We Swapped Til We Dropped………..

I have to admit this swap was so much fun! Even as a planner this was more fun than the last Swap Susie and I held back in May.

Approximately 60 women from the DC area showed up to swap out their gently worn clothing for new gently worn clothing to add to their wardrobes. The women were cheerful, excited and anxious when they stopped by Black Eyed Susie around noon to drop off their clothing.

Ladies waiting patiently to swap

By 12:15pm Susie and I had a steady flow of participants who brought anywhere from 5 to 41 pieces of clothing, purses, shoes and other accessories. For about 45 minutes Susie, myself and about 6 other volunteers scrambled to get clothes hung up on the racks and shoes lined up on the floor.

After the ladies dropped off their wares they went across the street to The Getaway to pick up their free Mimosa. At about 12:55pm we almost had everything hung up on the racks.

Trying to make chaos out of confusion

Susie and I scrambling to get the final count of participants

Susie and I then began to give away the prizes. We gave away 3 BES gift certificates and 3 free Sewing Classes.

Winner of one of our grand prizes

Winner of one of our grand prizes

A few minutes later the swapping began:

After the mad dash swappers were finding great items

Swappers in the swapping frenzy

Midway through Susie was making pitches for various leftover clothing

Susie telling participants how fabulous this blouse would look with a high waisted skirt

Kaarin with a big smile. Visit her blog at http://www.ClosetCaucus.com

Below are some of my fantastic finds. Thank you to all the donors for bringing sucj fabulous ites to the swap.

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