It is, without a doubt, one of the wackiest yard sales ever. Exhibit A: the “soul box” ($100). This handmade, coffin-sized chest from Vigils housed a deceased husband’s soul on stage, but in your home “it would make a great linen-storage or toy chest,” according to Woolly Mammoth. Exhibit B: the “antique buggy” ($50) from The Velvet Sky, “so creepy that it was ultimately cut after the first preview!” Maybe for Halloween… .
Less macabre and more practical items also show up in the online sale. A “very comfortable” Ethan Allen chair and ottoman ($250) are a good catch, as is a $20 craft table. A three-piece coffee- and end-table set seems a bargain for $100, particularly when “all three pieces have drawers to hide things in!” Maybe, if your spirit is small, the set could pull triple duty as coffee table, soul box, and linen chest.
All sales are first-come, first served, so buy quickly if you see something you like. Woolly Mammoth accepts cash, checks, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express), and you must go to the theater (641 D St NW) to pick up items you buy. Prices are negotiable—arrange a time to meet with Jenn Sheetz (jenn <at> woollymammoth <dot> net) if you’re interested.