Saturday, April 18, 2015

"I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist." ~ Tammy Faye Bakker

We returned home from Florida a tad earlier than we anticipated. The upside of this is that I was home in time for the annual Flax Barn Sale that is held every spring in Ithaca!  Flax is a brand of linen clothing that is right up my alley (and pricey). This annual sale allows me (and several hundred others) to own a little bit of linen heaven! 

The sale floats from location to location based upon store vacancies. This year, for the first time in many years, the sale was held inside a mall (at the vacated Sears store), which was a definite blessing. I have spent many years (in good company) outside a store front in drizzly, cold spring weather, waiting for the doors to open at the appointed time.

This year we waited in the Food Court. I was able to sit and, as always, make good friends with the other women sitting near me.

Even sitting in the Food Court, we still managed to form a line.
In spite of having many free seats, the line continued past the Food Court. A more civilized group of women you'd see nowhere else!
And then the door opens! I have tried to describe this to others, but decided to take a video of it this time! (if it doesn't come through via-email, please go to my blog) Each year the workers cheer our entrance!

My personal funds were a tad low this year, but I was able to pick up a few tops. And - I had money from a few other people to pick up some things for them. I love being a professional shopper!

It is tremendously good fun!


  1. This is so cool! :-D! And such good vibes! Looks like a lot of fun!

  2. How fun!! :-) You have great adventures. :-)