Monday, May 14, 2012

Our First Annual Crossroads Garden Club Yard Sale

Over the weekend we had a Crossroads Garden Club Yard Sale. We asked our club members to donate garden (or yard sale) items for the Garden Club and invited members set up tables around the barn to set up their own yard sales, too. Above from left, Wilma Smith, Paul Boylen and Deberah Williams in front of the Crossroads Garden Club table.

 Charlotte Nelson displaying her wares. She brought garden items she had made to sell and her booth was a big hit with customers, especially her china bird feeders and her terrariums. They were perfect for Mother's Day presents. Charlotte normally sets up on Saturdays in Newnan where she sells canned goods, extra vegetables, plants and her beautiful handcrafted items. You can pick up these items on market days at the old Fairgrounds in Newnan.

Garden club member, Angela McRae also set up her table in the shade and enjoyed visiting with other members while waiting on customers.

I want to thank all the members who brought items to sell at the Yard Sale. This was a last minute endeavor but even with very little time to prepare, we made a nice sum of money and enjoyed visiting with one another--and our steady stream of customers. We even met some prospective new club members!

I sold many of my extra pot-bound tomato, pepper and lavender plants. We sold cuttings from a gardenia bush and we also had some very nice plants of various kinds grown by club members. We had old pots, annuals, perennials of various kinds and I even bought some much needed hostas to plant in my landscape.

Some of our members also made money for themselves and cleaned out old yard sale items--and that is always a good thing.

After packing up, we decided it was a very successful event and we would like to do it again next year. This time we will have plenty of time to prepare!

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