Sunday, April 1, 2012

One of the best things about estate sales...


Peeking into people's homes is on of my favorite things about estate sales. Even if I don't find much I almost always see some amazing wallpaper, a pink bathroom, or some yard art that makes the drive worth it. I went to a sale on Saturday in a GREAT house! The driveway was so so steep! I was hoping it would be worth the trek up...
The first area I explored was this great potting shed! How much would you love it if your garage was this beautiful?!
It had great linoleum inside. And some really cute furniture that I have no use for.
In the house the entryway was metallic stripes and checkerboard floor, a combo I'm not tooooo sure about.  Then,right across from the front door...
Was this gorgeous stairway with metallic paper. Those two story windows! Just lovely!
With green carpet of course. There was a great children's toy box full of vintage fisher price that you can kind of see in this photo. I couldn't believe how much good stuff was left! This was the second day of the sale. The guy running it said they have 50 people lined up when they started it!
This wall paper was my absolute favorite. I mean...
I was kind of hoping there would be a roll hiding in one of the closets, sadly no. I hope whoever buys the house keeps it. I'm sure they won't but I will just pretend.
This little hanging doll was so creepy cute! She unzipped in the back and was a bag. I was thinking maybe one of those dolls you put your pjs in to take to a friends house? 
There was a whole room packed full of vintage kids stuff. I didn't take many pictures because I was kind of freaking out. I wonder what was there the first day! I got two dream pets for 50 cents each! I resisted this tin can/felt/ric rac craft. 
I really loved this little purse, but the handle was in REALLY bad shape. Wouldn't it be cute for the beach? Throw your phone and room key in it and you are ready! 
I didn't get this either, and now i am regretting it. Look at how cute she is! She was the most expensive thing in my basket (5 bucks) so i left her behind. 
I can't wait to show you what I DID come home with! It was such a great sale!

25 comments:

  1. It looks like a wonderful house, that floral wallpaper is beautiful! I like the striped wallpaper & checked floor, but definitely not together! XO

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  2. I would have taken that creepy hanging doll. I would have stuffed her with my left over plastic bags. And that last doll, i love her dress. Shes so cute!

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    1. i'm so mad i didn't get that last doll! she was so perfect! and i kinda wish i would have gotten the hanging one too.

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    2. Im sure you'll find more! :D

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  3. I like the shot from upstairs with the green carpet, checkered floor metallic baroque wallpaper and those amazing windows! This looks like a dream house. I think that doll in the closet was probably a potpourri thing, I've purchased some heavy coats and the like that came with something similar on the hanger.

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    1. BTW, that's me. (whoops!)

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    2. oh i've never even heard of one of those as a potpourri holder! that would make sense! it thought it was weird that it was attached to the hanger! now i wish i would have gone through that closet! but i could barely hold the two boxes of stuff i had already!

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  4. Homes have so many stories to tell about all the humans and furries who lived there.!
    love
    tweedles

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  5. Gah, it's killing me that I missed this one! Great stuff on the second day AND a great house to look at? Dreamy. I'm glad that you got to go though! Can't wait to see what you got. That little rick-rack can is sure calling to me. I might have to make one just to soothe the ache.

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    1. gosh that can! the other side said "colleen" but it looked like someone had pulled beads or sequins off of it, or i totally would have gotten it.

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  6. You totally inspire me with these Estate Sales. I am such a night owl. I rarely wake up in time to make it to any!

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    1. you really need to go to them! i hardly ever get there when they open, i dont like fighting the crowds. but you get such good deals!! so much better than lots of things at thrift stores now, the ones around me keep raising their prices.

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  7. That cat can, gosh it's cute! Can't wait to see what you got, though, you have such good taste in vintage. I would leave that wallpaper up as well, it's wonderful!

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  8. The pink wallpaper is amazing!! I hope the new owners keep it too.
    Aw, I get so jealous of estate sales, don't really have them here in little old oz!
    xx

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  9. That's one juicy sale! And that stuff was just 2nd day "leftovers" too! I loved this post b/c I'm always wanting to take photos of homes of estate sales but I feel stupid whipping out my camera. There are always so many people around watching what you do..

    Looking forward to seeing your finds!

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    1. i kind of felt like everyone else at the sale thought i was super weird, but i didn't care! i had to document that wall paper!

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  10. speaking of pink bathrooms, i LOVE when i go to someone's house and they have a retro pink or green or blue tiled bathroom, but it always seems like they hate it! crazy people.

    that wallpaper is AMAZING, and i'd love to have it on one wall in a room and have the others white!

    i can't wait to see what you came home with!

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    1. i know! my cousin just remodeled her two bathrooms, one blue, one pink! we are actually going to remodel our bathroom INTO a pink bathroom! i have the toilet already, stashed away in my basement.

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  11. Oh my GOD. That HILL. We went Saturday and were huffing at the top of it, and I had to hold Matthew's shoulder to get back down it in my sandals! But I think it was worth it. Great sale! Can't wait to see what your loot looks like!

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    1. I SAW YOU!!! but it was as I was driving away! And I am a big chicken. oh man i was embarrassed when i was huffing and puffing at the top!

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    2. No way! Next time, honk at me! :)

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  12. oh my gosh, I'm in LOVE with that wallpaper!!

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  13. Sorry I missed that one, it looks like a good one. I'm usually too lazy to leave Donelson lol.

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  14. Randomly stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago (as I read other thrifting blogs as well), and what a small world it is! My husband was standing by me one day while I was reading the one about your husband's bday and said "hey, I kinda know them!" He used to work with you guys. We're in Nashvegas too, also thrift, and I also collect Dream Pets. LOL. Speaking of, I have duplicates of some that I'd trade if you're interested. They're the re-releases not the originals, but I just love them from a design perspective anyways. Sadly I only have a couple of the OGs. =]

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  15. honestly, i probably would have put a bid on that house. dreamy!!!!!

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