I wanted to show you a glimpse of what I have been going to for the past few days. This is an estate sale that was being held at an auction house because the house was too unsafe for shoppers. I can only imagine what was left of the house and all that was still attached to it! How I would have loved to have been able to go to the house and rip out old doors, windows and trim.
There was so much stuff here it was overwhelming. My eyes did not know where to land for fear that I would miss something. Should I go left, should I go right, I almost had a panic attack. Day one was Thursday. I spent somewhere between 2 or 3 hours in here. I really don't know. Time was a blur and I was in heaven. I picked up the mirror that I showed you yesterday, a window frame, 3 little creamers, a wooden box and a blue ball jar. Oh and something I'm calling a coop because, well, I haven't a clue what it is and that's what the Mr. called it.
There was stuff everywhere. Every where. You had to look on the floor, behind things, on the walls, in boxes, every where. These are not my pictures but those that they put online. I am signed up at a website called estatesales.net. They will email you when estate sales are in your area. It's fantastic. I love it and you should try it and see what comes up.
There were insulators coming out the ying yang. I didn't get any but I did get the small blue ball jar. There some really neat old bottles. A lot looked like they had just been unearthed!
There were two rooms full of stuff. I went back on day two and everything was 20% off. My plan was not to go back until Saturday when it was 50% but I was weak, I could not stay away. I decided to just get small stuff and see what big things were still there. I picked up an old wooden floor lamp for 4.00 and two of those old bottles. I had the lamp in my hand on day one but then was unsure. But I could not stop thinking about the darn thing. I could always take it apart and do something with the pieces if nothing else. Then came day three. It was pretty wiped out of the things I had been eye balling so I just picked up one more thing. The wooden wheel of a pulley. At least I think that's what it was. I liked the old weathered look and it will be good to elevate things on shelves.
Look at this ginormous sign! It was in perfect condition. I didn't ask how much. I don't think it would fit above my fireplace anyway. But it certainly would make a statement!
It was so much fun! I was by myself and able to take my time. Yet, I felt like you all were there with me. I know how so many of you love all that is old and lovely as much as I do. It would have been a hoot if you could have tagged along though. I left in such a good mood. I hope to come across more of these type of estate sales. I went to one today at a house. It was listed in craigslist. It was the 3rd weekend that she had held the sale. It was pretty neat too. I can only imagine what I missed on the first two sales. I picked up two small corbels, another blue jar and 3 white fire king bowls. You just never know what you might find or where you might find it.