Sunday, July 20, 2008
I stopped at a wonderful estate sale yesterday and left feeling like I had struck gold. It was a lovely old house in town that had sat vacant for six years. The estate planner told me that had removed 10 - 30yd. dumpsters of junk. I wish I had been there for that!!! I spent one hour digging through all kinds of things to come up with some amazing pieces of china, 29 in all. I needed a flashlight and some pieces actually looked like they had been buried they were so dirty! But ... It was obvious that the woman who had lived there had spent years collecting all of these beautiful things. Some have been well loved and are a little chipped but they are still beautiful and I couldn't bear to think they too would end up in a dumpster. A fellow MMP member was talking about the microwave, throw away generation. I have to say I was so happy to see so many people at this sale, all of us side by side, digging through boxes of stuff to find our wonderful treasures. I purchased the tables in the photos as well which I will repaint to give them a new life and home for someone else. In the way back of the house I found a fabulous vanity with a matching chair. The drawers are full of mouse do-do, the top is warped and it is covered with mold but it has wonderful lines so I took that as well and sent it off to see if the top can be repaired; one last attempt before it ends up in the dumpster. We live in a historic town by the water with lovely old homes that really helps us appreciate all that came before us.
As you can see, all of my finds need a good bath ... I will be listing some of the better pieces (some I can't part with) tomorrow on my site. Thanks for visiting.