By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Lauren Shanks scanned jewelry arrayed on a display stand outside Shutters Cottage Home on River Road in Fair Haven Saturday afternoon hoping she’d spot a bargain the second, perhaps, of the day for the Lincroft resident.
Just minutes earlier, she’d come across an unlikely steal: a birdcage.
“I’m finding a lot of good stuff,” Shanks said.
Down the street in a not-so-conspicuous location, on Lake Avenue, Mike Sena marveled at how well his items were moving as he offloaded a number of vintage rugs, handmade aprons, “tchotchke stuff” and, somewhat surprisingly, birdcages.
“She probably got it here,” Sena said of Shanks’s serendipitous purchase.
In essence, that’s what Fair Haven’s town-wide yard and sidewalk sale was there for: a far-reaching rialto, where residents could set out their extras and others could drop in, hand over cash and move on to the next find in a day-long exercise in small-town retailing.