Balboa Island Annual Garage Sale

I’ve already marked my calendar next April to remind myself to attend the Balboa Island annual garage sale again. My friend and hair dresser shares my love of vintage. She’s always keeping me updated on community garage sales, and which thrift stores to check out. I was so excited that she told me about this one.

Last weekend was the 25th annual Balboa Island community garage sale. The entire island community is invited to participate. Throughout this tiny Southern CA island, the alleys were filled with people walking, biking, and some were brave enough to actually drive; driving on Balboa Island is not a good idea on a non event day.

We didn’t get up at the crack of dawn to hit the sale, but we were still able to walk away with a couple cute pieces. Even so, it was fun to wander around the island, check out all the cute houses and bungalows, and of course people watch!

I was garage sale ready: sunglasses, comfy shoes, backpack for all my finds, and of course a few strands of pearls to mark the occasion.

I was garage sale ready: sunglasses, comfy shoes, backpack for all my finds, and of course a few strands of pearls to mark the occasion.

My love and partner in crime.

My love and partner in crime.

Best idea is to park off site, and walk on, or bring your bikes to ride through the alleys.

Best idea is to park off site, and walk on, or bring your bikes to ride through the alleys.

I love Balboa Island; I would take the smallest, most run down shack to live in. It's so cute!

I love Balboa Island; I would take the smallest, most run down shack to live in. It’s so cute!

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How cute are these two? I have a feeling this will be Jerry and I in a decade or so.

How cute are these two? I have a feeling this will be Jerry and I in a decade or so.

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This must have sold and been waiting for pick up....there it sat by it's lonely. I wanted to snag it!

This must have sold and been waiting for pick up….there it sat by it’s lonely. I wanted to snag it!

Me checking out the goods.

Me checking out the goods.

Even the alleys are charming.

Even the alleys are charming.

Until next year Balboa Island Garage Sale! xxoo Cheers!

10 thoughts on “Balboa Island Annual Garage Sale

    • Atomic Hostess says:

      The week before was the Corona Del Mar annual community garage sale. I missed it, but my friend scored some amazing finds. I’m not being weird here, but anytime you want to travel out this way, just tell me! We’re close to the beach too 🙂

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