Wednesday, May 18, 2011

it's a date *spring fling* recap

apologies in advance for the photorific post. we took a ton of before and after pictures, as well as a few "i drank too many beers" or "i only slept three hours last night" goofball pictures.

we rented out an amazing space last weekend for our "it's a date!" sale. we started to get concerned that it would be too small, because even though we are only two vendors, we bought ten vendor's worth of clothing and accessories! luckily we all have mad organizational skills, and we were able to fit most of it into one room. of course, what we couldn't fit, we just restocked on sunday! the room we rented is a ballroom/wedding dance studio. the owner, tom, is amazing and a terrific dancer. if anyone in the twin cities ever needs dance lessons, call him. holla!

we weren't able to start setting up until 10PM....yep...crazy! so we filled our bellies up with greasy fried food (blurg) and beers, and by 10, we were ready to go! the night consisted of running up and down stairs, unloading cars and minivans and a little bit of me doing the running man in a vintage swim suit (no photos of that, sorry!)

a big empty room 

during (set up):
 dance with me!
hangin' and pricin'
empty dressing room

morning of (before opening):
nora and i posing as the wall dancers
she's got legs (and she knows how to use them!)
coffee's made, champagne's chilling in the fridge...almost time to open the doors!

and at the sale:
in a moment of exhaustion, nora told a woman that she made this vase. the woman exclaimed, "wow, did you even twist the metal?" to which nora responded, "i don't know why i told you that...i didn't make it."
 cute little dressing room table

amanda set up this adorable flower display to welcome the customers. these little details make me so happy!

we had the best time! seriously...hanging out with your best friends all weekend, sharing mimosas with some of the most fashionable and hip customers in the twin cities, meeting all kinds of cool people and doing what we just can't top it. we cannot wait for the next sale!!


  1. Ahhh I wish I could have been there!!! I'm so glad to hear it went so well though, and you really set the place up wonderfully.

  2. DANG IT. I am so bummed I missed this!

  3. What a great post. I am so in love with that red skirt.

    Ask the Duplex

  4. I'll definitely have to make it to your next sale. It looks like this one was fun!

  5. That looks amazing!! I wish I lived there just to be at that sale! By the way, do y'all have an Etsy shop or online store? There are no good thrift stores near me and I want to buy clothes from y'all!!

  6. Wow, I wish I could have been there, it looks amazing!! Hahaha, Nora and the vase!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  7. so awesome! i wish i could teleport every time you gals have a sale!!

  8. I wish I could've been there! This looks like so much fun; I would love to do something like this. Where did you get all your stuff to sale? You two look cuter than the girls on the wall...just saying...

  9. Ugh, I wish I was able to make it! There were other engagements that in hindsight could've probably been rescheduled... Please do this again and I'll be sure to come! :)

  10. I busted out laughing when Nora told the lady that she made the funny. I love you two birds. I wish I were there to shop, drink mimosas my fav. and to hang out with u 2 classy, funny birds. Love the photo of u 2 posing as dancers. Is that pink case still for sale. I spotted it on the floor...hmmm? Dawn Xoxoxo

  11. Wow! Looks amazing. Glad to hear everything went well. Congrats ladies!

  12. @Linz- we don't have an Etsy shop or online store at the moment. If we ever decide to do that there will for sure be a link on the blog! @Dawn- isn't that pink case the cutest? It, of course, sold right away! We'll keep our eyes open for more like it! @ everyone- we wish you could have all been there! Thank you for the nice comments. We will make sure to announce our next sale with enough notice so that you can all start planning your road trips to Minneapolis!

  13. oh my goodness, this looks like it was such a blast!

  14. Would love to have been there! Looks like I missed out on a lot.

  15. this looks so great! would have loved to come to that! i really like your blog :) its so fun!


  16. I need to go to one of these. seriously looks so awesome!