Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

World's longest yardsale

Well I survived shopping the world's longest yard sale without too much bloodshed, cash spent or damaging the truck.  Seriously it was a fun thing to mark off my bucket list even though I didn't buy a lot but what I did buy I love.  It was just crazy traffic and crowds but really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and I got to explore the countryside.  I shopped from Jamestown, Tn to the Georgia/Alabama border so I covered a lot of ground and it was hot, dirty, muggy, humid, horrible rain storms, ect.  I came home every afternoon just wiped out and so ready for a shower but  I can't wait until next year:)

I wanted to buy a pie safe or step back cabinet to display my ever growing yellow ware collection but couldn't find that one piece that just would have been perfect.  Don't get me wrong, I saw a lot of cabinets and some of them had hefty price tags but most were priced about right where I thought they should be.  Still just couldn't commit to anything because they all were just not right....one smelled like mouse pee ;(  really, really  bad and the guy had even painted the interior in hopes of killing the odor but it didn't do anything but make it smell like mouse pee paint fumes. 

Another had the right patina but replacement glass,

 another had great red paint that the dealer swore was original but it just didn't feel right and I seriously think it was not original paint so went with my gut feeling and passed on it.

 the last one I seriously looked at had original wavy glass but had been refinished so the patina was gone and if I learned anything from Antiques Roadshow, it's that refinishing ruins a piece!  The guy wanted $900 and it was refinished so way overpriced in my opinion.

But I did pick up some great items and spent less than $100 including lunch all three days.  Oh and I even had a funnel cake so score!

Huge stoneware pitcher $4, Red Wing stoneware soap dispenser $9, silver porringer $2(which I'm hoping will tarnish up so it'll be more prim) and prim doll/pillow $5

Ironstone Platter $3, vintage rickrack/seam tape $1, mini butter pat plate was free and vintage needlework scissors Free, pewter mug $5, silver loving cup $5

Bottom of the pewter mug is engraved Cape of Good Hope which is in South Africa but I'm having trouble dating it

The loving cup is heavy and it's engraved New Orleans Sugar Bowl which I thought was just way cool

Most expensive purchase was this huge dough/noodle board and soap saver for $55
Mark asked that I restrain from buying any chairs since the dang movers told him that they lost count of all my chairs after 38.  They also suggested that I might just have a chair problem.....which I admit but fortunately until that time Mark hadn't really noticed.  So apart from no chairs and don't wreck the truck I was unrestrained to shop!  While at one stop,  I happened upon this sweet little girl that was free with any purchase so I jokingly sent Mark a picture of what I could get for free by purchasing just one more chair.  I carried her around the entire field of great junk before I dropped her back off because my lease states specifically that the house is rented to Mark and Donna Harris and One Cat.  Mark was very quick to remind of that fact!
I also wanted to buy this pet stroller but figured walking a cat on a lease is probably about as Crazy Cat Lady as I want to be besides it was $100
Wahoo now I can't wait until next year!!!!! 



  1. I went on Thursday last week and only saw 3 booths that had stuff I liked. One was the last cupboard. Don't believe everything you see on ARS. I have several refinished pieces, because they had green paint or white paint on them and you wouldn't know if I didn't tell you. I loved that last one. The booth where the Rexall sign was is where I bought my bucket bench. My son in law is a pharmacist and almost bought the sign. Deb bought a lift top desk in the booth where the dark cupboard was. We were on the same shopping path. There was a guy there from Lebanon who had a beautiful sugar chest for 3400.00 and I loved it. Glad you had fun. I love the LYS and really gotten some goodies there over the years. I just don't have room for anything now.

  2. BTW the paint was new paint, not old on my pieces

  3. What a wonderful long yard sale. Looks like it was alot of fun.
    I love all your goodies you got!!!
    Prim Blessings,

  4. I only made it 20 miles!!! You found some great stuff!!
    Sweet kitty too.

  5. Oh you got some great buys I love the bread board and the loving cup. Thank you for your visit. You now have paper roses going through my head.


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