Now, now – no need to panic – you still have 85 days until Christmas. But this Saturday – you have one day to stock up on Chrismas decor at this garage sale. Since we have spent much of this week scouring Construction Junction and craigslist for new (well new to us) book shelves. We have had garage sales on the brain. But we have never heard of a TOTAL Christmas Garage Sale! Our source assures me that the items for sale on Saturday are amazing and ALL Christmas (and not all tacky like some of the photos we have added to this post).
TOTAL CHRISTMAS GARAGE SALE
1432 Termon Avenue, Brighton Heights
Saturday, October 1, 2011
8 a.m. until noon
Here is what the elves have to say about the sale.
Come join us for a Christmas-themed multi-family garage sale at 1432 Termon Avenue in Brighton Heights this Saturday, October 1. The sale runs from 8 a.m. until noon and will be indoor/outdoor. You can expect to find an abundance of great stuff for and sold by long-time collectors.
There will be a variety of holiday merchandise available at a discounted price including decorations, table linens, glassware, pottery, art, and more. Come find a new centerpiece for Christmas Eve dinner, browse vintage ornaments, or find a one-of-a-kind snowman to add to your collection.
While searching for some photos to include in this post – we have discovered a treasure trove of holiday fun on the internet. One person’s tacky is another persons treasure. The blog Creative Juice has a whole rundown of hilarious and christmas decor here (we rather like the beer bottle recycled bottle Christmas Tree).
Need some more Friday afternoon fun? You might want to check out…
Since tomorrow might be gray and rainy… here is a great indoor activity perfect for anyone who loves books. Mystery Lovers Bookshop, located in Oakmont, is whole shop dedicated to mystery books, they also sell other books and can order any book you would like (support your local book shop). On Satruday, Mystery Lovers Bookshop is hosting a Coffee & Crime author event with Michael Sims who wrote the book The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E.B. Whites’s Eccentric Life in NAture and the Birth of an American Classic.
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Michael Sims, Coffee & Crime Oct. 1
If you’ve ever wondered how E.B. White came to write the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web you’ll find all the answers at our Coffee & Crime author breakfast with Michael Sims on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 am.
Michael’s newest book, The Story of Charlotte’s Web, is a fascinating exploration of the eccentric life of E.B. White and the events that led this long-time writer for the New Yorker magazine to pen one of the enduring classics of children’s literature.
Tickets are $5 and available online here. You can follow Mystery Lovers Bookshop on Facebook here.
Happy almost October! Here is our weekly round up of events we share on WDVE – Fridays at 6:45 am. Lots of great fall activities for Pittsburghers of all age. This town has some great ways to put the FEST in Oktoberfest.
Well I was just about to write about the Fineview and South Side Slopes Step Treks. But Diana Nelson Jones and I must be thinking the same thing. She just posted about both of these events on her blog for the Post-Gazeete – Walkabout. So click hereto read her post about both of these great events.
This is one of my favorite photos of Pittsburgh that I took on the Step Trek in 2006. That was the graffiti on the wall at the time. I wonder if it is still there…
One of the best parts of Pittsburgh, as you probably already know (but since it is back to school season – I know we have some new to Pittsburgh readers – bare with us as we educate them on why Pittsburgh is amazing) – is the Neighborhoods. The city of Pittsburgh has 88 neighborhoods – you can check out a map and a list here. Outside of the city – there are even more neighborhoods and boroughs in Allegheny county. Three of these neighborhoods have orgaized events this week to invite others to come to check out their neck of the woods.
These three events give you a chance to check out Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods – South, East and Northwest.
5-8pm “Art and Wine Walk” down Lincoln Avenue. Ticket prices are $12 for a single ticket, or $20 per couple. Participating businesses will become individual art galleries as ticket holders enjoy live music, art exhibits, hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary wine tasting.