We had our monthly four day sale at Gypsy Lea's in Sauk Rapids last weekend. And, for January, we had a pretty good sale. It only snowed one day (and part of another) and it only went below zero overnight on the other two days. We really emptied out the shop, by Sunday when I worked, there was space enough to hold a dance, even though I had brought in a truck full of fresh auction purchases on Saturday evening. Big things are going to happen at the shop before next month's sale, so stay tuned for more information.
The one trend that I have noticed in my sales is that there seems to be an appetite for industrial chic pieces. Even in far from the cutting edge St. Cloud area. Over the past few months I have sold steel open mesh lockers, large wood farm power take off wheel, rusty and bright red metal file drawers, large wood parts bin, giant steel legged butcher block prep table and, this month, my cast iron wheeled railway freight cart (now coffee table).
I have some other carts and cabinets in my inventory. I can't wait for the weather to warm enough to get to work on them. I am going to move more into the industrial and steampunk area as soon as I can.