Last weekend I went to an estate sale in town. Several times a year there is a company that moves items from an estate and they sell them over the course of several days. I have probably mentioned it before. I go every time there is a sale. I don’t always buy a lot but I like to see all the different items.
A sale like that gives you a glimpse into the lives that the owners had. Their hobbies, style, memories. It sometimes makes me a little sad that they didn’t have someone to leave these things to. Or maybe they did and these are the things that were left that no one wanted. I see so many quilts and cross stitch pieces that I know so much time has gone into. I feel the need to rescue them. I don’t, always. I know that if that person who made it was like me the joy came from actually making the piece and admiring it or sharing it with someone at the time. I always come away from these sales feeling like I know the family.
So anyway I went to the sale on Saturday. The sale always starts on Thursday. On Thursday morning at 9:00 AM people are lined up to get in. Everything is full price on Thursday. On Friday everything is reduced to 25% off. On Saturday everything is 50% off. On Sunday and sometimes Monday everything is 50-75 % off except for items the family has a firm price on. I usually go on Saturday because that is when I have the most time to look. I sometimes go back on Sunday or Monday to see if anything is left that I might want and get it for a really good price.
On Saturday I went to the sale and got there around 10:00 AM I saw a few interesting things. The person who had these items loved to paint. And not just your usual flowers or scenery but some really funky colors in an abstract sort of way.
Only three items purchased. I know exactly where I will put them and what I will use them for so I don’t feel too bad about bringing them into the house.
Do you like estate sales?
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Hello Lisa, where was the estate sale?
Nancy the sale is held at the old Hall’s Florist shop across from McDonald’s in Madisonville. Several times a year they (Arp’s Treasures) are commissioned to hold these sales from people’s estates. This particular sale came from McMinn county. They have them several times a year and Mr. Arp told me the next one will probably be in Early March. I always go to them. I will try to think to put it on FB next time. I love going to them.
I liked the Hippie Bus and the luggage too. Regarding the creepy dolls: now we know where Chucky and his Bride ended up. LOL
We so have the same taste. I Love the paintings. The colors was amazing. Love you blog.
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I almost called you to see if you wanted to go. I didn’t know if you had the kiddos.