Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Indiana 38 Yard Sale Route

 Saturday Mom and I packed up The Beast to go on the first yard sale route of the year.  The Indiana 38 runs from Noblesville to New Castle.  There were a lack of sales due to rain, wind, and some construction, but I still managed to end up with some good stuff.

 Saw this GIANT enamel pot at one stop.  Adding this to my must find list.  I want it!

 I'll let you zoom in on that one.
You never know what you'll see while yard sale-ing.

 All lit up at night!

 One of my buys.  This will get a quickie transformation in the near future.

Know what I'm going to do yet?

Another possible quickie project.  Can't beat a $3 shelf.

I love this stained glass transom window!

 I have NEVER found one of these that I was able to afford.  Well, today was the day.

 Picked up this grouping of wood handle screwdrivers.  Thought they'd look great displayed together.

 Group shot.

 I'm obsessed with those copper bottom glasses.  The clear glasses come out so you can wash them.  Lots of the items need a good bath.

 I got the cameras free at one stop!  I was happy about that!  I love the little wood/metal boxes.  They look like they used to have little knobs.  Think I may add one back on.

 Thermoses, Pyrex, S&Ps, and mini oil lamps.  All on my list of things I need to restock in the booth.

 Found 2 sets of vintage pool balls at one stop, except one set is missing the 9 ball.

 As if I need more depression glass... but it was a good price!

 It wouldn't be a good garage sale route, if I didn't find vintage Christmas!

Well, that's all.  I've had better hauls on this route, but for the weather and everything, I'm happy with what I got.  You can read about my haul from 2014 and 2015.

So, I'm contemplating a junking trip.  I have basically 2 days to decide if I want to go.  Has anyone ever done any portion of the US 11 Antique Alley sale?  I can start basically anywhere between Bristol, VA and Knoxville, TN and it's a 5-6 hour drive from my house.  The only parts of the route that I've seen advertised are a couple of portions in Alabama.  I'm more interested in staying in Tennessee.  So, please anyone with any experience, email me (melissa AT melissasantiques DOT com) as soon as possible.


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  1. Holy cow - that radiator scary chucky doll or whatever! I love your choice of words - group shot - for all your junk. :)

  2. As usual you got some great stuff. Of course I like the thermos's the best. And the pool balls.

    Only a couple of weeks and I'll be hitting the 400 mile Kentucky Rt 68 sale. I cannot wait. have you ever done that one?

  3. Looks like you had a great day! Are you going to take the cover off the mattress to expose the springs and use it as a display?? Just guessing!


  4. I'd say you ended up with quite a haul, it's amazing how much stuff you're able to get inside that beast! Thanks for sharing your adventure with Talk of the Town.

  5. I think you found quite a bunch of goodies! The beast is great to haul all those things.

  6. Great finds! Love the wooden screwdrivers!!! They were on my top 5 and I'm always looking for those.

  7. So many fun items!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Pretty darn good haul I'd say, given that it was raining. I just learned that their's a highway yard sale route somewhere about 4 hours west of me--the only one I've heard of in NY. I'm considering going because they sound like SO MUCH FUN!!! Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm :)


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