Friday, September 19, 2014

Made it to a Friday Estate Sale!

Duane, Linda, and I hadn't been to an estate sale in several weeks.  We had been doing other things together but nothing had popped up on the estate front until this one today in South Tampa.  It was in an older home which was in beautiful condition.  It's always nice to see the original homes as opposed to the McMansions that people put up after razing houses with so much charm.

This sale didn't begin until 10am.  Sigh.  I love when I get to sleep a little longer!  We arrived promptly at 10 and there were already tons of cars lining the streets for this one.  People had already been allowed into the house and it was a frenzy.

Lots of lovely furniture and art.  We all agreed that it just figured that we would run into such good buys on nice furniture when none of us were currently in the market for it.  However, that doesn't mean we left empty-handed.

I found a boxed set of the books commonly called The Forsyte Saga (the 3 original books and the follow-ups) by John Galsworthy.  This edition had been reissued when the original  series aired in the late '60's.  Beautiful condition.

Linda purchased a lovely signed print of a water color.  I was tempted by some of the art but, boy, you had to be fast.  People were stripping it from the walls as quickly as they entered the rooms.   The owner had quite a bit of original art along with nicely framed prints -- some signed by the artists.

Duane eyed a piece of blue and white Delft but it was a much larger piece than she usually collects so she passed.  We hit the coffee shop afterwards for a long gabfest with treats and considered this one of the nicest sales we had attended lately.

My purchase and Linda's purchase.

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