While visiting family on the east coast a few years back I complimented the mother of a cute little girl on a playground wearing the most adorable outfit. “She looks just precious in that! Where did you find it?” It’s a question moms will ask many times in the normal course of play dates, parties and preschool. Little did I know that little question would lead me on the path to being a mompreneur. She was so excited to tell me how she got it at a consignment sale where she loads up twice a year on designer clothing, toys and all kinds of goodies for her kids at rock bottom prices. She explained that she also sells the best of her children’s gently used items at these sales to get more money than she could if she held a yard sale. What a fabulous idea! I couldn’t wait to find one in San Diego when I returned home.
When I realized there were none in my local area I decided to create a sale for the moms I knew and of course anyone else who wanted to join us. It’s more work than I had imagined when I set out on this venture, but it’s been so much fun to watch it grow, to improve the experience for both our shoppers and consignors and to give back to our community.
In keeping with the moms and family centered theme of our events, we host a handful of local mothers at each event who sell some of our favorite goodies. Hand made jewelry, Scentsy, 31 Gifts, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef and Creative Memories. We’re thrilled to be introducing Tatum Kathleen Photography at our May sale. Anyone who wants a sample of her work can visit her photo booth during the sale and have a free portrait emailed to them.
At the conclusion of each sale we make a donation of any unclaimed items to a local children’s charity. The spring sale will benefit BirthLine, a pregnancy support center for local mothers who are struggling to provide the basics for themselves and the babies they’re carrying.
As I watch the growth of Trunk Treasures I’m always moved by unexpected outcomes. I’ve seen businesses, friendships and children continue to grow. I can’t wait to see what the next sale brings. I hope you’ll join us.