Fremantle: finding new owners for loved goods

Caroline Thew (Co-owner Corner Store & Friends) Corner Store & Friends are involved in the Garage Sale Trail happening across Fremantle.
Caroline Thew (Co-owner Corner Store & Friends) Corner Store & Friends are involved in the Garage Sale Trail happening across Fremantle.

FINDING a new home for loved items is one objective for the Garage Sale Trail.

Corner Store and Friends will be hosting one stall on the weekend of October 21 and 22.

More than 1.5 million items are expected to be listed at over 15,000 garage sales held across the country.

Co-owner Caroline Thew said Corner Store and Friends is all about a group of friends under one roof.

“In our stores we sell furniture, gifts and home wares, and over the past 20 years Annie (co-owner) and I have amassed a surplus of bric a brac and curios from our travels,” she said.

“Prior to that I had a vintage clothing shop and still have many props and collectables from that time.”

Curator of the stall Tess Thompson said garage trail was a yearly event where shoppers can follow particular stalls on a map.

“It had a really nice community last year with so many likeminded people,” she said.

“You want to pass objects onto to someone who is going to love them as much as you have.

“I’ve noticed it’s not that you don’t love any of the items any less, you just don’t have room for them and someone else can love them.”

Ms Thew said a big difference with Garage Trails is that people are invited into the space.

“A lot of garage sales you feel like you are imposing, walking into someone’s private space,” she said.

“Garage trails is very open, very welcoming with a lot of people, lots of giveaways and music.”

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: Garage Sale Trail

WHEN: Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21 .

WHERE: locations around the state.

INFORMATION: http://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/