Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Longest Yardsale



The World's Longest Yard Sale took place this past weekend (August 6-9) along U.S. Highway 127 from Gadsden, Alabama... through Tennessee... and up to Kentucky. It gets upwards of 100,000 yard sale shoppers each year.
















I visited my friend from Chattanooga and after a great lunch, we drove up to Signal Mountain to experience this flea market mecca!




This mountain is fairly high and the road is scary and windy. I'm so glad I wasn't driving!

This is actually someone's home... it's for sale right now, so you better hurry up and buy it, the view from here is "out of this world".









I just loved seeing all of mismash of junk, I mean treasures, that were there to be bought.
Just loving the signs.




Self service dental work........




"The buck stops here".........











I guess Elvis didn't want to miss out on a bargain either!





Do you think I could still order one?!?





Isn't this the cutest little out house? :p
Love the sign on it....





Here's an "ugly mug"....


and a little surprise inside....



Imagine seeing that after your first sip of coffee ...




































I hope you enjoyed the ride. I didn't get much of anything, but I did spend the day in garage sale paradise and had a wonderful time with my friends.

For more great outdoor fun, go to Susan's at A Southern Daydreamer.

35 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Boy this looks like a lot of fun!!

claudie said...

I would love to buy the " Saw Jaw Mussel" for my husband please...
I would be in heaven at that garage sale. I know they have one in Georgia, but this one blows me away.
I live in Canada... nothing like that here.
Happy OW
Love Claudie
xoxo

xinex said...

Oh, I wish I could see that someday. It must be so interesting to see so many things...Christine

Caroline said...

My husband and I have been wanting to do that longest yard sale ever since we first heard of it a few years back. But we live in Canada and it would take some planning. Loved your pics..only wish I was there!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Rose, this looks like so much fun. A person would have been in garage sale heaven. I've always wanted to go just once. What fun you must have had with your friends. Thanks for taking us along with you.. hugs ~lynne~

imjacobsmom said...

OMGosh, Jacob would have been in heaven. That kid loves garage sales and flea markets and antique stores....What fun! ~ Robyn

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I love watching this every year on HGTV. I could have brought home several things - good thing I wasn't there! It was fun to come along with you. ☺ diane

Maryrose said...

That looks like so much fun. I have always wanted to do that...maybe someday, I bet it was a hoot. Love your pics, I think there must be something for everyone. Thanks for sharing.
Maryrose

Anonymous said...

You forgot about Ohio in the Longest Yard Sale and it is almost to the Michigan border. We had a tremendous amount of people here at our, and one in particular from Nevada. Yes, we live 25 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Joyce said...

This looks like so much fun and I am laughing at the snore sign and would love to know if the actual item worked for snoring husbands:)
Joyce

Justine said...

This is just so cool and sounds like a total blast! I find it hard to believe you didn't get "much of anything". Uh uh... you're lying, I know it!

Justine :o )

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Thanks for taking us along. I'd like to get that Ugly Mug for Justine, I think she deserves it don't you?
I'm going to tell my doc to up the dosage asap on the HRT, you are right, I have gone off the deep end, I thought that stuff was supposed to help, maybe it turned the clock back tooooo much!
Thanks for stopping by this morning and I really going to try to be a better blogger, I miss you all a lot!

Mary said...

This looks like so much fun! I've seen the house before on HGTV. What a great way to spend the day.

Elisabeth said...

For years I have wanted to go to the World's Longest Yardsale...Next year we HAVE to go. Thank you so much for sharing your adventure. I love the ugly mug!

Domestic Designer said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Journey said...

How awesome! I love garage sales and this would be the cat's meow!! Your pictures are great!

Kristens Creations said...

What fun! The spaceship house and ugly mug stood out to me! lol...Thanks for your nice comments on my aunt's decorating,she will appreciate them. I will be posting her house soon so be sure and check back, it is stunning!! Good to hear from you! Kristen

Denise said...

I'm so in to yard sales right now... I would love this. THanks for sharing all the pics.

Karen said...

What a great post! My husband and I have talked about visiting this yard sale for the pass few years and we actually requested off work this year to go but when time came he was only able to get two days off so we had to put it on hold...maybe next year!
Thanks for sharing your pictures!!!
Karen

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have always wanted to go to this thing! What fun you must have had! I'm jealous! Was it just overwhelming? I'm afraid I'd have a hard time deciding when to stop and when to drive on by. I'd always think I was passing up the best deal of the day. You took some great photos. laurie

stefanie said...

wow, that sure does look fun,hope you found some treasures

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

We were on the longest yard sale. We didn't go up the mountain because of the traffic and the winding road, looks like we missed the best part...lol...we found several areas with great stuff and some stops with pure junk. We started in Gadsden, AL. and stopped in Jamestown, TN.

ceekay said...

Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments. I would love to do that sometime...that outhouse is great! Looks like you had a great time!

bj said...

I've always wanted to go to that sale. How fun...course, I'd want a ton of money because I'm pretty sure I would find lots of stuff I wanted.
Glad you had such a great day with your friend. Those are the best kind!!
xo bj

Light and Voices said...

Thanks for taking "us" on a cyber tour of the Longest Yardsale. This definately goes on my "bucket list." It looks like sooooo much fun!
jfm

salmagundi said...

Great pictures! And it looks like great fun! Sally

mbkatc230 said...

Thanks for the tour! DH and I have been talking about trying to see some of this one year. I would have to have come home with the Fresh Eggs sign - have no idea where I would put it, but it cracks me up! Oh and the blue stemware. Now DH would have tried to buy that VW van - not sure if it was for sale. Thanks for a great post. Kathy

Julie said...

Looks like a lot of fun!!!You took some great photos.... Wish I could of made the trip.Please stop over at my place when you have the time for so coffee and cake.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi ya girlfriend, just popping in to say hello.. hope you're having a terrific fun filled w/k..
hugs ~lynne~

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The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I have to go to the dentist tomorrow so those dental tools gave me the shivers!

Looks like a lot of fun stuff is available!

Manuela

Elizabeth said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Between Naps on the Porch...what a nice surprise to find another fellow Tennesseeian! I didn't get to go to the yard sale this year, but have been many times in the past. It's so much fun. I wish I could buy the spaceship house! I've loved it since I was a kid :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I was there too ! I loved it ! I live about 20 minutes from Signal Mtn.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I am new to blogging, so may have missed something when I was trying to look for an email to leave a reply... (I have learned that you can NOT write back to a blogger when it says it is going to "noreply" haha)

so sorry for going about this through a comment on your post...

-our oldest is in her final year of dental school (it was through her that I learned what a blog was! www.theluckiestmrs.blogspot.com). with school and their computer in for repairs, she hasnt posted as frequently, but if you take a peek, I know that she'd love to find a comment from you. Do your daughters blog?)

-our second daughter is in her 2nd year of dental school.
-our son is in his 2nd year of undergrad. They are all at UK, in Lexington.

If you would, please email me at mgbotelho21@gmail.com...I dont want to take up all your comment space ;o)

Tori said...

Oh wow, I have been browsing all your great photos when I see the one of Elvis sitting with his guitar. How funny is this: I like in Croatia and the closest Burger King to us is in GRAZ, AUSTRIA and sometimes we take our kids there for a treat. Anyhow, the exact same Elvis is sitting right next to the counter at the BK in Graz (home of Arnold Schwarzenegger) Austria.

Just a useless yet curious piece of info!