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Yard Sale Bonanza

Eight birdhouses, $1 apiece. Red and yellow bench, 8′ long, $20. AT THIS MORNING’S ROUND OF YARD SALES, I made out like a bandita, and I owe it to my friend Ada. She wanted to schedule our Saturday morning walk … Continue reading

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Yard Sale Season

YARD SALE SEASON IS UPON US. Here in East Hampton, N.Y., it’s fertile picking ground. Actually, I’ve been checking out the East Hampton Star‘s yard sale ads all winter, whenever I’ve been here on a weekend, and I’ve scored a … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back to Brooklyn

RAINY SIDEWALKS FULL OF SOGGY GARBAGE. Racing to move the car by 8:30AM or risk getting towed away. Crowded buses creeping up Flatbush Avenue. Ah, it’s good to be back. No, really, it is. The weather was spectacular my first … Continue reading

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Map Giveaway: LI Before the LIE

UPDATE: Lisa of South Slope, Brooklyn (comment #7) is the winner of the map! THIS PAST SUNDAY, I followed a yard sale sign to a classic 1850s Greek Revival. It was late on Day 2 of the sale, and there … Continue reading

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Shoestring Summer Decorating

I LOVE VINTAGE RATTAN FURNITURE so much, I once thought of opening a store devoted to it and calling it Bamboozled. I didn’t, for many reasons, but I’m still a sucker for the stuff. It’s sturdy, stylish, and cheap. (Rattan … Continue reading

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Welcome, Salvaged Grace

A BRAND NEW BROOKLYN-BASED BLOGGER has a crush on me. Salvaged Grace: Reclaim Repurpose Redecorate kicked off this week with a series of posts about casaCARA, based on an e-mail interview I did with Erin Woody, account exec/design freak/amateur boxer/new … Continue reading

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My Next Tag Sale

OH, EXCUSE ME — yard sale. That’s what they’re called around here. I love the regional differences in nomenclature. In Brooklyn, they’re stoop sales or sidewalk sales. In the suburbs, they’re garage sales. Here, they’re barn sales or, more commonly, … Continue reading

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