Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Garage Sale'n Goddess



I love treasures. Make a mission out of treasure hunting and I am one happy lady! Whether referencing the Teeny Beanie Baby McDonald’s mission of the early 90’s or the regular Target/Marshall’s missions my mom and Aunt B participate in, I love them all. Something about racing all over town to find one item, the one item that could ultimately change your life for the better… riiiigggght. I guess it really all comes down to the chase, making sure someone doesn’t beat me to the last clearance item I need to survive! So what better venue than other people’s junk?


Whether it’s a garage, yard or estate sale, I am in! Grabbing my weekend treat of an iced decaf coffee I hit the road as the sun is a’risin.


I am definitely a believer of the old drive by, if you don’t like what you see curbside on the whole, why stop? I gotta get on to the next one… don’t you know this is an unannounced race?! Once I find a sale worth committing to, you’ll find me clad with my Vera Bradley Pouch (the best for hands free treasure hunting). With my eyes hidden behind my Marc Jacobs shades, no one can see just what I am focusing on. I don’t want to draw attention to what I want, someone may try to do the old grab and run. I scour for long forgotten discarded goods I can take home and make my own.


If you like me and love all things old and classic, then this is definitely an activity for you. It can be a little frightening at first, so get a trusty co-pilot and engage in the fun game of “sign spotting”. I call on all you Thriving Readers to try it and share your stories; I know you won’t be disappointed!!




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6 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of garage sales too! It's the whole one-man's-junk theory. But I've really fallen in love with antique auctions. I find the best "junk" there, and there's something about the atmosphere. You're right, it is like a sporting event. One that I REALLY want to win. :)

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    1. Anna, I am so happy to hear you share my same creepy competitive nature about "junk"! I just went to the Long Beach Antique Fair and caught myself literally mean mugging others who were eyeing what I was haggling over..I obviously have issues!! I hope you will read that post as it is to release in the near future. Thanks for commenting and as always, Strive to Thrive!

      Em

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  2. Now that you've introduced me to the world of garage sales, when are we going hunting?!? I'm on the hunt for a new Pyrex collection!!! And have $$$ to spend thanks to you, the best SIL ever! ~Nat

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    1. There will surely be some glorious grandma-ish Pyrex in our future, keep an eye out for those neon signs and follow them to the heart of your vintage dreams!

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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  3. You are so good at this Em! We need you to come to LA and take Evoke garage sale-ing! xo

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    1. It would be SUCH an honor! You pick the date girls and I will plan our route of attack!

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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