Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pyrex Picking at the World's Longest Yard Sale

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! 



  1. We are close to the Gadsden end of the yard sale!!! I usually go on it with my grandma every year. There are a couple of them that start near Atlanta.


  2. Once upon a time you could find bargains, but antique dealers have taken over so much of the space now that I can hardly find anything to spend my money on.

  3. Bummer! Still looks like tons of fun though! We don't have anything like that here in Colorado.

  4. Oh well, you still had fun looking and enjoying all that awesome stuff! Yes, very expensive indeed! Thanks for your sweet and kind visit. Have a nice weekend.

  5. I am afraid that I would just want to keep looking for that one special piece at a bargain price and suddenly realize I was a long way from my starting point! Looks like fun!