Friday, October 05, 2007

Saturday 9/21/2007

Paradiso Cir. – Druid Hills “Estate Sale”

Before I entered this newer home built on the grounds of a Druid Hills mansion I knew I was in for disappointment. First, I arrived here on the second day of the sale and secondly it was a new and overpriced home that could not have been lived in for more than 8 years. The immaculate quarters were nearly empty inside and everything was much too clean. The only remnants of the place having been lived in were a few shelves of new hardbound political intrigue novels, some Xmas décor and a table with several high end Madam Alexander type dolls on it. There was an elephant saddle (with a sign saying it was an elephant saddle) taking up a good bit of space in one of the bedrooms and an antique carrousel horse mounted over the stairway. But these things just appeared as artifacts left in the wake of an overpriced decorator once hired to make the place more stylish. In the garage I found an artificial Xmas tree but this item also appeared far too clean and new. I bought nothing.

Xmas tree in garage of boring home.















Lakeshore Dr. – Lake Claire “Yard Sale”

This event was in the large yard of a brick Tudor home on a very pleasant street in my neighborhood. Spread out upon the lawn on tables was a wide variety of things that appeared to have come from several households. Among the assorted clutter was a Baby’s Coming bingo game, a bota, a Creative Loafing clock, a glass dish commemorating an anniversary, a brooch with a figure holding a sign that said ’housework makes you ugly’, a rolling pin imprinted with the words ‘baked with love’ and a lot of assorted kitchen and dinning wares. On several tables next to a large dumpster in the driveway were neat piles of women’s clothing. In the middle of the yard was an oversized plush Scooby Doo. Among some books in boxes I found “Ugly Ways”, “The Adventure of Johnny Chuck”, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff at Work”, “Protect and Defend”, “Personal Injuries”, “Who Moved My Cheese” and “The Ultimate Sunflower Book”.
I bought nothing.

Plush canine in midst of sale.














Howard Cir. – Lake Claire “Yard Sale”

This sale was interesting in that there were so many things related to beer making here. In the yards was a beer keg that was never returned to the brewer, boxes of empty reusable beer bottles, an various tubes, and containers for creating home brew. There were also a number of assorted kitchen-wares and coffee mugs.
I bought nothing.





Mathews Ave. – Lake Claire “Yard Sale”

The sale was set up in the driveway of a small brick home. By this time there yard sale activity had quieted down and I was the only visitor when I arrived. At the end of the driveway was a large painting of a flock of flamingoes. Along the driveway were tables with assorted goods. Here I found several lamps, a plastic lobster, a Zen gardening kit, a heating pad, some flavored body massage oils and about a dozen small plush animals.
I bought nothing.

Artwork found in Lake Claire


















Waverly Way – Inman Park “Yard Sale of Love”

This was a repeat of a sale held in the yard and driveway of a large frame Victorian mansion. The first time the sale was held it was some sort of fundraiser. This time there were no sales indicating way the sale was here. Some of the goods from the earlier event were still on sale but some new things were added to the jumble. In the street was a large sign proclaiming this as the Yard Sale of Love with hearts drawn on the sign. Some of the stuff was placed in well-organized piles while some things were arranged in a chaotic manner such as a collection of older audio gear or a bike placed on a pedestal. One of the larger sections here were the boxes of old Lps (are there anything but OLD Lps anymore?) set on a table near the mix of audio gear. Assorted things found at this sale included a large ceramic dog, bolts of fabric, a metallic cut out of a cat, a large ceramic fish, office supplies, a string of lights made from fishing lures, several lamps and a lot of old luggage. Among some books I found “The Fist of God”, “The Japanese American Family Album”, “The Sphinx and the Megaliths”, “The New Popular History of the World”, “Compassionate Laughter” and “The Vocabulary of Science”.
I bought nothing.

Assorted audio gear on display.

















Clutter gathered around a tree.
















Fish in the yard.

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Anonymous said...

I knew this would happen eventually; I knew I would see something on your blog that we'd purchased. My mom bought that flamingo painting that you saw on Mathews. I'm the person that you mentioned on your update from 9/11/07 -- I've got your blog bookmarked on my computer at work. Keep up the great work...Jennifer

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