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Yard Sale Preview

Yard Sale Preview

By on 30 September, 2016 in Fun, Shopping with 0 Comments

It’s a magical time of year. The weather’s changing, and this Saturday brings one of Midtown’s most insane days back to the bottom park in Cloverdale-Idlewild. It’s yard sale time! Every year, our neighborhood association hosts a massive yard sale filled with items ranging from the bizarre to the useful — mostly at incredibly low prices. […]

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Punk Rock Flea Market – Birmingham

Punk Rock Flea Market – Birmingham

By on 28 June, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 2 Comments

It doesn’t take a Ph.D. in cultural studies to understand that we’re all experiencing increased specialization and customization. People don’t want 500 television channels, they want to pick a la carte to consume only their favorite kinds of information. We prefer news to be tailored to meet our pre-existing ideological preferences. The Internet is accelerating […]

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Fleet Feet Montgomery

Fleet Feet Montgomery

By on 26 May, 2016 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

I started running just over a year ago. I’d never done it before, but I figured it was worth a try: something I could do on my own time, outdoors, without the many ways a gym can overload your senses. I’ve written here before about other fitness adventures. I’ve tried the fabulous personal trainers at […]

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Ten Things at the Eastbrook Flea Market

Ten Things at the Eastbrook Flea Market

By on 29 March, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

We’re noted junk store enthusiasts. We’ve written about our adventures in Southeast Alabama and elsewhere here, but the other day it occurred to us that we’ve (weirdly) never written a post about one of Montgomery’s great treasures – the Eastbrook Flea Market. Which is a shame, because Eastbrook is really a wonderful place and we’ve […]

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Going Once, Going Twice …

Going Once, Going Twice …

By on 29 February, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 1 Comment

“The auctioneer has his finger in every pie. Wherever there is anything to be sold, there he is, whether it is a truckload of food on the docks at daybreak, or the art of the world for the great auction galleries at night. Nothing is too large for him or too small. “What am I […]

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The Third Year’s a Charm!

The Third Year’s a Charm!

By on 10 December, 2015 in Carole King, Historic Midtown, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

If you’re sweating last minute gift ideas, like I am, here’s your solution! The Five Points Makers Emporium opened last week at 420 S. Goldthwaite St. in the historic Cottage Hill neighborhood right next to the Sanctuary/Jubilee Community Center. It’s located close to downtown and there’s plenty of parking. Now I know when you arrive […]

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The Love of Books

The Love of Books

This past week brought the extremely sad news that our beloved Capitol Book and News will be closing its doors forever in January as owners Cheryl and Thomas Upchurch retire. As we face the grim specter of a town largely bereft of bookstores, we want to encourage everyone reading MML to prioritize Capitol Book for […]

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The Annual Yard Sale

The Annual Yard Sale

By on 25 September, 2015 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

Last year I had one of the most insane mornings of my life. I got up before dark (unusual) on a Saturday (unheard of) and walked to the Cloverdale “Bottom” Park (that’s the one next to the one with the gazebo) to help with the annual Cloverdale-Idlewild Association yard sale. Even though it was our […]

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Rescued Relics Begins Fifth Year of Success

Rescued Relics Begins Fifth Year of Success

By on 15 December, 2014 in Carole King, Historic preservation, Shopping with 0 Comments

One of my first posts for MML was about Rescued Relics, our salvage warehouse at Old Alabama Town. So I thought it was time for an update on what has been a huge success! We initiated this innovative way to produce income when the city budget cuts took their toll on our operations here at Old […]

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Pop-up shop updates

Pop-up shop updates

By on 11 December, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

Last week Carole King alerted us to the New South Maker’s Emporium, a pop-up shop full of goods by local artists. The folks at Helicity were kind enough to share some pictures from the store as well as a partial list of vendors here. If you haven’t stopped by, there’s still plenty of shopping time […]

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