It wouldn't have mattered how much we sold Friday (and we sold a ton), this house is was so full that even a crazy good Friday still means that it will be a crazy good discount day on Saturday!
EVERYTHING $25 DOWN IS HALF OFF.
Everything over $25 starts at 25% off. Bring a truck, bring a friend, but do not miss being a part of Saturday's fun!
OK, so the first question is going to be: was this really all in this one house?
And the answer is ABSOLUTELY YES!
This lovely home has tons of storage, and every bit of it was filled to the brim.
Can't wait to see you at our sale. Setup was 396.
In fact, most of what was unpacked from the attic areas were wrapped in newspapers no younger than the 60s.
The basement was so loaded up with shabby chic furniture that we couldn't even see what all was in there until we started working, and there were dozens and dozens of boxes and tubs that needed to be unpacked. It was kind of like Christmas every day .... and in fact there are hundreds if not thousands of Christmas decor items, along with plenty of Halloween and Easter to boot.
She worked for a gift shop for years, and brought home all sorts of items that often never even left the gift bag or box, and she adored beautiful things ... and it shows! Lots of collectibles from Goebel, Bing & Grondahl, Royal Doulton, Schmid, and more, much of it boxed.
She had an eye for artistic quality and craftsmanship, and therefore loved to collect Waterford crystal, Murano art glass, and we have one of the largest selections of Belleek (with backstamps in every color) that we've seen outside of an actual gift shop. Showcase includes three pieces of Moorcroft pottery as well.
There is also an amazing selection of quality costume jewelry, much of it with tags on and an extensive amount of it is Napier circa the 60s through 80s. There will be several bagged lots, some still-packaged selections, and the showcase will include some lovely pieces -- several sterling and marcasite pieces, 3 stunning Goldette bracelets, a David Andersen guilloche enamel bracelet to-die-for, a couple by Alice Caviness, a Swoboda .... more will be there than is pictured.
That eye for quality led her to acquire stunning furniture pieces, both antique and vintage, much of it in traditional styling and the pieces she displayed in the home are in wonderful condition ... and she also clearly had a love for the rescue, because we have a lot of project pieces and/or shabby chic pieces just waiting for your Pinterest ideas. Everything from wood to iron, painted to rustic, indoor to outdoor.
Also tons of lamps -- really gorgeous ones -- including Gone with the Wind, oil lamps, a stunner of a Fenton Daisy and Fern, and many more.
There's a nice assortment of vintage and antique toys, including a Mobo steel bronco hobby horse, and a Forward Coaster wagon. There are also some games and toys circa the mid-60s, early 70s.
We have so much framed artwork that it'll be displayed in stacks all over the house .... on all 3 floors! There are some really great vintage pieces, some paintings, lithos, several of those small pieces with the reverse-painted black framing or silhouettes, some of the ones that use actual fabric and (sometimes) hair to create the images .... and of course, sometimes the artwork isn't all that great, but the frame is amazing. So it's all good.
The kitchen is stuffed -- fine china, vintage items, tons of tabletop, hand-painted porcelain, lots of rustic and primitives including a fabulous multi-dozen old wood egg crate, old chocolate and butter molds, vintage utensils and gadgets ... it just keeps going and going and going.
As does the upstairs -- loaded with vintage textiles, vintage fabrics, old dress patterns including Vogue, and the closet is full of lovely women's clothing, tasteful, a lot still tag-on. Favorite shops included Marshall Field's, Lord & Taylor, Van Maur ... you get the idea.
I could go on for days but by this time, I figure you're looking at the pictures anyway, so I'll leave you to it.
All I can say is: we can only let as many people in as the rooms can handle, so please be prepared to wait. Bring a book (before you buy a few here), bring a friend, bring a couple of vehicles or rent a trailer, because this is a good old-fashioned they-don't-make-them-like-this-anymore estate sale that will leave you dizzy -- but really really happy with all the treasures you've acquired.
We've extended our hours so we're open 9 - 4 both days.
Our numbers at 8:30. A watched list will be honored only to determine the order for our numbers (tickets); only our tickets gain access to the sale.
We accept cash, and credit cards are accepted for purchases of $20 or more.
You must be able to pack and remove your purchases yourself -- please plan accordingly. You can bring packing bags and boxes but they cannot be brought into the house prior to purchase.
You are NOT going to want to miss this sale!