8.03.2012

WORLDS LONGEST YARDSALE

ok, so i must first start with a disclaimer
for anyone ever planning to do this yardsale thing:
 it is crucial that you be the most patient person known to man. someone that can walk while having to pee, with sweat running down your back and dust all over your feet just to look at someone else's trash/your potential treasures... for hours. doesn't sound like you? welp, then you are done for! it was crazy madness, i tell you! it took us 7 hours to get 2 hours down the highway... that's how many stops we are talking about here! every other driveway was just calling my name "jamieeeeee come to meeeee, i have trinketssss and junkkkkk that you'll loooove" 
these guys came home with us!! 
after a long day of looking, we had dinner and then realized HELLO! we had NO hotel reservations anywhere! i under estimated this event's popularity and there was nowhere available... so we spent $10 on a camping spot and slept in the car. this campground had a dinner theater going on when we arrived and it felt like something out of the twilight zone (the show was about aliens or something) ah, the stories we'll have forever. so, with an aching back and rain pouring down, we decided it was time to go home. 
i love home.
also, i found this old typewriter on our first day that i passed up buying... and thought about it all night long. so this morning, while driving back up the highway to go home, i stopped at the sale again to see if it was still there. it's now living in my house!
all in all, i'm happy we went. but happy to be home, showered and in my own bed now!

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  1. ohhhhhhhhhhhh this is so beautiful! I wanna be there!!!!
    And I love that typewriter ;)

    xx

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    1. oh im so happy i snagged that thing! it's a beauty :)

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  2. Oh wow, I'm so jealous!! That looks like an awesome experience. Very worth the sweat. ;) and I love that trunk and rug in the second picture!!

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    1. oh me too! but we already have 2 trunks in this house and we ran out of car space haha

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  3. Holy cow that is overwhelming! I would have spent the whole day shopping. No lie!

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. it was so fun! hot and sweater but fun for sure. i'd do it again next year without a doubt!!

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  4. This would be so much fun! I love yard sales :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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    1. 4 full days of yardsales was more than i could handle. but well worth going!!

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  5. SO COOL! That ship steering wheel is so rad!

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    1. oh it was super cool. this guy had all kinds of creepy haunted house shipwreck stuff. like a deep sea diver and a shark victim. creeeepy!!

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  6. So fun!! I have been wanting to do this forever!

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  7. P.s. I couldn't find your email but some of us Cincy blogger girls are getting together on Saturday. Shoot me an email if you want to join! totalbassetcase@gmail.com

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    1. i totally went and creeped on all of the girl's name's you emailed me :)

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  8. What the awesome madness!! Where is this?! I must go!!

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    1. oh it's so good! it goes from michigan to alabama! every year, but this year it was august 2nd through the 5th. so much fun!! you gotta Go!!

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  9. Hello there, Jamiedawn! Nice to meet another fellow blogger! So glad you found me and I am your newest follower, #50! (great #)! I love your blog and enjoyed reading your posts, it made me laugh! My hubby and I have went south only once, so next year it's SOUTH! Your typewriter is great and did you see mine? They look like twins! (it's in the yardsale post, in my home) I was tickled at that! And I've been thinking about the t-shirt thing, maybe just a plain WHITE one with BLACK MARKER writing on it-to do with "BLOGGING"-that would be inexpensive...any ideas? From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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    1. i think so too! we should put some sort of catch phrase on them or something!! ill be thinking :)

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  10. Those monkeys are AWESOME!!! The typewriter is amazing, too! This looks like my kind of day!

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    1. it was a good, long day. and those monkeys are the most tacky fantastic thing in the world. heavy too!

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  11. This is such a cool post. I love the photos. My mom actually has a typewriter like that, and those salt and pepper shakers. Gotta love finding cool vintage stuff! :)

    Erin
    writedreamrunsing.blogspot.com

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    1. oh i am beyond obsessed with those salt & pepper shakers :)

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  12. This looks amazing! Where is it at? I love the typewriter that you found...such a cool decor/working element! PS- thanks so much for entering my giveaway and looking forward to meeting you on Saturday!

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    1. we hit the sale from between zion kentucky and richmond kentucky! and you're welcome! i was excited to enter :)

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  13. That seriously sounds like the funnest thing ever. I can't imagine all the good stuff to find. Although I'd probably never last.

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    1. it was amazing... but slightly hot and miserable.. if that makes sense?

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