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Expanded Barn Sale set for J.B. Wells

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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:00 am

The Girls at Rusted Gingham – Suzanne Sexton and Tracy Smith – will hold their fifth annual Barn Sale Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at the J.B. Wells Show Barn in Gonzales. This event has steadily grown over the past five years, with 70 vendors selected this year to fill the barn.

“Come with your list in hand,” Sexton recommends. “This is the perfect place to find that special Christmas gift to honor a friend or family member with. Vendors will be offering vintage, antique, unique, handmade, remade or otherwise made stuff.”

The show has expanded this year to include a Friday shopping opportunity from 5-8 p.m. The show continues 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

“We hope this will give more opportunity for locals and out-of-town shoppers to experience the sale in case they had prior commitments on either day,” Smith says.

The Girls at Rusted Gingham have been selected by Flea Market Style Magazine as one of the top 50 Barn Sales in the U.S. “This is a huge honor, as both Tracy and I have shopped many of the shows listed in the Texas region,” Sexton says.

The Texas Co-Op Power magazine also featured The Girls at Rusted Gingham and focused on the young entrepreneurs at the barn sale along with the strong amount of “upcycled” items that will be for sale. “This helps keep ‘junk’ out of dumpsters when it can be repurposed or upcycled,” Sexton explains. “There will be so many great vendors displaying their wares for sale. In addition, there will be paint demonstrations, custom boot making, a fun photography booth and great visiting to be had.”

As was the case last year, the Girls invite shoppers to assist in filling the local food pantry in time for Thanksgiving. “We are all so blessed and would love it if our shoppers could help us in helping the community for those who need some assistance during the holidays. Help us share the true meaning of the holidays by blessing others,” Smith says.

The Girls will give $1 off admission if two or more canned or dry goods are presented at the gate. Admission is only $3, and parking, “along with cute kids under 12,” are free.

The Girls will also host the Gonzales County A&M Club, which will be selling tamales, chili, Frito pie and hot dogs in an effort to raise funds for its college scholarships. Call 830-672-8676 for pre-orders to be picked up at the sale.

Along with the food, also available will be hot chocolate and coffee, pastries, breads, sandwiches, cookies, soft drinks, teas and milks.

“Call your friends and pile in the car,” Sexton recommends. “Come experience some of the best shopping in South Central Texas the first weekend of November. See ya at the Barn!”

Visit www.rustedgingham.com.

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