Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 2 Cont. of the World's Longest Yard Sale Project


A bit more of my random video clips from the trip. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Treasure Hunt is Over

My treasures have all been unpacked and distributed around the house now.
The dishwasher is full of all the vintage planters that I bought and they should be scrubbed clean soon.
The washing machine is working away on a small pile of linens, hopefully they will be less stained today.
The vintage christmas ornies are packed with many others now, I will be starting on my christmas crafting soon.
My garden is happy to have some more rusty crusty adornments.
Here is a shot of the whole lot.
The entire haul!

We shopped our way to the WLYS, and we shopped our way home from the sale.  We both found treasures at the sale and along the way.


I was really hoping to find boxes and boxes of vintage christmas ornies but that just wasn't the case.  What I did find was decent though.


I found a few nice pieces of old jewelry but I wish I had found more.


I really practiced restraint when it came to vintage linens.  I need more vintage fabric like I need a hole in the head.  Truly.
So that is a quick over view of my treasures.  I will brag   blog in greater detail about what I got in the next few days and I will let you know what my absolute favorite find was.
I know that Beth is planning to do the same, so stay tuned.

The Kentucky Lottery


Hello, Friends!~~~

On day two of the WLYS 2010, Suzy and I found the Central Kentucky Agricultural Pavilion in Liberty, KY.

This huge covered arena was temporary home to lots of antique dealers, yard sales, and various other types of sales. Finding a diamond in the rough among all of the offereings was like winning the Kentucky Lottery!

We did find some very nice goodies to load into the car, but I would like to show you what we passed on.

This toy tractor was $700! Yikes!


If I had more disposable income I would have popped on these $500 Beatles bobbleheads!


I love this tin car, but not the $100 (firm) price.


This trunk was way cool but TOO big to bring home!

Stay tuned for more highlights of our journey on the 2010 WLYS!~~~XXOO, Beth

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 2 of the World's Longest Yard Sale Project


Day 2 was a total marathon.  We made it all the way to Danville, KY which was the goal. 
Along the way Beth and I went in to "american pickers" mode.  Beth was Frankie and I was Mike.  We "popped" on a few things, but in the end neither of us made as many purchases as we had anticipated.
It was an exhausting trip, so enjoy my little video and we will be back soon with more pictures and the reveal of all that we bought.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Day Two and a Short Post

Hello, Friends!~~~

We are completely exhausted from Day 2! I can't imagine how anyone could do this for more than two long days! It has been a thrilling journey and we took lots of pictures and video, but it is late and we are ready to call it a night. We will be posting all throughout the coming weeks with photos and text to help you plan your WLYS journey or to take you along virtually! Anyway our journey through Kentucky on Route 127 was a fun one and we'll share it after we get home and rest up.~~~XXOO, Betg

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 1 of the World's Longest Yard Sale Project


I messed up the title a bit.  You can see we had a fun first day.

Day 1: From Crossville, TN to Albany, KY

Hello, Friends!~~~

We are on Day 1 of two day and about 150 miles of traveling the Route 127 World's Longest Yard Sale! Here are ALOT of photos of this wonderful day!
This is a little north of Crossville, TN. There are quite a few clusters of vendors in this area and easy parking in grassy areas or on the side of the road.

This vendor had lots of white painted furniture and pretty high priced but nice linens.

Here is Suzy making a purchase!

Here is my very first purchase! Glass and plastic buttons and a few pink birthday cake candle holders!

This cluster of vendors is on the grounds of the Cumberland Mt. General Store in Clarksrange, TN. You can see Suzy searching intensely for the special treasure!


A little north of Clarksrange we found FOOD! Not the vendor above who we saw at Cumberland Mt. Gen. Store but a fabulous and AIR CONDITIONED bar-b-que place called appropriately the Barbeque Shack. Great food at great prices! We were desperate to take a mid-day break as the heat and humidity was brutal!
Here is one of many individual road side sales. This one is heavy on the "mantiques."


And this sale while in the shade, which is a bonus, had little to offer us.


We passed on this "monster lawn tractor" too.



Before we made it into Jamestown, TN we encountered RAIN!

But the skies eventually cleared and the sun peeked out and thankfully the temps went down. Isn't this a lovely mountain view north of Jamestown, TN?


This is a beautiful park in Pall Mall, TN the nome of the famous Sgt. York. There was a wonderful cluster of sales here.
This vendor has wonderful chairs!

This is driving north on Route 127 into Forbus, TN near the Kentucky border. There is a nice old general store here with fudge!

Near the Kentucky border the road gets hilly and little winding. We stopped at one sale but didn't find anything other than this ancient and heavilly laden pear tree!

That's it for Day 1! Tomorrow we head north and will stop in Danville, KY, about 70 miles from where we are this evening in Albany, KY. We will show off our many purchases, and there were MANY on day one, on our individual blogs after we return home on Saturday. But please stay tuned to this blog for more photos and video!~~~XXOO, Beth

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Forecast

Long range forecast says temps will be around 90 each day with 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.


Photo courtesy of  Iwona Kellie

I'm not going to get my panties in a bunch just yet.  It's still 5 days out and the weather man has been wrong before.
Just in case, think I will get a new rain poncho :-/