The 2011 Short North Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Presented by the Short North Civic Association, this daylong scavenging adventure takes place in Short North neighborhoods including Victorian Village, Harrison West, Italian Village, Dennison Place, and The Circles. More than 150 homes participate in the event, making it the largest yard sale in Columbus. Short North area residents who’d like to register in the official listing should visit yardsale.shortnorthcivic.org. The online listing features an interactive map and detailed descriptions of the various items that will be for sale, such as furniture, clothing, toys, and jewelry. Here are some photographs that I took of last year’s sale.
As a Short North resident and Short North Civic Association board member, I love the Yard Sale because it unites our neighborhoods and highlights our ever-abundant spirit. From a vintage sewing machine and barely-worn rollerblades to strange plants and turquoise lamps, you just never know what you’re going to find. Our wedding is on June 4 so I’ll miss out on this year’s treasure hunting madness. If you happen to go and you happen to find any My Little Ponies and/or pieces of George Michael memorabilia, please buy them for me and I’ll pay you back. I’m serious.