This trip has been on my bucket list for a few years now, so when my sweet friend Judy asked me to go along with her, I was "all in". Wednesday morning, my alarm went off at 4:30 and I had no problem getting up, because I was sooooo excited to jump in my car and head north. Our first stop was in Fort Payne, Alabama and my first purchase was a box of ironstone...SCORE!!! I knew then, that this was going to be one awesome pickin' trip and it was! My second purchase was a wonderful old drop leaf kitchen table and I was so proud of myself, because I loaded it into my car, with no help. My sweet hubs, is usually with me on pickin' trips and he does all the heavy lifting. So, I was a tad bit concern, if I could do it without him and I did. Our first night, we had rented a cabin in the mountains and we made a huge mistake, we didn't arrive until after dark. The cabin was located on a lake and let me just say this, it was very remote and extremely hard to find. The roads were lanes, there were no street lights and we were so scared that we might make a wrong turn and end up in the lake. We had no cell service, so we couldn't call the owner. Thank goodness, we found a neighbor in their driveway and they helped us out. The owner really needs to put out a better sign (we spotted it the next morning...black letters on dark wood...doesn't show up very well at night) at the entrance to the narrow driveway in the middle of the woods. I was never so happy to see the sun come up the next day and head out of this place, so I could call my hubs and tell him I was still alive. Our second day was spent in Clarkrange and Crossville, Tennessee areas. We had rain off and on all day, so I didn't get many pictures that day, but I did buy a lot of goodies. Our third day, we headed to Mentone, Alabama and I loved that area. I had never been there before and I look forward to returning there, with Mr.CC. I got lucky in Mentone and found some really neat things and my car was filling up fast. On our fourth and last day, we shopped south of Fort Payne and down to Gadsden, Alabama. I didn't buy much that day, but the things that I did get, are some super "cool" items. Well, I was a newbie this year, but now I am a PRO (ha ha) at the World's Longest Yard Sale!!!
cute little cabin (it was much easier to locate).
"Wildflower Café" in Mentone.
hummingbird cake and it was
find on the trip, but it didn't come home
with me. It had just sold, but that was good,
because I didn't have room for it in my SUV.
ironstone at the shop, so for all you
locals, come by and check it out.
white and chippy.
that came home with me. I will be cleaning it up
and using some MMS hemp oil on it. When I get
it all cleaned up, I will be sure to show it off with
pegged drawers and he did.
This is just a few of things that I purchased,
maybe I will get the rest of it posted soon.
**Be sure to check out Judy's post about our trip...here***
**Rita @Panoply also has a great post up about her trip...click here**
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