Sunday, January 29, 2012

Point + Shoot : Monster Street

A weekend of firsts...

My first ever garage sale.
Courtesy of a neighbour's great idea.
Not just any garage sale - a Monster Street Garage Sale.
As in six families in our cul-de-sac held garage sales on Sunday morning.

One ad, six garage sales, eleventy thousand people (or so) in our street
- an hour before the advertised time, if you don't mind.
I've never had an audience to support the opening of my garage before!
There are some die hards out there.
And there are some cute little people who loved setting up their 'shops'
 and being 'shop-persons' - until the novelty wore off about 8am
 and normal play transmission resumed for them.

The feeling of community in our street over the weekend was just brilliant
- and not a bottle of beer in sight!
We wandered between each other's yards, socialising and comparing junk.
The kids played playroom ping pong between the houses and even performed a wonderful (it's an acquired taste) impromptu concert.
I gave free plant cuttings to a woman before realising other neighbours were actually selling the green stuff.
I asked people what they would like to pay for items and sold clothing for less than the cost of my wooden coat hangers - which they took with them.
A seasoned campaigner, I am not.
A number of 'customers' commented on the lovely feel in our street and how lucky we are.
We are.

My first ever Krispy Kreme experience.
Courtesy of a neighbour's return from Melbourne.
(It's a sheltered, amazing-donut-deprived existence we live over here in the West.)
I shall dream in Krispy Kreme tonight.
Magoo's first ever skateboard.
Courtesy of another neighbour's junk.
Bruises courtesy of my brilliant parenting.

Hope you had a beautiful monster of a weekend too.

Linking myself silly with
Life Love and Hiccups
A Little Space Like Home
Happy Monday!
Shar :-)


Anonymous said...

How lovely so many in the street got involved, love doing garage sales always the monster sign :)

SportyMummy said...

He looks so cute on that skate board!! Just adorable. I never really appreciated having a community before I I find it a invaluable resource!!

Kindred Spirits said...

Aahhh a monster gargage sale, my dream come true!! Oh and so is Krispy Kream, you will NEVER stop dreaming about them. The original glaze are the best! Thanks for sharing

Nee Say said...

You are definitely lucky to live in such a friendly street! Our neighbours don't even grunt at us & we've lived here for 10 years!!! Must feel good to have a big clean out as well.

Laura @ SpottyOwlDesign said...

I really want to try Krispy Kreams... and i don't even like doughnuts, haha! It's just because everyone talks about them and some workplaces fly them over for fundraisers and i *still* haven't tried them!

Anna @ green tea n toast said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend - everybody needs good neighbours after all! Cute pic on the skateboard too. x

Sonia @ Life Love and Hiccups said...

Awww love me a good garage sale. someones junk equals my treasure or something like that lol.
Love Magoo on the skatie. Good Luck with that... my boys are covered in scratches and bruises and scabs courtesy of the skateboards, but they love it!!! :) xx
P.S Krispy Kremes should come with a warning... I once ate 6 all to myself before I got home from the airport.

Mama of 2 boys said...

Ohhh what a brilliant weekend Shar! I love the idea of a monster bash garage sale. How much fun. Why does it not surprise me that you were the generous one, lovely lady you are :o)
Magoo looks like quite the skater boy, look out Mama ;o)
Gorgeous snaps too! xo