The Longest Yardsale, doesn’t that just SOUND fun?? This is the 3rd time I’ve been to this event and this was actually the most fun I’ve had ever and it wasn’t because of all the great things I found. I didn’t buy a thing. All the excitement and fun of the day was enhanced with the two girls I went with, Susie and Layla. We had a blast! I’ve met both of them before, but it was the first time they had met each other. It was truly like meeting up with old girlfriends, we talked non-stop and just had SO much fun. If you get the chance to do this sale with some girlfriends, do it. You won’t regret it, the time spent was just precious and the memories will last forever.
(be sure and watch the video that Layla put together, it’s pretty hilarious!)
So, come along and I’ll show you a few things that we saw on our yardsale adventure. We got a little bit of a late start and after getting into Gadsden, AL, we started off in one direction and quickly realized that we were not on the main drag. Asking a couple of the locals didn’t really help either, but we finally got back on the main highway where all the big sales were held and we were on our merry way and spent about 4 or 5 hours checking it all out.
We spent a lot of time in Susie’s SUV, we laughed, we talked, we had fun girltime, and we shopped. A lot. And got really, really HOT! What is hotter than Alabama in August? I think we rival the worst of hot.
Susie and Lyala playing Vanna with the old signs. They both loved this one, but neither brought it home.
We met up with some interesting characters along the way. 🙂 The sweet older man who owned the Bichon, Cosmo, wanted to make sure we were saved before we left his booth and he shared the gospel with us in a drawn out and meandering manner. We had to politely tell him we were indeed and needed to get going.
Just one of the cute little homes along the route.
There’s always plenty of furniture here at the sales. This one was not a bargain at $300 and it would need plenty of TLC to get it looking good. The white paint job looks better in this pic than it did in person.
This cute hutch, however, was a pretty good deal at $50. I can definitely see this painted either white or black.
The 3 amigos, having some fun. I’m the Vintage Chick and Susie is the Queen Bee. 🙂 We were already sweating profusely by this time. This is the stop where we were talking to 2 older Southern men, who wanted to show us all their stuff, old coins and some general junk. I wore my comfy leopard Crocs, perfect for an excursion like this.
This guy was too cute, showing us his weather machine and before we left, he took a few photos of Layla and Susie, as I talked to my hubby on the phone about the old coins. We had to laugh about that later, that old man taking their pics. Yep, lots of Old South characters along the Longest Yardsale route.
This is a typical set up along the way. So much to look at. We started getting so tired of getting out of the AC, that we’d do a drive by and look for interesting things to check out.
One of Susie’s treasures of the day was a small child’s shabby chair that she got for $4. Really cute piece and I can’t wait to see where she puts it.
I love old side tables. This one wasn’t a real bargain at $125, but pretty anyway with some nice detailing.
Here’s Layla, with her big treasure of the day, an old lamp that she is going to Pottery Barn up, for $8. You can bet we won’t recognize the old Colonial look of this lamp when Layla’s finished putting her stamp on it.
An old barn along the way, these are always pretty to photograph.
Lots of bottles and small items filled the tables. Plenty of junk too.
The girls checking out some old mantels.
This was my favorite old piece! It was $75, but I have no place to put it.
Always plenty of vintage signs to be had too. That’s all the photos I took at the Longest Yardsale. We had so much fun and hope to do it again next year. And I hope y’all enjoyed going along with us! You were all there in spirit for sure.
Susie stayed at my house a couple of nights, since it’s quite a drive from her home in Louisiana. She wanted to hit Homegoods since she had never been to one, so we made a point of doing that on Saturday a.m. On the way, we hit a couple of yardsales and a flea market that has just opened up near me, called Greystone Flea & Antiques, in the former Cindy’s Design Center, so you Birmingham girls should check it out.
I walked in the door and fell in love with a pair of shabby old aqua shutters. After asking the booth owner the price, we settled on $80 for the pair and I took them home with me. Not my usual steal, but these are not that easy to find and I thought the price was pretty good for the pair.
Penny, the shop cat is very friendly.
Closeup of the shutters at my house. I’ll be sure and show you where they end up.
So, my treasure was close to home, but I wouldn’t take anything for the fun we had on our yardsaling adventure. Sweet friends, those two are! 🙂
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