Every year, since 1988, a family of sisters get together and have a yard sale on Labor Day weekend.
I've passed by the house where the sale is held many times and always admired the gardens. They use found objects, old rusty tools, buckets, ladders, etc in the gardens. When I first attended the sale I was so excited to see the place close up. The sale consists of a lot of vintage pieces and perennial plants from the gardens.
Since this was only my 4th time to their sale, I was surprised to learn that they had been hosting it, every year, for so long. One of the sisters said I must have been in about first grade when they had their first sale. I of course was extremely flattered and told her actually I had my first baby in 1988. In hindsight, she was probably just buttering me up so that I would purchase something!!
We've found many treasures there over the years and I've always looked forward to seeing their add just before the holiday weekend. This year was their final sale. After purchasing my finds, I told the homeowner/sister how much I admired her gardens and asked if I could take a few photos. I'm not the type of person to ask something like this of a virtual stranger, but didn't want to miss the opportunity, knowing I wouldn't be back.
Farewell to the sisters' sale.
Chris at Red Gate Farm