Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lazy Girl, Episode 7, Season 2, Yard Sale Fever

No Early Birds!!
N.E.B. No Early Birds.  That's what the ad in the Suffolk Times announced for the yard sale at 1125 Seawood Drive in Southold. They also boasted that it would be the Last Yard Sale of the Decade and that they would have free coffee. They said it would be W.Y.W. Worth Your While.

But when my brother, David Markel, and I pulled up a little before 8, the lady in the driveway was looking at her cell phone and yelled out, "We're not ready yet." And the sale looked really lame. Only a lawnmower and a few dining chairs were set out. We were outta there.

Lazy Girl usually features one of David's house sales on Femme et Fleur, but this year, it just so happened that Dave did not have a big sale in August. So he suggested that we go Yard Sailing instead.
 First stop on the Yard Sale Trail: The Country Store
for the Suffolk Times with Saturday's Yard Sale listings.
Here, Tom Foster and Dave hold the paper.
Note that the Dolphins are back!
(The cetacaen mammal, not the sports team.)
We used to see the Dolphins swim by our cottage on
Long Island Sound when we were kids.
There they are. The Yard/Tag Sales!
 Our first stop was 805 Navy Street in Orient.
This is chatska heaven.
 Some of the goods displayed on a washer/dryer set. 
 These little grads were just prime stuff.
John graduated in 1971.
Dave got this plaster Jesus.
He is doing an art project with them.
Dave demonstrating how to dumpster dive.
 Steamy romance novels.
Here are some Yard Sale Acronyms developed by
Jeanne and David Markel:
DB - Drive By
DBQ - Drive By Quick
DBS - Drive By Slow
WGC - Wild Goose Chase
OTW - On the Way
 Yard Sailors:
Lazy Girl, Dee, Dave and Richie.
 Liquidation of garden tools.
This lady is in charge, that's obvious.
 This pull-toy doggie is from a classy sale in Greenport.
The homeowners are artists and yard sailors themselves.
Therefore, they have some well-edited merch.
 This is stylish Cara, one of the homeowners
giving the sale.

 Nice Display.
Tip: If a good sale is not open yet,
you can "Set up camp" and wait.
Distressed chair with books and postcards.
Sometimes "Yard Sale Fever" takes over
and you buy something that you
really don't want or need.
Then you have a yard sale to get rid of it.
 Last sale --on Sunday, of course.
The Temple.

 My sister, Susan, waits on line
for the sale to open.
Advertised as Tons of Treasures.
Dave kept us entertained while we waited.
The wind knocked out of our Yard Sails,
we recover at Aldo's with a chocolate croissant
and a cafe latte.
I bought this little portrait at Cara's sale.
I love it.

À Bientôt!

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