Oh my gosh… The 127 Yard Sale is one of the most fun things Deb and I try to do every year. We missed it last year, but wasn’t about to miss it this year. If you have never heard of it, here is a bit about it. The 127 Yard Sales are the world’s longest yard sales that happen every August. It runs mostly along State Road 127. I say, MOSTLY, because a lot of little towns off of 127 have their city wide yard sales as well. The sale runs from Michigan to Alabama. If you didn’t know, we live in Ohio and live about 15 minutes from 127. So we travel down the road from our house for 15 minutes and start our adventures. We usually leave on Thursday or Friday and travel south until we are too tired to stop anymore. Several times in the past, we have spent the night near Cincinnati and then traveled back home the next day… hitting all of the new ones that opened up or that we missed the day before.
When we owned our store front, we brought home TRUCK LOADS full of items that we new we could resell and make money. One guy told us that a couple from Canada stopped.. and also one from California. Basically, people come from all over the United States to experience this yard sale. I have heard of people shopping the entire thing. They start in Alabama and ended up in Michigan. Those are the people who usually have store fronts and they bring huge covered trailers with them.
I shared it on this post, if you are interested. I love seeing other people’s garage sale, flea market, and thrift store hauls, so I figure you do, too.
Vintage Step Stool – I found this cute little vintage step stool seen in the top picture and I believe ended up paying $5 for it. This will be adorable on the porch with flowers, or even within my decor in the house. It needs a thorough cleaning for sure, but I couldn’t pass that up.
Antique Photo Album – I LOVE old photo albums. This one will be either displayed on a side table or leaned up against the back of an antique cabinet of mine amongst other collections. I believe I paid $5 for that as well.
Ornamental Piece off of a Dresser – I found this shortly after we started shopping. It is an ornamental piece off the back of a dresser. I have this vision of attaching it to the wall above our front door in the entryway of the new house. It think it will add so much interest there. If not there, I’m sure I will find a place. That, too, was only $5.
Vintage Metal Bucket – This vintage metal bucket was marked $5… are we detecting a theme here? So far, everything we bought was $5. I saw this and immediately thought it would look so cute with a Christmas Tree tucked down inside of it. And I could use it for plants on the front porch as well.
Antique Picture and Picture Frame – My eyes are drawn to antique frames. There are so many different things you can do with them. I have added mirrors and you already know that I add different pictures and swap them out for the seasons. The frame didn’t have a tag, but setting right beside this frame was a Longenberger basket priced at $150. I had no hope but figured I would ask anyway. I bet you will never guess what he said…. He stuck with the theme above and said, $5. I was speechless.
Squirrel Nut Cracker – I saw several squirrel nutcrackers but they wanted $25-$30. So when I saw this one for $10, I grabbed it. I think he will look really cute within my fall decor.
Geese Decoys – Deb and I have wanted a few of these for our pond. These are huge and are in great condition. He told us we could have three of them for $10 each and then he threw in 3 more that needed repaired. I will use a few on our porch after giving the damaged ones a coat of paint.
Antique Cast Iron Flag Stand – These flag stands held the American flag in classrooms years ago and are usually pretty pricey. I can think of a lot of things to do with this but the first thing I thought of was to hold a small Christmas tree. I paid $15.
Antique White Corbels – These corbels were marked $130 for the pair which is a steal because of their size. He came down to $120 for the pair. I want to add these to one of our porches on the new house.
Antique Crock – I pick up every crock that I find for under $10. They are so useful. I found the smaller white one for $3 at the very end of the day.
Round Metal Lid – Deb found this round metal lid and wants to use it for her bird feeders… I believe on the top of them. She has an idea which I cannot wait to see. They guy told us it was off of a pig feeder. She paid $50.
Antique Glass Lamp Post Globe – We have 5 antique lamp posts to install here on the property and none of them have the glass globes. This one matches the other two that we have already up. Remember those projects? Check them out here and here. They guy sold this to us for $60. Being glass, they are really hard to find as they were easily shattered when replacing street lamps.