With the passing of the biggest event in our secondhand year, I'm left with my findings along the route of the 127, sweet memories, and the hope of 2012 (thankfully next year the sale will fall before the end of the world, so I can go one last time).
A bargain isn't complete until shared (or bragged about!), so today I offer you my Favorite Finds of 2011's 127 Sale, aka The World's Longest Yard Sale.
This wooden crate caught my attention for aesthetics alone, but it was what was inside that sold me on it. There was a paper note on the side that said "knobs, all kinds" and on the top was a blue sticker proclaiming it to be $5 for all!
The contents were a treasure indeed. Now I just need to find that vintage amp in need of a little TLC...
I dug this suitcase out from under a table, and the gentleman to whom it belonged said he hadn't intended it for sale, but had been using it as storage. I offered him $4 and it was a deal. As we made our exchange, he said with a hint of sadness in his voice, "her name was Marjorie". I will treasure it all the more.
I've been after a good weather vane arrow for quite some time now. This particular one met all my weather vane arrow needs, and for only $10!
These signs were a splurge. Not monetarily, but certainly of my space. Even so I couldn't say no to vintage hand-stenciled garage sale signs. If you see them out on the town then you'll know who's sale they point to!
This hand carves dulcimer was my find-of-all-finds! It was marked "$25 firm" but the moment I expressed interest, the lady in charge said "we'll take $20!". I have a standing invitation to come and play at the Junction City First Christian Church once I get it up and strumming.
These yellow apple bowls speak for themselves! I bought them on Sunday, the last day of the sale, so they were half price.
I found this dress at an estate sale in Celina, OH. It fits like a glove! I was told that it belonged to "Mother".
I recently made the decision to store as much food as possible in glass as opposed to plastic, and these glass containers will hasten that resolution.
This was one of my first purchases, which was actually along the Lincoln Buy-Way yard sale, which we followed east until we hit the 127. Can't wait to get stampin' with these beauts.
I bought all of these fascinating old photos for $5 on Sunday afternoon (the box had previously been marked at $10). I hate when the end of the World's Longest Yard Sale is upon us, but I love the bargains those last hours bring to fruition.
With love, Laura