I love Garage Sales! Mom and I enjoyed many years of garage saling together. She always drove, newspaper folded to the garage sale ads page sitting between us to reference. Highlighted in yellow were all the “good ones” to stop at for our morning adventures. I attribute my broad knowledge of maps and road locations in St. Clair County (and even some address blocks) to this early garage sale schooling.
How exciting National Garage Sale day is August 11th and it just happens to be the weekend of The Antique Yard Sale Trail!
The Antique Yard Sale Trail runs over 150 miles from Algonac along Michigan’s thumb coast to Sebewaing. You can travel along Lake Huron, Saginaw Bay, and the bank of the St. Clair River on Michigan highways 29 and 25 (M-29 and M-25) to find treasures you simply cannot live without.
The yard sale starts Friday, August 10th and runs through Sunday with hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., although individual sellers may set their own opening and closing times. Enjoy the sales and watch for local antique shops, eateries, museums and towns to visit along the way.
So many interesting things can be found at garage sales. I especially enjoy finding old kitchen gadgets. I wonder about the life of the person that once owned and used it. Was it a treasured relic or just another tool forgotten in a drawer?
The best part though, is meeting and talking to people having a sale. Many are friendly and nice to chat with. Some are just down right different! At a yard sale I was recently at, each item’s cost was an amount ending in 5 cents. For example, a T-shirt was $1.15. A toaster $3.35. A baseball mit $4.05. Interesting. Perhaps 5 was a lucky number? I had been chatting with the nice lady running the sale and decided I would definitely purchase something to continue our interaction. My total came to $4.85. I handed the lady a five dollar bill and watched her count out 15 pennies for my change. Perhaps she collected nickels? I shrugged, appreciating her mysterious uniqueness, thanked her and wished her a nice day.
Celebrate National Garage Sale day by finding a special treasure or two at along the Antique Yard Sale Trail this weekend!
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