For about 10 years, off and on, local collectors and pals Weeder Obrecht and Caryl Siems have been holding for their friends a giant yard sale in Roland Park on Mother’s Day. This year, the friends — empty nesters as of this year — are adding an few extra dates, Sunday, October 7 at 9 a.m. and Monday October 8 at 8 a.m., to the sale, which they hold in a storage space on Deepdene Road, off Roland Avenue in Roland Park.
“Whenever our hoarding tendencies get the better of us, we have to sell it off,” says Caryl Siems in an email. “We collect from all over the place…the Eastern Shore, vacation spots, our own houses – wherever we see cool stuff that we can get our hands on and get home, we grab it!”
It’s an eclectic mix of things that caught their savvy eye: lots of wicker, chests, tables, chairs, couches, pictures, housewares, a beautiful leather settee — “the coolest miniature corner cupboard with an old copper sink,” says Caryl — and cabinets, desks, vanities – a little something for everyone.
Some of the items need a new owner’s touch, others have been spruced up.
Hundreds have attended in the past, so get there early and bring your plastic: This year the ladies are accepting credit cards as well as cash and checks.
For more photos, visit the Yard Sale Facebook page.