Saturday, March 20, 2010

Oh! You are SO not going to BE-LIEVE what I found today at the 7 mile yard sale!!!!

 

Now before you read this post, promise me that you'll still love me afterwards...okay? No matter what you think of my finds, I want you to PROMISE me that you'll still love me, got it?

Well before I show you my loot...let me first say that I enjoyed the day with the gals...Sarah, Sandy and Sandi. I was so honored to have Sandy Navarro (already in Louisiana visiting from California) drive 2+ hours to come junk with me!!! She's such a sweetie!!!! It was only after Sandi left, we realized that none of us had taken any photos at all throughout the day. So before the three of us departed, we snapped these shots in the parking lot...

Sandy {the California sweetie!!!!} and Me ~

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Sandy and Sarah ~

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Okay now...time for the moment you all have been waiting for...

oh wait... 

I want to thank all of you for your sweet comments, wishing me a good time and great finds! I really appreciate that ;)

Okay! Now it's time for the moment you have all been waiting for... my LOOT!!!

Well, after waking up at 4 in the morning, getting myself together  and traveling 45 minutes to the yard sale, this was my first WONDERFUL find of the day...

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Don't you just LOVE it? I just couldn't resist it!

Then, after parking and getting out of the Suburban over and over again to the point of leg cramps, I was SO lucky to come across this beauty...

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OMG, I just HAD to have it!

And walking through the wet morning grass in my crocs with smooshy stuff in between my toes, this find was SO worth it...

fabulous finds

Now you PROMISED me that you  would still love me no matter what you thought of my LOOT, right?

So don't be jealous when I show you this below...it IS my all time FAVORITE find of the day...you're going to LOVE IT!!!!

fabulous finds

I know!!! I know!!!! I told you that you'd just love it to pieces! Am I right? Gosh, I had so much fun with the girls.

I didn't take any photos of what the girls found as I was too busy walking and HUNTING for these perfect buys that I was able to take home. 

Right about this moment, I'm sure you are FED UP with me and wondering why my FANTASTIC LOOT are just black squares.

Right?

Well, dear friends...even though you wished me a wonderful day and great finds, only half came true   :(

I had a WONDERFUL day but came home from the 7 mile yard sale with all of the above....which is NOTHING!

Na~da. Blank. Zero. Empty handed.

Not one single thing did I buy for myself. Not even a Dr. Pepper!

This was indeed the MOST raunchiest city wide garage sale EVER! And I do hope the Chamber of Commerce in Arnaudville, Louisiana and the Chamber of Commerce in Grand Coteau, Louisiana has a google search and finds this comment. Maybe they will see why most of the quality merchants have moved their business to surrounding towns. To sum it up nicely...(& I mean nicely) This was the perfect opportunity for the city to call this a "city wide yard sale" to allow tacky merchants from all over to come out and sell their new, unwanted side show fair stuff to the public and not claim any tax.

So I'm sorry to disappoint you as I was looking forward to coming home and BRAG to you about my new found yard sale goodies, but instead, I came back home empty and VERY much disappointed!!! Never again.

It's almost 7:00p, I'm super tired and almost sunburned. I'm going take a long hot soak in the tub.

Please get me out of this pooty mood and tell me that you still love me, even though I didn't find us anything...at all   ;)

60 comments:

Linda said...

We love you and I am soooo sorry that is was a bust! Don't ya hate it when that happens. Darn! At least you had fun with friends!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

You are so cracking me up ! That is pretty much how it has been for me lately at sales and thrift shops ~ it is really frustrating !!
lots of hugs
Lori

Lisa said...

Oh man! You totally had me going. I just knew there was going to be loot. I'm new here but I already love you. :)

Natasha Burns said...

And I thought you hadn't yet uploaded the pics....or something was wrong with my computer! I'm so sad for you that it was a fruitless day :( Of course we still love you!!

Robin Sanchez said...

Think of it as saving money!! I know when I go to these things I spend waaaay to much money. At least you had a good time.
Robin

sissie said...

Yes, Sweetie we still love you, now more than ever! I cannot believe that you didn't find a thing. What a wasted day with the exception of being with good friends.

Sounds like a trip I made to my brother in Raleigh. We headed for the Raleigh flea market and it was full of junk vendors. I don't mean good junk but tacky, crappy stuff....probably what you saw.
Yuck! Wasted day also.

I love your post though, it's so clever the way you got us with the black boxes. Maybe next one you will find good stuff to make up for this bad one.

hugs
Sissie

Gypsy Mermaid said...

cute cute! I was wondering what you were going to do as the post! haha great idea. :)
BBBBBBOOOOOOOOO to the seven mile. Over priced, junky, and new stuff that I can buy anywhere. Never again!!! can ya email me that pic of me and sandy?! had a ton of fun with you but dont we always! laughs make a day the best thing esp when they are spent with friends! and end with a prank call! haha big hugs

toodles-
sarah

The Green Pea said...

Well, it is a good thing you had good company with you. That happens some days....sandi

Theresa said...

Oh I do still love you Jodie! I am sorry that it was a bummer in the buying department, but sounds like you had lots of fun with friends. Sometimes we find good stuff and sometimes we don't. Soak your sunburned self in a warm bath, you'll feel all better tomorrow:) Gentle hugs from Georgia!

Linda said...

So sorry it was a bust! You should have come over to ALABAMA to my YARD SALE...it was a goodie...I'm off to buy me a new camera...I don't feel bad spending $800-$900 for one now:)

Blessings,
Linda

Doni said...

You poor dear! How disappointing! I would be too the yucky people over there! Keep your chin up though, enjoy your hot soak, have some chocolate, and you'll feel better later. Hopefully the next place you shop you will score BIG!
Smile!!
Doni

C'est Magnifique said...

Oh man... that sucks!!! So sorry that your day you were SO looking forward to didn't turn out very good... well except for the good company! I thought something was wrong with my computer for a minute, I wanted to see your loot SO bad and all I could see was black boxes! LOL!

Tania

vintage girl at heart said...

Sunburned!!?? It is snowing here!!!
Too bad it was a bust but the time spent with friends looked like it was fun!!!
You are a hoot girl..always keeping us on our toes!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I think I could have found something sad to say, I am a thriftaholic. Good for you for not buying real junk!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
Spring into Spring giveaway

The French Bear said...

Jodie, you are a hoot!!!! I thought i had something wrong with my computer!!!! Ha ha, I still love you, who wouldn't, "who's your Momma?", "Moma loves you"
okay it doesn't read the same as hearing it!!!!!
I hope you at least get some sleep to make up for all the "sun" you got!!! Send some my way!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Lisa said...

Bless your darlin' heart. We still love ya, Jodie...but you could have got us a diet Dr.Pepper.:)

Cheryl said...

OMG...girl! I can't believe it was a bust!! :( Well, that just means you need to join Sarah and come on out to Sunny So Cal in July! I promise you won't be disappointed!
Enjoy your soak!!
XO
Cheryl

June said...

I guess the only thing I can be jealous of today is your sunburn Jodie. I'm so sorry it was a wash. This sounds like what all the fleas are turning into here in Idaho as well. So sad.
I'll always love ya!
hugs

CarLe Etc. said...

Aaawwwhhh NO...I hate when that happens...Sorry for crappy shopping,but friends do make the day worth it...right? Well better luck next time...still luv ya!!!!
Blessings
Carolyn

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I had to back out at the last moment with a sciatic nerve screaming at me to not make the three hour drive and now I am thankful I didn't. I did tell a friend from Sulfur how fantastic it was and she and her husband drove all the way there and bought zip, nada, not one darn thing. I hope she doesn't brain me when I see her. At least they got to eat at Prejeans so maybe she won't put the hurt on my head. Someone needs to shake a stick at those folks after getting everyone hyped up and then zilch. Naughty peeps!!! At least you did't get one up on me. :-) Maybe in the fall they will dig in the attics and barns and find some goodies that will get people back or else they can kiss their yard sale bye bye. Geez!!!! If you couldn't find something, then there wasn't anything.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Thank goodness for fun with the girls. You are all cute as a bumbly bee and buzzing around having a good time. Rest up and just stick with your good old loyal thrift stores. I will show all my goodies I found later. Even got so Pansies to plant.
QMM

Draffin Bears said...

Oh Jodie, sorry your day did not go as planned.
I was thinking you were going to tell us you have bought something extra special. Next time will be better!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, dear friend.

Hugs
Carolyn

Linda said...

So sorry to here tbat your shopping was a bust, I did smile a little when I found out the blacked-out pictures wasn't my compter. You had me scared for a min... At least you had some fun with your friends, Thats pricless.

stephanie said...

Of course, I still love you!! And, I LOVE the black squares....Sorry for your disappointment, but at least you were with some fun people....

Karen said...

I just told Mark that NEXT March - I was driving to LA to go to this with you. After hooting and hollering thru your post only to find . . ZIP - maybe not . . .

Hmmmmm. I'm so sorry! POOR SANDY! :(

Wanna talk? CALL ME! after all- I've had a wonderful day repairing our dishwashers!!!!

well . . . your day was free too! YAY! (kinda0

HUGZ!

summersundays-jw said...

Sorry, can't feel sorry for you. Apparently you were in sunshine if you're sunburned. We drove an hour in the rain & loaded what we bought in the freezing cold & then came home to snow. No sympathy here. Jan

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
That's such a shame! I thought of you yesterday and hoped that the expected thunderstorm would stay away and you would come home with lots of exciting finds. How frustrating! I'm very sorry, Sweetie and of course I still love you!!!
HUGS,
Julia

Karen Valentine said...

Oh my gosh Jodie!! I'm so bummed for you!!! To be all excited for a big event like that and then have such a let down...:( Of course we still love you!!! In fact I love you even more now because I know I have a friend that gets skunked just like I do!!!! LOL!!! I'm sure you will make up for it on your next junking trip!!! Hope you recover well tonight and feel fabulous tomorrow!!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Jodie. You are hilarious! I first saw the post on my blackberry and couldn't see the fabulous photos and just had to come see what I was missing. Poor blackberry getting all cussed out for nothing. LOL.

I'm sorry you didn't find any treasures but glad ya'll had fun.

Hugs and love, Tracy :)

LiLi M. said...

You still managed to crack me up, so yes, I still love you! Sorry to hear about 7 miles of nothing. Cannot believe it. Well, maybe your husband is happy now, I know that mine would be ;-)!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Jodie,
I thought it was my eyes...then I thought you hadn't uploaded the pictures...then I cried because it is four in the morning and i wanted to see all the goodies...then i laughed because you are so funny. All true, except for the laughing and crying because I am on a weekend with my girlfriends and I didn't want to wake my roommate up!

I am sorry you didn't find your usual treats...I am glad the yard sale gods gifted you last week!

Thank you for putting my blog in your list. My eyes bugged out in surprise and delight.

Hugs from Suz

Linda B said...

Of course we still love you! What a bummer:( It's pretty said when you can't even have a good day junking.

zandra said...

I'm not feeling sorry for you one bit! lol You have a chest full of treasures...'cause you are love so much! ;o) You are the diamond in the rough and always bring a sparkle into everything you do. So, no pooty mood for you. YOU know I still love you, girlfriend. Maybe just feelin' a litte sorry for you? ;o)
Hugz, Z

Robin Thomas said...

New merch? That sucks. I guess a bunch of people are looking to add to their income. But I can't stand that stuff. It is ruining formerly good markets. Glad you had a day with your girlfriends. I am sure some fun was had.

icandy... said...

YOU ARE SUCH A TEASE!!!!!
LOL...that was a good one, sweets!
oxo
Christina

Julie Ann said...

LOL- I thought something was wrong with my browser!! :) That Stinks!!!! So sorry you didn't find any treasures :( I hope your next trip is waaay better and makes up for this one!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a drag! I can't imagine walking seven miles and finding nothing! How depressing ...

however ...

I have to admit...

side show fair stuff

sounds right up my alley! feathered cupie dolls and chalkwear collies - lead me to 'em!

Mollye said...

well I bet your peeps were fit to be tied too. I mean I'm just sayin when you have some money in your pocket and are already seeing where you are gonna put the things you find and then zero results it just breaks your heart. right? What crappy tactics and I bet they think this one over for next year cause they're still left with a bunch of junk even a savvy junker won't take home! Peace friendgirl, Mollye

Marlene said...

how could we not love you...I know exactly how you feel I went to huge sale myself and found nothing..I was so excited for this event and was sooo disapointed I had to stop by my favorite Thrift shop after to buy myself a little happy before going home! Oh well there is always tomorrows sales!!!

Pierelantijntjes said...

Dear Jodie, I was clicking on the photo's because I thought there was something wrong with them, but when I red further i understood there were no photo's because there were no findings. Poor you!
But let me tell you this, I still love you, and I'm sure you will get over this soon.
Whishing you a wonderful new week.
Hugs, Ester

Lori said...

oh, poor you Jodie...what a total bummer...i have gone to a few local fleas with the same result...i was so pumped up after hearing good things about them, and came home empty handed...it is so disappointing...i am sorry for you:( and yes, i still love ya!!!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Jodie ~
I kept waiting for the photos to load ~ Still, it seems like you had a great friendship day with each other and that makes up for a lot of disappointment. I hope you
have many future successes! And of course I still love you! Blessings!

Kris said...

I feel your pain. I hate when a sale is just bad tacky! And you didn't even have a Dr Pepper! In the great world of yard sale Karma, you are due a fantastic one when you least expect it. So keep those ones handy! Kris

Becca said...

How frustrating!!! My sister and I were just talking about you yesterday, she was asking about the blog and the gal with the yard sale in Lousiana, she's ready to travel to go to it!! oh boy, I feel your frustration, I did a "craft" fair yesterday, only to be placed next to a lady selling knock off handbags~ jeesh~ annoying! well, better days are coming, lots of garage sales, warmer weather
xoxo
Becca

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

You freakin crack my butt up girl! You are one crazy cajun. I can't wait, in about 11 days or so we'll be tearin' it up in Beaux Bridge! Will I get to ride in the vet? Can't wait to meet your nutty self. The good news about your loser sale is that now you have more money for the 5&10! Lisa

T's Daily Treasures said...

Okay you big goober! I kept thinking something was wrong with my internet, no loading the pictures and all. HA! I am shocked you didn't find one tiny little thing. Oh well! At least you spent time with good friends. Have a happy day and a great week. :) Tammy

Debby said...

I am a couple days behind here, but it is lookin' like everyone still loves you, I know I do. That totally sucks, but at least you got to spend time with you friends. I can't believe that they would have such a lousy sale, really sad!!!
Hugs,
Debby

A Cottage Muse said...

Thank goodness you had good company!!

Charlene said...

It's sure not your FAULT there was nothing to buy! How sad! OK, now I KNOW we have to meet & be instant friends because we have friends in common. Lisa of Tarnished & Tattered is one of my BF's (she & I do stuff together all the time in fact, we're having lunch & junkin tomorrow) & Sandy )
California Sandy) & I are good buddies from HeArt & Communion at The Church event in FEB 2010. She said she told you about me & that we have to hook up at Petticoats & Parasols. Small world isn't it? Have a great week. Charlene

Signs and Salvage said...

OH NO!!!!! So awful!! I saw the title to your post over the weekend...but did not get a chance until today to salivate over all your goodies!!! How dissapointing it must have been! At least you were there with girlfriends...and did not drag your hubby and kids around...

I hope you are recovered...Happy Monday:)

Love,

Kristin:):)

blumensnapdragon said...

Oh-my-gosh! That is awful, but the way you write, I must say, is hilarious! I am now following!

Sandy Navarro said...

Let's see . . . getting up @ 5am and driving 2 1/2 hrs deep into parts of Louisana I've never been by myself and not finding any treasures, not so much! Spending the day with the FabUlous Jodie, Sarah & Sandi, priceless! I'd do it again just to see ya'll! Thanks again for a great day and the "soft focus" pics!

trash talk said...

Did you have to stand in any lines as long as this one I just did just to leave a comment? Good grief!
Take heart...all that money you didn't spend...you can spend it at the mother ship!
Debbie

Linda said...

:D You are just too funny girl!

Love it. Sorry that it was a bust, but glad you had fun with your friends.

Lou Cinda said...

OMG!! I had to back up and read this one as I has missed it! I do NOT know how that happens!!

I have had this SAME THING happen to me!!! We have a 100 mile yard sale down here and honey, I have seen about 50 miles of trashy junk! I don't know where they find it! The City Dump is what I think!!! We even saw a jar of old used false teeth! I ain't even lyin' That was good for some laughs though, let me tell ya'!

But at least you had fun with your friends and yes....

Of course, I still love you!!!!

Lou Cinda :)

vintagesusie said...

Oh, priceless Sweet Jodie, just priceless!!! You make me laugh!
With big smiles & a couple of giggles...
Susie

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh you are so funny! Only you could take a zero loot yard sale excursion and make it entertaining! Sorry that you came up empty handed (especially with that 4:00 am wake up call) but know that I (and Kramer) still love you:)!

Blessings,

Kim

Sares said...

It sounds like it was a complete bust. At least next year you can skip it and not be anxious about everything you're missing. Evidentally you won't be missing ANYTHING!

Teacup Mosaics said...

LOL! I hate it when that happens. You are all primed and nothing, but as always you kept your sense of humor.
Kelley
P.S. Of course we still love you.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Poor Jodie, sorry you had a crummy sale day, but sounds like you had fun with the gals. The blank photos would have thrown me, but I read your other post first! But love the bits and baubles you came up with!
hugs and love,
Debra