Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Longest Yardsale, Me and TOT......

I still can't decided what the best part of my trip was, gettin' to go junkin' with TOT, or gettin' to STAY at the 'Country Living' house in Kentucky.......hmmmmm, I think they both were priceless....... And the very best part is I figured out that TOT is just 5 hours away from me. Good for me, maybe not so good for her, cause I might just have to go once a month. Let me just give you an idea of what it is like to stay with her, you feel like a QUEEN!!!! I'm not kidding. She insisted on me staying in her bedroom which is like a suite. I just stayed up all night looking at everything and taking pictures. I wanted her to put prices on stuff so I could buy it all. I did talk her out of some of her Magnolia Pearl, it just took a little arm twisting......I'll show you that later. Here are some photos of her FAB-U-LOUS home and all the stuff I want. It is all meticulously decorated........with the most wonderful one of a kind pieces.






How wonderful are these clock faces that she just strung through a ribbon and hung on a nail....who would have thought of this but Theresa......She is the master........ Then as if staying here was not enough of a prize, off we go on the Longest Yardsale. For those of you who are not familiar, this is a stretch of highway that runs from Covington, Kentucky to Gadsden, Alabama, 450 miles of junk...... What could be better, and trust me I have gone every year since it started and the best stuff is in Kentucky!!!! And this year was good as ever, we scored some amazing stuff, butter pats, ironstone, dress forms, metal cabinets, suitcases, doll heads you name it. And little did I know I was taking 'hawkeye' with me' that could spot a clock or a butter pat from 200 yards.....so it was even better........
Here's Theresa digging through some great stuff, notice the signs.......everything is a $1.00....yeehaw


And how about this box of doll parts that Theresa found.......she kills me she can spot a doll part from a mile away........ I can't tell you how much fun I had and how fortunate I feel to have great friends like Theresa and Craig Smith, true Southern Hospitality........Love you guys, and keep my room ready, I'm coming back, Lauri

14 comments:

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Looks like tons of fun! Her house is amazing!

Amy

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Girl, I'm speechless at it all. You are one lucky girl!!

Frippery said...

You are one lucky chick.

Sweet Repose said...

I know Theresa was so excited to see ya...maybe one of these times we can do a rendezvous ...though I think I'm like 9 hours away...a mere hop skip and a jump for a friend!!!

Glad y'all had a great time, they are both gems!

curiousgoods said...

Looks like you girls had so much fun! Seeing the shopping that was done, I WISH I HAD BEEN THERE! Donna

misselaineous said...

Hey Laurie! Glad you survived your trip...450 miles of sales?!! OMG! I've penciled this in on my bucket list :o} The house is WOW! I've never seen more creative combinations of totally unrelated items..Eg: Galvi metal & lace? But it works...TOT, huh? I've got to visit her blog more often! Hope you found some good goodies...Have a great week *e*

Maison Douce said...

Sounds like such fun...!!! I have heard about this amazing sale and I have it on my bucket list!!!
Isabel

Dixie said...

guess you could sum it up by saying "a wonderful time was had by all!"

what fun!

trash talk said...

Get out of town...I cannot believe you did not buy that chair that I saw on Tot's blog. What were you thinking? Girl, it was Fab U Lous!
Did you find a lot of other cool stuff 2die4?
Debbie

Cass @ That Old House said...

How fun -- to visit at a fellow bloggers' house AND get to do the longest yard sale, too! Fabulous.

Thanks for sharing. :-)
Cass

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...
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bella shabby said...

Some sweet girls have all the fun! I think I want to live at Theresa's house , so Beautiful! Sue

The Side Door said...
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Anonymous said...

I want to get in the car and head for Kentucky !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but to late for the Longest yard sale! I bet there is still something left for me.
I am so glad you had fun

janice in missouri