Always Be Prepared for the Holidays November 6, 2012

Get ready for the holidays by finding fine collector china or decorator items to enhance your holiday presentation. Some great examples are the perfect centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table, a vintage Johnson Brothers “Friendly Village” china set, or finding the perfect silver plate serving platter for your turkey. Estate sales are a one-stop-shop for finding […]

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Fendi, Fendi, Prada October 30, 2012

Where do you go when you want to find vintage clothing, the Salvation Army, Filene’s Basement, or Grandma’s closet? Estate sales can be the perfect place to find your new favorite sweater or that vintage Louis Vuitton tote that you have always wanted. The vast majority of people don’t think of going to estate sales […]

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Blinded by the Flowers? October 10, 2012

Buying furniture at an estate sale is a great adventure! Even though you know that the couch, chair or table that you are looking at there isn’t exactly the right color or pattern, these things can be fixed! Since the price for these items is usually great, certainly more affordable than buying them new, you […]

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Vintage Vinyl October 1, 2012

Do you ever feel like getting nostalgic and putting on an old record? Growing up during the era of record players, 8-tracks, and cassettes; sometimes it would be nice to have the real thing again. iTunes and Pandora players just don’t beat that classic sound of a record player. Many of us have hundreds of […]

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Under Water Basket Weaving! September 25, 2012

Longaberger baskets are the cream of the crop of collector baskets and can be found at estate sales. If you have ever seen one of these exquisite maple wood woven baskets, you know that they are incredibly well-made and very expensive. Longaberger also produces pottery, wrought iron, and fabric accessories; this company has always been […]

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A Chef’s Paradise September 12, 2012

Want to pick up cooking and avoid going out to eat for every meal? A great place to find the right supplies for the job is at estate sales. There is no telling how much skillets, pots, pans, and cooking utensils could cost if you tried to buy everything all at once. Cast iron cooking […]

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Professional and Accurate September 5, 2012

Last spring we moved from a large home in Great Falls, VA to a two bedroom apartment in New York City.  After talking with the owners of several storage facilities, we learned that most people put many of their possessions in storage with the belief that they or their children would one day need the […]

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Viele Hummel Figurines! August 28, 2012

Hummel figurines started appearing in Germany in the early 1930’s after Frank Goebel and Sister Maria Innocentia came up with the ideas and sketches for the little collectibles. These little porcelain people became the heart’s desire of many as novelty stores across the country began to sell them during the war. After WWII, Hummel figurines […]

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