Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back From Highway 127 Yard Sale

Hey  guys  I'm  back!  I've  only  been  gone  for  6  days,  but  it seems  like 6 years!  I  am  completely  worn  out.  I  don't  know about  this  vacation  thing.  Everytime  I  come  back,  it  takes  me a few  days  to get  my  energy  back.  I  think  I  might  be  doing  this  wrong.  Maybe  I  should  be  taking  the  time  to actually relax!

And  the  heat  didn't   help  any   either.  Everyday  was  in  the  90's  with  very  high  humidity.  Last  Thursday  was  also  very  stormy, scary  weather,  but that sure  didn't  stop any  of  the  crowds.


Look  at  that  traffic!!--but  everyone  was  very  patient  and  very  courteous  with  each  other.



Lots  of  great  booths  everywhere  we  went too.


And  I  was  right--Flower  Power  IS  still  alive!!








 

Right  down  to  the  VW  Bus!!




You'll see everything here!! We saw alot of freshly churned ice cream, but this one was a first for me.

Yes,  he  was  churning  the ice  cream,   and  he  was  earning  his  living  that  day.  Poor thing--it was  so  incredibly  hot out!!

So you're probably wondering what I brought home with me-----so am I.   I bought so much stuff, that I can't even remember.  It's kind of like Christmas for me   going  through  all of  the bags here. I haven't even finished looking through them yet.  I"ll show you some of what I've gone through.



I   have  a  weakness  for  vintage fabrics,  lace, and crocheted  doilies.  I've  crocheted  alot  of  thread   doilies  in  my  day,  so  I  can  appreciate  the  time  to  it  takes  to  make  just  one  of  these.   I  have  enough   fabric  now  to  last  me  for  2  lifetimes!






Hey , look  at  this  --more  lace : )   Also,  some great  deeper  cigar  boxes, and  you'll  always  see  the  old  sewing  machine  drawers  at  the  Highway  127  sale--they  make  great  shadowboxes!


This  is  just  a  fraction  of  all  the  hardware  that  I  found.  And  those  porcelain  doorknobs  were only  $1.00  each,  which  is  very  unusual  at  this sale.   Usually  all  of  the  vintage  doorknobs  are  pretty  high  in  price.


And  handwritten  letters--I  absolutely  LOVE  this  lost  art--handwritten  letters!  And  look  at that  shorthand  book.  I  took  3  years  of  this  in  High  School.   Boy,  that  really  paid  off,  didn't  it?

There's  more,  but  I'll continue  on  in  my  next  post.  And I  wanted  to thank everyone  for  their  help  with  my  laptop  problem.  I'm  going to  have  to say  that  MAC  won  out.   Actually, my  son  Nick  has  one, and  he's  coming  for a  visit  in  a couple  of days too  : )  So  we'll talk.   But  for  right now,  they're  suppose  to  send  us  a  brand  new  one--I'm   still   not  holding   my   breath.  All   I   know  is  that  I  really  miss the speed  of  the laptop.  I've  been  working  on  our old home computer,  which  is  very  very slow,  and  you   have  to  be  very  patient  with  it (kind  of  like  blogger--I'm  having  a  heck  of  a time  this  morning  trying  to  do  this post!) ,  but  I  have  to  say  that  I'm  kind  of  losing  my patience.  But  it's  been  good  to  us, and  you  know  what  kind  it  is?  Well,  it  rhymes  with  the  word   Bell  : )












27 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful photos and interesting vacation Diane.
Regards Zondra Art

Emelie said...

Well I have been sitting on your step waiting for you to come home so I could see all you bought and how things looked. it looks just wonderful, and seeing the fun things you have is so much fun. I do love those doorknobs and hardware, also the vintage jewelry so pretty so much fun I know after you rest your mind will be just full of what to do with all you found.

I also took shorthand and I thought it a struggle, but I also have a book of it. Reading was so much easier than writing it.

I would be so tired after a vacation like that, but filled with great memories and ready to do it again in a couple weeks.

I also understand how much fun it is go go through the bags once you get home, one forgets all the good stuff and then there it is.

Joji said...

I love this yard sale. Many years ago myself and five girlfriends rented a motor home and took this trip. We had a blast. You found some great items. I love all the photos. Brought back some wonderful memories.

Buffy said...

Awww I'm so jealous,LOL. That yardsale is so much fun,but you're right it gets really hot! Looks like you got some great stuff,that book with the letters is my favorite. And those doorknobs what a great price. Glad you're back. You were missed.

MosaicMagpie said...

I was there as well, a little further north near Lawrenceburg and Frankfort, KY. Yes the Thursday storms were scarry. Went again Saturday and Sunday. HOT was the word for those 2 days. Got some great ephemera.
Debbie

Terri Kahrs said...

Welcome home, Diane! Sounds like you had a LOT of fun and made a lot of great memories too. Going through your bags of purchases must be awesome! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

What fun! I bet you had an amazing time! I love the handwritten letters too! Can't wait to see what your creative heart comes up with next :)

Jeanne Nelson said...

Oh, what fun, Diane!!! Been thinking about you, and wondering what treasures you were finding, and DYING to see your post ... so you've made my day by sharing all this eye candy here. The Flower Power had me laughing ... admittedly, I still love me some flower power and seeing VW buses, ;). The doilies and vintage materials are so awesome, as are the hardware pieces and sewing drawer. But the vintage letters grab my eye and heart, reminding me of days gone by and weekly letters from my Grandma in that elegant handwriting that was the common thing in her day. What a dying art that breaks my heart to think about.

So glad you've made it home safely, and . . . hopefully have a resolution in the works for your laptop fiasco.

Wishing you a week of restfulness, filled with creative daydreams of ideas in using some of your great finds! Welcome Home!

Kelly said...

Oh, Lucky You!! I'll arm wrestle you for those handwritten letters... so lovely!
Have a great week and enjoy all of your goodies!

Bev said...

looks like a good time! laughed out loud reading about your computer issues!
take care...
xo

Janet Ghio said...

Hi Diane-Welcome back. How did you ever decide what to buy! Six days worth of shopping. Yikes!

Rebecca Anthony said...

Wow, how much fun did you have!?!! These photos are great! I just know you are going to do all kind of fun things with those treasures you brought back. By the way, I will be sending something your way tomorrow(O: I am so in love with my new piece!!(((((O:

Say It In Color said...

Hi Diane....If you are getting a MAC....you can get a refurbished for less on the apple store website and they come with the very same guarantee as a new one....I have one and love it and my son, a professional, buys them for his work...he is in advertising. If you ever go MAC you'll jump for joy after you have learned....it is so fast and user friendly!!! When I dropped mine, I dinged the lid and they picked it up and it was back in 24 hrs and I live in the country.....all free ...with APPLE CARE which I highly recommend. As you can see I am now a MAC fan....it is sooo worth the difference in money....or paying it out doesn't hurt so bad because it is such a pleasure to use. What great goodies you got!!!

joyfulploys said...

Thanks for sharing your yard sale pics...You found some great stuff...but I'll have to say the horse was my favorite photo...it probably was a better job for him than dragging a plow. I look forward to seeing how you use some of your finds in future projects.
Mary

Tina said...

Such wonderful finds. I'm sure you'll be incorporating them into your extraordinary art pieces. Looks like a great experience.
Blessings,
T

Nancy said...

Welcome Home....sounds like you had a wonderful time finding really neat things...can't wait to see what do with all of them...

Rest some now.....

Dorthe said...

Dear Diane, I can see ,you had a wonderfull trip, and wonderfull experiences, too.
What a lovely bunch of goodies you brought home, I wish you happy creating with some of all the great things.
XO Dorthe

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

SO glad you are back safe and sound. It's hot here, too. I would take 90s in a minute. It would seem so cool!

Speaking of COOL, you found so many wonderful things and every one of them would be something I too would look for. Wonderful finds. And welcome home!!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Oh wow, your trip sounds like you had a wonderful time.
oohh, all those pretty laces and old hand written pieces are great buys, i'm sure you'll have plenty of fun creating art with them!
Hugs,
Anna

puddinglane said...

You've obviously had a wonderful and interesting time and Thank You for sharing ~ I love the vintage laces ~ very pretty!!
~Dianne~

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thanks for sharing the photos - looks like you got some good finds. Can't wait to find out what you've got to tell us in your new post. And good luck to you with your new computer. Theresa :)

DJ said...

Yummy finds, Diane!
Now, get some rest...

Kathy Keith said...

I love all your finds and your photos! My family had a Bachman's pretzel tin just like the one in the picture.

Debby said...

Hi Diane,
Gosh it seems like so long since I have visited all my fav blogs. Had to take a bit of a break, the summer has been far to busy for me. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation and love all the beautiful goodies your brought home with you. Hope all is well.
Hugs,
Debby

Bobbi Lewin said...

Oh! I want to go to there! I love the table with all the red and white:)

Emma Grace said...

Cool!!!!!!!!!!

Monica said...

oh my, freshly churned ice-cream and handwritten letters... a good day.

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