The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org