Finding “good” yard sales has been a little tough lately and I asked for your good luck wishes at the end of my last post. Well……...THEY WORKED!
After re-reading the 20-30 yard sale ads listed in the paper last weekend, Mom and I elected to drive about 25 miles to a micro-mini “longest yard sale.” A rural community south of our hometown was holding their 6th annual 14-mile-long yard sale. Now I know 14 miles is much shorter than the 400+ mile WLYS, but it was close by and we could take in the whole 14 miles in a morning!
The 25 miles went quickly as we talked about what we might find. We turned off the interstate onto the designated rural highway and immediately saw signs directing us to the sale. Soon enough we saw cars parked on the side of the road and we joined them to find some goodies.
Check out these darling Marian Burgess prints I found at our first stop….
Just like the WLYS, we drove until we found an area with several tents and lots of cars and excited people looking for treasures. At one of those tented areas, I found yet another vintage tablecloth and a pretty linen dishcloth……
We also found 2 hand-painted trays….
And a set of
Several more stops and 2 pretty creamers made it to the car with us, along with a crochet trivet and a rare Butterfly Gold tumbler, a go-along for Corning/Corelle kitchenware....
Oh, I also found 2 vintage platters….
3 Cuthbertson Christmas Tree mugs…..
And an big ole Wear-Ever aluminum kettle!!!
Even though it was hard to drive, watch the traffic, watch for people crossing the road AND check out the sales, we had a great time. The real WLYS was also held last week, but we felt just like we were there and didn’t have to drive hundreds of miles to find vintage treasures!
Thanks again for your Good Luck Wishes!
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