Posted by: tgonzales | October 12, 2015

Days Leading up to the Kansas Barn Sale 2015 and the Kansas Barn Sale 2015

First off my little Megan turned 13 while I was away from here.

First off my little Megan turned 13 while I was away from here.

Megan decided that she just wanted a few people over for her birthday and that included me (Gran Gran) and Poppy. Jennifer made an amazing bunch of grilled meats and veggies. Jennifer has become a grill master and I love it when she invites us over for a meal.

Megan decided that she just wanted a few people over for her birthday and that included me (Gran Gran) and Poppy. Jennifer made an amazing bunch of grilled meats and veggies. Jennifer has become a grill master and I love it when she invites us over for a meal. Thank you Jennifer and Megan for having us over for your 13th Birthday. Love you both.

First off my niece Angie has her own little crafty company called Little Yellow Chair. Angie is the lovely lady on the right. At the end of September she had a booth at the Fall Cricket Alley Craft Show.

I have to brag about my niece Angie and her little crafty company called Little Yellow Chair. Angie is the lovely lady on the right. At the end of September she had a booth at the Fall Cricket Alley Craft Show.

I love seeing all the cool furniture that she has redone.

I love seeing all the cool furniture that she has redone.

Of course I especially this turquoise desk. I wanted to let everyone know that Little Yellow Chair and Angie will be at the Unique Antique Market this coming Sunday, October 18, 2015 with some really cool things that she has redone. The market is at the Sedgwick County Extension Center located at Ridge Road and 21st St. The market will be held from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. I'm looking forward to seeing all the cool things that Angie has come up with for this market.

Of course I especially love this desk and I know you all know why. Anyway, I wanted you all to know that Little Yellow Chair and Angie will be at the Unique Antique Market this coming Sunday, October 18, 2015 with some really cool things that she has redone. The market is at the Sedgwick County Extension Center located at Ridge Road and 21st St. The market will be held from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. I’m looking forward to seeing all the cool things that Angie has come up with for this market.

On to the days before the barn sale. I took off work a few days before and had my hair done by my amazing hair stylist, Bri. I decided that I wanted to turquoise for my little bit of hair color this time.

Now on to the days before the barn sale. I took off work a few days before the sale and had my hair done by my amazing hair stylist, Bri. I decided that I wanted to  have turquoise for my little bit of hair color this time. I also got pampered by Miss Liley who made my nails pretty with turquoise enamel with sparkles.

Of course John always has to make his faces when he first sees my hair after I get it cut and colored.

Of course John always has to make his faces when he first sees my hair after I get it cut and colored.

This is the sequence of his

This is the sequence of his

reaction

many faces and reaction

to my color.

to my color.

I love to see his reaction and I have reassured him that I'm still the same person no matter what my hair color is. :)

I love to see his reaction and I have reassured him that I’m still the same person no matter what my hair color is, so he’s ok with it. 🙂

I loved the time that I had before and after the barn sale, because I was able to spend it with my little Megan and John.

I loved the time that I had before and after the barn sale, because I was able to spend it with my little Megan and John. Here we are having a late lunch at Emiliee’s. I love Megan’s fish lips, I laugh every time I see this photo.

The day before the barn sale we reserve a motel room for two nights near the sale. Last year and this year our dear friends Susie and Korey have stayed at the same motel the night before the sale and then they shop the sale the day of.

The day before the barn sale we reserve a motel room for two nights so that we can relax and do some pre-setup on the day before, then we stay all night after the barn sale. Last year and this year our dear friends Susie and Korey stayed at the same motel the night before the sale and then they shop the sale the day of.

Here we are enjoying a relaxing soak in the hot tub. We always have such a wonderful time with Susie and Korey and we never seem to want it to end.

Here we are enjoying a relaxing soak in the hot tub. We always have such a wonderful time with Susie and Korey, and this year was no different.

I was asked by my sister when I might be satisfied with having enough crocheted items for the booth,

I was asked by my sister when I might be satisfied with having enough crocheted items for the booth,

and I told her that I am never satisfied with how many items I have and I seem to always make just one or two more things the morning of the sale. This year was no different.

and I told her that I am never satisfied with how many items I have and I seem to always make just one or two more things the morning of the sale.

I asked John to take a picture of me with my booth and this is the best one out of 10 pictures. :)

I asked John to take a picture of me with my booth and this is the best one out of 10 pictures. 🙂

Here is the view looking in.

Here is the view looking in.

One part of the back table,

One part of the back table,

I liked this one because I can see myself in the mirror, over there on the left. HAHAHAHAHAHA

and the other part of the back table. I liked this one because I can see myself in the mirror, over there on the left. HAHAHAHAHAHA

I love the way the ponchos looked on their mannequins.

I love the way the ponchos looked on their mannequins.

I think the tables looked better this year because they weren't so overcrowded.

I think the tables looked better this year because they weren’t so overcrowded.

The biggest seller was the hats, then came the headband/earwarmers,

The biggest seller was the hats, then came the headband/earwarmers,

then the fingerless mitts,

then the fingerless mitts,

and then the American Girl doll accessories.

and then the American Girl doll accessories.

I love, love, love

I love, love, love

the turquoise display case.

the turquoise display case. Thank you Melinda for the lovely turning display case.

 

It worked so well that John doesn't seem to mind that he had to rearrange his shed in order to store it.

It worked so well that John doesn’t seem to mind that he had to rearrange his shed in order to store it.

I loved seeing all the shoppers waiting in line and the headlights of cars coming into the barn sale.

I loved seeing all the shoppers waiting in line and the headlights of cars coming into the barn sale.

Here we are just before the swarm of people came in.

Here we are just before the swarm of people came in.

Oh my gosh it was wonderful to see dear friends; like Donna

Oh my gosh it was wonderful to see dear friends; like Donna

and Megan. I got a kick out of John's photo bomb.

and Megan. I got a kick out of John’s photo bomb.

Here's another satisfied owl hat customer.

Here’s another satisfied owl hat customer. Isn’t she adorable?

This is the fun part, standing back looking at the crowd making their way through my booth.

This is the fun part, standing back looking at the crowd making their way through my booth.

Here's another one of my dear friends; Katherine who I met after I started following her blog and found out through my South African friend Jill that Katherine actually lived near me and told us that we should meet up. We did and we have stayed in contact ever since. I loved that she picked out this fun headband for her Crochet by Tamara purchase. Thank you Katherine and we must get together soon.

Here’s another one of my dear friends; Katherine who I met after I started following her blog and found out through my South African friend Jill that Katherine actually lived near me and told us that we should meet up. We did and we have stayed in contact ever since. I loved that she picked out this fun headband for her Crochet by Tamara purchase. Thank you Katherine and we must get together soon.

This lady came into my booth with the cowl around her neck that she had purchased in one of the other crochet booths. When she found this hat that matched she couldn't resist buying it. I'm so happy that she wanted it.

This lady came into my booth with the cowl around her neck that she had purchased in one of the other crochet booths. When she found this hat that matched she couldn’t resist buying it. I’m so happy that she wanted it.

Here is a returning customer from last year. I love that her Momma looked me up and we found just the right hat for her little one.

Here is a returning customer from last year. I love that her Momma looked me up and we found just the right hat for you.

Here is a very Foxy lady.

Here is a very Foxy lady.

This is a new friend that I met at the motel where we stayed. She saw me crocheting in the lobby the night before the sale and searched for and found me the day of the sale. Debbie couldn't resist taking the giant owl pillow home with her to Denver. It was wonderful meeting Debbie and her traveling companions. They assured me that they would be back next year too.

This is a new friend that I met at the motel where we stayed. She saw me crocheting in the lobby the night before the sale and searched for and found me the day of the sale. Debbie couldn’t resist taking the giant owl pillow home with her to Denver. It was wonderful meeting Debbie and her traveling companions. They assured me that they would be back next year too.

Hello Cindy! That peachy salmon infinity scarf looks amazing on you and I am so happy that you loved it enough to purchase it from me.

Hello Cindy! That peachy salmon infinity scarf looks amazing on you and I am so happy that you loved it enough to purchase it from me.

Oh my goodness, this lovely lady tried this hat on and I told her that it looked like it was made just for her. She left without it and came back later and was pleased to see that it was still there. She looked adorable and I was happy that she left with it on her head the last time.

Oh my goodness, this lovely lady tried this hat on and I told her that it looked like it was made just for her. She left without it and came back later and was pleased to see that it was still there. She looked adorable and I was happy that she left with it on her head the last time.

This little guy was so cute and I loved that he wrinkled up his nose when I took the picture. Cutest fox ever.

This little guy was so cute and I loved that he wrinkled up his nose when I took the picture. Cutest fox ever.

I thought his sister needed a hat too. She chose the pink one with the turquoise flower. ADORABLE overload.

I thought his sister needed a hat too. She chose the pink one with the turquoise flower. ADORABLE overload.

I put a hat on John and then I told him to stand out there and sell it. I'm happy to say that he was an asset to my sales again this year. Thank you to all my followers and the shoppers who stopped and shopped at the Kansas Barn Sale. I hope to see you all again next year. Have a happy Monday.

I put a hat on John and then I told him to stand out there and sell it. I’m happy to say that he was an asset to my sales again this year. Thank you to all my followers and the shoppers who stopped and shopped at the Kansas Barn Sale. I hope to see you all again next year. Have a happy Monday.


Responses

  1. Wow so much crochet loveliness. Love the hair.

    • Hi Cathy! Thank you so much for loving the hair and for always stopping by to comment. 🙂

  2. Looks like an amazing sale. So happy you have such great success with this event and that makes all the work you put into it so worth the effort! Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Jeanne! Thank you for being on the crafty journey with me. Love and Hugs, Tamara

  3. What a fun day! It was wonderful to see you and meet John, and my purchase is BEAUTIFUL! Love, Katherine

    • Hi Katherine! It was such a wonderful surprise to turn around to see your smiling face standing there in my booth. Thanks so much for being there. Love and Hugs, Tamara

  4. AT LAST!!! I’d been dying to hear how the sale went, but didn’t want to pester you in case you were still recovering !!! I’m so glad it went well, and am very chuffed to see a pic of you with Katherine. You are two fantastic ladies 🙂 ❤

    • Oh Jill! Thank you for waiting so patiently for me to post. I know you know what it takes to get all of this prepared. And I knew you would be happy to see that photo of me and Katherine. We were sending out special smiles just for you. Love, Tamara

  5. Well done!! You caught some great shots, especially the lil’ one in the owl hat. Hair is on point. Padre is cray. Really cool to see the shout out to Angie as well. I miss you so much! Love you, the end.

    • Hi my Chacho Aaron! I’m so glad that I was able to write a post again, I know you have been waiting to see what is going on here. It means a lot to me that you read my posts and I appreciate the comments when you can. Of course I miss you too. Much Love, Momma

  6. Now I know why you haven’t been blogging much. You have made some beautiful things and I know you’re customers love their purchases very much. Can’t believe Megan is now 13. She is growing up too fast. Love you very much. sw

    • Hi Cousin! I’m sorry for the wait. But I hope that I can get back into a routine now that the Barn Sale is over. Thanks so much for always being here, it means so much to me. Love you too, Tammy

  7. Tamara,
    I love all your pictures of the barn sale. I’m sure it is very satisfying to you to see people wearing your creations. The lady with the red hair who wanted the hat?…….Her name is Vanessa, I worked with her for several years. She is beautiful and she has a photographic memory. Her picture brought back many memories.
    Kaye

    • Hi Kaye! Thank you for recognizing my crochet heart (where I love seeing people in my creations). That is so cool that you recognized the lovely lady with the red hair. That hat was meant for her. Thanks so much for always being here, it means so much. Love and Hugs, Tamara

  8. Megan is 13!! NO WAY!!! (A belated Happy Birthday to your teenage granddaughter!!)
    I like Angie’s redone furniture too!
    Really enjoyed all your photos. I’d love to see both before **and after** pics of your area!
    That adorable little gal with her owl hat .. her eyes are as big & wide-open as the owl’s. LOL! So cute!!
    What a riot for that woman to find a hat to match her cowl (ashamedly bought at a different booth – hahaha!!).
    And the wrinkled-nose little guy .. perfect with his fox hat! 🙂
    I gotta ask — sell (m)any tutus?
    Thanks for sharing your fun day with us. Looks like the weather was great!

    • Hi Kat! Oh my gosh I never even thought about taking pictures of my booth after. But I will have to think about that next time. I think I’m so exhausted by that time that I don’t even remember anything. 🙂 Sad to say, I didn’t sell any tutus. But no worries I will sell the rest of my items clear through Christmas here and there. I carry two suitcases around with me and pull them to sell from my trunk. I call it my trunk sale. 🙂 HAHAHAHAHA Love you, Tamara

      • Hi Tam! I bet John would be happy to take an “after” pic. I wish I’d thought of it sooner.
        I am shocked that no one bought a tutu for their little girl or granddaughter. Ya just never know, huh?
        Happy trunk $ale$……… 🙂
        Love ya! ~ Kat

  9. a bit delayed, but had to respond, what a fantastic post!! LOVE the family photos, your booth and customers, Spectacular, Beautiful designs Tamara! You new hair is so much fun and as always a big giggle over John and his expressions, he’s priceless, rock on T!!!!

    • Aww Rosa, you are so sweet and thank you for reading and commenting here. Love and Hugs, Tamara


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