Friday, July 30, 2010

The 127 Sale - AKA "The World's Longest Yard Sale"

I mentioned briefly in my previous post that my next buying trip would be to The World's Longest Yard Sale.  For those of you who are not familiar with this yearly event, the sale begins the first Thursday in August through Sunday and runs 675 miles from Hudson, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama!  I'm anxiously awaiting this adventure, I've never been and am not really sure what to expect, have any of you ever been???

I decided to drive up to Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati the day before the sale begins, that way I'm already up there and ready to hit the road by 8am to find what I hope will be lots and lots of fabulous stuff!  I've mapped out our stops as best I could, spacing them out about 2-3 hours a day, not really knowing how far we'll be driving each day, but the plan is to head south into Tennessee and then home from there. 

I just spoke to a good friend of mine, Sandi, she and her daughter Alicia are also going but have decided not to make any overnight reservations and just play it by ear (I'm a planner, used to be a travel agent, not sure I could do that!).  Sandi figures they'll just sleep in the back of the car if there are no rooms available, me, I'm a princess, I need a bed!  Love ya Sandi, but talk about a sore back and stiff neck!  :)

I'm gonna be on the lookout for vintage garden tools, planters, beads for a Christmas project I'm working on for the shop (more about that another time!), old enamel cups (things I can use for scooping handmade potpourri I sell at the shop), galvanized buckets and watering cans, anything that suits my fancy! 

What would you all be on the hunt for? 
I'd love to hear from you!

5 days and counting!

Warm wishes to you all,



  1. Oh, have fun! It sounds like heaven to me. And yes, I'm with you...I need a bed to sleep in! Can't wait to hear about your finds.


  2. Wow... that sounds cool! I've never heard of it. I wish they had something like that around here. Good luck on your treasure hunting and have a great time!
    ~ Jo :)

  3. I actually haven't been to this sale before, though we live close enough to hit some of it. But I'm with you - I want a bed. Hope you have a ball and find some treasures of a lifetime.

    Blessings... Polly

  4. I have heard about this before...oh how lovely are so lucky! I know you will get lots of treasures.

    Thank you for adding my giveaway button to your sidebar..what a sweetie you are!
    Happy Monday. xoxoxo

  5. Oh I want to go with you'll and just HUNT. I have always wanted to go and every year that comes up before I know it.


  6. I am soooo jealous! Hope you find some awesome goodies! Take pics and let us know how it goes!