As if on cue, the sun broke through just a few minutes before the official start of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day at 9 am. Forecasters – and radar – say the morning showers have mostly passed. Some sellers are under cover anyway, like Elise at Sale #305, 5643 47th Ave SW:
This is meant to help Elise’s parents downsize: “Please please please, come buy their … stuff.” We’re adding more pics (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we also have a team visiting some sales for Instagram Stories you’ll find at @westseattleblog.
9:23 AM: First sale we tried stopping at was just getting set up – understandable since the weather took its time about drying out. (Which @WestSeaWX says is indeed what’s happening.) But most are up and running – here’s a pic Christine sent from Sale #30 at 2311 SW Myrtle:
Their sale promises a wide variety of apparel and accessories as well as an electric chainsaw.
10 AM: The annual bonanza of antiques and collectibles at California/Genesee is Sale #75 this year:
Ringleader here is local entrepreneur John Bennett:
Melissa at Sale #262, 9327 45th SW, has an eclectic array too, from original framed artwork to home décor including rugs:
10:44 AM: More sunshine! And a sale pic, this time from Colleen at Sale #65, 4403 45th SW, with items including antique furniture:
We stopped by the arts/crafts sale at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Sale #252 on the WSCGSD map – on until 2 pm. Check out the woodcrafted items:
(added) Also selling art there, multi-media artist Kristi Scocco:
11:17 AM: Sale #255 (alley corner of Juneau and 41st) is one of today’s benefits, with proceeds to the Kitsap Humane Society – go say hi to Jessica and Vern:
Another fundraising sale – the plant sale at Solstice Park P-Patch (7500 Fauntleroy Way SW) is Sale #303 on the map. Brandy sent the pic and says, “Large crowd and great variety at the sale this morning. Abundant wonderful gardener advice as well. So great to see our neighbors again.”
One of the benefit stops on the map – Sale #221 at 7350 31st SW has tween-made DIY bamboo art kits, all proceeds going to educate girls in Honduras:
They’re created by Chava, in our photo with mom Shoshanna and brother Lev:
Chava tutors some of the girls online and is raising scholarship money for them via Esperanzas Unidas.
Further north on 31st, Regina‘s Sale #231 at 5623 31st SW has lots of “gently used” cookware, creatively displayed:
And while we’re on 31st, yet another photo that’s come in, from Lindsay at Sale #184, 7135 31st SW – kids’ stuff, bookshelves, some tools. Lindsay reports, “We have had some good traffic so far!”
12:30 PM: Yet more sun! In The Junction, you’ll find a WSCGSD sale at longtime WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW, #108 on the map), a loft sale continuing until 6 pm:
12:45 PM: We just visited the Heartbeet Café/Youngstown Coffee site, Sale #291 at 6030 California SW – eclectic offerings, including restaurant equipment, and then this collectible item from half-a-century-plus ago:
Next pic is from Eden at Sale #287 (5212 44th SW), who notes “kids’ stilts” and a drone!
Looking for furniture? Go see Deirdre at Sale #163 (1706 California SW):
1:12 PM: From Charles at Sale #6 (5432 21st SW), books!
At Sale #261 (4300 SW Willow), the “Morgan Block Pop-Up Shop,” Megan reported “things are hoppin'”:
2 PM: Final hour (except for the sales adding an extra hour or two). Sale #92, at 4845 48th SW, just sent this photo – Julie reports, “Star Wars and Fortnite toys went first but we keep finding things to sell!”
Julie also has young assistants, as does Chris in Arbor Heights, Sale #316 at 10206 37th PL SW (video). … Lori sends this photo from Sale #242, 5627 37th Ave. SW:
Reports Lori, “American Girl 70s-style egg chair, bathtub. spa chair and bed: $2 to $10! We’ve also got Hanna, Gap and Abercrombie clothes for girls, size 10 to 13.”
Again, the clickable and printable versions of the list/map are here.
P.S. We’ll have a separate update on this, but as noted in comments as well as email we just received, the Lafayette PTA‘s Goodwill truck filled almost immediately after opening at 2 pm, so don’t take anything there.