The team is packing up the car and we’re about to head out to Chattanooga to start the day. Stay tuned to the blog, or follow us on Twitter – @HGTVDecorating – for all of our updates. Happy Hunting!
Update 8:41 – We’re hittin the road!
Update 10:03 – Rolling into Chattanooga now. Pitstop for some breakfast and use the facilities.
Update 11:05 – We just passed the spaceship house on Signal Mountain. We’ll try and add a photo later.
Update 12:15 – We just wrapped up our first stop. Hilights include: scary Ronald mcdonald, yard art from oil drums, crazy fez, antique linens, and a wooden purse.
Update 1:05 – 2nd stop in Lone Oak. Ray bans, glass bottles, beer buckets, and sand beads.
Update 1:45 – Making our way through Dunlap. Spotted a roadside gold buyer. Heading to the cookie jar cafe for lunch.
Update 2:30 – We made it the Cookie Jar Cafe. Everyone is getting a meat and three sides. Lisa: chicken tenders, Kelley: fried catfish, Leslie: grilled meatloaf, Chad: chicken & dumplings. Too many sides to list here.
Our first two stops were great. We could have spent the entire day without driving more than 20 miles. We decided to press on and try our luck with some of the stops with more than just a few vendors. It seems like some people come back to the same places year after year. We’ve got about 50 miles from here to Crossville, and we’d like to hit at least another 3 or 4 large sales before the day is out. I can see why people spend the entire weekend doing this. It also sounds like some places have been setup since Monday or Tuesday. I imagine you could spend a week just driving up 127 and still find plenty to keep you busy.
Update 6:15 – sorry for the lack of updates. Surprisngly, route 127 isn’t covered in 3G wireless Internet. We’re almost in Crossville on our 3rd stop of the afternoon. We’ve been keeping a list if tips, like designate a time and place to meet up, that we’ll post after we get back to Knoxville.
Picture update – Here’s Kelley’s haul: 6 blue cocktail glasses, 6 pink Depression Glass plates, a wooden bowl (perfect for salad-for-two), 2 hankies, a McCormick teapot in great condition, a bunch of Ball and Mason jars with zinc lids and a necklace made from a shard of blue-and-white china. Total spent: $84!
Here’s a close-up of the bowl: