Monday, May 23, 2016

Estate Sale Worker!

Today all I did was relax! I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday working an estate sale with one of my friends Sandra. About a year ago, she asked me if I would help her when she had an estate sale for her friend. It was something on my bucket list, so I agreed. It was fun to see how these sales happen. Wow, it is a great deal of work. There's a lot of set up time, pricing, cleaning, organizing and running the show! Jimmy and I go to so many sales and it was fun to work one.

So many lovely teacups! Yes, I did get to choose a couple that I will share later. I wanted to bring them all home, but....

Lots of fun Bauer and similar items. Maybe you will see something from this table later too!

This fishbowl was just amazing. I don't like to take care of fish, but I was tempted. Sooo pretty.

A view of the living room before the sale. I liked the umbrella holder and it sold quickly. The lamps were good sellers too. The carved chair was a show stopper, but it was pricey, so it did not sell.

Vintage clothes are really popular here in the Portland area. We had several dealers in early on the first day.

Lots of charming aprons and they were also good sellers. I love old aprons.

Most of the hats sold early too.

Bedding with hand embroidered pillowcases done so nicely.

Pretty things for the dresser from days gone by.

Vintage phones sell very well too....especially rotary phones. That's really funny to me.

These two mid century lamps were also show stoppers. They are made of crushed glass in resin. They are really heavy and look great when you light them up.

This was only half of the sale. The basement items will be offered in June, so I will help Sandra again. The people you meet at these sales are really fun. They love to chat about what they collect and get so excited when they find goodies. It's really interesting to watch people as they shop. We also had people who were buying things to help out friends. I loved it. I had a great time even though I really am tired today! I'm thankful I didn't have anywhere to go today.


Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness, what lovely things! It's a good thing I wasn't asked to help at an event like this because I would have just wanted to do nothing but browse...and BUY!

mamasmercantile said...

It certainly was a feast for the eyes. Sounds like great fun.


I have done a few estate sales! It is fun to see what sells and what doesn't. I see many goodies at the one you did and would have bought MANY things!