I always get excited at the prospect of selling and shopping at City Wide Garage Sale
, on account that it's the most fantastically amazing thing ever created.
Whenever I started shopping and then eventually selling at the City Wide, I felt a little bit like Markie Post or Meredith Baxter Birney in one of those Lifetime movies about the perils of addiction - "Unraveled: The LeAnn Stephenson Story"
- in which I rob from the kids' chore money and pawn my pancreas to get one more shopping fix.
The way I figure it, everyone has a vice of some sort or another. I probably will never have a drug addiction, or gamble my inheritance away, or take up a smoking habit in which I smoke so much that I spontaneously combust.
My vice is vintage and antique shopping.
The first time I experienced this particular show, my eyes immediately caught fire and my heart raced when I saw booth after booth of vintage goodies awaiting me. In my opinion it's the finest example of vintage shopping porn in central Texas. I recall having to catch my breath, sit down, and put my head between my knees so I wouldn't pass out the first time I visited.
I always find amazingly groovy junk, I mean treasures, from the many vendors at City Wide. And because I had specific request from a faithful stalker, I mean reader, I want to show you some of the goodies I picked up at this fall's Antique's Week
that I plan on bringing to this weekend's sale.
Lots of beautiful needlepoint . . . .
. . . . . tons of new vintage frocks . . . .
. . . . . rainbow colors of vintage crystal inventory . . . .
. . . . . and of course piles of vintage textiles, napkins and damask tablecloths.
The sale is at the Palmer Events Center
here in Austin
. I'll be set up near the red skirted info desk. There is a $7 charge to park in the garage or there is a free parking lot at One Texas Center on the Southwest corner of So. First and Barton Springs Road, as well.
Saturday morning between 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., City Wide offers early shopper passes for $10 each. This allows those who so choose to have early access to the show and get first dibs on vendors' merchandise before the general admission customers enter at 10 a.m.
I hope you get a chance to come and see me, cuz I have some really marvelous goodies this show!
Have a great weekend and I'll see every back here Monday!
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