It is interesting to see what other people collect over the years. This lady collected Cherished Teddy figures, teapots, Fenton glassware, and bells. She had some very nice oak china cabinets, a roll-top desk, and lots of Christmas items and other glassware. It wasn't a real big sale and only took us about a little over a week to get everything cleaned, organized, set on tables and priced. Friday morning the people were lined up in the cold. I couldn't believe some people came at 7:30 to wait to be first in line in that weather. The roads were really icy and we saw a couple of accidents on the way to work at the sale. If there are a lot of people waiting to get in we hand out numbers to the people and only let about a dozen in at a time. That way it isn't so crowded in the house and people aren't bumping into each other.
We had a wonderful turnout. The second day we sold just about everything in the afternoon. Then a lady came to pick up some furniture she had bought the day before. She had her husband and another guy with her. She was buying a lot more stuff and we were giving her deals for a group of things. At the end she bought the rest of what was left for $80.00. She got quite a deal for a lot of stuff but we were glad to get rid of everything. We figured she must set up and sell at flea markets or be a hoarder. She had a trailer load of stuff when she left!