|Racks of Spring Sale Clothing|
Every January and August, I spend several days helping my daughter prepare for another consignment sale. As a new school year begins and kids need the next-sized jeans, thoughts turn to Fall Shopping. Used clothing sales are a big deal...Halloween costumes, holiday party dresses; warm sweaters and pajamas are perfect prey for bargain hunters.
Here are the ballet and tap shoes Missy wore for her dance lessons and recitals. And so many adorable little dresses...now outgrown. She too races to greet me when I pick her up at school asking “do you like my pretty dress, Grandma?”
So many boys’ red sweatpants and t-shirts...(Ohio State Dad) and one girly pink and white hoodie with Buckeyes on the front from their Ohio Grandma. Past sales have offered University of Michigan Blue and Gold outfits (U of M Mom) but I don’t see any this time around.
Two powder blue long-sleeved shirts with a fleecy big beagle across the fronts, one of my many contributions to dressing the twins alike. These soft tops kept them so warm last winter...I can’t believe they don’t fit anymore!
And here are past Holiday dresses, all lacy and velvety and ribbony. You know she’ll say no to fancy dresses in a few short years. I close my eyes and see the boys looking so handsome in these hunter green sweaters they wore in our Christmas pictures.
Suede polka dot boots and dress shoes are the final touches that go with mix & match leggings, tunics and jumpers, all covered in dots of various sizes and colors. I loved every outfit she wore….well, the ones I actually saw her in. Dinner at a restaurant, off to the movies or visiting her classroom for Star Student Day, there she was looking adorable with that I-know-I'm-cute grin on her face!!
The munchkins will be joining their big brother at school soon. They're off to Kindergarten and he starts third grade. My daughter will be browsing the racks and buying "new" shirts and pants and shoes for them to wear. They will continue to outgrow their clothes in the years to come, but right now as I help get things sale-ready, I love knowing these precious pieces will be worn by new children and treasured by another Mom and Grandma!
Such adorable photos! Love these. (And I'm so glad to see your Grilled Grandma badge went up without a hitch!)ReplyDelete
oh what a sweet post / memory lane! :) Loved it :)ReplyDelete
Such cuties! I really love that last photo. Just wait until kindergarten starts -- the fun just multiplies about a million times!You have so much fun in your future!ReplyDelete
Awww such wonderful memories! Too cute! Thanks for linking with me :)ReplyDelete
And getting the "hang of it" was a nice pun even if unintentional ha ha ! :) A girl that my son is dating is working at a children's re-sale right now at the local church! I remember going to a big one years ago when my sons were growing up. It was a sort of community sale held once a year and there were tons of clothes.ReplyDelete
You are making me teary-eyed...I think you should save that ballet dress and tap shoes now :)
You're right....funny pun! I hadn't intended it. I never attended, saw any of these till my daughter had the twins and joined Mothers of Multiples! They have a huge, strong presence here and host many family events besides these sales. Tracy makes good $ on her re-sales, so I'm glad to help out.Delete
Thanks for reading and feeling my tears, Debra!
I loved reading this again! You are such a wonderful Grandma to all of them!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kc...you are such a loyal reader! I've learned that reposting is an okay thing to do on new blog hops as well as our favorite linky parties!Delete
Always fun to share again!
I absolutely love how you write about your family!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Cindi...funny how something as simple as clothing can trigger feelings....and I just have to write it down!ReplyDelete
I love being a Grandma...as you can tell. Writing helps me savor so many things!
What adorable grands! Reminds me of when my daughters were little. It was hard to sell their little dresses. But I did...and had another. ha!ReplyDelete
I am pretty sure that won't happen here....I keep saying an even 6 would be fun...but my daughter and daughter-in-law say absolutely not! Thank you for your kind words, Pamela.
Nice to hear from you again!