Saturday, May 14, 2011


 A while ago Angie, Alycia, and I went to “The Tag Sale.”  We are always up for a Saturday morning of salvaging items to be used for a new purpose.  We first stopped for a good cup of coffee and had a fun chat about what we might find as we drove to the sale.  Each of us had items we were looking for.  I must admit I was most interested in what the tags might look like!  There are really some fun tag ideas out there.  It seems words are “in.”  Cake, Sweet, Joy, Pantry, Coffee and many other single words are tagging many household items these days.  At my age having everything labeled can be a great benefit!  My children once gave me a card where all the children and the family dog were sitting at the breakfast table with name tags on.  Moms need all the memory help we can get! I do love words!  I was given a fun plant with a metal chalkboard tag that can be changed for the season.  It now says “Spring.”   I am waiting for “Summer!

            Tags are fun and helpful!  Have you ever been to Tossed and Found in Spokane?  I just love the tag they put on items that sold.  The tag says “Found.”  They are made with a very fun font.  Artemis also puts a nice tag on each item to be sold.   It is so nice when you walk into a sale and you know what the asking price is. Even if you do want to negotiate on the price, it is just plain helpful to know where to start.  No need to stand and wait to find out the price.  I hate waiting!  I have been to sales where the tag is a piece of masking tape with a price that is not legible and very hard to get off the item once it is purchased.  A cute tag can make an item for sale irresistible. I have been known to buy something just for the cute tag!  Usually if an item does not have the price marked on it, I will just walk away.  All this talk about tags gets me excited for the Salvaged for Good upscale yard sale.  No masking tape at this sale.

        Angela has made sure we each have cute tags in typewriter font.  When you buy something you will find our own unique tag leaves with your item.  You will also find many items “tagged” with words that speak for the item.  Check out the tag ideas we have posted.  My favorite is the tag with a paper rose on it.  That special touch in a tag always makes me feel like someone was thinking ahead about the person who would be purchasing the item.  I save tags and re-gift them to beloved friends.  The Salvaged for Good Sale is just around the corner.  Literally, it could be around the corner from you!  If you want to come to a fun Tag sale make sure you put us on your calendar.  We will have the coffee on and some very interesting salvage for you!

                                                                 ♥ Vickie

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