On Saturday, I got the opportunity to shop at the Mile-Long Yard Sale in the booming metropolis of Watertown, Tennessee. I love yard sales. There's always the thrill of the hunt.
It was actually more like a 13-mile long sale because Watertown is 12 miles off the Interstate, and there were yard sales set up the entire way. There was a lot to see and a lot to eat including an inordinate amount of fried pies (which I have never tried). One kid was even hawking "organic" whoopie pies (I must admit I was intrigued, but not enough to buy one). But, the food vendor that really got my attention was this one:
Yes, this is the South and apparently we will deep fry anything even Oreos. Heaven help us. I did not try these either. I stuck with a hot dog and Coke.

Now, onto what you really want to see . . . the loot. I didn't take photos as I shopped because I was too hot and distracted. So, here are my finds displayed in my dining room . . . 
I bought the abstract painting from a guy who was mainly selling Nascar trading cards and knives. The painting was on the ground just propped against a table as an afterthought. I went right to it. It reminds me of a Franz Kline. By the way, if you're interested, all these goodies are going in the antique booth.
Franz Kline art in Elle Decor
The two black bird pieces of art are actually needlepoint on linen and very pretty. I've always seen the ceramic glove mold forms for sale so I thought they could go nicely in the booth. Who doesn't need an extra hand? Ha. The green pottery dish called to me because it resembles malachite, which I have been seriously lusting after lately.
Tony Duquette's malachite-adorned Dawnridge Estate via Knight Moves
After doing a little research on the marking on the back of the dish, it turns out it is Blue Mountain Pottery (BMP) from Canada and is popular among pottery collectors. I just thought it was pretty.

Oh, and the last thing I found was this black lacquer, brass and mirrored side table . . . 
Isn't she glamorous? Just have to dust her off and shine her up a bit.

Some other loot I found earlier in the week that will also make an appearance at the booth soon . . . 
this large abstract and this really pretty blue ceramic and brass lamp.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

 
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