Hello, My Friends!~~
Once again hubby and I traveled the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia's lovely Shenandoah Valley between Stephen's City and New Market. This year the weather was HOT and HUMID! The weather folk called the heat and humidity "dangerous" but did that stop us? Heck no!
At various yard sale and clusters of flea market vendors, we loaded up my Subaru with lots of vintage goodies for future projects as well as getting great buys in shipping supplies from a couple of folks who clean out storage buildings. Imagine getting excited about bulk buying shipping envelopes and bubble wrap for pennies. Must have been the heat getting to me.
Here is a photo gallery of the loot gathered with lots of sweat equity, sunburn, and gallons of water and lemonade.
There are layers of goodies piled on our dining room table!
I found quite a few ceramic Christmas goodies and other treats for future creations. It was a challenge to pick out the what inspires me to create from so many tables over the 45 mile route. A treasure hunt for sure!
Two big boxes of binding tape and rick rack always comes in handy!
As do a big box of vintage glass ornaments. Always useful!
And vintage ribbon...so fun!
Small glass ornaments and other tiny goodies are great for crafting. I was thrilled to find a bunch.
I found the elves at the sweetest church sale along the route. One of the ladies was going to toss them saying they were too old for anyone to want them. I offered to buy them but she said I could have them. I gave her a donation for the church.
At the end of the day I had the worst sweaty hat hair, sunburn, and a car full of treasure! We dined with our good friend Tony who was "crawling" for the first time, and we shared "war stories". Such a great time! I'm already thinking about next year!