Two years ago my friends and I made a last second decision to do The World’s Longest Yard Sale. We had a blast and with the 2016 sale right around the corner, I’m so wishing I could go again this year.
The World’s Longest Yard Sale spans 690 miles from Michigan to Alabama and includes every sort of sale you can imagine along Hwy 127. Sales range in size from individual yard sales to ginormous flea markets with hundreds of vendors carrying everything your little heart could desire. To see all the cool treasures we found, read on…
I can’t think of many other things I’d rather do on a day off than peruse through a great flea market with good friends.
Laura & I indulging in Hawaiian Shave Ice at a Flea Market somewhere in Kentucky
Yes, those giant dice went home with Liz.
We didn’t have much of a game plan. It was so last minute and none of us had ever gone. We basically jumped in the car and drove. Laura’s husband Jeff booked our first night hotel for us in Kentucky and from that point on, we’d call him around noon and he’d call ahead and book another room guessing how far we might go. We were having so much fun, I don’t even think we would have cared if we had to sleep under the stars. It was just so cool to finally get a chunk of quality time together.
How Cool are these signs?
We stumbled upon every type of venue from large agricultural buildings to individual garage sales and everything in between.
There were so many cool vintage finds like these old gas pumps
My favorite places were large fields filled with fabulous vendors
The hard part was knowing the inside scoop on where the best vendors were. I’d love to do this sale again with that kind of knowledge!! The above place had super cool treasures and they finished filming an episode of Flea Market Flip minutes before we arrived! LOVE that show!
How cool are these light fixtures? I’ll take one of each pleeeeeease!
Aren’t these just the greatest? Everyone else can take the malls and shopping centers. I’ll choose a flea market every time! Everyone is so laid back and friendly and you just never know who you’re going to run into. In the middle of Kentucky I heard someone yell “Hey Shelly!”
Who’d a thunk I’d run into Stephanie DeGraaf in the middle of Kentucky? I knew she and her family were going, but I never expected to end up at the same place at the same time. I’d love to meet up with a bunch of you and do this again some time. Who’s going this year?
Most of the driving was easy but we did run into a few traffic jams.
Laura couldn’t resist all the unique bags!
One thing we had a hard time finding were great coffee houses. Any insights on those from you locals??
I should have been wearing a bib because those fields were bumpy! I’ve never claimed to be graceful, what can I say?
Is this just the coolest, most rusty, turquoise-y, funki-lunky-liciouslness? I LOVE the combo of the aqua against the rust. How about you?
We stumbled upon the neatest vintage signs!
Every kind of decor you can imagine
Sigh… It was so much fun. I don’t think I can escape for it this year but I’d sure like to plan another trip for 2017!!
For those of you who are going ~ Have a BLAST and I’d love to hear all about your favorite places!
A hui hou “Until we meet again” ~ Shelly Andrade of Shizzle
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