HUGE Contents Yard Sale in Manotick

$_27Address 1351 Potter Dr, Manotick, ON K4M 1C3 Event Date(s) 27-Sep-15 Start Time 09:00 to 16:00 Save time and money! Come to our HUGE Contents/Yard Sale and find everything you could want or need including: -Vintage one-of-a-kind pieces, Collectibles, Antiques and Nostalgia -Electronics (all kinds) -Household (Wall Art, Kitchenware etc.) and Workshop/Garage items -Interesting Books and Amazing Board Games -Volvo vehicle parts (lights & steering wheel $_29& more There will be some amazing deals and something special for everyone! Cash only! No delivery! If you have any inquiries as to what will be at the sale please send me a message.    

Searching & picking in the moment – Metcalfe Early Morning Findings

To be a great picker you need to be mentally and physically living in the present- seeing and thinking in the moment, leads to acting in the moment.

I noticed for the first time today that there at times when I go into a sale with what I want to find or buy in mind. This mindset really inhibits me from searching [with maximum exposure] because my focus is unknowingly on that thing [object] I initially set out for. My brain and eyes are searching for a specific shape, size, category of thing and I am potentially losing out on other hidden treasures.

Going into a sale with – I want to find an antique this or vintage that – though this could be seen as strategic it actually is not the smartest plan of attack for all pickers. I am a random picker, I pick based on what strikes my fancy or I think others may like – I am not buying specific things to sell off to someone else.

IMG_5286I received a flyer in the mail this past week advertising a community school sale taking place in Metcalfe, ON today near my home town, I got there for the 8am start-time and it was already buzzing.

My picker ears instantly heard a man say, Sally already got the good jewellery [she is good at that] and a woman suggest Billy found a big box of old stamps. I immediately began scanning the room.

IMG_5287I snagged a few old vintage pieces of art, a wooden planter pot, scenic blue & white placemats, book on preserving food and few other little trinkets including some really neat pins.

It wasn’t until I was on my way out that I found a Fisher price 1965 little snoopy toy pull along dog which captured my heart. I am not entirely sure if I will keep for myself or give away to a friend.

I was ready to leave and took one more look around near the baby section [pickers gold is always hidden in these sections] and saw something hidden underneath a crib and a baby seat. It was a gorgeous country inspired wool wall hanging.IMG_5291

I went to the cash and purchased what you see [in photos] for $7. Community sales are always amazing because you get wicked deals, meet your neighbours and raise money for the local charities & establishments.

My best piece of advice today is you lose out on “the goods” when you are too busy overthinking things. Search in the present and you will be not only be the early bird but you will also get the worm.

I hope your weekend is off to a good start.

Can’t sleep? Content Sale Saturday – T-8 Hours

“Your body tells you what it needs, and if you sleep past your alarm on a Saturday morning, it’s probably because you need the sleep.” – Sophia Bush

Good Morning [or should I say Good Evening],

It sure is late (12:53AM to be exact) and I cannot sleep. I am too excited for content sale Saturday! Today I need to be up at 7:30AM in order to get to my first estate/contents sale at 9:00AM. I will hit the sack soon but first…

I have a fistful of promising places to pay a visit to. I am on the hunt for vintage clothes & accessories today.

I will show you all my scores [here’s hoping] later this weekend.

P.S Sleeping in today is not an option. If you are still awake and are looking for some content to read check out my previous post Sweet Saturday Surprises- Collectors Estate Sale and if that is not enough Estate Sales, Auctions and Content Sales Mania .

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Why Sundays Rock! Collectible and Nostalgia Shows…

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I adore Sundays! Why you ask? It is the day of the week where I feel content with doing nothing [at all] but end up doing something quite random.

On Sundays I don’t care when I awake, leave the house or when I return.  With that being said it is usually never past 7pm [the hustle and bustle of the week catches up with me] unless there is a drink or two involved.

There is yet another reason to favour Sunday as it is the day of the week when groovy vendors come out of the woodwork and amusing antiques and vintage masterpieces make an appearance. I am starting to see a comeback in the number of Collectible and Nostalgia shows taking place on Sundays.

Speaking of which, I just got wind of a monthly collectibles show taking place in Pembroke, Ontario. Looking for your own little piece of nostalgia?

Pepsi items, Baseball Cards, Beanie Babies, Comics, Magazines, Movie stills and more can be found at show. It is time for a fun Sunday day trip to check it out!

WHEN: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015, FROM 10:00AM – 4:00PM


How will you know when you have arrived at the event?  Just watch out for the life-sized Darth Vader road sign. Best thing of all it is free admission. For more details visit the show website:

If you know of any top notch Sunday antique, vintage or collectible shows coming up in the Ottawa-Gatineau area (or elsewhere in the world) contact me and I will post it up for everyone to see.


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SHOW CANCELLED -The Retro Vintage Antique Show – Coming Sunday, October 5th, 2014 (Ottawa, ON)

*These are not actual items being sold at event
*These are not actual items being sold at event

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s time for some Sunday shopping! I am excited to report on a new show [Retro Vintage Antique] coming soon to the Ottawa area.

This show came about to fill the ever-growing need for both functional and unique décor. You will find a variety of items from Ontario and Quebec sellers. I personally enjoy buying from local vendors!

Are you looking for an authentic antique or conversation pieces for the home? If so, I suggest you come take a look and have a few hours of fun in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere.

I should see you there as I am a huge fan of hitting up local events…

The important bits:

Date: Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Time: 8:00 Early Bird Admission, 9:00 General Admission and 3:00 Dealers Begin Packing.

Location (Free Parking): Centurion Event and Conference Center – 170 Colonnade Road South.
The outdoor sales season may be coming to a close but it has paved the way for some intriguing indoor shows.

For more details please visit the event website.
Happy browsing,