Sweet Downsize/Upscale Sale in Atlanta - ITP!

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Oct 8
9am to 5:30pm
Oct 9
9am to 5:30pm
Oct 10
9am to 5:30pm


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 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 (gardner/house boy) to load heavy furniture.

This estate sale came about when the owners decided to move to Presbyterian Village, to relax and enjoy independent living - no more mowing grass!  They were well-known dorm parents on the GA Tech campus for 31 years - lovely couple. Can you imagine the stories they can tell!?!

 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.

Aretha Franklin first sang about our company in 1967 - all we're asking for is a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0  

What you will find at our sale:

  • Antiques
  • Lot's of kitchen goodies - 5 sets of china, sets of glassware, crystal stemware, utensils, pots & pans,  silver plate holloware and serving pieces  
  • Antique (1896) French Erard Rosewood piano
  • Wonderful collection of heart pine furniture
  • Victorian furniture, wicker chaise lounge
  • Books - some old, some new
  • Collection of vintage cast iron goodies
  • 1940's mahogany dining table, w/ 2 leaves & 8 chairs + several occasional chairs
  • 2 sofas (one leather, one upholstered camelback), upholstered chairs, armchairs  
  • Lot's of art - signed originals and nicely framed prints
  • Rugs - hand made Persian rugs, area rugs and runners
  • Mirrors, a couple of really cool antiques
  • Tools: Yard tools, hand tools, saws, ladders  
  • Lot's more smalls! ​

What you won't find at our sale:

  • The names of the Republican or Democratic nominees  
  • A beauty cream that really works 
  • A How-To book on crafting aluminum foil hats to better communicate with the Mother Ship
  • Menopausal women browbeating you into a sale
  • 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 Nelyo @  404-281-8389.   Thanks!

Aaaaannnddd here's the exterior view of the house, which closed in record time, under the guidance of Sotheby's Kerrie Harrison.Nice shot of the mahogany dining table, Persian Heriz rug and two of the side chairs.Another angle of the dining room.A lovely hand woven, 100% wool Persian Heriz, hiding under the invisible dining room table perched atop the rug; measures 7'5" x 9'6"Close-up of the Victorian nightmare piece, with all the "Old Lady" porcelain collection, as dictated by the piece. Roayl Doulton figurines: "June", "Veronica" and "A Victorian Lady".                                                                                Also, a collection of "Sebastian Miniatures", designed by Prescott W. Bastom, of Marblehead, MA.                            Perhaps he should have his head examined...Rogue mahogany dining chairs, from a broken home. This poor Mother chair is trying to raise two children, while working three jobs.                                                     She can barely afford acrylic nails and hair extensions. Please help, if you can find it in your heart to do so.One of the set of 12 sabre-legged mahogany dining chairs, an antique mahogany side table and a mahogany repro 3-shelf hanging cabinet. Here's a better pic of the mahogany table. It has three leaves and 12 chairs. There's also the Victorian desk/chest/display cabinet thing. It's quite nice, once I put my magic spit on it.Mahogany hanging shelf, with 24-Piece set of Asian china in yellow/white/peony coloration. Foreground, English porcelain blue/white footbath.A mahogany extravaganza! A Lovely 1940's mahogany twin pedestal Duncan Phyfe dining table, with three leaves.Overview of the living room. Nice Persian rug, measures 9' 6" x 11' 6", smoked & beveled glass-topped wooden coffee table, leather couch, oak dresser/mirror, petite mahogany TV/bar, framed/matted magnolia art. Vintage 2-level, leather-topped mahogany side table, Grecian Love Doll Lamp, GREAT leather armchair, by Grizzell & Mann, small mahogany drop-leaf side table, manufactured by Biggs Furniture Co., Richmond, VA.Nice leather couch, very heavy, especially when you have to drag it out of the basement, around the house and through the front door, so you can buy it.              Now you know the REST of the story.                               The stairs leading to the basement are quite litigious and there's a very scary thing living down there. Don't ask. Vintage wooden smoking stand and bluebird of happiness lamp.Lovely oil portrait of the owner's wife, signed by Virginia Walters, flanked by a fetching pair of Wild Turkey prints, by Ken Davies - 'tis the season, sort of.        The marble fireplace is flanked by a vintage pair of wooden/rattan vintner's chairs, from Italy.4-drawer oak dresser, with tilt mirrorPeek-A-Boo TV/bar - now you see itNow you don't - MAGIC!AMAZING English inlaid gallery-top side table. The inlay work on this table is some of the best I've seen and the entire table is inlaid. Take a look at this, as you won't see another like it.Here's that fabby inlaid table, top view - crazy, I knoooowwwww!See?Everyone needs a cello in their living room, if nothing else just to look classy and educated. There are no strings on this one, so your guess is as good as mine as to how classy this one is. Antique piano stool from a French Erard grand piano. What? It IS a good pairing!Umm hmm, I like this, can you tell?Another view of the queen size bed - nice huh? Even your ol' tired bedroom could benefit from this.VERY NICE upholstered headboard, footboard and side rails, practically new queen-size box spring and pillow-top mattress set, complete Pottery Barn linens, including dust ruffle.                                                                    All carefully watched over by the Fertility Goddess, Queen Octopussy.One of a pair of attractive shoe holdersYummy handmade 100% hand woven wool rug, measures 4' x 7'Vintage 4-drawer heart pine chest, manufactured by Cherokee Furniture Co.                                                                Fan top heart pine mirror and collection of vintage Graycliffe wooden cigar boxes.                                                                  Hmm, what do you say about a dated camelback sofa, with faded peacock print?                                        NOTHING.1980's chevron detail side table - ugh, come buy this thing!Lumberjack plaid upholstered chair for the hunky lumbersexual in your life. Nice old heart pine drop-leaf side tableWhite sewing machine case - all it needs is a new bobbin and it'll start throbbin'!Chaise lounge from the Muppets Show. Kermit and Miss Piggy made a mess on this thing!A beautiful hand woven Persian Sarouk runner, measures 3'2" x 11'6".1940's mahogany mirrorHomely, but practical heart pine side table. It's the furniture equivalent the owning a Vespa.                    Really fun, but you don't tell your friends about it.Plain Jane pine rockerNice frame, nice matting, but very formulaic Italian field/mountain art. There's much better, you'll see!Not this one though...Wonderful antique stained glass panel, one of a pair, featuring European cities and 3-D colored glass "diamonds" Here's the second of the pair, with different European cities. If you're well-traveled, let me know the cities! You'll move on to the bonus round...The lamp maker ran out of things to do, so he made this thing. Yep, used up all the spare parts in the forgotten storeroom. The owner's Mom bought this oil painting from her art teacher in the 30's and paid $350.00 for it. Good luck. What price should I put on this piece now?Hand made, 100% wool Persian Kirman area rug. There are more rugs, much prettier than this thing at the front door.                                                                                            I didn't want to place a Serapi or Ferrahan Sarouk by the front door, just so you could wipe your feet on it. Now THIS is cool! The owners had this 4-poster double bed commissioned by a woodworker in Richmond, VA 70 years ago.                                                                            It has slats and really needs a box spring, but then you'll need a ladder to climb in the thing!Here's a close-up shot of the headboard - love the honey color patina of old heart pine!6-drawer heart pine gentleman's chest, manufactured by the Kling Furniture Co., Mayville, NY, men's heart pine shaving mirror. Here's a close-up of the shaving mirrorSWEET heart pine side table, bench made by the same Richmond, VA gentleman who made the double, 4-posted bed.Here's a pic of the top of the side table - yummy heart pine!BoringWoo Hoo: Jackpot! A closet of vintage hats and hat boxes. No Jack McConnells here...Cool vintage hat/box, from Miller & Rhoads, Richmond, VACool vintage hat/box, from Churchill Hats, Ltd.Yet another vintage hat/box, from, love this, The Amethyst Room, Miller & Rhoads, Richmond, VAUmm hmm, another oneOriginal oil painting, on canvas, artist signed. Another vintage, artist signed still life, on canvas - love the 1960's avocado green frame.Vintage one-drawer heart pine nightstandLOVE these sweet heart pine twin beds. Note the glamooor ginger jar lamp shade that matches the fetching comforters - very sha sha sha!                                    The linens are all by Laura Ashley, which include dust ruffles, pillows, shams, Spring quilts and Winter duvets. Close-up shot of the headboard, so you can see the great patterning of the heart pineHere's the other twinClose-up shot of the headboard - great patina!Antique wicker chaise lounge/fainting couch. This thing is HEAVY!They don't make 'em like this anymore - hand tied springsAnother lovely twin bed, this one's extra long. Nice quilt, looks vintage, but it's from Pottery Barn.       Butler's tray table in heart pine.Close-up of the gorgeous heart pine headboard Black wooden desk from Ballard Designs, mahogany side chair, manufactured by Statesville & Ross, Statesville, NC.One of a pair of wooden bookcases, this one actually has books in it - how novel!The other of a pair of wooden bookshelves. This is serves to add to your burgeoning CD collection.Vintage Parapluie Revel posterAntique American Empire mirror, very handsome. I even look good in this thing!Antique side chair, manufactured by Berkey & Gay Furniture Co. (1866-1948)Complete 88-Piece set of Retroneu China, Shell White, "Let's Eat"46-Piece set of gold/white Este Ceramiche Porcellane china, Manufactured in Italy. 64-Piece set of "Old Britain Castles" pink, by Johnson Brothers China, manufactured in England26-Piece set Asian turquoise/white/yellow/red china16-Piece set of Noritake Dawn china Pair of vintage Royal Doulton china plates, "Old English Inns"; vintage Hershey's Cocoa tinCock-A-Doodle-Doo, any cock'll do!                                          It's been said that the best part of waking up is Folger's in your cup, but perhaps a purdy rooster doing a special crow is a better way to awakenNice kitschy kitchen art - a pair of pairs, how ironicStairway artworkOriginal, artist signed oil painting, great frame too!One of a pair of nicely framed/matted architectural prints, a black, wooden faux bamboo shelf, antique mirror, kneeling bench for the worship of your choice and a gout bench.                                                                        I think we have something for just about every collector, no?More stairway art - the stairway to heaven!Pair of nicely framed/matted Audubon prints, (Mallard Duck, Ruffled Grouse) a mahogany-ish entry table by Bombay Co. - YUCK!   LOLIf you squint, you can make out E-R-A-R-D. See, it isn't difficult, I can do it. Erard was then commissioned and made a combination piano and organ with two keyboards from Marie Antoinette. The revolution of 1789 destroyed his business in Paris and in 1792 he opened a factory in London, leaving his brother Jean-Baptiste to carry on the French branch. By the 1820's, Sebastian returned to France and the center of innovation once again shifted in Paris, where the Erard firm manufactured pianos used by Chopin and Liszt. In 1821, Sebastian Erard invented the double escapement action, which permitted a note to be repeated even if the key had not yet risen to its maximum vertical position, a great benefit for rapid playing. The double escapement action became the standard action for grand pianos and is used in all grand pianos currently produced. A true innovator in his field, Erard made many lasting contributions to the design of pianos and harps. 
Grand pianos are now simply classified by size. Ah, I'll take better pictures of this wonderful piano. It is an antique French piano, manufactured by the Erard Piano Co., Paris, France, serial #73,986.                                        Sebastian Erard was born in Strassburg, Germany in 1752 and at age 16 he settled in Paris, working for a harpsichord maker. It soon became apparent that Erard was a genius at finding ways around mechanical problems and he started designing his own pianos. In 1777, he produced his first piano. Over the next several years, he designed and experimented with various types of keyboard instruments. Erard made a combination of piano and organ with two keyboards for Marie Antoinette.  The revolution of 1789 destroyed his business in Paris and in 1792 he opened a factory in Great Marlborough Street, London. Seemingly he left his brother Jean-Baptist to carry on the French branch. In London, Erard was able to focus on building superior pianos without the distractions of political strife. Erard had dozens oAnother shot of the Erard rosewood piano.Nicely carved music lyre.Sale PictureSale Picture

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