Hello! The fist weekend of August is the Hwy127 sale, also known as "the worlds longest yardsale". If you're not familiar with it, it is a 690 mile strip of hwy where people set up yard sales, antiques, vintage, and really just about anything else you can think of. The sale runs from Michigan to Alabama. Originally it was created to bring commerce to the small towns that run along that hwy. I have been going to it most every year since I was in my 20's. In fact, I bought my first antique furniture at one of these sales, and some of my favorite pieces of antique furniture since!
We usually go along the same route, and it's just fun for my husband and I. Sometimes my parents join us, like this year, and sometimes my girls will join in. We never know exactly what we will find, but I typically have a list in mind with items I am looking for, but we stay open minded as well. I have seen a lot of changes over the years, and some years have definitely been better than others. This year, despite the beautifully mild weather, I was a tad let down. It seemed along the route I go, there were a lot more yard sales with just junk, (and not good junk) and also a TON of mantiques. There are some "regulars" that I visit along the trail, and they did not disappoint, but I was also sad to see that some of them were missing this year. It was still a lot of fun, and I certainly did find some great things, and I took a few photos with my phone as we went along.
The above vintage lingerie was just so pretty on hanging in the sunshine, and really the prices were so very good, I wish I had bought them all. At the time I found those I was heavily distracted by the vast amounts of vintage linens this same vendor had! I think my Mom spent 2 hours looking through this ONE vendor's tent. :) I am still not even sure what all she purchased in there!
We found a couple of gals selling beautiful lace clothing out of a vintage camper and their display was just too cute not to photograph. By the time we found them, they were mostly sold out, but my daughter did find a couple of things she loved. What I really loved though was the makeover of their vintage camper! The gals let me take a few photos.
I LOVE the celing tiles they added to the roof, and that sweet little chandelier. They had more clothing inside the camper, and let ladies try things on in there as well.
And my favorite part was this beautiful vintage settee they had for seating inside. Don't you love that?
And this is a sampling of the beautiful clothes they were selling. Swoon worthy, right? The gals did not have a website, and were local to TN, but the name of their business was "Southern Vintage". They told me they also do parties, where they will come to your event and the guests can try on and purchase clothes. I thought that was SUCH a cute idea!
This year, for the first time, we camped the whole week in the Cumberland Mountains state park, which was fun as we had a "home base" to go back to each evening, and Mom and I would pull out all of our finds for the day and play "show and tell".
As soon as I get everything unpacked I will share with you what I found.
I know some of you have done this sale before too, did you go this year? What were your thoughts on the area you went to? I think next year my husband and I are going to branch off and go a different way than we always have. So, I would love to hear anyone's feedback on different areas!
PS, There is only one Little Pink Box left for this month, so if you were wanting to get it, now would be the time to grab it. I've got some pretty, pretty things in this box!