But it's garage sale season, and the finds on that great garage sale in the sky, Craigslist, are getting weirder and more wonderful.
Here are six of the finest entertaining finds I came across - what are you selling on Craigslist this week?
One of my favorite wedding centerpieces for a very literary couple involved stacked classics surrounded by hydrangeas and candles. A simple statement piece (I choose to wear my literature) can add a personal touch to your celebration of this monument. Extra points for finding occasion-appropriate reads... Great Expectations, anyone? (Price negotiable)
|Bonus, you get to visit lovely Oak Lawn for pick-up.|
Nothing says "elegant wine party" like wine stoppers made to look like homely old men. Ok, you may have to fight off the Four Seasons for these little guys, but it will be well worth the ensuing legal battle. The price is a little steep, but the "obo" indicates room for negotiation. ($175 obo)
Vintage Lighted Beer Sign
Baseball fans, unite! Despite it actually being in my lease that I cannot have glowing beer signs (what can I say? My landlord gets me.), I think this one is great for guys that entertain outdoors during baseball season. Ok, so that's a really specific demographic, but isn't niche marketing all the rage these days? Just add what you stocked the bar with, and hey, if you're strapped for cash, add the price and make a profit off your friends. America! ($50)
Depression-era Salt and Pepper Shakes
Who doesn't want some souvenirs from the great moment in American history where everyone lost all their money? Ok, fine, maybe there's a reason I didn't pursue advertising, but these salt and pepper shakers have a cute, diner-style feel for your flapper party at a Depression price. ($15)
Steel Pig Kiddie Ride
You probably don't need this. Sorry. I couldn't help it. ($1800)
You definitely don't need this (and I'm very sure it falls under the "no light-up beer signs" clause in my lease), but how fun for a carnival party, or just bringing quantitative proof of how good you are at smooching to the bar. It's a dog-eat-dog dating world out there, you gotta use what you got. ($1500)