A Chic Garage Sale

 

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We all know that gal.

She’s stylish and chic and doesn’t even have to try.

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

Her home is gorgeous, her style is one of a kind and she always seems to be ahead of the curve.

That’s my friend Patty.

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She makes her rounds at flea markets, estate sales and yard sales throughout the year and finds to coolest of the cool.

She paints, upholsters, frames, wires and displays her finds then stores them in her garage (a charming place in which I’d be happy to reside).

Then, when the tulips erupt from the ground, the ladies of my town anxiously await an email announcing her annual sale.

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

We descend on Patty’s backyard where she serves chilled white wine in a big silver bucket while we all peruse her wares (while trying not to knock anyone over in our quest to grab the best things first).

Luckily, there’s never any hair pulling – just fabulous finds that she buys cheaply and sells very reasonably.

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

The house and garage – if you want to call it that – are over 100 years old as can be seen in the exposed plank ceiling …

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

and sliding barn door.

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

Everything from rustic farmhouse to mid century modern can be found.

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

I’d love a big one of these as my patio coffee table (Patty, be on the lookout for me would you)?

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

Lucite, horns, oak, gold and industrial mix together seamlessly – take your pick.

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

“I have that brass tray but it’s oval and it’s missing the base”, I told Patty.

Not surprisingly, she just happened to have a lone base in her attic!

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

All the cool girls are sporting bar carts.

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

I hemmed and hawed and circled and debated, but in the end, this fabulous mid century dresser with the cool pulls didn’t come home with me (although I have been dreaming about it lately).

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com
See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

That long wood table isn’t for sale – it was Patty’s first kitchen table and she can’t part with it.

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com

See how to throw a chic garage sale - tons of pics from farmhouse to mid century modern!  eclecticallyvintage.com
Only 364 more days til the next sale …and I’m counting the days.

 

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Comments

  1. How cool is that? My head is in overdrive, as usual.

  2. What a cool sale! She has great taste and I would love to live near you so I could attend too!

  3. so ….what did you buy?

  4. Fabulous! I’m waiting to see the next one too! Hugs, Leena

  5. What great stuff! Her home, garage and yard are beautiful!!!

  6. Love her Home and Garage and yard. Stunning! Would love to know what she keeps and puts in that beautiful home of hers.

  7. Wow do I wish I could go to that! Such a great variety of items and styles — not just all of the same.

  8. What a cool sale. I love that bar cart and a couple of the mirrors.

  9. How cool! This is the kind of thing I eventually want to do in my garden house.

  10. WOW. so many amazing things! i want to be the cool girl who’s so cool she doesn’t have to try!

  11. What fun … that is what I would like to do, but need that cute little house. Did you find something special to bring home with you?
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  12. In every picture I was assessing if there was colored glass you rushed home with.

  13. Wow, what a great way to have a sale! So much wonderfulness!!!
    Mary Alice

  14. I would love to have friends like that! What a great way to yard sale!

  15. What an amazing sale…that tole chandelier calls to me! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Oh my goodness…and WOW!

  17. carol Rubano says:

    Is she any where near NJ. I will drive!! I live at the Jersey Shore and took the ride to Country Living Fair. Found 2 treasures there. Love her style and yours too. Carol

  18. Wow! What a talent for staging items together. Love all of that stuff!

  19. AMAZING!! I love it and what a great idea. It reminds me o Sharon over at Elizabeth & Company. She and her partners in crime do kind of the same thing. So…..does your friend have a blog? If not-she SHOULD! Thanks for this fun post. xo Diana

  20. OMG, what a beautiful home and grounds, and a phenomenal ‘yard’ sale…wish i lived closer…

  21. Wow!!!! Would love to get my teeth into a sale like that!!!! Can’t tell you which is my favorite because I so love A LOT of things- driftwood table, midcentury coffeetable, bamboo chair, bar cart, artworks and so much mor! Aaaaaaaggggh! I’m drooling here kelly! Wonder what you grabbed? :-)

  22. OHHHH my gosh! I just saw a hundred things I NEEEED. Next time, pass along the annual sale email to me too! :) SUPER chic!

  23. Boy Kelly, I would love to be able to attend that!! What fantastic stuff and beautiful home! I am not sure I would call that a garage.

    Cynthia

  24. Oh my goodness!! That is seriously amazing! I’m thinking if I attended there would be some hair pulling involved…just sayin’. ;-)
    Vanessa

  25. I’ve thought about doing something similar with things that don’t sell in the booth– I have to rotate often to keep it fresh, so there’s always “inventory” hanging out in my garage. Great idea and looks likes tons of fun. You had me at “planked ceiling”. :)
    xo Heidi

  26. laura @ the shorehouse says:

    Um…how do I get on Patty’s magical email list?? :-)

  27. You know what they say Kelly… you can tell how cool someone is by how cool their friends are… looks like you must be uber cool to have a friend with such amazing style!! Thanks for posting the beautiful bounty!!
    Why do all the yard sales I find seem overgrown with tupperware???

  28. Linda Steelman Jarraf says:

    I am so jealous you got to go to this sale.

  29. I’d love to follow in her footsteps. Just once a year? That sounds pretty cool. By invitation only? Where does she get her guest list?

  30. Holy awesomeness!!! Such a great collection, but you know I’d go just for the wine!!

  31. Wow!! Patty is a very cool and classy lady. This is a wonderful way to do a garage sale.

  32. Oh, my. What to buy, what to buy? EVERYTHING!!! Oddly enough I am in love with the turtle shells on poles. I’m not usually a dead animal lover, but those have such great texture. I would have had to cart them home with me.

  33. Dr…ooo….ooool! Oh how fun. I loved that bar cart. It was fabulous :) What a grand sale! Better then any department store that is for sure!!

    Happy 4th Kelly!!

  34. Wow, I would have bought any item in there. Or any few items :-)

  35. FUN! I want to go, too… what a great friend to know. I found a similar tall gold octagonal mirror at a thrift store recently, I’m so curious to know what she was charging for hers!

  36. WOW! That was fantastic! So did you take out a loan to buy out that sale! Holy cow, that was awesome!
    xoxo

  37. Wow, now that’s a garage sale taken to the next level! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Debbie :)

  38. Fantastic things! And what a gorgeous house and garden. I die. Sigh! ~Angela~

  39. Oh man, oh man….I don’t know how you controlled yourself. Looks like it was a great time, maybe this can inspire me to class up my next yard sale a little :)

    Can’t wait to meet you at Haven!!!

  40. That was in New Jersey??? Crap!!! I coulda made a road trip!
    Next time!!!

  41. Wow, so many pretties! Such a beautiful garden, I’d never want to leave…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  42. Oh I’d definitely have knocked some people over to get to that stuff! She has a great eye, and lucky you to get invited to the sale. Her house looks gorgeous… have you featured it yet?

  43. I want the blue lamps bad. Real bad. So CHIC!

  44. OMG I would go just for the viewing of her gorgeous property, lucky you!
    XO
    kristin

  45. What a GORGEOUS home and such fabulous pieces – I wanna SHOP!!!!

  46. Wow – what a fantastic selection of AWESOME! And wine? Now that is my kind of sale, right there. Lots of things I would have wanted to snag!! Thanks for sharing and pinning!
    xoxo

  47. That looks like SO much fun! Wish I could go :)

  48. Oh this little place looks so cool. Hope you got something good! :)

  49. Wow… would love to see the stuff she kept!!! What a great sale! They don’t have them like this in Texas! Glad I found your blog through Kim. Love it!

  50. Wow…call me when the next sale is…I will be there with my van!!!…fabulous, just fabulous!

  51. What a great idea! Would have snatched up that pair of rattan arm chairs if I’d been there. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing!

  52. Th turtle shells are a blast and usually dreadfully expensive. Inviting friends and having wine is quite chic.

  53. Oh wow… my kind of garage sale. I mean chilled wine and shopping – can’t go wrong there :)

  54. Very, very cool. I’d love to be there! ~Zuni

  55. Wher in NJ is this???? I want to come! I am in Pa. PLEASE give us a heads up next year. I WANT those turtle shells, one of the chairs, a lamp…..I better start saving now:) XO, Pinky

  56. Her white house is just so lovely! Nice patio. What a fun way to spend an afternoon. I can totally understand why you get so excited.One of my friends used to sell her “finds” in the second story of her barn a couple times a year. She would collect things from yard sales, antique shops, etc. and what she didn’t use in her house would get staged beautifully in her barn. She and her husband used to clean up and paint a lot of it before they sold it. It was great when a call would come from her to say she was having one of her barn sales!!!

    Have a great day!
    Warmly,
    Christine

  57. Best garage sale ever! She has has fantastic styling skills!

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