8.30.2011

WINE AND DIME

Last Friday night, one of my good friends hosted a "Wine and Dime".  
What on earth is a Wine and Dime? 
Well, it's basically a big fancy yard sale that takes place in my friend's house.  
Oh and a teensy bit of wine is consumed during the event. 


My friend has amazing style and she took great care in making sure 
everything was displayed beautifully. Everyone that wanted to participate, 
dropped off their items at her house earlier in the week.  
She set everything up and gave each person selling items an envelope.  
Most things were priced and tagged with names. 
If you bought something, you simply put the money in the correct envelope. 
Sounds simple, but my sweet friend was running around most of the night playing cashier. 
She was such a gracious host. 


Some people simply swapped items and some sold their items.
Three rooms were dedicated to home decor and one room was dedicated to clothing and shoes. 
There was also plenty of purses, jewelry and fabric to be found. 


This was the second "Wine and Dime" and it was a huge success.  
Anything leftover after the sale was donated to a charity.  
Kudos to my friend for hosting such a great event.  It was major work for her.


Once we were all finished buying, selling and swapping, 
we took the party outside on the patio and it gets a bit fuzzy from there.  
Just kidding (kind of), but I did manage to learn to hula hoop while drinking wine.


By the way, I came home with this cute jacket, scarf and shirt.  The shirt still had the tags on it.  
I traded one of my girlfriends a bookshelf for the jacket and shirt.  
I also managed to snag an amazing rug.  
I'll show you soon. 


I can't wait until next year's Wine and Dime!

9 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! Check out your skills - go girl! ;)

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  2. That looks like SooOOoo much fun!
    My neighbors have a Wine and Whine party just for the ladies twice a year.
    We drink and then whine about whatever ails us!!! Pretty funny... lots more wining than whining if you know what I mean!!!
    xx
    Alison
    Love the hula hoop shot!

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  3. That looks so fun! I should do that too! I like the Wine and Whine idea too. Hahaha. Cute stuff.

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  4. What a clever idea! Love it!! What's better than getting together with the girls to drink wine, shop and hang out?! Sounds perfect to me!!!

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  5. What a great idea, love it! Your friend's dining room looks like it's a nice space:)

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  6. That sounds like so much fun! I do a home decor swap each year but I like this idea as well! It's always fun to come home with new stuff and to clean out your old at the same time!

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  7. LOVE this idea! What a great way to update your home decor and closet while saving some money, and having a great time with girlfriends! I'll have to keep this in mind for the future!

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  8. Oh my gosh ! Love it! The hoola hoop picture is priceless! Love your finds too!

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