Sunday, June 9, 2013

400 - Mile Yard Sale


Well, I did it.

I spared a few minutes out of my day to take in the sights of this annual, and very popular, yard sale.  At this spot, on Friday, tour buses unloaded allowing people to shop.  

I cannot imagine...



There was some china for sale.  $35 for this set.  


A lot of miscellaneous items for sale.  


I did rather like these old school desks.  They did have areas for inkwells on the desktop.  


A lot of clothes to pick through, but I don't have the patience to do this.  


In reality, this is how I witnessed most of the 400 mile yard sale.  



Dashing by sitting in the passenger seat! 

38 comments:

  1. love those desks...and there are 2...would be perfect for my g'kids :)

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    1. Theanne, I liked them as well. I have one, just like them.

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  2. That would be too overwhelming, I think. I did love the dishes and the desks.

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  3. The old school desks. Oh what memories of them. My first straight pen for ink and a blodder.

    That is when I started to get A's In penmanship as I loved to write. Still do.

    Oh that looked a nice day to roam about. Thanks for dropping in to my blog.

    oh I like your profile pix with your long hairstyle that you suit and color.

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  4. 400 - Four Hundred - Miles of yard sale??? whew.
    You so totally rock.
    -g-

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  5. Is it really a 400 mile long yard sale? I've never heard of something like this! I used to shop at yard sales a lot when my kids were little, looking for clothes, but now I don't go often. If I do, I find something that I "think" I need, even though I didn't know I needed it before I stopped! :) I agree, those old desks are nice!

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    1. Alica, It really is that long. Crazy, isn't it?! I didn't last very long, I confess.

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  6. Interesting to see something like that in the West ! Is it called a Flee Market or Garage Sale !

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    1. Wong, People around here call them, "yard sales", but a garage sale is the same thing. A flea market is bigger with more people selling items in booths.

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  7. I like the old school desk. Wish I could have been there.

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  8. WOW! That is one big yard sale! My community had a two day yard sale this weekend, but only two houses nearby me participated and they didn't have anything I needed. After purging my house in NYC to move west I am trying to be more careful not to buy too much *stuff*...except maybe books...I'm sad I had to donate so many of them when I moved.

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  9. One man's trash is another man's treasure... and there's 400 miles of it?

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  10. Garage sales are wonderful places to find something unusual. Those school desks are so fun and would be a great conversation piece.

    leslie

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  11. It really is 400 miles..........

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  12. hard to buy anything on a drive-by basis. :)

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  13. Not usually my thing - but 400 miles - I know I'd have to check that out (sans husband - he hates this sort of thing). It looks as though there were some pretty cool finds there.

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  14. I can't believe it's such a long yard sale! I don't ever have enough patience to sift through the clothes either. I tend to gravitate toward kitchen and vintage items.

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  15. I don't usually go to yard sales, for the reason that I will find something I "need." At this stage of my life I'm trying to pare down my belongings, not gather more. That being said, we need a single bed frame, and we did talk about looking at yard sales to find one. We don't want to pay the price the mattress stores want for a new one.

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  16. I didn't make it this year. Too lazy I guess :)

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  17. I like a thrift bargain as much as the next person, but anything that has bus loads of people...well, I think I would pass...in the car just like you. xo

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  18. That was probably the safest way to view these items Michelle:) It looks like a bit of work to me all that hunting and gathering. I guess in reality I would have gave it a good try:) B

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  19. I've heard about that or one like it for years. But, I've never seen anything like it near me. Sounds like a little chaotic with tour buses. Did you find any treasures?

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  20. Is this the one that runs along the National Road, Route 40? That one is close to where I grew up, in Ohio. An amazing thing, whether here or there....

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  21. I would think it would take LOTS of walking and driving to find the rare gem. But I do love vintage things. Enjoy your week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  22. Lol, I love your last shot! I don't have much patience either but sometimes I've found something nice to buy. There were 2 sales like this on Sat and Sun in Versailles but I wasn't in Versailles... I'm a bad, bad blogger, lol! :-)

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  23. Sadly, I rarely find anything I really want at these sales so I prefer not to go. My husband loves them though!

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  24. sometimes its just best to say no...turn up the radio, drive a little faster,and force yourself to think of the things you have bought before that still need your extra touch on them before you can display them :) you be a smart woman...

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  25. Oh boy wish I g could have one with you...sweet little desks.....Francine.

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  26. I think this is totally cool concept...I would enjoy a quick browse.

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  27. I'd like to check out some of it, but I wouldn't have patience for the clothes either!

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  28. A part of me thinks this would be so much fun.. but the other part thinks OOF-da!
    I struggle with knowing how to pick & choose my stops in just small area-wide rummage sales in our rural communities!
    Tour buses just might put me over the top on this one. :)

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  29. You definitely have to be 'in the mood' to shop something like this. It helps to have an enthusiastic friend to drag you along....Or whisk you right on by. Either way. ha ha! xo

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  30. We have a similiar event each year in my area. It's called the Route 11 Yard Crawl. Don't think it is 400 miles though.

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  31. It is really rare to see sales like these here, but it would be very nice to have some more...

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  32. Now, aren't you glad you went? My friend and I threaten every year to hit one of those events but have yet to make it. Since she moved from Texas, we don't get to do the Round Top fair any more. Bummer. Did you find anything you couldn't live without??

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  33. They are called "Car boot sales" here in the UK & even though it's quite some time since I have been to one, I need to clear out my roof space of "culture" to sell at one of these.

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