6.20.2007

Any Garage Sale Addicts Out There?

Readers of my personal blog will know that at present I am doing much handwringing over Big Life Decisions of the Leaving America for Britain variety. Nonetheless, I can't read a delicious book like Bruce Littlefield's Garage Sale America and not feel like it is a testament to so much that I would miss once we are gone....

10 comments:

flutter said...

I shouldn't admit that I love garage sales, estate sales and antique stores, should I?

Mom101 said...

I am a garage sale whore. There. Now you know.

thailandchani said...

Absolutely love garage sales. I have furnished more than one home entirely from yard sales. And it's the best way to get inexpensive books I can possibly imagine.

I've even had a few garage sales over the years. :)


Peace,

~Chani

Birchsprite said...

Is this not your personal blog?

I'm confused!

gingajoy said...

Birch--it *is.* I just cut and pasted this from the review over at the other place so I realize it reads funny. Whoops!

Suldog said...

Not only am I a garage sale liker, I'm the guy who takes your totally useless old stuff that you didn't think you'd ever sell. This past weekend, I bought a whole pile of VHS tapes from the woman across the street...

ozma said...

Girlfriend, you don't even know. I could start my own store at this rate.

All I have to say to you is: STAY OFF CRAIGSLIST. Please. If garage sales are cocaine, craigslist is like crack.

P.S.: If you are moving to Britain, I hope I get to meet you in person before you go! I guess blogs make us spectators of others' lives and I admit that spectating this move would be a very interesting thing--the Joy version of cross-Atlantic moving will be fun to read.

sweatpantsmom said...

I love garage sales, but my husband has forbidden me to go to any more until we have one of our own, and get rid of fifteen years of garage sale purchases. From our garage.

Oh, it's a vicious cycle!

Antonia said...

Yup, the equivalent over here is church fetes with clenched cupcakes (to eat - that's not a euphemism for a certain way of standing around at fetes, though perhaps it should be).

Marmite Breath said...

Joy, I can't find an email address for you, so I have to tell you that this weekend I went sailing with the hubs and his fellow students. We met at the Navy office where the two lads in charge are both redheads. They've got a big notice board with names and jobs etc on it, and underneath it proudly proclaims, "Era of the Gingas" and I just thought that was awesome! I should have taken a picture, but I'm slow and I didn't.
Anyway, that's that. :)