Friday, August 20, 2010

World's Longest Yard Sale

First off I'd like to say thank you to all of you who left a comment on my last post.  I really appreciate your opinions and the advice you gave was really helpful.  I think I've come to a decision but, I'm still mulling things over and will keep you all posted.

I've been completely remiss about posting lately and I apologize for taking so long to share pictures from The World's Longest Yard Sale.  We had to deal with rain, bugs, 110% humidity, horribly uncomfortable beds, and lots of spills (all on me, it was like having the dropsy's, I kept spilling drinks and Hawaiian Ice's all over me!).  Needless to say we came home exhausted but we had a blast, lots of laughs, we'll definitely be going again next year!

So this is the car before we bought anything!  Can you believe it?  My Mom is the Queen of over packers and I've definitely inherited that gene!  In my defense, those three boxes on the right are empty and filled with tissue and bubble wrap.

The sales were set up all along the side of the highway.  There were typical individual yard sales and then there would be fields or parking lots full of tents and dealers.

There was just about anything you could imagine for sale.

How about a rickshaw, anyone?

Stuffed coyote?

Immediately after taking this picture, a police car drove by with two policemen sitting upfront and a backseat crammed with yard sale finds, I kid you not!

There was your typical fair food.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, funnel cakes, cotton candy, kettle corn, ice cream, all kinds of junk food!

This is my Mom, enjoying her Hawaiian ice after I immediately spilled mine all over myself, thank God for tide sticks!

Don't you just love the name of this shop?  You gotta love the South!

How would you like to have this in your front garden?

We stumbled upon this adorable B&B in Jamestown, TN.  It was sooooo nice to have a relaxing hot shower on our last night and a comfortable room!

This lovely little patio garden was directly outside our room.

We're home!  I found two fabulous metal garden trellis', they traveled quite nicely on the roof rack!

And this is the loot we came home with!
I'll share more pictures of what I bought in a later posting.

Thank you all again for your supportive comments!

Warm wishes to you all,



  1. What Fun!!!!! You two make the perfect FUN partners in it. You really knew what you were doing..I can't wait to see what you brought home with you!

    Happy weekend. xoxoxo

  2. Sounds like it was an adventure, and you had a great time! Thanks for sharing your hilarious pictures and stories!
    Can't wait to see more of what you got.
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Jo :)

  3. It looks like you both had a great time! I've always wanted to go to that sale. Can't wait to see your treasures.


  4. I had to laugh when I just realized we are almost neighbors and we went too! I live in Asheville. We didn't find alot but that was probably a good thing. LOL We still had a great time seeing all the goodies for sale and meeting new people. This was our second time going.

  5. It sounds like you had a lot of fun. I love yard sales and to have them all in one place would be a dream. Enjoy your weekend.


  6. Great shots, Brooke. Thanks for sharing your adventures. susan