Running across interesting signage is one of my favorite parts of garage-sale shopping. No matter what this crankypants thinks, I love the color they add to the urban landscape every summer weekend.
Thad made the above sign for his garage sale last weekend, which highly amused everyone who came to help out. (It worked: No one knocked on the front door before 8 a.m.) Here are some of the best garage-and-yard-sale signs culled from around the web.
These signs discouraging earlybirds may be the most creative I’ve seen. My favorite: “Johnny Cochran says … ‘If it’s not 8, you must wait!’
My researched turned up a few different garage-sale signs in this general vein. They range from defiant to sad.
Honesty really is the best policy, don’t you think? I love that “yard sale” is in parentheses, just in case a wandering stable owner misconstrued the sign as an offer of free manure.
Find many bargains, you will. Hmmmmmm. (Full disclosure: I’m not a Star Wars expert, so I relied on the Yoda-Speak Generator to come up with that sentence. For all your Yoda translation needs, check it out.)
Okay, this sale may have taken place in Seattle, but I can hear my Bostonian uncle say it in his hometown accent.
I couldn’t post this Flickr photo, but it’s my favorite example of a regional sign. From Hollywood, Calif.: “Help Fiance [sic] My Films.”
I found so many bizarre, pretty, and funny signs I started a Flickr group to collect them. So stay tuned for the greatest hits, vol. 2.
Until next time, happy thrifting!