India Armstrong, owner Vintage Pickers – Garage Sale Trail Ambassador

India Armstrong

 

What makes you excited about an event like the Garage Sale Trail?

The Garage Sale Trail is such a great opportunity to find everything you could ever dream of. I mean, it's basically heaven. 

 

What’s the best thing about garage sales? 

You find things you never thought you needed or wanted but who can refuse when the price is right. This is why I have an antique fire extinguisher in my lounge room. 

 

What’s the best thing you’ve ever bought at a garage sale?

The best thing I've ever bought is a 1950's glass cocktail shaker in perfect condition. That one got added to my personal collection. 

 

What would be your dream garage sale find?

I really want a fringe from the 1940's or 50's. Just to complete my vintage home. 

 

If you could convert your garage into anything at all, what would it be?

Oooh I would convert it into a sewing room. It might motivate me to finish all those projects ha ha. 

 

Whose second hand shoes would you most like to walk in?

Elizabeth Taylor. Duhh. 

 

What’s your best tip for ‘garage sale etiquette?’

Always remember that you're walking into someone else's space. Make sure you respect them and their possessions. 

 

What’s your top sustainability tip?

Don't always overlook those not so pretty furniture pieces. A sand and paint can work wonders and is super easy.

 

Check out India's website Vintage Pickers

 

 

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