What do you get when you mix bloggers, designers, and a few curated garage sale items? A yard sale display to make Martha Stewart proud :)
That was the case last week when I had the chance to participate in the Yard Sale For The Cure media challenge.
The Yard Sale For The Cure occurs on May 26th. More than 300 yard sales will take place across Ontario and Atlantic Canada with proceeds benefitting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Its a great way to raise funds for breast cancer research, advocacy, and education programs. If you've been reading here a while, you know that one of my best friends Wendy died of this horrible disease two years ago. I was honored to lend my support to this very worthy cause.
Along with my teammates Leigh-Ann, Vanessa, Christine, Shoana, and Sarah, I was challenged to create the best yard sale table. All of the items were supplied by 1-800-Got-Junk and I was surprised by the goods they brought in from other people's trash... dressers, artwork, almost brand new electronics.
Our team, sporting fabulous "The Real Yardsalers of Toronto" t-shirts courtesy of Leigh-Ann and an assortment of faux crowns, boas, gaudy jewellry and high heels to complete our look, made a mad dash to grab the most stylish items. We filled our bins with garden ornaments, an antique dresser and armoire, a trio of oars and lots of art and frames. While other teams arranged their mountains of plastic toys, we accessorized with bunting, pink lemonade, coordinated paper tags, and cotton candy. It was definitely the prettiest booth of the bunch.
We didn't win the challenge but in the end, we did what we were there to do. I hope you can do your part on May 26th and shop a Yard Sale For The Cure near you. Or better yet, dig out all those extra tchotchkes, clean out your cupboards, and host a sale of your own. Your breasts (and mine) will thank you :)