Hello again. I hope everyone had a safe and happy fourth of July weekend. Mine was great. Lots of food, family and sunshine. The hubby and I ran in the 10K Peachtree Road Race again for our 5th consecutive year, but our first as husband and wife so that was lots of fun. All of my sisters came out to support us, although I secretly wonder if they were more excited about brunch and cupcakes afterwards. It was an early morning for a holiday. ;)
Anyway, the real reason for this post, the countdown, and why my heart is beginning to race just thinking about it is…drumroll please…
The WORLD’S LARGEST YARD SALE (AKA the 127 Corridor Sale), stretching from Gadsden, Alabama all the way up to Hudson, Michigan. The sale always starts on the first Thursday in August through the following Sunday. Therefore, this year it’s set for Thursday, 8/5 – Sunday 8/8 and I can’t wait. I’ve wanted to attend the sale for the past several years after I first saw it featured on HGTV, so this year, no excuses! I’m going!!
Because the hubby and I had already planned a trip out to L.A. to pick up a car from our good friends, we’ve decided to turn it into our 1 year anniversary road trip of sorts. After spending a couple of days back in the city where we got engaged (Los Angeles, California), we’ll head out to Vegas for a night of gambling before making our way over to see the sights at the Grand Canyon. From there, we’ll head east for the next couple of days until we hit highway 127, and our last stop before heading home. We haven’t completely mapped out all of the details just yet but it’s bound to be a good time. And don’t you worry my friends, I’ll take you all along for the ride as well. I’ll be posting about the experience itself, as well as our finds as we make our way across the U.S.
As of now I have a mental list of the items I hope to find at the sale but I’ll make sure to finalize and share it with you before we begin so you too can follow along as I discover the treasures that await!
Urghh! For some reason I’m having trouble inserting this video into my post so here’s the link instead - 127 Sale on YouTube.
Or, how about these finds from HGTV’s 127 Yard Sale Visit last year?
Can’t decide what would be on your shopping list or maybe what you might actually do with your purchases? How about focusing on only one room/space and limiting yourself to a specific budget. Last year, HGTV did just that. They challenged three teams of shoppers, with a $500 budget and just 2 days to buy all of the necessary items needed for a room makeover in their home. Check out these BEFORE & AFTERS.
What a beautiful makeover this turned out to be. Love that antique clock over the fireplace! Here are a few highlights from this space -
Ok, ok, so it’s still a bachelor pad, I know! Maybe not the best makeover but it does have a few good qualities. The old wooden crate next to the TV stand is a great way to add extra storage. Another way they added storage to the space, while still maintaining functionality -
And finally, Team #3:
They added a touch of color with the use of an old throw draped over the bed and a touch of style by repurposing a vintage silver teapot as a flower vase. A few more great ideas from this room makeover -
Wow! How about adding a little fuel to the fire, huh? I’m beyond excited now. You’ll have to check back early next month to read about our trip!
Enjoy until next time,