I love a good yard sale, so I was tickled to be a part of the HGTV.com team who took on The World’s Longest Yard Sale (aka the annual Hwy 127 Sale) last week. We all came home with a treasure or two or ten! The thought of 600+ miles of stuff can be overwhelming, so we went into this challenge with some guidelines, mainly a list of a few specific things we each wanted to find. I brought a set amount of cash to spend (or not to spend). However, if I found something wonderful, I was going to buy it. The last thing I wanted to do was leave something behind and then later wish I had hadn’t.
No matter my good intentions, it happened. I spotted this green beauty at our last sale destination. It caught my attention amidst a stack of other well-worn vintage tins. “I need a bread box,” I thought. “It would match my kitchen perfectly. I know exactly where it would sit on the counter.” But with about $15 left in my day’s allotment, I walked away. I didn’t even look at the price tag.
And I haven’t been able to stop thinking about that tin, mourning over it. Good thing I have a photo to remind me of the treasure that got away. Hmph!
Do you have any such stories to share? That one thing that you wish you had bought but didn’t.
Check back to see all the goodies I did buy in an upcoming post.