Friday, August 9, 2013

Worlds Longest Yard Sale, and the verdict is.........Part 2

Ok, fresh eyed and ready to start day 2 of the World's Longest Yard Sale. Now I just have to figure out what time it is.......I left off at Crossville, TN in the central time zone.  I stayed in Harriman, TN in the Eastern time zone.  It took me about an hour on day 1 to figure out what was wrong with Penelope (my GPS). I wanted to get to Crossville around 8:30am so after a few mental calculations I figured out what time to leave my hotel.  I grabbed my stuff and headed out the door.  I was instantly greeted by an old dude in the parking lot loading his trunk.  No big deal right?  Well, he had no shirt on and a big suntanned silver haired belly was staring at me when he shouted, "howdy". All I could do was say...."hi".  I tried my best not to giggle until I got to the truck.

Not the guy but you get the idea......
 
 
Shopping day 2 proved to be much more productive than day 1.  Instead of giving you a long narrative I thought I would just post a few pics to let you see what I saw/bought.
 
Need a 15ft. giraffe anyone???
 
A little pricey...but I can see it now. 
 Food warmers into amazing sconces.
 
I will only make 1 trip to the car!!!
 
This vintage beauty will be so hard to part with.  Patina to die for!
 
CRAP....won't fit in the trailer!
 
Some of these beauties headed to the shop!
 
 
Ahhhhhh....perfect way to end a long, hot, sweaty, dirty shopping day.
 
 
I woke up the next morning still longing for sleep, but gathered my stuff /loaded up and headed home.  I still had money to spend so I was ready to shop my way home.  I hit several small little flea markets with no success then set my sites on Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, VA.  HGTV show...thought it was worth a stop.
 
 
 
I hate to be a "hater", but I was really disappointed at Black Dog.  Maybe I had built up it's greatness so much in my mind...not sure, but not impressed.  One whole side of the huge building was filled with vintage/not vintage/interior designer dealers.  I expected an amazing mess of salvage treasure, not wholesale products and new rugs....ok, I'm off tangent, sorry.
 
I did hit a couple of amazing Virginia flea markets that finished off my trip with a bang.
 
Now $64,000,000 question???  Would I go to the World's Longest Yard Sale again? Yes and No. 
Yes... I would absolutely go if someone else went with me.  No...I would not go by myself again.  It's such a long drive so you're tired to begin with.  Top it off with sensory overload seeing so much stuff for sell.  I'm sure I passed on some great pieces because I had lost my marbles in the heat and crowds. 
 
All in all, I had a great time.  I'm so glad I did it.  If I hadn't, I'd have always wondered what the hub bub was all about.  Who knows....might have some takers for next year's sale.
 
Have a good one,
Robin
 





5 comments:

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Robin, I think you were so brave to hit that sale by yourself. I'd do it with you. :) My junkin/treasure hunting best friend just moved away and I miss our trips. She and I took a lot of day trips and went to some scary places to look for stuff. We had the best times. Had I been alone, I never would have done that. :) Do you make those fabulous book letters I saw on your shop site? I bought some of those for Christmas gifts for my kids when I was at Chartreuse back in the Spring. My sister and I fell in love with them. I enjoyed visiting your blog. ~ Lynn @thevintagenest

Robin Spires said...

Lynn
Lets meet for coffee some time!!!

Robin Spires said...

Lynn
Lets meet for coffee some time!!!

Robin Spires said...

Lynn
Lets meet for coffee some time!!!

Robin Spires said...

Lynn
Lets meet for coffee some time!!!