Oh, sorry about that. I passed out for a minute.
My brain is on overdrive thinking of all the things I still have to do - make signs, gather junk from two sheds, the backyard, the driveway, the garage, the office and even our closet - find my display items, clean off the tables, wash the Santa Blowmold, take the Salvation Army tags off the bowling pins and on and on and on. That isn't to say that I haven't been doing things. Oh my gosh, I have been hunting and gathering and pricing and sorting and on and on and on.
I am trying to come up with a cohesive look for my displays, items and vignettes that includes price tags and signs that look like flashcards, which in theory is a great plan - until I am out in the middle of a cow pasture setting up and I am missing signs and have to make signs on index cards with a Sharpie and there goes my "look". I still need to cut and round the ones above. but you get the idea.
I am trying to price my things so they will sell, but not give them away. People as a general rule do not ask for a better price. They usually pay what it is priced. But, as the venue continues to grow and people come from further away where that is the norm, I expect people to start "haggling". I hate that part, so I hope it doesn't catch on here....). I am adding in a bit of wiggle room on some of the prices on the bigger items. I am not used to selling high ticket items, but I am taking several items over $100.00 each. And one item for over $200.00! That's the big time for me!
I am not the type of person that can just take things and figure it out when I get there. I need lots of preparation and set up time and the endless rain didn't give me that. But, I will get it done. And it will be fabulous! One week from today it will be DONE. And time to start thinking about the October Junk Ranch. :D
*I don't want to sound like I am complaining - because I am not. I love selling at The Junk Ranch and it is really the only time I feel in my element and like I am doing what I was meant to do. It is SO much fun. But the prep and tear down.....well, UGH. :)
If you are on Instagram, be sure to follow me - sharamonkeyboxblog. I will post photos at The Junk Ranch throughout the day. And, I will be back to blog about it next week. Until then - you guys have a good week, Okey dokey???? Thanks!