Living in Lakeview, I had forgotten about the concept of yard sales. Because most people on the northside live in large apartment buildings, there is a lack of yards and garages. Hence, very few yard or garage sales. My unwanted items during this chapter either went to Salvation Army or to my mom’s for yard sale-ing. Thanks, Mom.
On the westside, most people live in three flats or tiny houses with yards, therefore, making yard sales possible. My friend Andrea and I actually hosted one a few months back. I managed to get rid of some stuff and make $50. Success! Since I failed to take photos that day, I stole these from Casey:
Hi. This is Andrea. Isn't she stylishly holding down the fort?
Joe discovered the liberating feeling afforded by a "yarn bra." And mostly napped.
There are yard sales over here EVERY weekend. I am intrigued by the range of advertising strategies:
Some employ modest, straightforward approaches.
Others use elaborate, artistically spray paint techniques. There were many versions of this flyer, each more colorful than the next.
Mannequins work for a select few. Yes, this neighborhood has a thing for mannequins.
I usually don’t hang out at the yard sales. I have the same aversion to them as I do stores like TJ Maxx or Loehmann’s. Love the concept, but lack the patience to dig to find what I want. However, I stumbled upon two today and hit the jackpot. All discovered items were actually things I needed or was in the market for.
A set of espresso cups and saucers. Aren't these adorable? I was informed by their former owner that they're actually intended for Turkish coffee. Same idea. I made some espresso immediately upon returning home. And washing.
These are better quality than the Forever 21 version they're replacing. Let's not lose these, too.
I've been eying these exact pair of gray Levi's at the Levi's store for a few months. These fit perfectly (such an anomaly) and were $67 cheaper! Deal of the century.
Since I failed to purchase clothing such as tank tops and summer dresses this season, I'm in quite the predicament for my upcoming trip to Cabo. Suddenly, not so bad.
The grand total for these treasures? $9! I might be a convert.
Just please have an intervention with me if I become a fan of “Yard Sales” on Facebook.