Monday, July 7, 2008

Fireworks, Baseball, and the Ultimate Yard Sale


Happy belated 4th of July! I have been very busy and away from my computer for a few days, and as promised, I said I would blog about my trip or the bathroom re-decorating project. Since the bathroom is ALMOST done, but not quite, I will go ahead and tell you all about the trip.






We went to my Dear Hubby's family farm for their annual family yard sale (they call it a garage sale.) Each summer they put on quite the display. Since my Dear hubby has many siblings, and we all bring things to sell, it is enormous.



You can find anything there. From baseballs to Coke bottles, to old lanterns. Lots of other antiquey things, too! After a long drive, Dear Hubby and I loaded up a bunch of items from our antique booth inventory and set up shop as soon as we arrived, adding to the mix.



People come from all over as my Father in Law sets out signs for miles around. Probably the best form of advertising ...cleverly placed signage and lots of it. I have posted about this event here, before. This year was no exception.



Three whole days of selling, shopping (yes, I can't resist picking up a few new treasures while I'm there!), and meeting new people. The photo above is where they keep "the good stuff" and this lady is trying to take it all in. My In-laws really enjoy this event, although there is a lot of work involved.

Aren't these children's chairs cute? I of course, love the pink one.

But at this point, I think I need one of these.



8 comments:

Connie said...

Oooohmygosh, what a hoot that would be, sweet thing!!! You are blessed to have so much available....
Smoochies,
Connie

Ms.Daisy said...

Wow! I am truly impressed with all the "stuff" out on display! One of these days I will get myself to that spectacular yard sale!

Love,
Ms.Daisy

Oliver Rain said...

I love the chair & the blue jars. How I wish that I could have stopped by.

Jen r. said...

What a great stuff, I love the kid's chairs! Jen R

Rue said...

Good morning Jillian :)

That is some sale! I found quite a few things I would've taken home myself :)

I can't wait to see your finished bathroom!

rue

Eleanor said...

Just love the porcelain! Wish I could have been at that sale. Congrats on your Award from the Daisy Chain. It was delightful to find your happy blog! Eleanor

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

The family yard sale is an awesome idea. Loved the photos.

MJ said...

That's a garage sale that I regret I missed! What fun! Thanks for showing some of the treats!