Sunday, October 24, 2010

Austin City-wide

This weekend, I drove up to Austin to check out the City-wide Garage sale. It's called a garage sale, but it is actually a vintage and antiques show. Since I was driving that far, I decided to go early and get an Early Shopper pass. Thing is, it was VERY difficult to get there. I was within a block of the place and they had it totally blocked off. Apparently, there was a foot race taking place at the same time.
I am so glad that I had my Garmin because I am only vaguely familiar with Austin. I headed east to MoPac and then went down Barton Springs Road from the other direction. I was able to get in just a little past 8:30 so I didn't miss too many good deals. LOL
My plan of attack was to head to the back corner, then work my way back to the front. The crowd was very light so it wasn't a big deal anyway. Many vendors were quite proud of their merchandise which is fine if you are a collector, but I buy for resale. I was to meet up with my friends Herb and Diane, but they didn't arrive as early as I did. I needed to get started.
These guys were a hoot. At least the one guy was safety conscience. The other was a bit stand-offish.
It was nice to see Cindy Messer again. We had met when I went to Canton back in July. She may have saved me from an ambulance ride. I had become over-heated and when I walked into her booth, I kind of scared her with the way I looked. She made me sit down and gave me a cold water. I had been drinking water outside, but it wasn't enough and it wasn't all that cold. She had a cool breeze going through her booth which helped a lot. She has such a dear, sweet spirit. If you are ever up at Canton, look for her in Arbor III. You will love her items.
One of the booths had lots and lots of baby dolls . . .
. . . and this was my favorite. It looked like she was saying, "Oh no, you didn't"!
Oh, but I did. I bought all of these goodies!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

CWGS used to have so many great vendors but the past few times I've been it seems to be getting smaller and smaller with less vendors. Glad you found some treasures. I hope this show is coming back with great vendors and finds.


Teresa (:) Love all the goodies you got brave girl driving to a big city (:) So glad you are voting -me too Am praying for our liberty to be saved (:) hugs,Patty

red.neck chic said...

You know... I have not been there yet! WHAT is wrong with me?!!! I have to go - looks like you found some great fun!!!

;-D robelyn

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

hey, you, do you know that you drove right by *kinda* my house on your way to austin?
well, okay, you would have if you went up 10 but i know you went up 35.
i wouldn't have been home if you would have stopped because................I WAS IN AUSTIN.
how about that!!
frank and i went to shop downtown and to look for artsy eyeglasses (for me, not frank:)

i want to go to the austin "garage sale" sometime and after seeing your pics i REALLY want to go!

love you!

Diana said...

Looks like great little treasures!!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I so want to attend this event sometime! Great photos!