Monday, August 9, 2010


Dear Friends, 
I had a lot of fun on this years adventure.  I found lots of goodies and I'm happy with my purchases but many things on my list were not found or found but not bought because of high prices!  That said here we go.....
 Some terrible storms went through this area in Tenn right before we got there.  Lots of dealers had closed up.  We found a few open and trying to dry out.  Many lost merchandise.  This was in 
Crossville, TN.  We were headed to Kentucky where we spent Thursday night but we had to stop and shop!
Mr ALC and I both made our first purchase in Crossville
I bought this
A very sweet silver toddler spoon for $1
Mr ALC bought two old fans
I really liked the style of this one
From this same vendor he bought this glass canister with the ground glass lid, he has several but not one this size
We then finished our drive to KY and on Friday morning started heading south on 127! 
WE shopped and shopped and dropped Friday night in Trenton, GA.  On Saturday we headed back over to 127 and drove the rest of the way to Gadsden, AL and then home!
I know it doesn't look like much, but I mostly bought small items this trip.  No big items caught my eye this year.

All these boxes and bags yielded this
And this
So I think I did pretty well
My last purchase was in Gadsen, AL
I fell in love with this pink pottery planter
It is made by Camark Pottery of Arkansas
this is what I learned about this company
The Camark Pottery Company was established in Camden, Arkansas in 1926, and remained in production until 1983. Camark Pottery was produced in a variety of colors and in hundreds of designs and shapes, from tiny ashtrays to large urns. The range of Camark items includes: vases, decorative bowls, console sets, flower pots, teapots, cups and saucers, salt and pepper shakers and decorative wall plaques. Many pieces were handpainted by talented artists.
So here is a photo of my first and last purchase and Kirbee helped all the way. She stayed with me every step (and there were many steps I'm here to tell ya) and
never let me miss a single good buy! 
I will be posting more later as I sort and photograph my finds.

Becky & Jenn I did find you some goodies and I will be 
getting them ready to send you!! 

I am linking up to these parties

Troy at I Refuse to Recede



Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks like a lot of loot, Linda. Say that fast three times, lol. I can't believe your husband likes doing that, too. Not mine darn it.

jennjp0518 said...

Wow! It all looks amazing! It's sad to hear about the storm though! I am very excited to see what goody you got for me!! :)

Anonymous said...

It looks like you at least scored with the little items, sometimes little items are the best! Isn't it fun when your husband likes to junk too???


Mimi said...

I guess you did shop until you dropped! You got a good haul, by the looks. Was it disgustingly hot?

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have always wanted to go and never have. Maybe next year..... It looks like alot of fun. Did you have a hard time finding places to spend the night?

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I'm so envious of all your wonderful finds.
I'm in love with those vintage fans. Glad you had fun and looks like you found enough goodies to fill up a few blog posts!

Glad Kirbee had fun. Did Charlie miss you?


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like you did good. You are braver than I am - don't know that I could brave the heat.

Ms. Bake-it said...

How awesome that your husband loves to junk. My ex did not want anything to do with that. I love the fans especially the second one. I am so glad that Kirbee did not let you miss anything! Looks like you had a fun and fruitful trip.

~ Tracy

GeorgiaPeachez said...

I can't believe how many miles you covered! Looks like a good amount of stuff :->

Gina said...

Oh my goodness! That's alot of treasure! I'm glad to hear that Kirbee was well behaved.

Pam said...

Looks like you had a good time. Those fans are great.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Linda,
My did really good! Love those "COOL" old fans and that SWEET baby spoon. Thanks so much for sharing them at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS.


Pondside said...

Wow - you gave it your all! I'm going right back to enlarge the picture of your finds, all spread out. What a lot of fun you must have had.

Christine said...

I bet that was so much fun. I think I spied some McCoy pottery also. I have blue and pink baby shoes plus much more.

Debbie said...

What a haul!! It is a good thing you bought small things or you would have never fit it in the car. Seems like you got a lot of pink--love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my good gravy, I am drooling, DROOLING, I tell you!!! I saw a lot of goodies on your table....but I'm with you. I love the little pink planter. It looks like it has my initial on the front: L. Glad you scored and had some fun!


Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a great time you had!!! Sure wish I lived closer to go there too.
Love the fans and the pink pottery. Anxious to see all your other treasures!

GardenofDaisies said...

I bet it was a ton of fun!!! I enlarged your pics and I see a nesting hen and a glass frog (for floral arrangements) that I would have grabbed.

Susan said...

So glad you had fun and got a stash, Linda. Are some of those going to go in your Etsy shop? Susan

Good to be a Queen said...

Glad that the three of you made it home safe and sound...Love the pink pottery piece and the spoon.

Romeo said...

You really did put some miles on those wheels! "She" went as well - Signal Mtn to Crossville but didn't have as much luck as you did. And "she" also ran into the issue of rain. Was it raining at home? Nope. Said if "she" could have bought some rain that would have been a good trip ;)

Glad you had fun and found some treasures!!!!

Hi Charlie!!!!

Romeo and "her"

Anitra Cameron said...

You make me want to follow you around on your forays! (Except then I'd be watching you scoop up the treasures before I could, oh no, lol!)

Looks like you both had a great time!

My name is PJ. said...

Nice vintage haul, Linda! I can't wait to see how you integrate them into your vignettes and tablescapes, etc....

Anonymous said...

Looks like you and your hubby found some great vintage treasures, Linda! Nice haul!
~ Jo :)

Kim said...

Girl could I be any more jealous! I've watched that yardsale on HGTV over the years and it's on my bucket list! One year I will get there for sure. You did great with all of those wonderful finds!

Shellbelle said...

Looks like quite a haul to me! Too bad the weather messed up such a great annual event.

I do love the spoon, but that vase is FABULOUS! (and I loved that you put a flamingo in it).

I've had my eye out for a vintage fan and those are both wonderful.

Madge said...

Oh my! The fans are great and so is that table full-o-loot!

Chatty Crone said...

That looks like a lot - how much did you spend? teehee

Your pink vase is a perfect nest for your flamingo!


Susan said...

Oh heavens, Linda, you really did come home with a car load. I can't believe what great finds you made. I see the milk glass roosters in there... very nice. :-) What in the world is the little bowl thingy with the ivy on it and the curved handles off the side? I've not seen one of those before.

And I actually very much like the old fans. I love stuff like that. Old fans, old phones, old type writers, cash registers... I would love a whole bunch of those around the house.

I'm so happy to know you had so much fun.

Smiles and hugs,

BECKY said...

Hey Linda! I "tried" to reply to your last e-mail, about showing which of your wonderful finds are for me!!... But crazy and annoying AOL has it blocked again. I've just made a gmail address for myself that I'll begin using, at least while the aol problems continue. I thought this would be the best way to let you know, right now, though...that I'd love for you to share with all of us, which of the wonderful goodies are for me!! Thank you again! I'm so thrilled that I won! :)

Annesphamily said...

Time flies. You had a great trip and lots of fun! I wish I were there. I am excited to see more photos. Hugs and have a happy week! Anne

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Chandy said...

Wow, that's a lot of great stuff to see! Glad to have "read" you at my blog.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, I've just scrolled through all of these posts I've missed, and I AM GREEN WITH ENVY! You found such great stuff and at such great prices! Nope, I couldn't have gone with you to this sale. I'm sure we would have spotted the same bargains at the same time, and we would have had to "throw down"! I would probably have not fought for the dresser scarf, since I think I already have one just like that - I'm going to have to hunt for that. And I have two little milk glass compotes like yours. But everything else I would have fought you for. So glad you got the piece of Camark. My uncle worked at C.P. in Camden, AR. Recently, it was discovered that, when the pottery factory closed years ago, they walked out and left everything in the building! Somebody just bought all of the molds and some of the antique equipment from the factory. I'll have to show some of my C.P. pieces some day. They did some kind of humerous pieces. Lovin' those rooster bowls, and those silver baby shoes - heck, I love all of it. That green plate in your header is gorgeous! So glad you had such a good trip. laurie

The Kid In The Front Row said...

I came across your blog completely by random-- and must say, it's fascinating to me; if only because; if I came across these items, I would never give them a second look. It's amazing how we can all differ so much, and have such different passions.

I don't really have a point to all this-- I'm just appeciating the diversity and I like that you have all these people with similar interests to you.. the world is great sometimes!

Diann said...

Oh, how I wish I could have went to the WLYS! Especailly since we were camping rght off 127! But, it just didn't come up that far North! you look like you had a blast and got some great things. I am so glad you and Mr. ALC had a fun adventure!