Saturday, July 11, 2009

"I've got lots of junk you need"

Dear Reader,
Laura here. One of my personal highlights of the garage sale season is the pilgrimage to Pierceton, IN where I assist my mother in hosting the annual Balke Family Sale. This year's sale was nearly seamless, excepting a bit of rain this morning that pushed our opening from 8 am to 9 am. With the help of an amazing tent courtesy of James Townsend and Sons, not even the weather could stop us!

Signage is key. young children, say a nephew, will also help bring in business.

My mother, veteran garage saler Kathy Balke, taught me everything I know about secondhand

Many thanks to Cydney and Lauren Townsend for setting up this lovely tent!

A fanny pack makes an excellent cash box!

The Hydrangeas were quite the topic of conversation.

It was a fantastic sale! Now time to clean up the leftovers...


  1. Lovely! I felt like I was there!

  2. No one will ever doubt your level of dedication if you're willing to wear a fanny pack for the cause!

  3. Fanny packs are a part of the cause! Fannypack=freedom!