Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Estate Sale Finds

Estate sales are aways great places to find treasures. Yesterday I went to an estate sale and came home with some of the treasures in these pictures. I got to the estate sale a half an hour before they opened the garage and was given the number 79 to get into the sale. That meant there were 78 people ahead of me. While that appears to be a discouraging bit of news I have discovered that this first group of diehards that often get there ahead of me(sometimes they are there a 4 and 5 oclock in the morning) usual leave me opportunities to buy enough product.


The garage and basement are always my first favorite places to go. Cj usual heads to the bedrooms to look over fabric and vintage clothes. We have discovered that while we have to have to move quickly and make decision just as quickly it is also important to spend a lot of time looking over a crowded room very carefully. It is so easy to miss things. Often, the items that sit on the floor under tables have some of the best overlooked treasures.

Well, there are lots of Estate sales in our area this week so I need to run. But, I will report more this week about what we find. We are trying to place a number of our finds on Ebay or Etsy. We be can found on ebay under the name HATTIEMAEVANDAFF and on Etsy under the name HATTIEMAE. Take a look you may found some of our treasures from this sale.


Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hi guys! Looks like you've been busy! Just read through the last several posts -- I'm trying to catch up from last week. Can't wait to see you at Allegan. How are things at the malls? The show house? xo

VanDaff's Interior Design & Antiques said...

You sounded very busy last week. We doen't know how you do all the shows and all the traveling. You keep us tried just reading your blog.
We are eager to do Allegan again and are saying lots of prayers for sunshine and time to talk to Sandy(:.
The show house is over this week. Clean up in next week then we hope for some business. We have had a great response.
The malls are going good this time of year. We have put on the full court press to keep them full and keep product moving.
We look forward to seeing you.