One of my dear friends from Atlanta, Judy, decided she needed a little girl-time getaway this weekend and came over for a vist. I told her Friday night that we had a couple of yardsales to hit first thing Saturday a.m., so she was game (of course she wasn’t surprised, she knows me well). We went to 4 that were nearby and Judy found a cute little garden plaque and I found only a couple of things…totally opposite end of the spectrum things, but I’m thrilled with them both.
This cute Harold’s skirt was $5.00 & I couldn’t pass it up (I get SO excited when I find bargains like this…let someone else pay retail & I get it for a pittance at their yardsale…she even let me try it on & it fits perfect!). And, on the garden tool side, I found a Black & Decker lawn edger for $6.00 right in my neighborhood at a sale. This was one little item that was on our list of must-buys one of these days, so I was tickled to find a used one so cheap. It appears to work too! I was just as excited about the lawn edger as I was the skirt. My hubby will put that edger to good use!
Next on the agenda, we headed down to the Pepper Place market, which is in an older part of town and used to be a Dr. Pepper plant. The old buildings now house some really nice antiques stores, with wonderful architectural items & we enjoyed browsing through the above store with all it’s salvaged doors & fragments. Pricey, but much fun to look at!
An old weathered bench planted all around beckoned for sitting…well, if you could get around the plants, that is.
Judy and me enjoying the sunshine. Oh, we got rain, glorious rain on Friday and we all did the Happy Dance! We need lots more, but will take what we can get. Judy lived in Texas for awhile and still has a big heart for that state.
Fresh hydrangea blooms were for sale. Those big mopheads are so pretty.
The main attraction on Saturday a.m.’s during the summer months is the Pepper Place farmer’s market. The local farmers bring in their fresh produce and sell right from the back of their trucks. Get a load of these fresh veggies! Doesn’t get any fresher than this!
Alabama is known for growing peaches in Chilton County and these are fresh-picked straight from the trees to market.
Check out all these multi-colored plums…I love plums and bought a few plums and peaches.
This little guy enjoyed being strolled around by his mom and was eating a fresh peach. Isn’t he a cutie?
Fresh sunflowers available for buying.