Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Your own estate sale ad...

These photos are some of my recent treasures. This time of year I'm just not sure what to do with all my stuff. I'm finding that having lots out in the cooler months, particularly at Halloween and Christmas gives a sort of comfort and warmth. I find that in these days of 90 degrees with a dew point in the 70's, I don't want to many things to clutter our home. I also am in the phase of cleaning house before I leave, so I'm especially aware of how much I have out right now. Some spring bits of this and that, summer of course, and even some autumn decor is starting to show itself. Yikes!Then this morning I saw this ad in the paper for an estate sale...

An Extraordinary Sale Thur & Fri 9-3, sat-9-12 This sale tells the 80 year life story of a fascinating woman who kept, saved, and acquired throughout her life. From her childhood: Baby toys, clothes (Shirley Temple dress w/photo), Storybook Dolls, charm bracelets more. From her High School & College days: a fascination for fashion and a degree in fashion design: Wonderful 50’s and 60’s CLOTHING & loads of accessories. FURS, Handbags, Sewing galore incl buttons & trim. She loved GLAMOUR: huge collection of JEWELRY (glitz, bling, and gold, stunning sapphire/diamond ring). She entertained: Royal Worcester "Viceroy" (for 12), fine Japanese Kyoto porcelain (bl/wh), loads of stemware, silver (Kirk sterl serv for 8) And she loved HOLIDAYS! Endless decor for every holiday of the year. From her mother: Wedding dress & more, Pottery: Rookwood, Weller, Red Wing; her Havilland, Russel Wright for 4, mahog tilt top tbl/chrs, vintage linens, fine applique quilt. Retro Furn: 50’s red sectional sofa, Funky light fixtures, Round Bed, Blk vinyl sofa. CONTEMPORARY FURN: lots of glass & chrome incl. a dining set w/6 pristine uph chrs, Etagere, great designer chrome rocker, Drexel china cabinets, Teak Lowboys, more. Framed tapestries, some paper ephemera, books, LP’s & 78’s, sheet music, lots of newer kitchen, frames, home office, QUANTITY household supplies...ABSOLUTELY PACKED and filled with surprises incl three filled cases of jewelry & smalls. A see to believe sale!
I love how this was written, so personal, so intriguing. Of course I plan to head over there tomorrow and take a peek inside this woman's life. It also made me think of what my own estate sale ad will look like some day. No, I'm not talking about my obituary, which will focus on family and what I spent my time here on earth doing, but my estate sale ad...what kind of stuff did I have. What would your estate sale ad sound like?

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16 comments:

Grace said...

Oh My goodnes what a fabulous Estate sale ad. I wish I was closer...we do not have any and if there are they are of modern day mostly toys and tapes...Enjoy I am sure there will be lots of wonderful things Grace

Lilli said...

I think my estate sale ad would say "This woman tried every craft on the planet, and bought all the tools and supplies to go with it!" :)

Vintage by Crystal said...

Ooooh I would go just for the holiday stuff...how fabulous!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What a great ad! Have a wonderful time tomorrow!!

Stacey said...

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Katie Runnels said...

oh my word!! I am sooo jealous!!
HAve fun!! xo

Robyn said...

What a great find! What fun!
Hugs,
Robyn

Couture de Papier said...

There is a new antique shop that opened in big downtown Hull...$$I can't stop shopping!
xxoo Denise Nantasket Beach,Mass.

Andria said...

That's an interesting idea; I'll have to start thinking about what my own estate sale ad would say. I'm sure it would say something about an obsession for paper and books.

Angela said...

I would love to give you a run for your money at that estate sale, :)! My husband would have the paper say "This woman had a corner for every craft imaginable, couldn't possibly tell you what it was but please come buy the junk!" He calls me Fred(as in Sanford) at least once a day. Happy shopping and I can't wait to drool over what you find.

Romy said...

What gorgeous photos of fluff! I think the crafter would say when they walked into the door of my estate sale is "I hit the jackpot of craft goodness".
Can't wait to meet you at Ashland!

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

What an amazing ad-I can't wait to hear all about the sale! Have a great time in Ashland! xo-Mel

charlotte said...

have a giveaway over on my blog.....garage sale bliss/torture. xoC

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Geeesh--I think mine would say something about the ridiculous amounts of crafty type ingredients--a CRAFTER'S DREAM would be the title!! It's an interesting thing to think about.

That sounds like a fantastic sale--I know if I were closer, there would be no way I could resist hitting that one!

Smiles, Karen

snowbearsmom1 said...

ROFLOL Angela, my husband would call me Fred too!! He would be more than happy for me to have an estate sale today...

Now all the stuff listed in that estate sale Kari found would be awesome... we do not have any like that around my area... but i think i would come home with more... but the question would be... where do i put it??? I try to only get things i REALLY want now.. as there is nowhere to put anymore.

snowbearsmom1 said...

ROFLOL Angela, my husband would call me Fred too!! He would be more than happy for me to have an estate sale today...

Now all the stuff listed in that estate sale Kari found would be awesome... we do not have any like that around my area... but i think i would come home with more... but the question would be... where do i put it??? I try to only get things i REALLY want now.. as there is nowhere to put anymore.