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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Saturday's Estate Sale Finds!

When you see that "Estate Sale" listing on Craigslist, you never know if it's going to be hit or miss.  I've been to my share of both.  While I typically gravitate towards certain neighborhoods, you never know what you are going to find.  I recently stopped by a sale on Queens Road (gorgeous old homes for those of you who don't know Charlotte), and it was the filthiest place I have ever stepped foot in in my life.  The woman literally told us that everything from her half-eaten food to her used makeup to her drawer of unmentionables was for sale.  I couldn't get out of there fast enough. 

This past weekend, I saw an ad for a sale not to far from my house, so I stopped in early Saturday morning.  I was not disappointed!  A cute girl was selling what I am assuming was a bunch of furniture and accessories from her grandmother's house.  I think sometimes it's tough to see the potential in something you've seen in your grandparents' house all your life.  Sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes to see the diamond in the rough.

One of the first things I spotted was this glass-topped brass end table.  I loved the square detailing on the bottom.  And I also loved the price- $20.
It's perfect beside my sofa!
I may eventually switch out the glass for one that is perfectly clear instead of shaded.  But for now, I'm happy with it!

Next, I spotted this set of 4 botanical prints (with custom mats and frames) for $30 total.

I love sets of botanicals, so I knew I would find a place for them somewhere in my house.  I think they are just right in my den, on either side of my ikea mirrors

This pretty birdie on silk is a great way to add a little chinoiserie style to a room.  And I love the gold faux bamboo frame.

It was a good day for brass.  This solid brass (heavy!) geranium leaf dish is marked Virginia Metalcrafters 1948 and is just so cute!  $1 well spent, especially after I use a little Brasso and polish it up.

This blue and green dragon tray is perfect for holding keys, change, or jewelry.  We can't get enough of these!  And for $2, the price was right!
This covered brass urn from India was $1 and looks great on a bookshelf.

All in all, it was a fantastic estate sale!  For a total of $60, I got the end table, set of 4 framed botanical prints, the framed peacock, the brass geranium leaf, porcelain dragon tray, and covered brass urn.  Have you had any fabulous estate finds lately?


sanctuaryhome said...

Beautiful selections! I will have to start looking at the Craigslist estate sales, thanks for the tip.

Carpe Diem said...

You definitely scored with that end table. Love it...I guess I need to start going to estate sales...and it's been far too long since I've been to my favorite antique stores.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...


What great finds!

We tried going to estate sales on Saturday with the help of an iphone app and it sent to us a location and there was no sale. We double checked the was in Maine, but our iphone found an address on Long Island and took as there instead.

bluehydrangea said...

That table is a knock out!!!

The Girl and the Cupcake said...

You lucky girl! I LOVE that side table!

Abby said...

Love the botanical prints! Let me know when you are ready to sell those! :) Great finds!!

Chelsea Gwynne said...

jackpot for you! Your couch is gorgeous as well. Nice finds!

Pemberley said...

That table is a winner, good for you. I went to one estate sale around here and it was very much like the first one you described. The elderly woman had passed away and it was all a bit creepy.

Tonia w/ Chic Modern Vintage said...

Funny how have a few of those these items aquired from estate sales.

Danielle said...

You are totally lucky! Great finds!!!

tarheel said...

I adore that table!

Jaye said...

Awesome! Don't you just love finding "hidden treasures!" I love everything you purchased. SCORE!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Nice finds!! I didn't know about this sale, looks like there was great stuff. There is a sale in Foxcroft in the next week- check my post today.

dulci said...

so jealous!
next time I'm in CLT I'll have to find an estate sale -

I love Queens Road - can't believe that freak was selling her food.

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