A Box Full of Aprons

Last month while shopping at an estate sale in Tallapoosa, Georgia, I came across a storage box tucked away underneath a table in the carport. I carefully pulled it out and was quite pleased to find that it was stuffed full of vintage aprons. Twenty seven aprons to be exact. I quickly tracked down Steve Lott, owner of Lott's Treasures, who was running the sale, and immediately negotiated a great … [Read more...]

A Creepy Doll Collection

I came away from last Friday night's auction with some great finds.  Some high end newer furniture, a few antique pieces of furniture, vintage puzzles, doilies, and children's books, and..... a collection of older dolls (which were immediately referred to as "creepy dolls" by friends of mine attending the auction). I don't know much about older dolls. I could just tell these had some age on … [Read more...]

So Many Flowers

Last week a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she was in the process of downsizing and needed to sell some furniture and miscellaneous items. While professionally she had worked for years as a nurse, she spent much of her free time making gorgeous flower arrangements, wreaths, and other decorative items. While this was a  hobby that she had been passionate about for years, she felt God was … [Read more...]

U.S. Highway 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale

I think I may have found a new favorite highway yard sale. It is the U.S. Highway 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale and it runs from Meridian, Mississippi to Bristol, Virginia. It takes place the weekend after Mother's Day and it is 502 miles of yard sale awesomeness. I went on Thursday, the first day of the sale and there were lots of vendors with great deals all along the highway. Since I was only … [Read more...]

Opening a New Booth at Oz Antique Market

After having an antique booth in Douglasville, Georgia at Ben's Furniture and Antiques for almost three years, I had decided it was time to try something new. Ben's is a great shop with helpful employees, great vendors, and amazing antique and vintage items and I have been happy with my sales there. But since Ben's was the first place I have ever had an antique business, I wanted to open … [Read more...]

Shopping Scott Antique Market

Last week I did something I have been wanting to do for years. I drove over to Jonesboro, Georgia and spent the day exploring the Scott Antique Market. Now I have friends and family that go on a regular basis but I just never made time to go myself. Now that I've been, I have to say that I want to go back again and again. The Scott Antique Market takes place the second weekend of every … [Read more...]

New Display Space for My Booth

Last month I was walking through Ben's, the antique store where I have my booths when I saw some really awesome items in a friend's booth. It was two older display cabinets. I immediately inspected them but couldn't bring myself to buy them. I finally did buy them both,  about a week apart. Both of these pieces came from an old hardware store in Powder Springs, Georgia. They are both hand-made … [Read more...]

The Hwy 31W Treasure Hunt – Shopping in Kentucky and Tennessee

Last weekend we decided to try a new highway yard sale, the Hwy 31W Treasure Hunt. This sale takes place every year during the second weekend of September. It is a 150 mile yard sale that goes from Nashville, Tennessee to Louisville, Kentucky. We started in Nashville and made it to Horse Cave, Kentucky. The best sales were definitely in Kentucky. We actually didn't find that many in Tennessee. … [Read more...]

China Finds in June

I shopped several yard sales close to home this past weekend and was happy to find several really nice sets of china. I have collected china for years and have gotten to the point where I am very selective about the china  I buy for myself (mainly because I don't have enough room to add much more LOL). I have been selling a good bit of china in my booth recently so most of my purchases will go … [Read more...]

Vintage Picnic Baskets and a Coffee Warmer

I only made it to one yard sale last weekend because my daughter was home sick for a couple of days (she's much better now.). The yard sale was hosted by a fellow antique dealer from my store along with another antique dealer friend of hers so they had lots of good things for sale. I got a couple of nice old picnic baskets. This one is definitely the oldest. I also got this pretty green … [Read more...]