Tag Archives: Garage Sales

Fun at a BIG Sale

Most of my time in MI is spent taking care of my dad, keeping my mom busy and out of trouble (she’s 85 years old and wears me out by lunch) and talking to Dad’s doctors. Last week, Dad was … Continue reading

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If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You

Hello from Michigan! I’m here visiting family for the first time in nearly a year and a half and it feels great. I hadn’t seen my parents for two years because they winter in Florida and so weren’t here in … Continue reading

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Busy as Beavers

I know it will shock you, but Kathy and I didn’t go shopping last Friday—we had a sale of our own, instead.  (In the interest of honesty, we did go shopping independently on Saturday.  There were some killer sales, for … Continue reading

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Regular Friday Swill with a True Confessions Chaser

I’m back, and boy is Kathy happy that she doesn’t have to write a third solo blog post.  We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again (given the state of our memories) that it just isn’t as fun … Continue reading

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A Second Hand Rose Visits the Sunshine State

It’s always a good time visiting my parents in Florida.  They live northeast of Tampa and southwest of Orlando; it’s prime flea market, thrift store and garage sale territory.  In fact, you should think of it as a sport there; … Continue reading

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The Bad and the Bargains

While Deb is blithely lolling about in bed on Saturday mornings [Deb:  Hey, I don’t loll…], my family and I hit the garage sales hard in the summer months.  This is probably why my whole house is bursting at the … Continue reading

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Bark and Wood and Moss, Oh My

This posting is another installment in Weird Collections.  It really should be called “Vintage Made-in-Japan Landscapes Composed of Bark, Cork, Moss and Paper on Painted Wood”, but that just doesn’t flow well. These pictures are mid-twentieth century tourist and export … Continue reading

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Friday Finds, sniff, sniff…

Well, it was our first official Friday without our favorite thrift store.  We could have gone last week, but (a) there wasn’t much left to look at and (b) it felt kind of morbid. We went to a number of … Continue reading

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Collection Craziness–Spaghetti Poodles

I think everyone must have vague memories 0f these colorful ceramic poodles decorated with clay spaghetti to represent curly fur. Of course, these could be repressed memories; think back to visits to your grandmother’s or that ancient great-aunt’s house. The … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

Hey there, it’s time for another installment of Crazy Collections. Now, I don’t think that most of Kathy’s Dragonware is crazy, just that Tijuana cup and saucer. For goodness sakes, everyone knows a dragon would just pick a bull up … Continue reading

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