Thursday, March 22, 2007

Arkwright St. Edgewood “Yard Sale”

I did not know what to expect from this sale on what was once one of the most run down streets in the Edgewood community. But in front of this well kept craftsman bungalow was a large selection of clutter looked over by two women and a man. One of the women worked for the Cartoon Network so there were several promotion items from the network. Following the incident in Boston I wondered if CN promo items were fetching higher prices. The seller told me that the scare inducing litebrights promoting Aqua Teen Hunger Force were now netting big prices on EBay. They had none of those here. The most threatening looking CN item here was a personal CD player. This sale was the only one of the day capitalizing on it being St. Patrick’s Day. Here several horrible looking cheap bright green wigs were for sale. Other stuff gathered about included a gumball machine, which the seller said she wanted someday to put in a nursery. But she had had it for ten years now with the aging gumballs still inside it. On some tables I found a commemorative plate for Cypress Gardens, a coin purse with a happy face, a package of chocolates shaped like bandages, several timers, a Bedazler in its original box and some Beanie Babies. Overall for such a well kept looking house on a terrible street the sale appeared very confused. One larger items was a large handmade shower curtain one of the sellers had created with a gigantic cartoon like image of a sunglass wearing, cocktail sipping woman taking a bath with a dog sitting nearby. I didn’t know what to make of this sale especially after seeing the platter full of Piggies-in-a- blanket on the porch. I don’t know if this was the seller’s breakfast or if they were for sale. But the people here were very nice and did pose for photos.
I bought a green wig for one dollar.

Seller next to gumball machine.

Garish headwear for St. Patrick's Day.

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