In less than two weeks Tom and I will pack up our old station wagon and head east on our farewell tour, traveling slowly across the US visiting friends and family. Even though our grown kids rented a truck and filled it with family furniture, art, and almost all the potted plants, our little house in San Luis is still filled with beautiful things that need new homes.
With the time so limited and all those years of running the shop at Mama Ganache behind me, I’ve decided to create a moving sale store in the living room of our little house.
It’ll be open whenever one of us is at home, partly by schedule, partly by serendipity. Every day, as I continue to sort and pack, I’ll put more items out.
I’ll post the schedule here, on Facebook, Instagram , and on Nextdoor.
At the beginning the store will have smaller items in it: folk art, art supplies, kitchen things. As the end comes near, we’ll sell the furniture.
Letting go of so many things is easier than I expected. A sensation of lightness goes right through me as I walk through the increasingly empty rooms of our little house.
When did I last use all those beautiful rubber stamps? I remember exactly where the pot with the frog on top went in our big house, but it never had a good place in the little one. Surely someone else will love it as much as I did.
I wish we could take all the art! The signed and framed prints, handmade pottery, and charming folk art pieces are the hardest for me to part with.
Tom feels the same about the cookware he’s leaving behind.
It pains me not to take along everything that was given to us as gifts over the years.
Please come by to see which of these loved objects might find a new home with you.
The moving sale store is at our house:
729 Park St. (Park and Mill), SLO
Wed-Thurs-Fri, June 20- 22: 2-6 pm
Sat, June 23: 10am – 6pm
Sun, June 24: 10am – 3 pm
Mon- Fri, June 25-29: 10am – 6 pm
I hope to see many of you this week or next. Take this as one more opportunity to say good-bye!