We took a long road trip for our anniversary this weekend.
Texas has some awfully strange little towns. Rhonesboro had a tiny BBQ shack, but I was too suspicious of what kind of meat they used. I like that they proudly proclaim, "No Zip". In case you can't tell from my crappy photo, that's a painting of a possum hanging upside down from a branch.
One county had only animal road names, and they appeared alphabetically from West to East. So....we passed Ant Road, Bear Road, Coyote Road, Flying Squirrel Road, etc. Coyote Road was beautiful! It had just rained, and everything was glistening.
Now, I don't know about you, but a sign like this makes my heart beat faster. I am a die hard garage/barn/estate sale kind of girl. Adam could take them or leave them, but he's a good sport, so we turned onto a long gravel road.
The gentleman having the sale had just sold his home, and the new owners wanted all the stuff OUT of the barn. He'd sold things at antique and junk shows for years, but was getting out of the business. This was the last day of his sale, and he was giving the rest of the barn's contents to a local charity first thing in the morning. So everything had to go!
The LOVELY gentleman told me I could take as many as I wanted for $5.00. That's not a typo, you guys-----Five Dollars.
There seem to be two camps of people......those who like junk, and those who do not. If you're in that first category, you understand why this find is The Holy Grail of barn sales. If you're in the other category, you find my bounty slightly nauseating and you're probably running for the hand sanitizer from just looking at these photos.
Adam got some vintage 'guy things', and I filled another box with treats. The book has poodles on the pages that are flocked, like old wall paper. The photo album is from 1897, and the little manger is hokey and I just like it.
ALL this and man things and my box of treats for under $20. How is that for amazing?
I can't WAIT to find out what is in these crazy jars. I'm thinking I'll save them as special treats. Maybe I'll open one per week?
Do you guys want that to be a feature? "What's in the Jar Wednesdays?" Or something like that? Or do you not care about my precious jar contents?
Either way, I'm happy.