Views of the Neighborhood – City Wide Garage Sale

We had a city-wide garage sale yesterday in Port Aransas. It was a massive affair. Take a look at the map in the link below.

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So I’m going to give you a flavor by visiting a few places.

Views of the Neighborhood

Here is a private home. Looks pretty much like any garage sale.

Let’s follow these folks to the Civic Center.

Man, what a selection

Cosmetics

Hats.

Tables of stuff.

And my neighbor doing volunteer work raising money for her church. That’s her with the big smile.

Here is a shop.

And a garage sale participant just setting up.

On the main street in a parking lot.

Those yellow balls are locally raised Ruby Red grapefruit. $0.50 each or a dozen for five bucks.

A back shot of the sellers.

A close up of a reminder about time. None of my books were on the table.

Spices, preserves, and salsa.

Back to a home garage. Gulf cart for sale.

I hope you liked the taste of our community event.

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  1. I think I’d have been in my own personal heaven yesterday John. I’ve never been too a garage sale but together they would have been what we call a car boot sale and that’s the way I love to spend a Sunday.
    Hugs

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    1. You would have found some treasures, I’m sure, David. Thanks.

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    What fun! Did you put out any treasures? 😀

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    1. We did not participate this year. The event snuck up on us for sure.

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  3. Wonderful spirit of Port Aransas, dear John! The huge event indeed! I hope everybody has got content with it.

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    1. I think everyone had a good time.

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      1. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  4. Almost like a giant block party, Was anyone selling food or beverages?

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    1. I didn’t see any food sellers. I didn’t hit all 38 stops though.

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  5. Thank you for sharing. It’s been years since I have been to a garage sale or community event. I have recently donated lots of goods to charity.

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    1. Thank you, Ally. Donating to charity is important.

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  6. I’ve been to a garage sale and an auction and I love that kind of thing. When I was a child I had a great aunt who would bid on a mystery box at an auction and find out after getting it what it contained. A couple of times I got what she didn’t want. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. I’ve never gone into a mystery box bid. Tempted but didn’t do it. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  7. You didn’t get a shot of the beer tent 🙂

    I love the way your community works, John. It seems like a very nice group of people.

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    1. I wish there had been a beer tent. They are nice, Dan.

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  8. This garage sale looks better than the ones in our neighborhood. Your neighbor looked happy to see you. Did you bring her some coffee? Great turnout…thanks for sharing! Happy Sunday!

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    1. I did not bring her coffee. She is always happy. Thanks, Jill.

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      1. I love people like that! 🙂

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  9. I’d have snapped up some of those grapefruits. Did you buy a hat?

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    1. I did not. All my caps have a story and I don’t need any more.

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  10. There’s a Homer Laughlin piece on the table you’re neighbor’s sitting next to. If I’d been there, I would have been tempted to buy it . I grinned at the pair of stepladders, too. I suspect they’re leftovers from a bit of repair work somewhere along the line!

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    1. Those were serious ladders. We have a few Fiesta pieces left from a complete set. (cream and sugar and a couple of bowls) We sold most of them at the garage salses in years past. The midwesterners love Fiesta. (We used it as our everyday china until we move to the coast. We now have plain white.)

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  11. Who doesn’t love a garage sale?
    And man, could I ever use that golf cart; it’d make getting to work easier.
    Fun Fact: I drove around in a golf car at the first property I ever worked at as a bellman.
    It was awesome.

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    1. Sure saves on the footwork. Thanks, Hook

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  12. what amazing fun!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly.

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  13. Looks like a lot of fun and excitement. Get anything yourself?

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    1. Nope just the pictires. 😀

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  14. How wonderful that it was a city wide event. People could go to homes and neighborhoods as well as the Civic Center.

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    1. All over. Plenty to see.

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  15. Checklist:
    1- Rent a van
    2- Ask Linds B if I can borrow her water tank of a water bottle so’s I can fill it with java.
    3- Comfortable shoes
    4- Pack light so’s there’s more room in the van
    5- Reward myself for all my finds with a seafood dinner.

    Thanks Boss!

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    1. We could fill that last one in fine style

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  16. Oh, fun — a city-wide garage sale. How cool. I would have gotten that black cap with a bright pink flamingo. 😉 👒 🦩
    I haven’t thought about ruby-red grapefruit in a long time, but they are wonderful. Thanks for letting us tag along, John. Have a sublime Sunday. Hugs!

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    1. My pleasure, Teagan. Thanks for coming along.

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  17. Now that is my kind of huge garage sale! But I need to be getting rid of some of my own stuff. I would love to have had some of those Ruby Red grapefruits – locally grown are the best.

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    1. I wanted some too but rushed out of the house without a dime. Thanks, Jo.

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  18. What a great garage sale. Did you see all those lovely dolls? In the picture with the smiling lady.

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    1. Yes I did. There were a number of them all dressed to the nines.

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  19. I like the one picture there- tables of stuff 🙂
    Garage sales are fun. You can find some real treasures in amongst the ‘stuff’, lol

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    1. I remember I picked up two glass bowls and asked how much? “Five bucks for both.” Got home to discover they were Tiffany hand blown crystal. Talk about a bargin.

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      1. Nice! My mom once picked up one of those English head creamers and found it was a Toby mug 🙂

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      2. Ah. Good for her.

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  20. I always enjoy your local events. What did you buy?

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    1. Nothing. Didn’t see anything I liked.

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  21. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    What fun! I have always enjoyed garage sales. Of course your books aren’t on that table…no one would sell them, they would keep them on their book shelves.

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    1. Aw. what a nice comment, Denise. 😊

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      1. D.L Finn, Author · ·

        🙂

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  22. It looks like anything you could possibly want could be had! Those ruby red grapefruit caught my eye! Love them!

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    1. They are quite good. Picked when ripe makes the difference.

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  23. Talk about making a day of it!

    In my town, every third weekend of the summer months is garage sale day. If this potential buyer comes through, I have to be out of my house by May 1st! Oy… looks like I’ll have a garage sale once I move, meaning I have to lug too much schtuff with me… sigh.

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    1. We will be moving on March 5th so I feel your pain.

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      1. I didn’t know you were moving! Good luck with that!!

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      2. Yup. Going to Austin

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      3. Family there? Or just want to get a new start?

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      4. Daughter lives there. I also need to get closer to medical care.

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      5. Makes sense!

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      6. The romance of the sea has been overshadowed by the curse of the tourests. If we need to be around people I would at least like to be around those who don’t throw everything they don’t want on the beach.

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      7. That is too bad – but understandable for the tourists. And I will never understand why they don’t pick up after themselves. We never left anything behind…

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      8. We don’t either.

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  24. “Oooooh look, a garage sale!”
    “Where are you going to put what you buy?”
    “In your shed.”
    “…….”

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    1. Ha haha. Stan can help you load and unload. That will give him an accurate inventory on what you have.

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  25. Everything always looks so clean and tidy in your town.

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    1. We try to keep it that way. Tourests are the worst.

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  26. Your garage sale is more of an event than a typical garage sale. Some nice-looking items, especially those grapefruit.

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    1. Ha haha. Thank you, Michelle.

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  27. Those Ruby Red grapefruit sure caught my eye, John! Looks like a great idea, as well as a great way to unload some clutter. I could’ve supplied them with plenty of stuff to sell, ha!

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    1. Me too. The event closed in too fast.

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  28. Looks like it was. I hope everyone was happy and able to sell the stuff they no longer wanted or needed.

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    1. Yes they were all happy. I’m sure. Deborah. Thamnk you.

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  29. No matter the town, people are always looking for a deal!

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  30. I was “shopping” as I was looking at the pictures. 🙂

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  31. So I am curious John, did you drive home in the golf cart?😂

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  32. Looks like something for everyone, John – I could definitely have spent some time there.

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    1. I could have as well but had a deadline to meet. 😃

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    1. Thank you , Traci

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