- For starters- this year we took a plunge and did a segment on Great Day SA- some of you saw us..... The SA being San Antonio! It was their morning show and we took a 'few' of our Goods that we would have at the barn! This was an after photo with some huge supporters of the Barn Sale- my Mom and my kiddos!
That show was just a bit of the advertising we did for the sale. There were Newspaper articles, ads, radio ads, postcards, fliers, blog posts, Facebook posts, Pinterest posts- we tried it all! And, our vendors post too! They share information about the sale with their customers, family, friends...you get the picture!
JB Wells park!
Into the Barn We go......
HUGE! Well, it is.... We just think by adding over 70 handpicked vendors that it feels a little more cozy once all of you arrive! We are so fortunate to have this facility here in Gonzales- it has been a great location for the Rusted Gingham Barn Sale the past 3 years!
iconic rusty truck! A few weeks before we hosted the Barn Sale at JB Wells for the first time we were invited to a wedding reception there- Yes- in the showbarn! It was very unique! I was able to create the cake for the bride- her decorating taste is awesome so I was delighted to be part of their day! The barn had a rustic elegant feel for their celebration. And this truck, well, it was the bar! They used the back end to serve drinks from! I loved it! I asked the family if the truck could be used for the barn sale and they graciously agreed. So, now 3 years later- I call- and here she comes!
Bluebonnet Smile. She kept me in line for months! Her and my Momma both! Katie would tell me- 'Don't worry girl, we got this!' Best part, I knew she meant it! I could not have survived without her skill and talent! And on the day before the sale- her sweet husband even got in on the fun by helping mark off booth spaces!!!
Scott Dierlam State Farm Insurance for hosting the Vendor check in booth with snacks and drinks!
Salvaged for these awesome vendor tags. I had a little idea for tags- but she had a great one! Loved seeing the roofing caps along with canning lids come to life as chalk signs for vendors to write their names on!
Vendors and friends alike jumped in just before sale time to get last bits of decorating finished!
festive fall party at the front- Just what I was hoping for!
The entrance..... I almost cried when I saw the finished product all together! This was a vision I gave sweet Kate of Lucky 1300. She took it and ran with it- and pulled in our friend Darcy as well. Girls- this is Just the vision I had! The sign should say by: Rusted Gingham & friends! I couldn't do it without them (have I mentioned that yet.......).
you will never know what your support and help meant to me!
And here are Tracy and I- the ground work on the web and technical stuff all started because of her many talents, time and skills! Thank you will never be enough.......
workers greeting each of you at the front- there were one or two more that we didn't get a pic of- but you were still smiling! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!! I love going places and being greeted with a smile- each of you were chosen because of your smiles and kind manners. I know shoppers appreciate being greeted with a smile- even if the line is long!
So while family, friends and myself are working to get it looking good for all of you....Vendors are working too! This picture below is hours after the empty barn photo- you can see what the vendors did in that time!
Lori Raabe took as many pictures as she could- and I love this one! It is a very different look than the empty one of the barn! I see so many little details when I look at a photo like this and think of more people that helped that never made it in a photograph. It is these that you see in pictures and so many others that make this weekend so special for so many! All of you know anytime you are at a 'production' that there have been many hands involved to pull it all off! That is definitely the case here. I could never express my gratitude enough to each of you that make the Barn Sale the special thing that it is! It would take me another paragraph to list all the names- names that are Highly Important to me! I will keep this list to myself- as they know who they are- and why they are special!
So from Rusted Gingham headquarters to your home- Hope you enjoyed your tour before the Barn opens.....
Next post will have more pics from the Barn Sale....
(Yes, I do realize the sale was in November and we are now at the end of January.....let's just say I've been swamped since the last trailer was unloaded. So, please be understanding as to the tardiness) And, feel free to find us on Facebook for more wonderful pictures from the barn sale!
Thank you to each of you that comes to be part of the sale- If it weren't for you- All that work wouldn't mean a thing!!!!!
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