Wednesday, June 22, 2011

City Wide Garage Sale

We went to the City Wide Garage Sale in Austin Tx this past weekend.  I know the name is deceiving as it's not actually a garage sale, that's just what they call it.  It's an almost monthly sale with everything from antique to modern to just about everything you can imagine.  I used to do this sale several times a year but haven't been able to in a few years now, but I love to go shop it. 

There were some great vendors this time and I found a new vendor and she just blew me away, Charyl Coleman.  Many of the people that were in her booth, and it was packed, knew her from having designed at The Homestead in Fredericksburg Tx and several other places in Austin (and speaking of The Homestead-go read Binky's Blog today, the Homestead is closing). 

Charyl had all the things I love, great vintage ledgers, yard long pictures, crusty old mirrors with the silver missing, industrial tables, stools, and many more industrial things, wooden boxes, old old books, clocks, and so much more.  I know these pictures don't do justice of how awesome her booth really was:

I do wish I had taken a wider shot of this but like I said there were so many people in her space it was hard to take pics.

Loved the industrial stool and phone.

Look at this fabulous cart.

There's one of the ledger's under the hand mirror.  She had several great hand mirrors.

Here's a side view of her space.  She even had plants.

A great old wicker chair.

She said she also designed Hotel Havana in San Antonio and a lot of her merchandise were items she bought back from the Hotel when it changed to a new owner.  She had a ton of old metal soap holders that came from the Hotel Havana, I did buy one of these.

There was lots to see at city wide this month and many great vendors were there this time.  Take a look:


 French Vanilla

The Veranda

Linda Parker

I can't remember who this vendor was, but I loved the hands in the bowl, missing fingers and all.  Hope you enjoyed touring City Wide and if you are in Austin you should check their website to see when the next one is.  Just click on their name at the beginning of this post to be routed to their site.

I'll be taking a blogging break for a while.  Be back soon!  Have a great Summer.


Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Those hands are awesome! I haven't been in a year or so, but I love going. Never know what I am going to find.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Anonymous said...

I have two mannequin hands like those! I've dragged them through many moves! Looks like City Wide is amazing!!!

Michella Marie said...

Looks like fun!!! Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures!!
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Stephanie said...

Some great stuff! I grew up in Austin and have never been before -can you believe?!

Whispering Pine Cottage said...

Thanks for the email - super post - I love Charyl's booth.

French Vanilla said...

Thanks Ms T for the photos!! The hands in the pan were mine. Someone bought all the hands and fingers. Most shoppers were horrified and confused. Oh well... Peg

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the hands, so much to love, and wishing I could have attended!

Love all you post!

Shabby Friends said...

Have a nice break. I must get to the city wide. My brother lives in Austin. Come see me. Shabby Friends.

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