When you have an awe inspiring time it’s just as exciting to share the stories.
This past weekend was my now quarterly thrift shop event. The events are to promote the Humane Society’s Resale Store plus raise a little money with a raffle.
For me, I love the creative conversations and the chance to meet and share with others interested in DIY.
This is the flyer for the event. You can read more here. The basic idea was for a chalkboard lettering event. Ideas for the raffle and points of discussion grew from there.
Saturday, event day…it was raining. It had been raining for two days. This is in Arizona. We don’t get rain in June. The rain just might have been a blessing. We need the rain. The trees need the rain. The event has always been an outdoor event under my canopy.
Since the rain wasn’t stopping that morning, we moved it inside the Resale Store.
This turned out perfect!
Very cozy and intimate. Plus shoppers who didn’t see the flyer or know about the event, would peek around the shelves to check out what was happening. They pulled up a chair and participated. More stopped inside than the events held outside.
Maybe it was because I had them trapped in the media area! 🙂
We discussed tips and trick to chalkboard painting, lettering, and chalkboard care. You can see all posts on chalkboards here.
PLUS what to do when your chalkboard has a finish with will not transfer chalk dust to the surface. Try this technique.
As we were loading our goodies into the Resale Store, I spotted with my little eye, this wire thingy setting on a shelf. I checked it out each time I walked by to grab another load. I wasn’t sure what it was…but I had to have it.
I just happened to grab grocery store flowers while grabbing cookies for the event that morning. No I didn’t bake cookies.
The wire thingy would be perfect as a vase to hold the flowers. I spotted a glass vase, placed it inside the wire, added water and the flowers. The wrapped a piece of burlap ribbon. Love it. As I’m writing this the wire vase is sitting next to me and making the room smell heavenly. 🙂
This is the raffle prize…and how cute is that little dog chalkboard!
I filled up a wooden crate to overfilling with anything chalk.
You can see the interactive cards I print up for the event and handouts here.
Thank you to...
- My dear friend, Donna and fellow DIYer who helped with set up and take down…and everything in between!
- The volunteers of the Humane Society’s Resale Store. Thank you for all you do each and every day!
- The staff of the Humane Society’s Resale Store for letting invade the store and move things around.
- KRIM for stopping by even though you guys are in the process of moving!
- Cathy who helps promote the event so I’m not talking to myself!
- Mike and the puppies for putting up with piles of stuff for the event.
- All the inspiring ladies who attended.
Next time I hope to see you at our event! The next event will be October 10 and includes an online link party. I started doing the events to bring awareness to the thrift shops that benefit animal rescues. Most rescues have a thrift shop to help offset the costs. Many people don’t realize all the causes thrift shops help.
Now….did you figure out what the wire thingy is??