Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Family Heirlooms & History Up For Grabs

A SHADOW fell over the colourful memorabilia hanging on a picket fence. At the foot of the fence, a number of items no longer useful to the family having a yard sale were bagged, boxed and openly displayed.

Remnants of a trip to Hawaii, a cardboard box marked "gloves", a lamp with a burgundy shade, his and her lifejackets, and a plaque with the word "babe" on it were all available to new owners at a fair price.

It is easy to feel like a spy, detective and time traveler all rolled into one at yard sales. They not only reveal interesting family history but also show how fashion, entertainment, home d├ęcor, humour and cultural trends subtly evolve over time.

The post is linked to SIGNS, SIGNS and GOOD FENCES.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

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8 comments:

  1. Yes...they can satisfy one's voyeuristic tendencies..... Perfectly legally and even encouraged. That "babe" plaque made me think of the Sonny and Cher song "I've Got You, ...". Ah sigh, we've all moved on haven't we?

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  2. Yes, I have seen some outdated stuff sold at Garage sales but it will suit someone. One person's junk is someone's treasure as the saying goes.

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  3. I have not been to a yard sale in some time, we have our own treasures to sell, lol. I like the remnants of the Hawaii trip! Aloha! Great fence shot! Have a happy day!

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  4. i've always felt odd rifling through folks' possessions at garage sales. i typically avoid them for that reason. :) thanks for linking, penelope!

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  5. Lots of things to look at and lots of memories go.ng

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  6. My hubby keeps nagging me about having a Yard Sale - I procrastinate, it's so much work. - This is a fun shot, I like the Aloha sign on the fence.

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  7. I have found some real treasures at garage sales.

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  8. "Spy, detective and time traveler" says it so perfectly, Maria! I have never quite put my feeling of nostalgia into words when I look at the collection of items once important to someone, but your post did that for me. Have to add that I love the colours in that photograph!

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