendors and their wares- we are 'selective' on which vendors are part of the show and we think that is what makes it so special!  So thank you for appreciating what was there!!! The vendors also complimented the shoppers- such nice people, and they loved the kids!  WE do too!!!!!  Our youngest vendors made us Smile all weekend long!!!!
Cowboys & Cowgirls came to visit from the Texas Jr. High and High School Region 6 rodeo just across the walkway- these signs didn't last long....Happy Trails to them!
The displays and 'mini shops' set up in the barn were delightful- it takes a lot of time and thought to go into these displays and we appreciated vendors for their hard work!  We had several first time vendors that you would have never known it was their first time- and they probably had the most fun!
Vintage Soul made a lot of shoppers happy with their selection, and I'm pretty sure they didn't go home with too much of these Goods pictured below! Vendors spend time all year shopping, fixing, painting, re-wiring, gluing, sanding, folding, sewing, creating- all to pull together for shows like ours.  We are so Blessed that each of them wanted to be part- and that the shoppers that came wanted to enjoy their Goods!
At the end of the day Saturday the skies darkened and a few showers came through- but what followed was a sign of God's glory and his promise- a Beautiful rainbow- a Double Rainbow!  We felt double blessed from our new friends, new vendors that have become friends and shoppers - we could not have the show without you!

Looking ahead to 2013!
Tracy & Suzanne

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  1. So sorry I missed it, looks like a great time!! going to work very hard to make it next year!

  2. It was so great, thanks again!!


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