Saturday, July 31, 2010


The countdown to the World's Longest Yard Sale continues
I am going to show you a few of my favorite finds
I am also linking in with these parties!!

2008 was my first WLYS and Mr ALC and I decided to 
have some fun.  We decided to find each other a gift and set a limit of $10....I had an idea of what I wanted to get him and
looked and looked.  I finally found my 'item' and who should wander up to me but Mr ALC himself.  I had to walk away from my find and hope I could get back to it.  He finally wandered away and back I went.  It was still there, wrap it up quick I told the guy.
I know you are thinking, a coffee mug? 
And a very plain boring one at that.
nope....Mr ALC use mug soap to shave and
had his in an ugly chipped coffee mug
This is vintage Homer Laughlin
 and just the right size for mug soap...he loves it and uses it all the time.  A great reminder of our first WLYS!

Now Mr ALC bought me the following
On this first trip one of the items on my list to look for
were individual creamers, hence the cute peach pitcher
He also got me this great Swiss Army Knife as he said
every woman should have one!  I love them both!!
A few random items 
4 fire king white bowls, a milk glass hat and
a small pitcher 
Don't forget if you want me to shop for you
to enter HERE 
You only have until Sunday noon Aug 1st to enter!
So if you want this crazy lady
Shopping for you don't forget to enter
We did not buy this sombero but Mr ALC enjoyed
taking my photo in various hats that weekend!



Annesphamily said...

I love your new hat! LOL! Totally cool Linda! You got some great gifts for each other. You two are my kinda people shopping sales! Hugs Anne

Pondside said...

What a lot of fun!!
So - Mr ALC uses mug soap - so does my dad. What a time we had flying with my dad. Every time we went through security, some young fellow would get all worried about the shaving soap and pull my dad aside. Poor dad would sit and wait until they could find someone who knew what shaving soap was and allow him to continue on with him....Seattle, San Fransisco and Santa Barbara....what a production!

jennjp0518 said...

Just figured i would let you know the link in the bottom of your post sends you to a you-tube video of george strait. Nice change though! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Thanks Jenni I fixed that link...not sure how I messed that up!

Vintage Christine said...

I almost didn't read this post because I'm so jealous of you going to TWLYS! but it was worth it to see you in that hat--how cute!!!! At least I know you'll be taking lots of photos so I can live vicariously right?

Debbie said...

Linda you guys had a blast! Looks great! Love the cute little peach pitcher...adorable! Thanks for joining Linda...Have a great weekend. Debbie

My name is PJ. said...

I have always wanted to attend this. I even watched when HGTV did specials on it. Oh the treasures I'd find. I do believe I'd rent a truck for the trip....and no, I'm not kidding.

Rose said...

Love the items. the hat gives an Arie if sophistication Oh! yea.have a good day

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh how fun, Linda! I have never been. Why oh why is it in August??? Waaaay too hot for me! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Diann said...

Oh, you know I can't wait to hear about all the fun adventures you are going to have at the WLYS! Take lots of pictures. Love the look ya got going with that hat! LOL!

Mimi said...

Have a great time perusing all the potential treasures, Linda...yes, I am green with envy!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have fun - Hope the weather cools down where you will be.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a delightful sombrero!! I would so LOVE to go to that worlds longest garage sale one of these years. I told my sisters about it, cuz I think it would be fun for us to do together.

Paula said...

Oh what fun! I can only imagine the treasures I'd come home with! Have lot's of fun & stay cool:)

House and Garden Boutique said...

You definately got it going on with that hat! It is soooo cute! Love it!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Linda Sweetie...
I tried to enter your link to list something I would love for you to search for me. I have always wanted an egg scale. I think they are just precious. Could you email me privately?

I love, love, love your pricelss photo in the sombrero and what a wonderful thing to have a little limit and go out and search for something special for each other. I love it. I have watched this on the TLC or HGTV channel and so envied all the folks getting to go. What treasures you will find. Take lots of pictures sweetie. That is the only way I would ever get to go.

Thank you for sharing today. I will be praying for you a safe journey.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Sherry from Alabama said...

Looks like you're having a great time! The gift swapping makes it a special treasure hunt for you and hubby. Now I'm going to check out your link to see what you've got going on there.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Douce France..... said...

I see you've got some more Milk glass too!
Love the hat!
Thks for stopping by !

Dragonfly Treasure said...

So coolo!! Love the sombrero...but not as much as your other finds!! LOL
Have fun!

Ninny said...

That's got to be the best fun in all the world! Or at least, it would be to me. Another thing to add to my Bucket List!


Romeo said...

Hi Charlie! Mew are not going on the WLYS are you?!? I try and make myself scare on that day because "she" is always trying to convince me that I should be "her" traveling buddy....nope, no way!! So be very careful, you never know what the heat can do to their common sense.....

BTW I am loving your new look!!! It hasn't been that long since I've visited, has it?!?!

Well little buddy, stop by anytime, I'll save you some creme! And bring your creamer and you can even take some home!!!!

Have a wonderful week!!!

Romeo and "her"

Chatty Crone said...

Okay Linda love the hat (please if I win - skip the hat - lol). Oh I know you are so excited about going. Hope the weather holds up!

Are you taking Charlie?

You got some milk glass - I know you like that and will look for more.

You have a great sense of humor.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, I REALLY want to go to this! I can't talk my husband into it. He said we'd just be stuck with me looking through the first five or so stops all day long! He's probably right. I'm one of those people who thinks they are going to miss a real treasure if i don't look at everything. You have found some great treasures, and I know you are going to find a lot this year too. The $10 gift was such a fun idea, and you both did a good job with your gifts. You look so cute in that sombrero. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

A Write Life said...

Love the last photo. Too cute.