They predicted rain for the World's Longest Yard Sale on Friday.
Most of it was to be south of the Ohio river, so I headed north to meet up with Route 127 in Fairfield, Ohio.
I drove to my first sale in an old shopping center where I usually score something.
Not exactly what I expected!
Empty lot and empty tables.
Still I scored a vintage quilt.
I passed tons of empty tables from sellers worried about rain.
Finally I reached north of Hamilton, Ohio where the good stuff is!
I fell in love with these orange striped sherbets!
But I thought it over and decided I really didn't need them.
This is the woulda, coulda, shoulda buy that still haunts me!
Should have bought them…so cute!
This guy always has tons of breakables!
He was just uncovering his stuff about 8.30 when I came by.
More pretties in pastels!
I could hang out at this guys booth all day educating myself on different makers and patterns.
But…I moved on…
I thought at first that this was an old toilet.
But the lack of a hole in the seat was the first clue I might be wrong.
The seller explained it was a (possibly military) school locker.
Books and other school stuff were stored in the seat.
Yeah, not a toilet…
I love the roadside stands which makes for quick and easy shopping.
I bought this box full of wood blocks at this stop.
Yes, I did negotiate a better price.
My truck was filling up but there was still room for more junk.
Tons of figurines on this table.
By noon all the tables were packed with stuff for sale.
I found this birdcage with stand (and free fake ivy) at a sale off 127.
The first thing I did was remove the dusty ivy!
I always stop at sales in front of big old houses as some times they clean out their attic or basement of old stuff left in the house for the last 100 years.
Not the case at this sale...
This old radio marked "High Fidelity" reminds me of the movie with that name.
It did not come home with me though.
But this Texas Ware melmac bowl did!
This antique shop is always my last stop before I head towards home.
Next week…my finds!
Welcome to this weeks
Cottage Style Party
I spent the weekend playing with my yard sale finds.
Every bag, every box, revealed such great stuff I didn't remember buying.
Next week I plan to show those finds to you!
What have you been up to?
This collage is just a hint of how lovely and relaxing Phyllis's front porch is.
There is just something about ferns on a porch that says lazy summer afternoons!
Visit her blog Grandparents Plus to see all the details and don't miss the old stove that was original to a cottage on her property!
I just love Martinel's hand decorated tray centerpiece!
I love that she transformed an old rusted metal tray into a work of art!
See the close up details of her vintage inspired tray and embellished bottle at her blog Martinel Handmade and Decoupage!
I adore a repurposed thrifted deal!
Cecilia's daughter found this headboard for only $2.
She brightened it up with paint and put it to good use in her flower bed.
Visit Cecilia's blog My Thrift Store Addiction to see more of her charming tea cup and zinnias flower bed!
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