Friday, June 6, 2008

The Pink Cabbage Strawberry Days a Huge Success!!!!

With sisters Jody and Marcie tirelessly working at the helm, we raised $1500!!! for The American Cancer Society last Sunday during the Great American Yard Sale weekend. The stream of customers was constant, actually starting on Saturday, as some thought it was then.
We had the cutest folks renting spaces for the cause like Patrice (The Patron Saint of Doojies and fabulous person in her own right!), below. It was too fun to turn the tide and buy from her; I got many goodies from her as did a lot of other lucky customers.
Below, Karen and Tammy are yucking it up; the atmosphere was casual and festive and full of life.
Marcie's giving Bruce a full interview; we are hoping to announce soon when and where it will be aired.
We had a couple of acres covered just like this...
...with happy friends and patrons...
...a line cued all day...
...with cars lined up on both sides of the highway...
...Jody even had to bat those beautiful eyelashes at the police who were going to ticket all these cars for illegal parking, it worked! No tickets!
We had the C.R.A.B.S. come by for a visit; Couples Riding A Bicycle Simultaneously.
Then there was the food. I didn't pull out my camera until late, as usual, and then was awfully busy with other duties to remember to take a lot but the lemonade and plethora of strawberry dishes plus bagels with strawberry cream cheese enough for an army.
And I made a new friend, Bruce Littlefield. What fun was he! He's written several books, two of which I ran home and purchased on Amazon. He's been on The Today Show talking about his Airstream book...I got that one and Garage Sale America...they are both so great and entertaining, as is he.
And set him up for shameless advertising and here's a close up of a great book...
All in all it was a great, amazing weekend. So many customers stepped up to, yes buy fab things, but for a wonderful cause. Thanks to all of them and all the Pink Cabbage workers and customers that made this a successful endeavor for the second year in a row.

5 comments:

Julia said...

You're a good egg, Blondie! Wish I could have been there to spend some of Chuck's hard earned money. He loves it when I am happy and if spending money is what it takes, so be it. xoxo, Julia

Maija said...

Great work fundraising-congrats!
Your new do looks so lovely!!

Tina said...

Looked fab!! I'd shopped if I could have been there!!! thanks for sharin' it with us!!

Doojie said...

Thanks but I went back to dark hair today. Spent way too much time and money on trying to be blond again and just didn't like; it's not me anymore...

gleeps said...

Wow, my picture made it onto your blog! Now that I see Bruce Littlefield's fine face, I'm sorry I didn't chat him up. It was loads of fun spending Sunday with you and swapping treasures. Believe or not, I'm antsy for another Doojies fix at the P.C. - you create so quickly that there are always new treasures to behold at your shop. I peeked at your Flickr photos - if you ever decide you're done with that amazing snail lamp, I'm here for you! - Patrice