Friday, July 19, 2013

Really fab estate sale!

This morning, our intrepid trio, Linda, Duane and I set out to visit three estate sales being held on the other side of town.  It's a good thing that the first sale turned out to be such a good one because we never found the other two.  Well, we did find the third one but the house was closed up and there was obviously no sale going on.  The second sale didn't list the full address and we gave up looking.  But the first sale made up for it.  It was held in a rather small townhouse in a part of town called Hyde Park.  The company handling the sale is one we're familiar with so we figured it would be good. 

It looked like a career woman lived or had lived there.  In the original photos for the sale there were really nice designer handbags along with art, furniture, books, records, etc.  It was kind of hard to move around inside the house because it was so small but we managed.  Duane found a great deal on some art canvases, a black leather Nine West handbag (not the big designer stuff -- that was gone when we got there just a couple of minutes after the sale began) and a really pretty clipboard.  Since Duane is in the process of re-doing her art studio, the timing was perfect.  Linda bought a great looking signed water color and a vanity mirror.
Duane's and Linda's finds.

I found three separate pieces of art.  The biggest was this wonderful framed glass piece featuring a dragonfly (or possibly a moth) and a bee with bits of ephemera added to the picture.  I also bought a small water color signed by the same artist as Linda.  (Wonder if the artist might be the owner of the house?)  And I couldn't pass up a small photo of an English phone booth taken in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields by Chris Huntley and dated 2002.  So we were a happy group when we left.

My buys.

After our unsuccessful attempts to hunt down the other two sales, we decided to hit our favorite Starbucks for some refreshment and gossip.   Ah, life is good.

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