I realized this week that I never told my readers about this crazy place in Bon Secour, Alabama near where we stayed on our vacation back in June. (If you missed those posts you can read them here and here.)
The first time we drove by I thought it was an antique shop and I could hardly wait to get back and do some shopping! I had been saving my pennies for some clothes shopping but I immediately thought, "I'd far rather buy junk".
But when we went back the next morning I discovered it wasn't a junk sale, it was someone's amazing collection.
I had the courage to stop with my camera one afternoon and I thought surely if I just take pictures from the road it won't be trespassing. Although there were no trespassing signs, but I still felt sort of strange taking pictures of someone's yard. But I switched to my zoom lens and got started!
About that time a truck came rumbling up and an old man stuck his head out the window and said, "Go on in and look around. Take your pictures up close". So I did!
At first look from the road, it appeared like a conglomeration of junk. But once I got in the yard and really spent some time looking I realized that there was a method to his madness. He had collections of things that were incredible.
Obviously, being on the coast like it was there was a lot of ocean paraphernalia. My husband was mesmerized by the antique outboard motors.
He had those motors lined up on the fence in perfect display. Notice the old reels hanging above.
The crazy thing is that everything had it's place. In a very interesting way.
I want this old water spigot for my yard.
And signs? Oh my goodness, did he have the cool signs.
I loved the old meat grinders hooked on the porch railing!
And this old refrigerator???
Oh my word. I love that green, chippy paint!
There was just about every cool junky thing you ever wanted!
In reality, it's probably a good thing I'm married to a man that doesn't love junk. Because I think I'd be dragging home a bunch of stuff like this!
What do you think?