Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gingher scissors factory sale… and a giveaway!

Some of my friends and I took a road trip to Greensboro, NC, today to attend the Gingher scissors factory sale. The photo above shows just some of the loot I brought home. I’m not going to tell you how many pairs I got… that would be too embarrassing!

Here are my friends with all of our stuff stowed in the back of Alisan’s van.
There were cutting mats, all kinds of scissors, rotary cutters (left handed only, boo!), acrylic rulers, and paper cutters. Nothing was more than $10. There were lots of small Gingher utility scissors like these for 50 cents:

The nice heavy dress shears were only about $4 a pair, and lots of the embroidery scissors were only $2 a pair. I also got some wonderful serrated kitchen scissors. These are all overstocks or discontinued merchandise.

We all bought an 18" paper cutter or two. At $10 each, how could we pass this up?

If you live in the area, there’s still time to get some of the goods! The sale is today and tomorrow (Sept. 19) and next weekend, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 25-26. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m. The address is 322-D Edwardia Drive, Greensboro NC 27409.

And now for the fun part!

I bought an extra pair to share with you! One lucky reader will win these darling 4" embroidery scissors,with a retail price of more than $35. Just leave me a comment before noon on Saturday, Sept. 25, and tell me about your favorite road trip (where you went, why, and with whom) and you’ll be entered in the drawing. I’ll pull a name at random. Please enter only once. Check back on Saturday afternoon to see if you’ve won.

The give-away is over... Congratulations, Robbie (from Michigan)... You won!