Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Finds from the Highway 41 Yard Sale

One of the many old barns on my grandparent's property.

Last weekend I decided to give the Highway 41 Yard Sale through Kentucky a try.  It follows highway 41 from the Indiana/Kentucky boarder to the Kentucky/Tennessee border.  It's about 100 miles.  If you add in the alternate part of 41, it adds 50 extra miles.  Luckily for me, my entire family lives pretty close to where it starts at the Indiana/Kentucky border.  My grandma was nice enough to let me stay with her.  I don't get to see her as much as I would like, so it was nice to spend one-on-one time with her.

My grandma and I took a 3.5 mile walk through the country roads on Friday night after we had dinner.  For nearly 80, Grandma and I made great timing.

 The start of the route in Henderson, Kentucky.

 "Odds & Ends" - one of my first stops!

 Only in Kentucky do you see DIME prices.

 My favorite buy from the trip.  I'll be fostering this one for awhile.

 At one of my stops, I saw a sewing machine drawer holder used to hold wine bottles.  I thought it was such a clever idea!

The Beast parked along 41.  I was able to make it all the way to the Kentucky/Tennessee border (100 miles) in about 6 hours.

After a day of junkin', I attended a cousin's country wedding.

Here's my finds from this trip...

At a buck each, I'll never leave an old license plate behind.

50 cents for this Fisher Price record player.  Still works!

A dollar for this picnic basket and ten for this amazing old railroad lantern.

A stack of enamelware from one stop.

How could I possibly resist this adorable metal doll furniture?

At 50 cents each, I'll always pick up a good old book!

Got this all at one stop for 2 bucks!

All these different finds were found at different stops for a dime to 50 cents each.

Got all these new old stock pieces from one vendor.  Gave him my card for when he comes to do a show in Indianapolis, so I can buy more!

Got all of these kitchen tools from one vendor for a song.

These 2 old screen windows were a great deal.
I got a few other little things not pictured here, but nothing substantial.

 That brings me to this long 4th of July weekend...

The hubby and I took our kayaks on a 15 mile trip down a local creek.

Do you like how my Teva sandals match my kayak?  Everything aqua!

 Hubby climbing a big fallen tree.

 There were lots of these little mini waterfalls along the way.

A classic 4th of July: cold beer & sparklers.

Well, thanks for coming to visit my little corner of blogland.  I'm going to TRY and get some new QUICKIES posted this month.  There will be a serious lack of junking, because I need the entire month of July to mentally prepare for THE WORLD'S LONGEST YARD SALE (click for my tips/tricks)!  Guys, I'm super excited for it.  I cannot wait!


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  1. Melissa, I am super green with envy! You scored big. I don't see those kind of prices here. I love it all! Aqua is the way to go! My favorite color and I love your sandals matching your kayak. Have a great week!

    xo Dianne

  2. You work hard for your deals, but you always get 'em. Way to go. I like your Tevas. I have a really old pair, and just got a nice new pair of Chacos this year. Your river trip looked fun!

  3. It sounds like fun.
    I have seen it on HGTV before.

  4. hope that guy comes through with some more old stock items. Excited to get those inflatables!

  5. The Schlitz cooler was my favorite - what a find. I would have snapped that up too.

    I hope we're in KY next year for this sale. I'd love to hook up with you for lunch someplace between Henderson and Hopkinsville.

  6. My favorites are the license plates and the white with red trimmed enamel pieces.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Wow, some awesome finds at great prices!!

  8. Love the enamelware. Lucky for me, it's still easy to find and cheap in my area!

  9. Great finds, I love the metal doll furniture!


  10. The old barn is beautiful ♥



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