Annual fundraiser by Mint Museum Auxiliary features wide array of home decor items

Get deep discounts on everything from furniture to designer jewelry at the 3rd Annual Mint to Be Yours Tag Saleto be held November 13-14, 2009 at Atherton Mill (2000 South Blvd.). Organized by the Mint Museum Auxiliary, the sale features consigned and gently-used items from some of Charlotte’s most beautiful homes. Proceeds benefit education programs and acquisition efforts at The Mint Museum.

The sale will feature fine home furnishings and décor, antiques, rugs, designer handbags and garden accessories marked 50 percent to 75 percent off original retail prices. This year the Auxiliary has also added artwork by regional artists and galleries and jewelry by local designers, including Turq Jewelry and Laura James. Other participating retailers include Acquisitions, Hotham and Lucy & Company.

The sale hours are 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13 and 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14. Admission is $5. Items will be marked down an additional 50 percent beginning at noon on Saturday. Mint members and Auxiliary supporters are invited to shop early during a preview event on Thursday, November 12 from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Unsold items will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Established in 1956, the Mint Museum Auxiliary was formed to receive and administer funds for the Museum. The group raises money each year through its annual Mint to Be Yours Tag Sale and Room to Bloom spring celebration.