Fairyland Finds, the clever name of Lookout Mountain’s monthly community yard sale, is this Saturday, November 4, beginning at 8 a.m. in front of Lookout Mountain, Ga., City Hall. Anyone is welcome to set up and sell their wares.
This monthly event started last month with some great sellers and great bargains. Wendy Taliaferro, who instigated this wonderful event, came up with the idea when folks were talking about what a great thing it would be. Wendy promoted Fairyland Finds on social media, as did her good friend Deanna Willingham, who spearheaded the publicity. These energetic gals got the word out to the mountain community that folks could gather at the Lookout Mountain, Ga., City Hall and sell whatever they could until noon.
There have actually been two of these events, which were held on back-to-back Saturdays, and about a dozen sellers made a good profit. All sorts of items were for sale at very low prices, some of them still with the original price tags attached! Children’s clothes, household items and furniture lined the lawn, and a few entrepreneurs also sold food items. Kathryn Briggs sold cookies, cinnamon rolls and other delicious treats. Adison Stuckey and Tori Ball sold homemade lemonade, and Tilly and Miller Mae Bostrom sold Tilly Mae’s apple butter and T-shirts.
Exhibiting my wares on both Saturdays, I made a total of $200. I sold some stuff that was taking up space. Wendy called it a win-win. She cleaned out a few closets, made a little money and met at least three new friends which she probably would not have known otherwise. I agree with her wholeheartedly. I met people I didn’t know and caught up with people I hadn’t seen in a while. The hardest part of Fairyland Finds for me was staying at my booth and not going around to the others to buy more than I sold!
Beside the facts that we cleared out some clutter and made some money, it was just so wonderful to see our community coming together to have fun and to show what a great place Lookout Mountain is! I hope to see you November 4, either with your things to sell or with your money to buy. Or both! It really is a great day full of laughter and camaraderie.