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I once wrote a post about shopping the 500-mile yard sale here in Kentucky.

It was called “I Wish You Could Have Been There.”

I talked about finding milk glass and vintage silver and mismatched furniture and random architectural pieces that you know you have the perfect home for…..

….if only you could think of it.

It was an amazing journey and full of treasure hunting and bargains and vintage, chippy bits of joy.

And I wish we could have shopped together.

Well….guess what?

Now we can. 🙂


I’m going to be leading a shopping expedition at The Hayloft in Clarksville Tennessee on October 2 at 5:30pm.


You and me.

Shopping together.

It’s almost as exciting as the time I figured out you can wear white pants after Labor Day. 🙂

I’m going on a scouting expedition ahead of time so I’ll know where all the bargains are and where we need to shop.  Make sure you e-mail me ahead of time and let me know if you are looking for anything specific so I can see if I can find what you are looking for.  Meet me at 5:30 at the Barnside Cafe and then we’ll head out shopping together.

I’m also setting aside a little time after the shopping trip for complimentary one-on-one consultations about your finds and where they fit into your overall decorating plan.

Fingers crossed that you can make it.  I’d love to meet you and shop until we drop. 🙂


If you need more information or want to reserve a one-on-one consultation….just e-mail me at thistlewoodfarms@yahoo.com or contact me here.

You can also check out The Hayloft website or follow along on Facebook for directions and sale details.

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  1. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    How I wish I could get in on this once in a lifetime experience. I could just see me getting out my big red Baggallini bag -- the once that can house an elephant -- and I'd get out my running shoes. I'd get all dressed up but this would be serious business so it would take serious shoes. In the red bag would be nutritious snacks -- have to keep up the energy and several bottles of water so I can stay hydrated. Also a map -- since I'll be drinking all that water I'll need to know where the important "stops" would be :-) Oh and plenty of cash. You can make better deals with that green stuff - it just speaks louder. And I'm sure that I would think of more things to bring along such as extra bags to put stuff in and do you think I'll need to rent a U-Haul? A truck would be nice -- semi size. I love good bargains and with your help I'm sure I'd find a lot. Oh the dream-- At least I'll get to hear KariAnne stories, right????

  2. Image for Louise Louise

    Would be such fun! I just hate when being a mature, responsible adult gets in the way of my fun, social side.....darn, thanks for the invite but I guess I won't be able to make it.

  3. Image for Mary Mary

    I so wish I could come! I always wanted to do that tour, and having you as a guide would be perfect! But being in Michigan makes it a little too difficult to get there and having to work that day is no fun at all.

  4. Image for Kathleen Hall Kathleen Hall

    Oh my...what fun that would be!! I too am in Michigan, just too far away. We dream of "someday" spending a couple of months in the winter in TN. Maybe...someday...Can't wait to read your posts about this shopping trip...what tales will be told!!

  5. Image for Prima Cleanse Reviews Prima Cleanse Reviews

    Spot on with this write-up, I honestly believe this website needs a lot more attention. I'll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the info!

  6. Image for Debbie Holt Debbie Holt

    Oh, how I wish I could join you, but I live too far away. Sounds like it would be the most perfect day ever!!

  7. Image for Betsy@coastal-colors Betsy@coastal-colors

    What fun! I cannot think of a more fun person to shop with! It sounds like a perfect day! Sadly, I have another commitment that day, but I'll be thinking of you, your peeps and the great time ya'll are having!

  8. Image for Peggy Peggy

    OH how exciting! I was getting ready to contact you to set up a one-on-one because my hubby said he thought it would be the perfect road trip. But alas we looked at the calendar on the phone and discovered that is sectionals for tennis... Evan has already told me to just go because its not important to him for us to be at his tennis match but I just can't. He is the "baby" and my last one still at home. Yes I am cherishing every single moment I can with him! (he's a sophomore now... how did that happen?!) Have a truly wonderful time and I will be thinking of you! I have got to take a moment here to tell you how PROUD I am of you! Girl, you look incredible! and you are working hard and the difference if night and day. You were lovely before but now you are truly radiant! I love you and am so proud of all the hard work you are putting in. (now i need to get moving... and follow in your steps!)

  9. Image for Pamela Pamela

    Oh, what fun! I live in NE Ohio; a mere 563 miles from Clarksville,TN…. Hmm. My sweet husband has accounts in KY, and I see you are not too far from Bowling Green. I'm sure he would want to see the Corvette plant again; sure he would; very sure… And I'm retired now so crazy little trips should be do-able, right? We just visited the Lake Michigan "coast'- beautiful Holland,MI, then a 4 hour car ferry trip to Wisconsin (ok there were 4 huge semi-trucks and 2 tour buses plus all our cars on that ferry!). I very gladly entertained myself in Green Bay while he met with nearby accounts; I think I'd be very happy to entertain myself in Clarksville on Oct.2 while he works (someone has to, he always says with a twinkle-eyed smile!). I'm texting him in Columbus (on his way home from KY!); I'll wait a bit until I know he's on the golf course. Meeting his brother for a "business meeting"; a great time to mention this great opportunity to spend more quality time together! Thanks for a fun idea!

  10. Image for Linda Andersen Linda Andersen

    Ugh! Why are all the fun events in the south?? I'm in Michigan and I sit up here and drool over all the fun shows, etc....someday a miracle will occur and maybe I can meet my favorite blogger :) xoxo, Linda

  11. Image for Gloria Gloria

    I would so love this opportunity. To meet you and shop together would be the best of times. I live in NE so won't be able to make the journey. Can't wait to hear all about it. Thanks for the invite. You are so generous with your time and expertise.

  12. Image for Terri Terri

    OMGGGGGGGGGGG... I'm not going to be in Tenn. until the third week of October!! :(.... next best thing.... send my "bestie" on over to enjoy ( follow you around like a puppy dog.. ) shopping with you!! She lives in Maryville Tn. and would love this... I am sharing with her right now..... sure do wish I could be there!!! I know this is going to be one wonderful event!!!!!!!

  13. Image for Marsha Kern Marsha Kern

    Sorry live in Kansas! But I got the new BHG Christmas issue with your home-BEAUTIFUL! And you have lost so much weight, you look great! Have a good day!

  14. Image for Michelle Michelle

    So I'm thinking 12 hours is a little far for me to take a road trip. It really would be the best day every! What a great idea. I really wish I could come. PS. I love the picture of you for the fall house tour (oh those shoes) and your new picture for the blog. You look amazing. Love your hair.

  15. Image for Barbara Ann Barbara Ann

    Well I know my Hunny Bunny thinks I'm crazy, asking him to drive me to your shopping bonanza would confirm it..Espically from California...Oh well, I'm prepping him for some junking through the Florida Panhandle up to Savannah then to Charlston in October. I mark my maps of places we have to stop, he marks all the Diners Drive-In & Dive spots.. What's the plans for next year's 100 miler?? Can I tag or follow along? I will start prepping him now.. Barbara Ann www.etsy.com/shop/barbaraannscreations

  16. Image for Sylvia Marie Sylvia Marie

    My 55th. anniversay is Oct. 4th. So I'm getting a list ready to send you,fo somee goodies..... Still collecting, repurposing, enjoying life!

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