Saturday 27 November 2010

Yep, one of these things again!

Oh yes, I am having one of these again today.

To get rid of the last few things before my parents move.

Yes, I said a few things but that would be a lie.

This experience has taught me well. NEVER, and I mean NEVER, collect things EVER.

The sale was advertised to start at 9.00am. There was a knock at the door at 6.30am.

I am pretty sure he (the professional garage sale stalker) regretted waking me. He backed away from the door slowly and ran to his car.

I better go and shine the trash so it looks like treasure - and, if anything remotely hilarious happens I will update the post.


1. The guy who came at 6.30am came back again at 7.30am. Clearly I didn't scare him off for I let him have a look (at the garage sale that is) and charged him twice as much as I would have if he had come at 9am. I think he got the message...

2. This time I had his and her garages to assist in brokering world peace. And it made for some very funny comments. There was this one guy who gave specific instructions to his wife that he didn't want her to buy any of the following - bath products, cards, coloured envelopes, cushions, cuddly toys, scented candles, essential oils, James Blunt CDs or anything with Hugh Grant in it etc etc. We laughed so hard tears were streaming down our faces. His wife then spotted an antique gown my mother had had for years and she said it reminded her of her wedding gown. She then announced to us that she had decided that she wanted to be buried in her wedding gown. Her husband then yelled out, "Well I hope you are going to die of a wasting disease because its the only way you are ever going to fit into your wedding dress again. Unless of course you just want me to throw it over the top of you." She later said, "Do you want to buy those gardening tools, love?" he said, "No, definitely not because if I did then you would only make me use them." It went back and forth like this for the time they were here. I think I should have paid both of them for making me laugh so hard.

And best of all, the trash really did turn to treasure for a lot of people......AND WE GOT RID OF MOST OF IT!!

And so the world turns.....once more..


  1. Oh too funny...
    I'm imagining the face of the poor bloke who woke you up. I remember the pain of those EARLY birders at our garage sale. We turned them away, too.

    I made the same promise not to accumulate stuff, buuuut...



  2. Lilly that was fun reading your earlier garage sale post from 2008.
    I love your humour and your writing style.
    Good luck with today's garage sale and I hope the weather stays fine.

    I'll closing my blog this weekend, it has been a joyous couple of years getting to know and love people like you! Blogging is a bit too distracting and I need to focus on other things that are now very important in my life, like my new Foundation.

    I know we will meet up one day in the near future and I look forward to giving you a big hug.

    Take care and keep shining.
    Peggy xxxx

  3. can't wait to hear how things went! I love garage sales, but they're dangerous in themselves in terms of extra clutter.

  4. I had a yard sale once. I'll never do it again.

    Yeah, it's time to lighten my load too.

    Hope your sale was successful!

  5. Good luck on the NOT Collecting....It Is WAAAAAAAY to late for me---I have been a "collector" all of my life---magazines, books, records, etc., etc., ad infanitum!!! (lol)
    Hope there were many treasures, my dear.

  6. Ha ha, good luck! I swore off all collecting too... but guess what I didn't count on? Inheriting my mother-in-laws collection of Christmas houses... oh they are beautiful to be sure, but ugh, the sheer bulk of them!!

  7. Ha! Funny! I've sworn off collecting, because I'm still trying to get rid of stuff I USED to collect.

  8. Haven't been to a garage sale in ages. I now only frequent Vinnies and the Salvos.

    Kill 2 birds... help the needy and bag a bargain :)

  9. You are good. If a garage-saler rang my doorbell at 6:30am he wouldn't have been alive to do it again at 7:30 :-)
    So glad you unloaded most of the stuff. Isn't it amazing how easily things pile up. I can only imagine the garage sale when I move-- Yikes! What a mess!
    Cheers, jj

  10. Oh Lilly, you don't half make me laugh ! Will need to have a clearout here - d'ya fancy a trip over to the bonnie banks of Glasgow to give me a hand ??

  11. OH my gosh - I never thought you'd have a garage sale after the one that I read about on your blog a while ago.

    That's too funny about the couple. Love couples like that :)


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