So I spent this morning at the William Ashley warehouse sale. Is this event for everyone? No, if you hate crowds, waiting in line or lots of options, skip it.
I have to admit that I had mixed feelings about heading out this morning to this sale. Part of that was because I had to get up early (we wanted to be there right at the opening time of 10 am because this sale does grow quite the line). But I was also worried that it wouldn’t have anything I needed/wanted.
My sister is getting married next year and initially I thought that this sale would be a great way to pick some china pieces up for her. But then I started to worry that it would just have discontinued and plain/less attractive patterns and that I was wasting my time going out there.
I was wrong.
My sister is actually getting two different patterns and while the sale didn’t have the one, it did have the other and I was able to get her something quite nice at an amazing price. If I was a rich sister, I would have got her the four place settings for just under $900; originally going for I think around $2,800.
While I didn’t buy any dishes for myself, I did get a great stainless steel bowl (you know the kind, with the wavy top) for $14,99, originally $50.
There was of course a ton of other stuff that caught my eye (as well as a few things that were mocked). This sale really has everything from the aforementioned china to glassware to small appliances to Christmas stuff to even furniture.
If you’re a DIY bride, you really want to check this sale out. There are dozens of different types of vases, a huge selection of ribbons and lots of candles and other décor-type things.
Like I mentioned at this top, this sale is not for everyone. Don’t go with a big group, don’t bring kids and do have a budget. And if you can, go on a week day; this sale on the weekend is a bit nutty.
The William Ashley warehouse sale wraps up on Sunday, December 5, and is open every day except for Mondays and Tuesdays. More details can be found over here.