I must admit that I'm not usually a fan of yard sales. Oh, I'll stop at them every now and again if I see them, but I don't usually plan my weekends around them. They're often too early -- and I'm definitely not a morning person. I also find it slightly awkward to pick through someone's belongings while they're watching me from their garage. I don't know why.
However, I just discovered that we now live right along the route of the World's Largest Yard Sale. How have I never heard of this before?! The yard sale started today and runs until Sunday.
My husband I spent the majority of the afternoon picking our way through various tents, yards and garages. There were yard sales galore, but also a number of fields and parking lots full of vendors, so it had more of a flea market atmosphere in some places.
Shockingly, I walked away with nothing. There was some Pyrex to be had, but I thought much of it was overpriced. I expected yard sale or thrift prices, but many of the items were priced like antiques. Plus, there wasn't anything that I squealed over, except for the Horizon Blue #444 Cinderella Bowl (it really is a lovely blue...) but I didn't want to pay $15 for it.
I was on the hunt for Pyrex dinner plates with the turquoise trim, but I didn't find a single one amongst the treasures.
Maybe some of you will have better luck -- anyone else heading out to the World's Largest Yard Sale this weekend? We only covered a few of the 700 miles of sales, so I'm sure there's lots more to be found along the route!