Five Years of Adventures in Yard Sale Land

Posted by Jenny in Grab Bag | 16 Comments

Hard to believe, but today marks five whole years since we launched this blog. I think that’s practically middle-aged in Internet terms, though we seem to still be in the “bratty toddler” stage. There’s been joy, there’s been horrors, and there’s definitely been more crazy, weird, and occasionally cool junk than anyone probably ever needs to see.

Many heartfelt thanks to all our readers, old and new. Maybe you’d like to celebrate our blogaversary by watching our video?

Yard Sale Bloodbath – “Food of the Damned” on Vimeo.

Or maybe you’d like to take a gander at our staggering collection of junk-in-my-trunk photos. There are well over 100, which is sort of frightening, especially when you see them all in one place.

Then maybe you’d like to ask us what we do with all that stuff … eh, don’t do that, just read this instead.

Or just stay with us as we continue boldly onward in this bloggy adventure. Here’s to heaps of good scores for everyone! And plenty of crazy stuff to blog about. Based on the last five years, we feel pretty confident that there’s no shortage of that out there.

16 Responses to Five Years of Adventures in Yard Sale Land

  1. rae says:

    i just found your blog, and i’m sad i haven’t been around all five years because i LOVE IT. i’m glad someone else likes to take picturse of the crazy sales they go to and the piles of junk they bring home. it warms my little heart. keep up the good work!

  2. Here’s to many more! I so wish that I could go sale-ing with you guys one day. And I laugh so hard at the old food stuff. I collect old packaging – food, cleaning…blah, blah, blah and most people stare at me in disbelief when I’m under a cabinet at an estate sale shrieking, “Oh my god! It’s toothpaste from the 50’s!” while they’re trying to score the fancy stuff.

  3. Lizzie says:

    Looking forward to five more years of your sale adventures! Thanks for being even more obsessed than me! 🙂

  4. Sarah & Erin says:

    I love the trunk shots all in one place! So amazing! Thanks for being our West Coast counterpart! We love your blog!!!

  5. Chelsea says:

    Please make more of these videos, they were hilarious! There is totally “those people” that you see everywhere, like jewelry-guy (does your jewelry-guy have one of the little magnifying eyepieces to look at each and every piece of jewelry?) Our jewelry guy is actually really nice, but he sounds a little like a toad, but he has given me a number 2 spot in line one time when I showed up to a sale right before it opened!

  6. Marlena says:

    Happy Anniversary! I always laugh when reading your updates. Keep up the great work!

  7. Georgie says:

    I live near you and have yearly garage sales. Your tales about jewelry guy etc. are hysterical. Yes, he’s visited our sale every year, always before opening time and always asks the price of an item, hurrmphs the price is ridiculous and storms off. Invariably, someone else buys that item after the sale starts.
    Keep on keeping on!

  8. Sue says:

    Congratulations! You go to yard sales so I don’t have to.

    Shoot for 20 more years of YSBB! XOX

  9. you amuse me greatly. and yes, as long as there are gsales, there will not be a shortage of writing fodder.

  10. Howard M Beers says:

    Congrats on the 5 years! I had to watch the video again just for the great Claude McLin music. Maybe you need to put together some of your pictures and make a Junk In Your Trunk “Yard Sard” calendar with spaces to mark down upcoming sale dates?

  11. Melissa says:

    Happy Anniversary! It is so much fun virtual-shopping with you, especially since I grew up in Seattle and I recognize some of the neighborhoods. Congrats, and here’s to another great year of Junk In The Trunk!

  12. Organtitus says:

    That story you tell about the sale that inspired your blog… One year for Christmas my mother bought one of those prematted frames and filled it with pictures of naked ladies and gave it to me. She refered to me as the “King of Porn”.

    Love the flickr, the blog, the video. Keep up the good work.

  13. Alicia says:

    I just found your blog and am starting back at the beginning, but I just have to say thank you so much for posting your adventures! I work six days a week, including SATURDAY MORNINGS! But now I have a way to yard sale vicariously, even if I’m deprived IRL. Keep it coming!

  14. Karen in Tacoma says:

    Congratulations! I look forward to your postings. You guys are so good, your adventures should be turned into a reality show.

  15. Jenny says:

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!!!

  16. Lisa C says:

    You have me laughing so hard my stomach hurts!