Thursday, August 25, 2011

World's Largest YardSale 2011

I was a bit disappointed in the World's Longest Yardsale this year.  The Yardsale is an annual event that stretches along the 127 Corridor for 675 miles from Hudson, Mi to Gadsden, Ala.  We always take off on Saturday morning early and go as far as we can during the day...maybe next year, I'll take some time off work and we can travel farther on the Corridor to see differant vendors. 


I bought a couple copper jello molds from an 80 year old woman who had set up a booth at her home with her husband.  She said this would be her first and last yardsale.  She was setting her yard sale up like my Mom does.  My Mom is also in her 80s.  She was constantly rubbing on things to keep them clean and as a result, she was just worn out.  My Mom will work for days to wash and dry all her glass items and she is constantly cleaning things up throughout the sale.  She absolutely cannot stand to see something with a little dust on it.    Thank goodness she only likes to have a yardsale once yearly. 

There is one lady who has a booth every year that I always visit and buy a sign or set of boxes for Halloween decorating.  I bought a sign this year and will have to find just the right place for it in my Halloween decor. 

I found a three tier metal shelf for $5 that I will use for scrapbooking supplies and a set of green trees from Dept 56 for $1 that I will use with my North Pole Village. 



There were a lot of things that I might have brought home for the right price, however, I felt that most folks were really pricing their items in the ridiculous range this year.  When I go to a yard sale, I am looking for a bargain and I didn't find many of those this year.  Did anyone else participate in the Sale  or shop during the long weekend sale?  Did you find any great bargains or did you find that most things were way overpriced? 

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11 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love your purchases!! and what a fun event--it must have been purely amazing!!!

XO
Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I would have been disappointed, too, Anita, considering how big it's supposed to be. I think you did come away with some nice things though. Love the sign and the tiered baskets!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love the Halloween sign and the chair!! One of these days, I'm going to make that sale. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Riet said...

That must have been a great event. I hate i when they ask too much for their stuff.

beckyp said...

I love your sign I would probably keep it up all year long. I have always wanted to check out that yardsale I think it goes through the lower half of WI (if not the same one there is one similiar) I would be disappointed too I hate going to ys where the buyer wants ebay prices If they want that price than they should sell on Ebay. I get better deals at my local t.s.

Cathy Kennedy said...

I'm not a yardsale person anymore. I use to enjoy them years ago, but that's about it. The one you went to must have been really something, though. I can't image. It looks like you found some nice treasures, though.

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southerninspiration said...

I would love to do that some day!!!
Seems fun!
Suzanne

Teresa said...

Never heard of that one. Sounds like it would be fun. I love that Halloween sign you found.

Eliza Wynn said...

I've never been to that sale. It's been several years since I've been to any sales.

Jenny said...

Wow. What cool things you found! I've only been to one event like that...ever...in Cooperstown, New York. And it was really stupendous!

Sorry you were disappointed, but I'm glad you found some treasures at least!

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