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June 6, 2010


At home on Kenyon's first block - our favorite street in Hartford's West End.

Greek Revival Victorian in pale yellow, white and forest green trim    A row of Victorian homes on the west side of Kenyon Street

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West End Tags  Click up arrow to go to top.
Sunday, June 6 2010, 
8:30 - 1:30 pm


70 Kenyon Street  &  104 Kenyon, plus two others.
On the Kenyon Street block between Farmington Ave. and Fern St. in Hartford's West End.


More families may be participating on the block.  Each is responsible for their own sales.   

See Craig's List ad for items.

104 Kenyon:  Ad into Hartford Courant paper and on-line editions…will run Fri, Sat & Sun.

This past weekend, we brought 2 large U-Haul’s worth of Bonnie’s stuff to 104 Kenyon in advance of the 7/5 sale of her Cornwall house…6/30, my mom is selling her house of 32 years so we’ll be absorbing a another truck’s worth from Atlanta, shortly thereafter… to make room, pretty much everything in our house is for sale. Anyone is welcome to come by for a preview.



Kenyon Street is located off of I-84, Exit 46 (Sisson Avenue) just north of Farmington Avenue at Kinkos-FedEx (Tisane and Ichiban).   It is 5 blocks from the West Hartford line.  Our block stretches between Farmington Ave. and Fern Street.  

From the bottom of Exit # 46, turn right on to Sisson Avenue.  Go to the end, and turn left onto Farmington Avenue.  Go 2 blocks and turn right onto Kenyon Street (between Ichiban Restaurant and Kinko's-FedEx).


See you there!

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Recycling Options  Click up arrow to go to top.   

            Hartford Waste & Recycling Division

Electronics Recycling:   (CRRA)
                       click  for other locations

when: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.   
where: CRRA Trash Museum, 211 Murphy Road, Hartford
for whom: Residents of Mid-Connecticut Project cities and towns
what: Home electronics, including: computers, monitors, cell phones, 
VCRs, copiers, fax machines, printers, radios, stereos. 
(Electronics from businesses and institutions are not acceptable. )

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling:   (DEP)
                       click for other locations

when: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
where: Martin Luther King School
25 Ridgefield Street
when: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
where: W. Hfd Public Works Garage
Oakwood Avenue Extension off New Park Avenue
when: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
where: Hartford WPCF
240 Brainard Road
what: See list  

Other Stuff:

donate list 
Dress for Success
Hartford bulky waste pick-up: 543-8750


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Photo Journal - 2006  Click up arrow to go to top.

It's June 3, 2006, 9 AM.  Heavy rain is predicted for most of the day.   Bad Break!

A hand lettered sign announces the Kenyon Street Tag Sale

However, the e-mails fly, and most everyone is determined to 
hold the sale from their front porch.

A seller waits on her porch - ready for customers

It doesn't take long for customers to arrive.

Lots of shoppers at the Kenyon Street Tag Sale

They don't seem to mind the climb on the 'heights' side of Kenyon Heights.

View of shoppers on a porch with a row of homes in the distance

Turns out, our porches are the perfect spot for commerce,
as well as conversation.

Shopper hunting for books.     Friends enjoy a visit on the porch hung with nasturtiums in hanging baskets

I counted fourteen of the thirty-two homes holding a tag sale.  
(One - who shall go unnamed, found the prospect
of dealing with the rain too daunting - or maybe it was schlepping the weights up from the basement.)

Buyers paying up    Shoppers step off the porch with their treasures

Victoria claimed to be doing a land-office business. 
It turns out, we may be among the few actually holding a tag sale in the rain, 
so people show up!
(We think Victoria is under pricing her brown leather couch.)

Shoppers in the rain with rhodos in full bloom beyond   

Where else can you find a Christmas cactus in a toilet?  

Items lined up against an antique black iron fence.    This neighbor is selling from his garage  

Or someone to buy your old sewer pipe?

Customer loads an old sewer pipe into her trunk with full-blooming rhodos in the background

John gets the award for best garage for a tag sale - great lighting.  

Goodies for sale in John's award-winning garage   Wicker, curio cabinet, glass table for sale

And the most historic item (1890 coal stove).

Picture of 1890 coal stove for sale

He even discovers
one of his customers is his old math teacher from Bulkley High.

Buyers under the umbrella

Neighbors catch up - Carol and Meg have a date for the brass concert (August 6)

Friends chat off the side of a lavender Queen Anne porch   A pro hunts for goodies while owners give a wave.

Kimberly sells a few items that were freebies from the start.

Checking out the merchandise.  Selling extras to make room for more from her porch on the hill

But she bought Matt's chair - so it could be a wash.

Owner with dog carrier sits on porch steps

Mary and Nancy are hoping for the perfect customer - someone with twins.

Customers with kids looking for bargins

Toni has a great kneeling office chair, and 
a brand new mirrored bath cupboard.  

"There's more inside"     Relaxing on the porch with three hanging baskets

Patty's porch looks as pretty as a shop display.

Each house selling has a balloon   Selling new merchandise

Fi hauled everything out herself.

And had the most creative advertising.  
The 'Featured' items were hung on the shrubs like laundry.

Hanging the advertising from the shrubery

A fine toboggan and classic flexible flyer are still available at Martha and Dave's.

    Martha selling a tobaggon

The customers look happy. 

One happy customer   Young couple looking for treasures

Woman walking down Kenyon Street with shelving    Woman posing with bargin of a bike.

We look happy.

Some of us made room for more stuff.    

Colorful tented bike carriage for sale

Some of us made more room for ourselves.

Making room for more  

But all of us made room for some extra cash.

Happy seller with money

Now that we know porches are tailor-made for a tag sale, 
John has a great idea - 
A tag sale every year, that expands 
to the rest of Kenyon Street, then on throughout the whole Westend.
Our own little Brimfield!

    Volunteer to organize next year's sale!

John has (reluctantly?) agreed to coordinate it.

See you in 2007!

Lovely rhodo in bloom

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Logistics Schedule:  Click up arrow to go to top.

West End Tags is an annual event of tag sales held on the first block of Kenyon Street.  


Click to see the planning schedule Kenyon Street follows for its event.  Planning starts in December.   Click arrow for next page.


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