As promised, I went to Part II of the Four-Part 500 mile Yard Sale. This week-end the 90 mile Dixie Highway yard sale extended from the Georgia state line to Marietta, GA. What a procession of cars! There were yard sales side by side all along Highway 41! If you couldn’t find what you were looking for at one, just move to the next!
In Rocky Falls, GA, I met Bill, in the cotton gin his father built in 1929. The sides of the enormous building were lined with tree bark floor to ceiling. All the machines originally used in the 1920s were still there covered in dust and spider webs.
Here’s Bill, an extremely nice gentleman who said, “If you find anything, tell me what you want to pay, and it’s yours!” Hello! Of course I found lots of things! Too bad that didn’t hold true for this gem of a T-Bird I found in the next room!
Hahah, I did buy those wire baskets though!
One item I found was this old ladder. I sprayed painted it a pale beige to match a chair I had and it’s an end table in one of the guest rooms.
Lastly, I found a wrought iron umbrella stand. The scroll work on it attracted me. After a coat of metallic black paint it now functions as a plant stand in our great room.
I have other items from the sale sitting in our basement waiting for “inspiration” to strike. Next stop on the 500-Mile Yard Sale is August 6-9 from Michigan to Alabama and you can be sure I’ll be on the road again!