Upscale Yard Sale set for Saturday Aug. 25

Aug 23, 2012

Looking for a yard sale with great stuff instead of junk? Want to come to one that’s more like a must-see event with lemonade, snacks and rare finds? Head to our next wildly popular “Upscale Yard Sale” on Saturday Aug. 25, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 9515 Ocala Street in Silver Spring. (We’re the same people who used to throw these sales a few blocks away at East Melbourne Avenue.) Follow the bright yellow “Upscale Yard Sale” signs to the big event! Most items in this sale came from an antiques and collectibles shop that went out of business and still contain their price tags. We’re offering the majority of those items (smalls, glass, art, etc.) at 50 percent off – and we’re open to offers. Highlights of this Saturday’s sale:...

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Mike and Marianne Francis rave about Orion’s Attic estate sale

Jul 24, 2012

Testimonial from Mike and Marianne Francis, McLean VA, on use of Orion’s Attic estate sale services: After living in Northern Virginia for 40 years, my wife and I decided to spend our “Golden Years” in the beautiful Green Mountain state of Vermont where I was born and where our daughter, son-in-law and two little granddaughters reside. As many people do upon retirement, we decided to downsize and divest ourselves of many of our belongings. We contracted with Chris Lancette and Won-ok Kim, proprietors of Orion’s Attic, to conduct our estate sale. They came to our home twice and, with great patience and sensitivity, explained the process and assisted us in coming up with a list of what we wanted to include in the sale. They worked professionally as a team — first making an...

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Kidnapped by Miss Daisy?

Jun 28, 2012

A woman pushing 80 years old extended her arms with her palms facing outward as Won-ok and I passed by on a downtown Hagerstown, Maryland sidewalk yesterday. Wearing a flowered hat and matching dress as if she just came from a church social, she was not gingerly asking us to stop. Her gesture was forceful, like a policewoman commanding us to halt. The woman hooked her left arm into mine so quickly that I didn’t even realize what she was doing until she said to my girlfriend and business partner, “You have a man! Can we share him?” The woman began pulling me. Hard. Like a tugboat. I couldn’t believe how much strength that old bird had. I actually had to lean the other way and pull to unlock myself from her as she...

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Procrastinators unite at Flower Ave. Holiday Market on Dec. 24

Dec 22, 2011

If you’re not all set for Christmas, there’s still one more Saturday to shop local at the Flower Avenue Holiday Market on Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yet more new vendors will be there, too! Located at 8809 Flower Avenue on the parking lot at the corner of Flower Avenue and Arliss Street (near Piney Branch Road), the last day of the holiday market features some of our most popular vendors selling hand-made clothing, jewelry, men’s cufflinks, antiques, vintage toys, hand-carved animals from Africa, hand-painted Christmas villages, candles, cosmetics and more. The Long Branch Women’s Sewing Circle also returns, selling shopping bags and taking orders for more. New this week are vendors offering hand-made bookmarks, leather belts and bracelets, and phone accessories. The dollars you spend support local entrepreneurs and re-circulate...

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