I have always, always, always loved thrift stores. Even in high school, I remember spending my afternoons and weekends browsing the aisles in search of the perfect vintage T-Shirt, clutch purse or quirky button to add to my backpack. Even more, I loved the idea of, "getting a lot for a little", and leaving with a cart full of stuff for just a buck or two. I'm not sure where my love for old stuff came from or when it really began. I just know that I prefer old over new, and have always loved the thrill of shopping in a secondhand store.
Thankfully, my husband, Dave, loves the thrill just as much as I do- it's one of our favorite things to do together. In fact, one of our first dates involved thrift store shopping + chocolate milkshakes (he gets me).
So every year, when the 127 Yard Sale comes around, we always make a point to try and go. I mean, why wouldn't we? It's a yard sale that starts in Michigan and ends in Alabama. It's literally the World's Largest Yard Sale and it just so happens to pass right through Kentucky. We've missed the last few years due to various reasons and almost missed this year again, but I just couldn't let it happen. We HAD to go. So we did. Here are a few pictures from our day:
The day was long and it was HOT, but it was also a whole lot of fun. Elias, as always, was such a trooper. We took a lot of breaks in the shade and car, we ate BBQ + the best potato salad I've ever had. We sipped on lemonade, found a lot treasures and met some really sweet people. Oh and we fell in love with just about every single house + barn we came across. Dave and I daydreamed about living in an old farmhouse on a bunch of land. We talked about owning chickens, planting a garden and raising our babies there in the countryside. Sounds so dreamy when we talk about it and if we weren't such city kids at heart, we'd probably do it. Maybe one day. Maybe..
We didn't leave with as much as I would have liked, but what we did find was pretty great. We found glassware for our pantry, a super sturdy wicker basket for blankets (it was only 3 bucks!) and these amazing cream + green pots. The pots were hands down, my favorite find from our day and made the trip absolutely worth it. They are enamel, in great condition and were only $15 for the pair. They remind me a lot of these pots from Ikea that I've been loving for a while now- but better. I was pretty excited when I stumbled upon them.
All in all, it was a great day and I'm so glad we made a point to go. Now I wanna hop in my car and go to the closest thrift store... Happy pickin'!