Sunday, February 24, 2013

Maybe a top 10 and....

There are good estate sales.  Ones where you find good items at good prices.  Where you walk out of the house with items in your hand and money left in your wallet.

There are bad estate sales.  Ones that you get excited about when you read the ad and then you arrive an hour early to wait in line and then once you get in you realize the person writing the ad needs, new glasses, a better education or a punch in the face.  For many reasons.  I'll get into my pet peeves on another post though.

Then there are epic sales.  I can count on my fingers the epic sales I have been to.  At least by my standards.  And I'm thinking maybe I'll do another post on that at another time. 

This weekend I attended a sale that may be in my top 10.  Vintage clothing, antique lace trim, millinery flowers.  Need I say more?

Vintage hat box full to the brim with millinery!
Loads of antique lace trim and an old wooden picture frame.
These are just some of my finds from this weekend.  I need to get busy, just look at my spare room!My husband is being very patient.  I am getting ready to do a massive organization project so this is my before picture.  And it is really only showing a portion of my stock/collection, whatever you want to call it.

 I'm so embarrassed!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Favorite Find of January 2013

I am completely amazing by the amount of estate sales there have been already this year.  And ones that are worth, or sound worth, getting up for at 6am and waiting in line out in the winter freezing cold.  I think I went to 6 sales in January, there has been at least 6 almost every weekend.

It's a sickness, I think, the excitement I get leading up to the sale.  Days before, hours before, and minutes before walking into a real live treasure hunt. 

Finding items like this beautiful art nouveau brass jeweled picture frame in the basement of a home, stuffed in a box with 20 other frames no where near the age and condition of this one, makes the next sale worth waiting for.  You just never know what you will find.  It was also only a mere $2.00.

This is my favorite find of January's sales.

It is a brass picture frame encrusted with green jewels.  It is marked E&J.B.  I did some research and found E&J. Bass or Empire Art Co. was in business during the late 1800's up till the Great Depression.  This piece dates to the 1920's.  Just look at the details.


Watch out for February's Favorite Find

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Let's Try This Again...

A little over two years but better late than never I guess.  I always have ideas and plans in my head that seem so good but often never happen and if they do they are short lived. 

I'm taking another crack at this blog.  I enjoy so much reading others maybe someone will enjoy mine too.

Two years since my last post. That Halloween auction I was at with my parents.  My mom and dad met me there.  My dad has passed since then.  I miss him every day.  Even though he isn't here I still feel him around, giving me luck and guidance and the motivation to make my life the best I can.  I guess I'm hoping I am still making him proud.  So I'll dedicate this blog to him.  I think he would enjoy reading it. 

I'll leave you with a photo, just because the sunlight was shining today.

Tiny vintage glass powder jar by Yardley.