Yard Sale, 22nd May, 2016 – 33 houses participating!

P1090238The ever popular Colonies Yard Sale will be held on Sunday 22 May from 2pm until 5pm.  Over 30 households  (plus Glenogle Baths) plan to participate so read below for an idea of what will be where.  If you’re a Colonies resident and would like to sell, please see the end of this article.

What will be where (as at 19th May)

4 Bridge Place             Art, records, vinyl, bric-à-brac, tea & coffee

40 Reid                          Arts & crafts and numbers & letters for BINS!

31 Hugh Miller             Handmade notebooks & journals

20 Hugh Miller            Clothes, jewellery, bric-a-brac, tea sets, baby clothes and household goods

23 Rintoul                     Books

4 Colville                      Plants

17 Colville                   Art Prints

19 Collins                    Music from Whole Shebang

23 Collins                    Face Painting

30 Collins                    Homemade soup, scones & bread in aid of irrigation & clean water for a village in Zimbabwe

9 Collins                     Framed & unframed prints and bric-a-brac

15 Collins                    Bric-a-brac, bike parts, cards & prints, Colonies postcards,  AND crepes

17 Balmoral                 Bric-a-brac, teas & home baking, cards, crafts, clothes, jewellery

19 Balmoral                 Hand-made ceramics, books, DVD’s, bric-a-brac in aid of Kindred

3 Balmoral                 Books, cards, bags & prints

16 Dunrobin                CDs & various items plus Live Band

21 Dunrobin               Toys & children’s clothes

29 Dunrobin                Clothes & household goods

30 Dunrobin                Household items, kitchen utensils, DVDs, soft furnishings, ladies’ clothes & shoes

2 Dunrobin                Tombola

5 Dunrobin                  Baking, bric-à-brac, clothes

29 Teviotdale              Books, bookbinding kits, book art, binding tools, limited edition notebooks. TEAS – AND the launch of our Little Free Library

2 Teviotdale                Bric-a-brac AND home baking

9 Teviotdale               Teas, cakes, pancakes, children’s clothes, books & toys

23 Avondale                Handmade home décor and earrings

19 Avondale              Bric-à-brac, clothes, books

11 Avondale              Household items, clothes, books, DVDs

17 Kemp                      Books, bric-à-brac, clothes, bags, accessories, kitchen stuff

29 Kemp                      Waffles without guilt – see the Colonies gazebo in action!

29 Bell                         Garlic pesto

8 Glenogle Terrace     Bric-a-brac

2 Glenogle House       Books, plants, artwork

7 Glenogle House      General household items, baking AND plants

** Glenogle Swim Centre will be participating – Free taster sessions AND more!

Please spread the word to friends, family, work colleagues, clubs, school by printing and displaying the poster

There’s still time for residents to register to set up shop – the more the merrier!  It’s a great way to raise money for your favourite charity (or yourself), with a small percentage going to the Residents’ Association and you’ll have fun while doing so!  If you don’t think you have enough for an entire stall, you could team up with a neighbour.

There’s no limit to what you can do so see the list above for what will be where.

Some suggestions for further ‘shops’

Home baking is always popular – the demand is never satisfied!

Refreshments  – a few people are offering teas, but there’s always room for more.  A reviving cuppa helps customers linger longer and you’ll be amazed at how much desperate recipients donate in return!

For children – there’ll be the usual popular Face-Painting but we’d love to offer additional activities or games, such as balloon modelling so if you can help with any ideas, please get in touch!

TOMBOLA PRIZES NEEDED – If you have any suitable items, please contact:

Dorothy Dobson, 23 Teviotdale Place (0131 332 8781) or Kenny Johnstone, 29 Avondale Place (0131 466 4494) or Elke Williams, 23 Rintoul Place (0131 343 3382)

If you would like to register to sell or just discuss an idea, please contact:

ELKE WILLIAMS (0131 343 3382) or email coloniesyardsale@gmail.com