REPORT #1: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2019 is on!


The 15th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day has begun! Sale #175 (4726 50th Ave SW) is among the first to send a pic. They also have a “vintage working typewriter” among other things. Also just in, from Sale #85 (5941 31st SW):

“Starting strong!” they report.

9:28 AM: We’re out and about and seeing lots of activity. And sellers’ photos keep rolling in:

That’s Clara. The senders report she has “set up shop at her best friend Cameron’s (photobombing) sale” at Sale 198 (3440 39th Ave SW). “Her collection is small but thoughtfully curated.” … In Highland Park, Vanessa is #277 (926 SW Holden):

She notes, “I’m in the driveway of my townhouse complex, not visible from the street, but I’ve got signs and sidewalk chalk pointing the way. I have tons of plant pots and other gardening supplies as well as a complete Pack and Play, plenty of Mason jars for canning and 2 large boxes of FREE items (no purchase necessary).” … We just stopped at Sale #92 (2645 Harbor SW), whose listing noted that “early birds should bring donuts”:

Tom and Danny are running this sale – outside their new auto-detail business (look for the warehousey buildings, we missed it the first time by). … In Westwood, Sale #294 (8654 26th Ave SW) sent this pic:

They’ve added treats – including donut holes and lemonade … At Sale #132 (3035 SW Manning), some interesting decor:

We note this is the “Everything $2” sale (unless otherwise marked).

10:15 AM: We just stopped on Pigeon Point to see Sale #284 (4137 23rd SW), with items a family member had amassed for decades. After we parked, one passing shopper was heard telling another, “Those coasters are bad-ass!” Still much vintage houseware:

Some shoppers show up looking for something very specific – among the ones seen here, record-seekers who showed up right at 8 and scooped up just about all of what was available. Speaking of shoppers:

Meg at Sale #2 (10234 Marine View Dr SW) sent the photo. … Near The Junction, from Sale #200 (4927 Erskine Way SW):

Some of today’s sales are benefits. The Solstice Park P-Patch is Sale #51 (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW, by the tennis courts):

Thanks to Kevin Schafer for the photo. … Another fundraising sale is the one we just visited, Sale #235 (3201 61st Ave SW), for the West Seattle High School football team:

Players Christian and Dominic (both juniors) are helping out:

11:07 AM: Steps away from there is Sale #155 (3057 61st Ave SW), which promised among other things “secrets to long and meaningful life.” You can’t miss the wedding dress hanging at the corner:

Plus: “The Entire Book Collection of HISTORY ART ARCHITECTURE from the estate of the late CURATOR OF THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY”:

This sale is closing around 1, though, so hurry. … Heading south from there, we pulled over at Sale #270 (3708 Beach Drive SW), a few doors down from where we rented after our early ’90s arrival in WS. It’s a multi-generation sale team:

And they are set up for credit!

11:49 AM: Above, what we found during our stop at Sale #30 at The Kenney (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW; WSB sponsor), which is hosting multiple sellers on its expansive lawn on the west side of the campus. Among them, Kim and Christopher placed their own listing as WSCGSD Sale #45:

They have memorabilia and collectibles (Ichiro! Star Wars!) – if you don’t spot them, ask to be pointed to The Kenney’s space #4. … Just in via Twitter:

Baby and sale are at 4405 SW Holgate.

11:58 AM: We don’t know which sale it’s for, but Pamela said this is her favorite sign so far today:

In the mood to fish? Jim at Sale #118 sent this pic:

He is at 6936 37th Ave. SW. We are going to launch a new report for the second half of WSCGSD shortly -thanks for all the pics and reports! (UPDATE: Report #2 is here.)

10 Replies to "REPORT #1: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2019 is on!"

  • Jeannie May 11, 2019 (10:33 am)

    Looking for living room/ library southwest style furniture.

    • Kristin Widman May 11, 2019 (11:34 am)

      If you need a desk for your library, we still have one. #198

  • Chris May 11, 2019 (11:41 am)

    We have a full size working pool table 45th and Hanford

  • The King May 11, 2019 (12:20 pm)

    Thanks to everyone stopping by, sales will go to a good cause. Beautiful weather and very nice people.  Big thanks to WSB for the maps and coverage. 

  • Danette Utley May 11, 2019 (1:32 pm)

    In our Kenney lawn sale with vendors and our own items, there’s a bearskin rug, vintage musical instruments, vintage apparel, high-end hiking supplies and apparel, vintage toys, quality linen, rug, and bedding samples, various furniture pieces, picture frames, and lots of fabulous miscellaneous…!  It’s at The Kenney, we’re open until 3, and our Kenney-section items will go to 1/2 price after 2pm…. (note–this does NOT include the vendors)

  • AJ May 11, 2019 (2:44 pm)

    That Ryan Gosling sign is awesome! Well done. :-D

  • rpo May 11, 2019 (4:49 pm)

    Traffic today was stunningly bad while driving around WS. We couldn’t leave our neighborhood due to cars parked in front of our driveway repeatedly for a couple hours. Please be courteous to others!

    • St May 11, 2019 (8:20 pm)

      Happens every year unfortunately. I asked PEOs and SPD for extra patrols but didn’t see one all day.

    • Friendly Neighbor May 13, 2019 (9:20 am)

      Seems like the WS Garage Sale is a big deal every year. Sorry to hear your driveway was constantly blocked, seems people might’ve been focused more on quickly getting those deals at the garage sales. Next year it might happen again. Maybe putting traffic cones in front of your driveway could help keep cars from parking there and give them more of a visual that it’s not okay to block it. Sad it has to get to that point, but honestly people park sloppy out of convenience and sometimes don’t notice obvious driveways when they’re focused on a mission such as buying items at a garage sale. Also, if you have someone blocking your driveway and want it cited and/or towed by a Parking Enforcement Officer, call SPD’s non-emergency number (206-625-5011) and request it to be done. They will dispatch a PEO to handle call and they can cite/tow vehicle for you. Hope next year you don’t have any issues with a blocked driveway.  

  • Lola May 11, 2019 (10:03 pm)

    There was one guy in N. Admiral who we could not seem to get away from.  Blk truck with a flatbed type trl.  He would just park in the middle of the St. and suddenly jump out and go look at the sale.  Really who does this?  He was very rude and did not care how annoying he was. 

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