And the award for most fashionable garage sale goes to …. drumroll please … MacGrove!
MacGrove is a charming neighborhood in St. Paul that includes Macalester College and St. Thomas University. Yesterday some of my garage sale pals and I spent the morning there for their neighborhood garage sale. It has a very collegiate vibe. They used to hold their sale in August, but for some reason they moved it to September this year. The most noticeable change was the quantity of students that were milling about near the schools.
Once again, we had picture perfect weather, and we found some great things. We also came upon the most fabulous garage sale set up of the season.
It was like a party!
And he had some very clever signage.
“These lamps don’t get paid … but that doesn’t mean they don’t work!”
We all enjoyed the festive atmosphere. Here is the crew, Sue, Jan & Cathy.
I also found my best find of the season at this very same sale. A fantastic vintage ice cream scale (who wants to weigh their ice cream? not me!) in my color, aqua.
I will be finding a prominent location in the pantry for this bad boy!
Unfortunately, I was so exhausted when I got home that most of my pictures of the rest of my finds turned out pretty awful. But here is a picture of a fantastic book shelf that Sue spotted for me, and I quickly snatched up.
Won’t this be a charmer once it is painted? Those details down the side are just going to pop with a little paint. I’m still contemplating what color I’ll use on it, but I know it will get milk paint.
Unfortunately, the pic is a little blurry and you can’t appreciate it properly, but the fabric that is folded on the shelf is vintage bark cloth with adorable farm scenes. I just couldn’t pass it up.
Here, you can see the detail a little better in this photo of some vintage light sconces that I also picked up.