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Sunday, August 8, 2010

World's Longest Yard Sale: Van Wert, Ohio

Hello Friends!

I am worn out today. I'm in fairly good condition; I walk at least a mile a day, and I always take the stairs to my third floor cubicle at work. I felt well prepared for yesterday's shopping marathon. Silly, silly woman.

Yesterday, marked my maiden voyage to the 23rd annual World's Longest Yard Sale . If you are unfamiliar with the sale, also known as the Route 127 Corridor Sale, it is 675 miles of yard sales. I know! It runs from Hudson, Michigan south to Gadsden, Alabama.

I packed some healthy snacks, string cheese and grapes, and several bottles of water. Sporting comfortable shorts, a sleeveless top,
white cotton socks, tennis shoes and sunglasses the "bus" (my car) set off at 8:00 AM.

My trek began in Van Wert, Ohio. Van Wert is an hour and a half drive northwest from my home. It is a beautiful town with amazing architecture and friendly people. Next to the parking lot, was the county historical museum. Let's take a look.

An old homestead on the museum grounds.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair,
so that I may climb the golden stair.

Oh yeah, I did do some shopping in Van Wert, too.

Grand total expenditure in Van Wert: $1.75. Woohoo! Let's move on to Celina.

Let's party! Join me at Rhoda's and Debbie's.


  1. Ohhhhhhhh what fun. Love the goodies you were able to get. Great prices!!

  2. It will be fun seeing this through your photos~ thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the lamp...lucky you! Can't wait to see your other finds!


  4. That sounds like soooooo much fun though...I bet there where so many people too....what a cute lamp, and very pretty little mirrors. Thanks for joining in on the party. I sure look forward to more. Debbie

  5. Thanks for stopping by:) Does anyone ever "complete" the biggest yard sale from one end to the other??? LOL Looking forward to more thrifting treasures!
    Have a blessed weekend

  6. That yard sale sounds like so much fun! Lovin' your mirrors and that's a cute plate-enjoy!

  7. I didn't even realize it went into Ohio. For some reason I thought it was a southern states thing. So now I'm kicking myself for not heading out to it. Cute plate!

  8. Oh I am so jealous! I want to do that yard sale so bad. Maybe one day I will make the trip! Looks like you got some great finds! Love the lamp and those little mirror too!

  9. OMG! I have that same lampshade! I got it at a garage sale last summer! I would have loved to have gone to that longest garage sale if I lived closer. Must be on the west side of the state? Can't wait to see what else you found!~Hugs, Patti

  10. Hey big spender! Glad you had fun. What a cute little lamp, too. I'll get down the pike one of these times....
    :-) Sue

  11. Oh, this is on my bucket list, you are living my dream. I think HGTV has done specials on this in past years. Can't wit for your next post!


  12. Wow! Lucky you! I think I need to travel to that sale someday.

  13. I love that lamp. It is gorgeous. Great find. ~~Sherry~~


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