Spring Pop-Up Sale Is In The Books

I had to take a week off the blog due to our Spring Pop-Up sale last weekend. We just had a wonderful time and would like to thank all of you who attended! It was great to see all of the long-time fans of our estate sales and store and meet some new friends as well. We moved mountains all the way through the sale weekend organizing and pricing costume jewelry. There is still a ways to go but we see the light at the end of the tunnel! Before the next pop-up sale October 1-4 our goal is to have all of our jewelry both costume and sterling polished, priced and ready to go.

The garage area was organized but we did have to improvise this time. I had the epoxy floor installed last fall, the contractors wanted to do the job very quickly as it was starting to turn cold. As a result, there was nowhere to go with all of the furniture except outside. Unfortunately although it was tarped, we had tons of rain each night the three nights it was outside and everything got wet. It is all over at Ageless Furniture Refinishing in Wheeling, Len is working hard to redo it all. To maintain a cohesive look, he is painting everything black with touches of a beautiful coral pink hydrangea color as an accent. We will be able to reveal everything at our next pop-up and finally our updates will be complete!

The breezeway remodel is finished and we are really enjoying this glamorous room. I especially love the remote control shades, they are so much more convenient to use. The photos we took for the sale came out dark but we will post some new ones when we can. Please remember that the breezeway is open by appointment between pop-up sales! We receive new items every day so there is always something exciting to see. If you are in need of jewelry for a special event or occasion we are the place. One of our specialties is sparkling vintage costume jewelry from the 1940s-1960s and we have it in every color of the rainbow. We also have our extensive collection of Czech rhinestone jewelry which has never been worn, it came directly from the factories in the Czech Republic. There are statement necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches. Finally, we just received a collection of gorgeous jewelry from Heidi Daus including statement necklaces, cuff and line bracelets, earrings, brooches and rings. Below are a couple of photos of some of the Heidi Daus pieces:

Now that the pop-up sale is the rearview mirror, I am turning my attention to posting jewelry online and building up our online store. I am starting with my Native American and Mexican collections and it will follow a procedure. I will post the Native American jewelry to our Facebook page C'est La Bries to start so you may have first dibs! Then, the jewelry will be posted to several Facebook groups for fans of Native American, Southwest and Mexican jewelry. Any pieces not sold will then be posted to our website, eBay and Etsy. Here is a photo of a mini collection I posted last night. These are higher-end investment pieces for the most part but there will be jewelry posted over the coming weeks in a variety of price ranges.

Although time is passing since our trip, I'd still like to relay our experiences in Arizona so I will resume that story next time!