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Feb 17, 2011

A thing about estate sales

So the one teeny bit of detail I've not discussed regarding estate sales:

I WANT IT ALL. EVERYTHING. Usually at every sale. Yep, uh-huh, that's mine. Just go ahead and put that in my pile over there. No, that's not the stuff left to sift through and price--that's my pile.

Ladies. Ladies.

"It" about spun out of control today:

Drexel dining table and six originally upholstered chairs for $245...I practically passed out. It's gorgeous and I really hate our current ugly, boring Slumberland table...that part time job is sounding more and more appealing. Maybe the table will still be there on 50% off day!

I wanted everything on top of it, too.
Sorry about the blurry picture; I was trying to act fast...
A lamp! And we actually need one:
Love the African wall hangings & buffet:And these two chairs with ottoman had me swoo.ning. Someone bought them when we were there. She looked rich. I wanted to smack her *gently*.
All beautiful, wonderful, amazing, SO MINDY things but this little girls' education is more important:
Guess I'll stick to little $1 items...it's hard to do!

If you're curious, here's what the outside of the estate sale house looks like. The house has already sold; bummer because it had some excellent mid-century originality to it, including kitchen cabinets. I hope the new owners have an appreciation for the quality and beauty of things of that era & don't demo it!
Good bye for now! Don't forget giveaway day at UndertheSycamore...it's insane.

And while you're still here, let's give entrant #29 (per random.org), ManaRose a round of applause for winning the Lizzimarie Beating the Winter Blues giveaway. Email me for deets, ManaRose!

Thanks for entering the contest, everyone, and stay tuned for giveaway goodness in the near future.

10 comments:

TK said...

yes I would have smacked the lady who bought the chair & ottoman too - gently mind!!!!

weza said...

Hey Mindy, been missing you too. Things are even crazier here right now so a little estate sale browsing was a nice relief. Here's hoping the table is still there.

ManaRose said...

YAY!!!! so excited that I won! emailing you now : )

Bethany said...

Missed you today, but looks like you had a good time perusing the estate sales! (I'll keep my fingers crossed that the table and chairs are still there for you on Saturday.)

Cherish Stockdale said...

wow that is awesome, I have never been to an estate sale... that makes me really want to go to one! STAT! ;)

april said...

Oh I LOVE estate sales!!! I am basically obsessed with them!!! FO REALS!!! Great post...I feel you!!!

Kristin said...

That table, chairs (and buffet) are amazing! You'd better grab them if there still around for 50% off.

Jenna said...

You make me laugh. When Derrick's grandpa decides to downsize, I'm totally calling you. He has tons of stuff that looks just like that table. I believe its call Haywood Wakefield? You'd love to visit his place....

stephanie said...

estate sales are the best!!! you can find the best jewelry too!

Mary and Trevor said...

Oooh, I'm swooning over those chairs and ottoman too!!! Did you end up buying the Drexel table and chairs?