One of my favorite things about living in Milwaukee is the abundance of rummage sales.
I have found so many great things for not a lot of money at them over the years, and helped keep my storage space thinned out by holding my own.
You never know what you are going to find at a rummage and that is a blessing and a curse. I have wasted plenty of time sifting through boxes of faded "Cosmopolitan" magazines and racks of old muumuus and walking away empty handed from bogus rummages.
That's why I was really excited to hear about Saturday's Punk Rock Rummage Sale at Frank's Power Plant, 2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. It's awesome to know ahead of time that you are sure to find something you are into without having to dig through a box of broken sandwich makers.
The rummage is the brainchild of Wendy Norton of Plexi-3 and Spectras fame. Here is what she had to say about the event that runs from 4 until 8 p.m.
"The Punk Rock Rummage sale was an idea I took from Timebomb Tom at The Concert Cafe in Green Bay. They would host the Rummage every 3-4 months in the '90s and I remember picking up a lot of good records there.
"There are a lot of great craft fairs, and record sales on Sunday Mornings in Milwaukee, but nothing really where traditional non-vendors can sell their unwanted items for free without having to pay a table fee. So, I stole the idea and made it my own!"
What kind of stuff will be there/stuff you should bring to sell:
"Any and all rock'n'roll paraphernalia (records, buttons, shirts, CDs, patches, posters, clothes, comics,art, housewares, toys, vintage, kitsch, books, zines, musical instruments, memorabilia, crafty handmade items, hard to find items, etc.) to sell or trade with other collectors."