There are days I truly think my life is a Tim Burton movie, and Saturday was one of them. I headed into the weekend thinking that there were no estate sales. And I have to admit: I was relieved. I needed a break from the insane frenzy that I get into, when there is a potential houseful of mid-century treasures to be Unearthed.
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I had looked in the newspaper and on craigslist, and didn’t see any estate sales… but it turns out my paper’s software was wonky. Luckily, reader Beth mentioned the sale on the Retro Renovation Facebook Fan page… and on Saturday I headed over. Oh my gosh, it was the Estate Sale to End All Estate Sales. Thank you, Beth, Thank you, Beth, Thank you, Beth!
An innocuous looking ranch home… right next door to last year’s 1963 time capsule shown Here and Here and Here… Word at the sale was that the Mr. was a renowned Electrolux salesman back in the day… and the house was loaded with not only his and his wife’s stuff, but also, all these prizes he had won as a salesman and Never Opened. It was like a Mint-in-Box Warehouse with all the mailing labels from Electrolux HQ still on the boxes.
Including: A vintage Dishmaster, never used, which I nabbed. It was sitting on the kitchen counter (no box, though, and heavens know if I got all the parts…)… I was only 5 minutes into the sale… And I was already hyperventilating. Seriously, like, my head exploded. I ended up spending hours going through every corner of the house… Saturday and back again Sunday. My weekend was shot so I can only tantalize you with a few photos today. On Monday I will take more and share the goodies. Goodies galore – and I only arrived half-way through Day Two of the Sale. I heard a little about some of the stuff I missed on Day One, and I am working Very Hard to sublimate this information. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on my Precious.
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