Monday, August 5, 2013

The World's Longest Yard Sale

Do you slam on the brakes when you see a little sign like this one?
I do!
I looooooove garage sales because you can't beat the prices. 
I'd pick yard sales over Goodwill any day. 

Yes, it does take waking up at the crack of dawn, driving all around town and trying relentlessly to follow signs in order to find that one good sale.
but when you do, 
it's like finding gold. 

Say you find a shirt at a yard sale. Generally, people will ask about $.50-$2 for it.
At goodwill, it will cost you around $4.

OK, OK, I know you're thinking "Get to the point already, would you?!?!"

The point is that I spent this past weekend, actually 4 days, doing nothing but yard sale-ing. 
Yes. I went to the World's Longest Yard Sale.

What's that, you ask?
Well. Just what I typed. It's the longest yard sale ever... as in the world. 
It starts in Michigan and ends in Alabama and runs along Highway 127.

The best part about it is that my grandparents live off 127 on Lookout Mountain! 
Right smack dab in the middle of this map, you'll see a small little dot that says "Mentone." They live about thirty minutes north of that town in Georgia, but folks in the area call it the TAG area (Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia)

So for three years now, we've dedicated our weekend to scouring out the best yard sales driving through the three states.
It's awesome. There's literally hundreds of those little yellow signs everywhere. 

Yes, there is lots of junk. 
but every once in a while, you strike gold. 

What did I buy, you ask?
Tons and tons of clothes for my Shop
1 vintage blue mason jar
a pair of Teva sandals
and a bag of old vintage victorian silverware.

I would've bought more if I didn't have to haul it all back to Texas.
My grandma, however, got tons of things. Mainly stuff for crafts and some patio furniture. 

We met some interesting characters (Country Folk, as my grandma calls them) , got to enjoy the wonderful mountain scenery, and some good quality bonding time along the way.

If you live off Highway 127, I highly recommend checking it out next year!


  1. ahhh , what great memories you will have

  2. I love the world's longest yardsale!! I live in Alabama so we usually plan it as a weekend trip & drive all the way to Chatanooga. We don't actually buy much stuff. It's just fun to be out looking at all the stuff and meeting lots of new and interesting people. We didn't get to go this year but I hope you had lots of fun!! :)

    1. What a small world! It's so much fun, you need to go next year!


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