Octogenarian Sandy Springs Collector Relocates to Assisted Living

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Oct 21
9am to 6pm
Oct 22
9am to 6pm
Oct 23
10am to 4pm


We accept cash, credit & debit cards as payment, with a 3% credit card fee - nothing's free, someone has to pay for those sky miles. We're a legitimate business, so we DO charge sales tax.
We have a few boxes available, but if you feel motivated, please bring boxes and packing material - you'll need them!
Always bear in mind that we're an estate sale company, not Nieman's.
Please make an effort to bring your own muscle (gardener/house boy) to load heavy furniture.

The scary weekend before Halloween, we'll be ready to throw open the doors on another of our infamous estate sales. Infamous, you ask? Yes, we're the only estate sale company in town with a certified sense of humor and a state-of-the-art check-out system, designed by a GA Tech braniac, so that most of the items are barcoded. You won't have to stand in line forever, while an invoice is hand written by a fossil, like me!

This house is stuffed with furniture (some good antiques), has three bedrooms, an downstairs office and den, man cave, dining room, kitchen, den, great room and breakfast room, so the house is completely full of everything you need and a few things you don't want.

The octogenarian gentleman lost his wife 6 years ago, so he and his family decided that assisted living was the life for him. He lived in this house for 50 years, traveled extensively, collected passionately and there is a lot to see in this house. Collectively, the items are very impressive and there is something for almost everyone. He wants us to hurry up and finish our sale, so they can list the house for sale. The real estate agents live across the street (Peter & Connie Davison, with Kelly Co. Homes). They can be reached in advance at 404-786-6808.

I recently received the signed contract for the sale, so please feel free to check this listing frequently, as we will continually update and add pictures/descriptions as the sale morphs and unfolds. 

The relatives have opened their house to us and to you, as our guests. The children have full houses and didn't take much with them and I think they left the best for us to play with.  

Do you enjoy estate sales? How about scrunging at yard/garage/thrift stores? Please realize that there is a huge difference between authentic estate sales and the other venues to get your fix. I personally love to dig through any type of sale (hence my Ph.D in shopping) to find a hidden treasure that just "speaks" to me.

Just a word to let you know that estate sales are a real business. Surprising, huh? Please realize that we are a contracted company, whose job is to sell the contents of someones home. We do not personally own any of the items available at a sale. When tempted to ask "Can you do better on the price?" - Sure, we can double it!  ;-)

Seriously, we do a lot of behind the scenes work to prepare a property for a sale. We price, clean, stage, move, hang, repeat, so that your shopping experience can be fun and rewarding. All we ask in return is that you have fun, find some goodies and tell others about our sales.   

What you will find at our sale:

  • Antiques  
  • Marble-topped end tables 
  • Tons of very high quality Asian furniture, art and smalls
  • Kitchen goodies - appliances, utensils, professional grade pots & pans, Pyrex, 
  • King size bedroom suite
  • PAIR Sherrill Carved French Louis XVI Style Open Arm Upholstered Chairs
  • Five couches, love seat, IKEA futon
  • Upright Steinway piano 
  • Office, with desk, chair, expected doo dads + bonus, illuminated globe! 
  • 4 pair of upholstered chairs, armchairs, vintage & antique occasional chairs
  • Pair custom made wine cabinets
  • 54-piece set of "Pompadour Moss" Rosenthal China, Germany + complete set of serving dishes
  • 56-piece set of Lenox "Westchester" china, M-139
  • Sterling silver hollowware, Gorham 3-piece tea set, silver plated flatware set + hollowware 
  • Several small occasional tables
  • Large collection of Baldwin brass and Virginia Metalcrafters leaves 
  • Lots of art - signed originals and nicely framed prints
  • Persian Rugs (several to choose from) hand made room size, area rugs and runners
  • Mirrors, some contemporary, some antique 
  • American Brilliant Cut Glass
  • Women's designer clothes, several items never worn, size 8-10; labels include Berek, dizzie lizzie, Real Clothes, Sigrid Olsen, Saguaro, Karen Kane, Ronni Nicole, Central Falls + several pieces of leather/suede outerwear
  • Outdoor patio furniture/umbrella, plant stands, glazed ceramic lanterns, teak benches
  • Several nice table & floor lamps    
  • Concrete yard jewelry
  • Beautiful Seth Thomas grandfather clock
  • Refrigerator/Freezers, Kenmore Washer/Dryer - full size
  • Books old and new
  • Tools: Yard tools, hand tools
  • Lot's more smalls! ​ ​   ​    

What you won't find at our sale:

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte-flavored dog treats
  • The fierce urgency of now, the tempting promise of tomorrow, the soothing vagueness of sometime
  • Gennex fluid management tinter spectrophotometers
  • Secret decoder rings designed to help with bacterial implementation of 7-segment numeric display and decoder circuitry
  • NOS cases of Crème de la Femme, which ends intimate dryness and irritation
  • A factory technician from the Skip Barber Racing School for preschoolers
  • Mid-life crisis employees who couldn't care less if you attend our sales 
  • Crazy "first day" pricing. If you like it, buy it, as it likely won't be there for day 3, 50% off day     

We LOVE what we do and most of our customers. Please realize that we don't tolerate theft of any kind at our sales. If you want to steal from estate sales, please realize that you need to visit another sale, not ours.                                                                                                    We will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law, no questions.


Cash & Checks accepted with proper ID. NSF checks will be charged a $35 fee. For purchases over $50, Credit/Debit cards are accepted. All purchases made AS IS WHERE IS with NO WARRANTY, NO GUARANTEE, NO REFUNDS & NO EXCHANGES.

Please do not block neighbors when you park. A Southern Spirit Estate Sales & the owners ARE NOT responsible for any accident or injury while on property. 

We have limited loading assistance available, so please try bring your own moving help.  Professional moving arrangements can be made for a fee; call Burly Benny @ (678) 637-3196.  If he's busy, call gigolo Jarrod @  (770) 891- 6771. 


Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureVery nice living room, with pair of Sherrill Carved French Louis XVI Style Open Arm Upholstered Chairs, gorgeous Persian Heriz, Asian wood/beveled glass coffee table, pristine Frederick Edward camel back sofa, authentic Asian etagere, Pair of vintage Asian porcelain lamps, Sherrill one-drawer end table, huge, crackle finish beveled glass mirror, celadon umbrella stand.Gorgeous 50-year old Persian Heriz, 100% wool, hand woven, measures 12'-8" x 9'-8".Sale PictureVintage wooden Asian chest, w/carved front panel, one of a pair of beautiful porcelain Asian lamps, collection of Virginia Metalcrafters leaves, Baldwin brass candlesticks, vintage Lenox compote.Sale PictureLOVE this! Two-piece china cabinet, made... in China! UNBELIEVABLE custom ordered table, hand made in Macau. The table top is a single piece of wood, the chairs are an exact copy of Ming Dynasty chairs (6 sides, 2 arms). Very kid-friendly, as there are four drawers on each side of the table, for their favorite foods, such as beets, brussel sprouts, sauerkraut, broccoli, cauliflower, braunschweiger, liver, etc. They just open the drawer when you're not looking and, voila, they have cleaned their plate and earned pudding for dessert!See? Here's the secret drawers all kids dream about!Another custom made piece of Asian furniture, made in Macau. Gorgeous Asian chest, custom made in Macau. It really is a beautiful piece of furniture.Hand carved Asian panels above a well-preserved Steinway upright piano. This piano is a pristine 1941 Steinway Model F Hepplewhite Console Walnut piano.  This exact piano recently sold on eBay for $5K:                                                           http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Steinway-Model-F-Hepplewhite-Console-Walnut-piano-/302030090046?hash=item4652656f3e%3Ag%3A33AAAOSwAvJW9TQs&nma=true&si=suiAISPLTRD%252B8xzGZV3Zx2M68yE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557Sale PictureA small part of the sterling silver at this house. The 3-piece tea set is "Plymouth" , by Gorham. Deluxe Drexel MCM mahogany buffet, with pair of heavy brass lamps, watched over by an original oil, artist signed, of Bourbon Street, New Orleans. Another very nice Asian bookshelf, purchased in Hong Kong - heavy!Very nice, pristine condition 1940's mahogany drop-leaf table.This is a very cool piece. The two doors open to reveal three drawers. You'll see it opened in the next pic.           If I wasn't a slight hoarder of great stuff (no more room in the inn) I'd buy this!Sale PictureBeautiful Persian Kashan, 100% wool, hand woven, measures 11'-10" x 8'-5"A wonderful pair of custom made, illuminated wine cabinets. The next pic shows them opened. Sale PictureWow, what a great idea for a bar! It's a vintage 1970's TV cabinet and super heavy. Next pic shows it revealing the candy within...                                         ALWAYS hide your candy.Sale PictureThis is really an extraordinary pair of Chinese scroll ancestral portraits. These were purchased in Hong Kong and the story is, that these type of portraits are painted after the person is deceased.                                           They are not cheap. We'll call him Wang Lung.                                          They measure over 4' long. Here's his wife O-Lan, I'm assuming. Great frames and the painting detail is quite impressive! Tommy Bahama-esque louvered linen press, entertainment center thing. It's an open and shut case, just review the next picture. This thing is super heavy and will outlast a Tsunami!Sale PictureHand woven, 100% wool Persian Kurdish Bidjar, measures 3' 9" x 6' 5".Aha! Here it is! The third wheel bar height table and chair set you've been scouring the internet for! This is a gorgeous hand-woven, 100% wool Persian Bidjar rug, that's at least 60 years old. The colors are fabby, condition very good, with even pile; measures 4' 2 x 6' 4".Downstairs entertaining was never so swanky as this comfy vignette! 1980's metrosexual lumberjack plaid sleeper sofa, flanked by a pair of peachy-keen upholstered armchairs. The mahogany coffee table is unmolested by errant binge drinkers, rescued toy poodles or rug rats.                                                                         It even had a beveled glass top to keep your narcissistic friends entertained during Tupperware parties.Hand woven, 100% wool Indian rug, Agra design, measures 8' x 10'.Very elegant mahogany chest, by Kling Furniture Co., Mayville, NYHand woven, 100% wool hand woven Persian Heriz, measures 8' 2"" x 10' 6".Matching mahogany highboy, by Kling Furniture Co., Mayville, NY.This is one of a pair of very nice contemporary prints, by Peter Kitchell, artist signed, well framed and matted. This one's signed and entitled "Boomerang Arrows", by Peter Kitchell, 1989Sale PictureYet another sleeper sofa. This one is a love seat size. They either had a lot of sleepy guests, they couldn't hold their liquor and had to sleep over, or there was a LOT of love goin' 'round that basement...A dining room FULL of very nice collectibles, lot's of silver plated hollowware and some good pieces of sterling. Sale PictureOK, you know allll about the cuckoo clock, but you DON'T know the untold story of the antique spool chest on stand.                                                                            Don't ask me, I don't know either. I just make all this stuff look purdy, hoping you'll buy everything.Ahh, now here's yet another rug you won't see very often. It is a hand-woven, 100% wool 19th century Persian Ferahan Sarouch. The colors are luxe, condition very good, with even pile; measures 4' 6" x 6' 6".54-Piece set Rosenthal (Germany) Pompadour Rose china56-Piece Set Lenox Westchester M-139 chinaUnusual and HOT! This is a hand-woven, 100% wool Persian Tribal Bidjar Animal runner.                                   The design is ultra-cool, condition excellent, with even pile; measures 3' 10 x 9' 7".32-Piece set vintage French Haviland LimogesDontcha just LOVE that 80's floral wallpaper? Umm hmm... Well, older generations just love their nests and sometimes can't see very well, so they keep the wallpaper for decades, until it's cool again. This is not one of those designs that will stand the test of time. Nice vintage cherry hutch, with tons of cups/saucers, Beleek, milk glass - all things you lie awake at night and wonder where you can find more pieces to add to your collection.Hand woven, 100% wool Persian Hamadan, measures 3' 5" x 6' 3".Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureOK, you NEED this hand painted, artist signed original artwork, with this virgin maiden, holding a bouquet of flowers, contemplating the sweet mysteries of life. The silver plated pheasants are a nice touch. Not sure about that devil robin, looking at her eggs with a cannibalistic eye...Sale PictureWonderful, vintage 1970's 16" diameter "Heirloom" illuminated globe on stand, by Replogle.Pristine condition on this 100% wool, hand woven Persian Shadsar Kashan runner, measures 3' x 9'.McMansion black-framed mirror, lording over a very nice 1940's mahogany drop-leaf table. The next pic shows you how nice the detail is on the side.                               NO, I'm not drunk, the house is tilted!See? You can tell by looking into its eyes, it has the legs of a dancer. YUMMY! I love the life in this rug! It is a hand-woven, 100% wool Persian Hamadan rug, that's at least 50 years old. The colors are fabby, condition very good, with even pile; measures 3' 2 x 6' 4".Sale PictureHmm, a very unique Asian washstand, intricately hand carved. I don't know anything about child labor laws across the pond, so don't start!Sale PictureThis is a very nice, antique French chest, but you had to see the nice gold-leafed mirror.                                   LOOK at it! Umm hmm, now you get it, don't you?Check this out! The ultimate man-cave accessory!          It is a hand-woven, 100% wool Persian rug, inspired by, what else James Bond. You can choose to be Goldfinger or Octopussy; measures 3' 5 x 3' 6".Very nice Seth Thomas grandfather clock, recently refurbished ($$).                                                              Marked on the back with:                                                     4482  1163                                                                            418-001 28Woo hoo! We're on a roll here!                                             How about a Delft wall clock? You won't see one of these very often!BARF@! How did these wooden teacarts ever become popular for home decor? Like any housewife ever wheeled that hing around the house, piled high with home baked goodies. I don't think so. BUT, it would certainly impress your poor relatives who think you live the life of idle glamor, simply because you have a wooden teacart sitting in the corner of your dining room.                                                                                    Now, where DID I leave that spinning wheel?!?What home would be replete without a cockou clock that your great Aunt Hilda brought home from her around-the-world-cruise AND how could you possibly let "THOSE PEOPLE" sell it for you at an estate sale? Tsk, Tsk, the horror.                                                                 And to think that great Aunt Hilda went to such lengths to pick out a thoughtful gift and carry it with her in those Louis Vuitton steamer trunks halfway around the world!Ahh, now here's a rug you won't see very often. It is a hand-woven, 100% wool Persian Malayer rug, that's at least 80 years old. The colors are fabby, condition very good, with even pile; measures 3' 4 x 6' 7".Very nice, traditional upholstered armchair, by Mark David, High Point, NC.It's bigger than a breadbox, is not a cricket cage and would be a great bar - this thing will hold a LOT of saki! What says fear/control/guilt better than a hand-carved wooden Jesus on a cross? THIS one was made in Germany.                                                                                      I left the mildew on it as a reminder to dust off your morals every now and then... LOOK at those abs!                I want a powerful savior, don't you?!?Hand woven, 100% wool hand woven Persian Kashan runner, measures 2' 7" x 8' 3".Ohh la la! Vintage floral still life.                                             Is there still life left in this thing?Sale PictureVery nice 1940's mahogany full size bed, with waterfall design and beautifully matched veneers and comes complete with head/foot board and side rails. The round drum table is a one-drawer, by HekmanLovely wrought iron outdoor dining set. Ol' uncle Billy got drunk one night and rolled down the driveway, never to be seen again.                                                                      IF you're wondering what happened to the fourth chair... AND, what about my "film noir" photo talent, shooting this cozy vignette through a screen?!?God awful Mee-maw 1980's time capsule flame-stitched armchair.                                                                    Yes, it CAN be (must be?) reupholstered, with the quickness! Horrible angle pillow free with purchase.What loving, stable home isn't complete with a Fembot doll, from the Austin Powers movies?Queen size bed, with ALL linens - who sleeps with all those pillows? I don't wanna know...Obligatory Sears Kenmore washer/dryer combo that EVERYONE bought at the outlet at a bargain price, then guess what you have to [pay to have it delivered and installed - OMG!                                                                      No deal for me that day...Nice (working!) Kenmore refrigerator/freezer - great for a beer/wine fridge in the basement - which is exactly what this thing is currently used for.              Shhhhh! Don't tell the other Baptists! THIS is where you banish unsavory party guests, or your weird Uncle Albert, who just can't seem to keep a job...Sale PictureChild's wooden table, with two chairs, perfect for making Dad feel like a heel because he doesn't really know English tea culture. He can try to learn how to drink from an eggshell thin English porcelain teacup, or, he can jump up and start his awesome cardio routine on the NordicTrack CX 938.                                            Who's your Daddy!?!Basement depository of Christmas decorations from past history. This is kinda cool. A long-low-lovely louvered storage chest that's so vintage-y/old, the color is cool again.  My Aunt Margaret disfigured every piece of mahogany furniture in her house and any of her friends' houses in the early to mid-70's, so this brings a tinge of familiar nostalgia to mind, mine at least.                                                                                I haven't found any decoupaged items - yet.Sale PictureRight as you enter the front door, to announce that these people had $$$ and taste, is a hand-woven, 100% wool Persian Bidjar rug. The colors are fabby, condition is very good, with even pile; measures 3' 4 x 6' 7".Nice pair of upholstered armchairs, by the Charles Stewart Co., Hickory, NC, covered in Brunschwig & Fils pink/green Ciruelas print; the God-awful high mortuary-style window treatments are also for sale.                      Please come buy them!Love the colors in this runner! It is a hand-woven, 100% wool Persian Baktiari runner. The colors are bright, condition very good, with even pile; measures 3' 2 x 9' 7".Nice, traditional colors in this one. It is a hand-woven, 100% wool Persian Mahal. The colors are sweet, condition very good, with even pile; measures 3' 4 x 8' 4".Sale PictureThis is a hand-woven, 100% wool Persian Malayer Sarouk runner. The colors are jumpy, condition very good, with even pile; measures 3' 2 x 9' 3".This is a hand-woven, 100% wool Bokara rug, with unusual coloring; measures 4' 3" x 6' 5".Very nice  mahogany French-style bergere upholstered armchair. Great room bookshelf, filled with (you guessed it!) books, collected small treasures, bling, blang and a pinch of bada boom.Sale PictureMCM 6-drawer chest, in great condition. Sale PictureLove this pairing of an 75-year old room size Heriz, with a Karacheh Heriz runner. It is hand-woven, 100% wool the colors are vibrant, condition very good, with even pile; measures 2' 4 x 10' 6".Sale Picture

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