Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a White Elephant Sale at Little House

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day White Elephant Sale at Little House

UPDATE: The April Little House newsletter reports that 200 people attended the White Elephant Sale on March 17 with sales estimated at $3,500, making it one of the best ever. Proceeds will help offset the cost of the new coffee service offered in the Little House Cafe.

If today is the day to wear the green, it’s also the day to shop white elephants. “The White Elephant Sale was started many years ago by the Little House Council as an ideal accompaniment to the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Little House, ” says Peninsula Volunteer member Gae Sares (pictured). “For the past two years, the PVs – founders of Little House – has coordinated the highly popular sale, carrying on the successful tradition of the Little House Council.”

The sale runs from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, and there are goodies to be found, according to a PV email: “Envision two racks of stylish jackets and coats, barely worn,  children’s books and games in mint condition and trendy outfits sizes 18 months to 6x.

“Add to this 50 exotic jade plants uniquely potted, a hand-carved wooden train that can be filled with candy at Christmas, a hand-painted dinosaur step stool for some lucky child’s bedroom and a small antique oil lamp for that traditional touch.

“All this and more including jewelry, purses, scarves, knick knacks and household items.”

We stopped by just prior to opening. “We’re all set and looking forward to a great day,” said Gae.

If shopping makes you hungry, you can sip Irish coffee and homemade baked goods or feast on corned beef and cabbage in the Cafe from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. PV Executive Director Bart Charlow reminded the visitor that thanks to Executive Chef Larry Wong, lunch should be very tasty!

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