AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: Second half of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2018


12:10 PM: We start the second half of the 14th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day at the easternmost spot on the map, Sale #34, 8145 5th Ave SW, in one of Highland Park’s furthest (but what a great view!) reaches. Go to Kenyon/5th and turn right (south) on 5th. Also in a spot of their own and inviting you to come by, Sale #33, 8124 24th SW:

They e-mailed, “We have a lot of kid stuff, some mid-century modern tables, baby gear and more! … We also have a donation table with mystery toy bags. Proceeds go to Louisa Boren STEM School.” Back in eastern Highland Park, Sale #19 at 9th and Thistle is a Girl Scout troop benefit with Italian sodas!

Sale #165, 2932 Walnut Ave SW, features “the cutest lemonade stand,” according to Karin, who sent the photo:

And talk about cute. Check out the ultimate garage-saling T-shirts, as photographed by Cindy at Sale #112 1706 California SW):

On the opposite end of the peninsula, the southernmost sale this year is Sale #334, 11408 Marine View Dr SW. We just stopped there, and found out that Oreo is the mascot:

Looking for bed frames? These are still available as of Karen‘s e-mail a few minutes ago from Sale #58 at 4047 39th SW:

And if you have just been looking everywhere for a feather boa – Alina Guyon models the one from her family’s garage sale in Fauntleroy, Sale 326, 9360 Fauntleroy Way SW.

ADDED 1:35 PM: The last official hour is getting closer! (Already?) The crowd at Sale #69 texted to say they’re having “a great day”:

They’re the “multi-family adulting sale” at 4806 46th Ave SW. If your “adulting” means you need a blender, via Twitter, here’s a deal for you:

Sale #63 is at 3840 44th SW. Across the street, one of the day’s most unusual items was likely the old-school Coke machine at Sale #67, 3831 44th SW:

2:40 PM: A few final scenes – lots of selling going on along 42nd SW north of Morgan Junction:

That includes the LaFranchi residence, 5637 42nd SW, benefit for Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp at Sale #246, which we featured in our daily preview:

They usually start selling on Friday of Garage Sale Day weekend … but the incident a few doors down changed those plans, since 42nd SW was blocked in the area all day and into the evening.

3:01 PM: And that’s a wrap! Thanks to everyone who participated – shopping, selling, mingling, whatever. Next up, who’s taking donated leftovers!

5:22 PM P.S. One post-WSCGSD report:

My finds at the garage sale by Hotwire (Coffee) parking lot. The painting is an original by Teresa Walsh, who I love, and the little book is how to do hand shadow puppets, & who can’t use two pretty scarves.

All bought for under $20, & $ went to non-profits!

12 Replies to "AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: Second half of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2018"

  • LatteRose May 12, 2018 (2:36 pm)

    Whew! That was fun!  Thanks sooo much for putting together the list & map – much appreciated!

  • Virginia Michelsons May 12, 2018 (3:45 pm)

    Wow it is overwhelming!   Sad someone can’t see more than a couple in one day.  In future how about 2 Saturdays or a month of Saturdays?

    Book lover  Ginger Michelsons

  • sam-c May 12, 2018 (5:52 pm)

    Great day for a garage sale and lots of good stuff.

    thanks for running it, WSB !

    (all in all pretty good, except for when people sell things duplicitously, like an off brand item of a smaller size than what is listed in a better brand’s box. and charge lots of money.. what was I thinking for not checking ? I guess I could not have seen without blowing it up, but could have seen it was not the product  on the box that they were  passing off)

    • H May 12, 2018 (9:36 pm)

      That’s unfortunate. Maybe next time you’ll find something unexpectedly worth much more than you paid – fingers crossed for you.

  • H May 12, 2018 (6:00 pm)

    “I love other people’s crap” haha! What a great shirt :)

  • Elle May 12, 2018 (8:26 pm)

    Had soooo much fun today, and what buys! My husband and I are exhausted, but we loaded the truck up with some amazing treasures. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Win-wins indeed. 

  • Pam May 12, 2018 (10:24 pm)

    Thank you WSB for organizing another great neighborhood event!

  • James May 13, 2018 (6:49 am)

    Thanks! I LOVE West Seattle garage sale day. Its like Christmas in May.

  • Nw May 13, 2018 (7:30 pm)

    Checked out a dozen or more sales by bicycle and bought absolutely nothing, satisfied none the less.

    • WSB May 13, 2018 (7:46 pm)

      Great way to get around from sale to sale!

  • Gina Terrana May 14, 2018 (1:04 pm)

    It was all fun until the Chilly Cow promotional truck hit and ran after hitting my brother’s truck! Thanks to everyone that ran and yelled and waved at the driver, and the person that followed the truck, but lost them when Chilly Cow ran the red light. 

    • WSB May 14, 2018 (1:21 pm)

      Sorry to hear that .. but whatever Chilly Cow is, it wasn’t part of WSCGSD. Hope that since you know the name of the company, you’ve been able to contact them.

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