The World’s Longest Yard Sale

“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:10‬ ‭

Every year when the first weekend in August rolls around, people travel from all over to my neck of the woods with one thing in mind: a good bargain!  If you love  antiquing or vintage items, then you probably know about the World’s Longest Yard Sale that starts here in Gadsden, Alabama and goes all the way to Addison, Michigan.  Imagine miles and miles (690 to be exact) of treasures…it’s a true junker’s paradise!

You can find everything from galvanized washtubs to vintage Pyrex dishes to old furniture just waiting on that coat of chalk paint!  Of course it wouldn’t be a real yard sale if there weren’t knick-knacks from a McDonald’s Happy Meal, old shoes with the soles barely intact, and junk that absolutely no one on earth would want, but hey! I figured it would be a little more fun for you, my readers, to see it through the lens of a camera than to actually have to brave the heat and the traffic…so come on folks, let’s go yardsalin’!

Have you been looking for that architectural statement for your front yard?  Look no further!

The World’s Longest Yard Sale is on top of the latest decorating trends!

Y’all know how many books I have…and I am sure my collection will end up here one day!

Makes me wonder all of the places these old stamps have been?  Oh, if they could talk, I am sure they could tell us some good stories!

This mountain lion (cougar) was going for $100 firm, tomato box included!  Any takers?

Road Trip!!  Doesn’t get any better than this presentation…just throw them on the ground and be done with it!  A unique display to say the least!

Some new wheels for your wagon with a couple of spares!

Knick-knacks galore!

You can even get local honey…or stung by local bees!

These things are for the birds!

These dish(pan) gardens were going fast!

Something for the whole wedding party!  You can get it all for less than $100!  Move over David’s Bridal!

You can get dishes, a fish picture, or a vintage record player right here in one stop!  There is no limit to what you may find!

Antique kitchen gadgetry mega-stop!

Anything you “can” think of might be found here!

These guys were troopers!  And they also found the free watermelon!

Just in case anyone has a phobia of Port-A-Potties!

“If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning, I’d hammer in the evening, all over this land…”

For those who collect salt and pepper sets, here are some bargains!

A years supply of Pam Spray is included!

I think every child had one of these!

Lots of tablescapes could be created with this display!

…and to think, this was only two miles of the World’s Longest Yard Sale!  Can you imagine what else is out there? I still can’t believe I found this china last year for $30!   What about you?  Have you ever been and what treasures did you find?

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  1. Mary says:

    Pam, My inner dish-hoarder would be in paradise at the prospect of a new vintage teapot or some transferware! I think it would be addicting and hard to stop thinking a real treasure might be right down the road. The toilet on the lawn reminds me of “The Help” :)

  2. LOl, my future ‘stuff’, all in one photo album (minus the cougar). Oh dear, your commentary is hilarious, and gives me pause to this crazy hobby (and all of its spinoff hobbies) of mine. It still looks like loads of fun, though!

  3. Lynn Livingston says:

    I love all your pictures, its amazing what all kind of stuff is out there. One mans Junk is another mans treasure, I saw one sign that said, Burgers, Wine and flashy trash!.

  4. I’ve always wanted to go on this yard sale. Maybe next year is what I always say! But I actually didn’t know where it began. Fun post. Did you buy anything this year? I would be so tempted to buy dishes I am sure.

  5. I have always wanted to see this Pam, and your commentary is hilarious! I have enough of my own junk though, I don’t need anybody else’s! Thanks for taking us yardsalin’ right in your own backyard!

  6. Kim says:

    How fun! I wouldn’t have been able to pass up those bird houses. And the dish pan pots are tempting, too. So glad I could go with you virtually so I wasn’t there to face the temptation head-on! Thanks for sharing all this great junk. Ha!

  7. I did a short segment of the sale about 20 years ago! I would love to do it again but I really don’t need any more stuff as I am a junkaholic! I keep thinking of all the treasures to be found in that stuff! Thanks for taking us along!

  8. Lea says:

    I know about this sale and have a friend that has been a couple of times and found all kinds of treasures. I’m afraid I don’t need any more treasures at this stage in my life so I’ll resist the temptation and stay home. Enjoyable post!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Hello, sweet friend! What a joy to visit you and your delightful blog. Forgive me for being absent for so long…. How are you, dear Pam? I so appreciated your comment on my blog the other day :)

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post and laughed out loud when I saw the mountain lion in the tomato box. No takers here :) The dishes won my heart and I have an idea they would get me in trouble as I would want to bring too many home.

    Have a lovely week. Hugs to you!

    • Stephanie, thanks for your sweet visit, I hope you are doing well! The yard sale is fun, but I don’t need anything else at this stage of life, I need to start purging! :) Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday. Blessings and hugs, Pam

  10. Nikki G says:

    This is SO on my list of things to do! Maybe next year I’ll come up and meet you and you can show me the ropes. *wink wink* I want the tomato box, not the cougar. But seriously, I’d love to just LOOK! And I know what you mean about your books ending up in the sale one day. My husband and I have so many collections we could fill up several miles ourselves and have our own longest yard sale. I keep telling his daughter that ours is GOOD stuff and not to take it to the thrift store, they should at least have an auction. LOL
    :) gwingal

  11. distresseddonna says:

    This sale is on my bucket list but so far have not made it. Just two miles!?! I could have filled the truck.

  12. Jann Olson says:

    Ha, ha, you made me laugh! That mountain lion!! YUCK! I probably would have snagged the yellow picnic tin. Even if you came home empty handed you couldn’t help but have a good time!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Stacey says:

    I’ll take a toilet and a cast iron pan please!! Just kidding…I see pictures of this sale every year and would love to go. We do have Canton First Monday flea market here in Texas which is pretty similar and it’s once a month. You never know what you’ll find. :)

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