Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Vintage Find & the World's Longest Yard Sale

I found this item at a thrift shop for $3.00. The bowl is a beautiful green color with no chips or cracks.

The glass bowl is being lifted up by a cherub with a fish tail--   a mer-cherub!

I think he's made of brass. I've never seen a cherub like this before. There's no markings anywhere on him or the bowl. I've searched the internet for something similar, but so far, no luck.

I love his round little belly and belly button.

I don't know if you've heard, but the World's Longest Yard Sale begins this weekend, from Thursday through Sunday. I'm so excited! Needless to say, I'll be yard-saling all weekend long.

The sale follows Highway 127, from Michigan to Alabama, going through Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Thousands of people set up each year to sell their items.

Look at all this glass!

I don't really like to buy from antique dealers as the prices are usually too high. Though sometimes I do get lucky. However, I love when I come across "regular" people selling stuff.

I like to take a few things with me when I yard sale: a magnet, (a magnet won't stick to silver), measuring tape, anti-germy wipes, sunblock and lots of cash! And, of course, the most important thing of all, my list of what I need.

This week I'm linking up to The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday.

Many thanks to everyone for visiting!


Janet - The Painted Piglet said...

Oh how I wish I could attend this event! Have a wonderful long weekend, and thank you for stopping by my blog!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my goodness, i'm so jealous of your yard sale adventures to come! i'd love to go to that one day. good luck, and what a neat mer-cherub!

Amy said...

Your blog is beautiful. I wish I could get to this sale. Looks like fun. Thanks for stopping by ThreadsintheNest. I'm following now.

Ann said...

Thanks for your visit to my ABC Wed. Oh I wish I could go with you to the LARGE sale. Your love your little cherub!!!

LV said...

I have always wanted to go to that sale, but I might have waited too long. You found some very nice things.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

That cherub bowl is amazing. Love, love, love it. What a great flea market. I love seeing pictures of the antique shows....but I always wish I could have gone. Love your list of things to bring. So smart!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your cherub bowl and for $3.00 perfect! I'd love to go to that yard sale. maybe one year! Thanks for stop by, Laura

Kelly said...

Omgosh, I have been hearing about this sale and BOO HOO, I'm in AZ! What a Beautiful Green color on that bowl as well! DEAL! I am headed out to do some thrifting today and I am taking my magnet too! Thanks for the tip!