estate sales dot net and my newest find
Do you know about this website?
If not, you should totally check it out. Get on the e-mail list and you will get a list of all the estate sales in your area each week.
Here’s just a snippet of what the list looks like.
The best part??? See that little link that says click for pictures? Invaluable. That is how you determine if it’s worth your time or if it’s crappola. Also, if there is something specific that you are looking for (like, say…..a vintage dress form for example) you can scan for it.
Do ya see it? Bottom row…second photo???
No? Here’s a closer look.
Isn’t she perfection?
Funny story…I drove to this estate sale yesterday (40 minutes each way) specifically for this dressform. Well, I called the day before because there was a discrepancy on the start time of the sale. While talking to the guy, I asked how much the dressform was going to be. He said, “We haven’t priced the things in the basement yet.” Bingo…I knew it was in the basement.
Well, if you’ve ever experienced an estate sale before you know that it’s a mad dash when they open the door to the home. If you are after a particular piece, it’s very helpful to know where it is.
Back to the sale, there were 17 of us right before it opened. I was number 15. Because of the poor turnout (it was pouring rain) they let us all in at the same time. The guy announced that the “nicer” stuff was upstairs and the “hodgepodge” was in the basement. So when they opened the door 16 people rushed upstairs. I made a beeline to the basement and straight to the dressform. I grabbed her like a long lost friend and headed for the checkout. At that time, the other 16 people were heading down the stairs because the “nicer” stuff wasn’t all that nice. This guy that had number 1 or 2 looked at me and said, “How much was it?” He was ticked. Clearly he was there for the dressform too. He also wanted to know what number I had. WT heck? He stormed out mad as a hornet. I would have felt bad for him if he hadn’t been such a butt head. 🙂
So Elsie (that is what I’ve named her) 😉 is now in my newly made over dressing room. It’s almost finished. The last item I’m on the hunt for is a vintage chandelier. Once I find it and have it hung, I will share the room with ya!
Here’s a little sneaky peek of the before…
I ripped out the lurvely champagne carpet to expose some awesome hardwood flooring. I also painted the walls, doors and trim. It looks so light and bright now…Josh (my 13 year old) came in after I painted and said, “It looks like heaven.” Mission accomplished.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. xo.