Kentucky's 400 mile yardsale

June 7th, 2009 in member junk     
piecesofthepast piecesofthepast, member
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This was an antique store located along the path of the sale....I just LOVE the name of it and had to have a picture for all of you!
Im a sucker for keys!  I scored these at Itchy Dog for a song and couldnt pass them up.  I cant use them for jewelry because they are huge, but I used them in a display.
In Lebanon, Kentucky I took a picture of a wonderful metal lawn chair with so many layers of beautiful paint.  I wanted to buy it, but wondered if the rust would be too much at home.  It will remain a memory in the picture.
This woman had a wonderful booth...very well designed as if it were a store along side of the road.
The finds come home!  I have made a little setting here on a table I got for $20.00 at the Salvation Army.  Here we have a smaller, weathered platter on a bigger white one.  I had the little nest that my son found as a child, added some buttons for eggs and of course, there are my wonderful keys!!
This was an antique store located along the path of the sale....I just LOVE the name of it and had to have a picture for all of you!

This was an antique store located along the path of the sale....I just LOVE the name of it and had to have a picture for all of you!


Here we have some scenes from this weekend's 400 mile yardsale that runs through Kentucky...I, of course, did not go the 400 mile distance, but I did go quite a ways and captured some pictures.


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Comments (18)

Humana writes: PIECEOFTHEPAST............that rusty chair.........well go under Lutrell on JMS and see her two chairs that she re-did....and now working on the matching swing.....she and her husband did a great job.............I agree with Jim, you should have gotten it.....also when I have the time, I will post my old rusty pieces that I have ............hoping one day to turn them into how Lutrell of JMS did hers...........Humana Posted: 1:29 pm on August 5th
piecesofthepast writes: Thanks Salegal! Do you live in Kentucky or do you travel here for these sales? I live here and if you do, too, then let's go junking together! I have nobody to really do it with here! Posted: 6:40 pm on June 9th
SaleGal writes: Hi Everyone - just wanted to let you guys know that the 400 Mile Sale Across Kentucky is NOT the Hwy 127 Sale. The 400 Mile Sale is always the first weekend in June and travels the 400 miles across Kentucky on Highway 68 that runs from Paducah to Maysville. We have traveled the entire route and it is tremendous. It is not like the 127 in that these are almost all local vendors. You really can find a treasure hidden away here. The website is 400mile.com - check it out! Posted: 2:14 pm on June 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Good stuff, POTP! Love the name of the antique store! And your vignette is so sweet too.

Thanks for sharing!
Candy Posted: 8:42 am on June 9th
junkermidge writes: Oooo, it looks like such fun. And I love your treasures (especially the keys). Thanks for sharing.
Midge Posted: 8:37 pm on June 8th
italianpeasant writes: MAYBE WE CAN CATCH UP :) I PLAN ON GOING THERE IN AUGUST AUGUST CHECK OUT MY BLOG: http://decoratortothestars.blogspot.com Posted: 7:10 pm on June 8th
piecesofthepast writes: Yes, the 127 yardsale is the first weekend in August and I'll be there with bells on! This sale is always the first weekend in June and it's the first time I have gone to it. I will be back next year for sure! Posted: 4:39 pm on June 8th
italianpeasant writes: hey, that's not the corridor 127 sale is it? that's usually in august :) Posted: 2:31 pm on June 8th
oldnews writes: Oh WOW. Why doesn't California have sales like these?? I'm with Jim - RUN don't walk back and get the chairs!! That kind of sale would be SO fun!! Marie Posted: 11:00 am on June 8th
suewhitney writes: Nice post!!! Sure wish I could have been there with you. Love the vignette you created with your finds. Next year!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:05 am on June 8th
shabbychick writes: Those are my kind of sales! We have one in Ohio too (the Lincoln Highway Buyway - across the entire state)...in August - can't wait! I LOVE the chair too...hope you're able to get it!

Don't ya just love this time of year? :)

Kathy Posted: 9:11 am on June 8th
writes: Go get the chairs! :-)

What fun - 400 miles of sales. I wish they had something like that on this side of the US...

What fun and a great post. Thanks!

JennyK Posted: 2:37 am on June 8th
texasjunkermom writes: And I'll put in a bid for the green vase, in fact for that whole vingette! That's beautiful! It coud find a home right here in Dallas, and I'd be very protective of it for you! Love it. T. (Yeah, go back and buy the lawn chair and do the polyurethane treatment on it.) Posted: 12:09 am on June 8th
JunkArchitect writes: You could go over the entire surface with a wire brush to remove the lose paint and then seal it with polyurethane. But if it were me I’d leave it alone and wear long pants.
Go back and get it…and the one next to it too.

Jim
Posted: 11:15 pm on June 7th
creeksiderummager writes: Wow - 400 miles of yard sales. How much fun. Thanks for sharing the pics and your great finds. Posted: 10:18 pm on June 7th
alicemom writes: How much fun! I love all the pictures. I also love the setting you made. Wonderful.
smiles, alice Posted: 9:33 pm on June 7th
piecesofthepast writes: Thanks, Jim. Do you have any ideas for how to "seal" the chair so that the patina will stay but I won't have the itchy rust on my skin when I sit on it? I had to use the word itchy to pay homage to The Itchy Dog!! Posted: 9:17 pm on June 7th
JunkArchitect writes: What a great bunch of photos. I think you better go back and get that rusty chair…quick.

Jim
Posted: 8:08 pm on June 7th
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