Friday, October 15, 2010

Oh the Joy of Estate Sales

So I had the pleasure of hitting another estate sale today. There was a lot of stuff inside that was organized and had price tags on it. BORING! I was in the garage, driveway and basement where it was kind of a dive in approach. There were no price tags, it was cold and quite frankly, smelly.
The actually had to put a cover over my pile because once I pulled stuff out people were trying to shop out of my pile. Twice someone tried to walk off with my basket. And don't even get me started on the lady who started letting them know she would take the orchard ladder if I didn't. I had not even had a chance to negoiate yet! Bad estate sale etiquette!
I am sorry the pictures aren't better but the wind really started picking up so I decided to get my stuff and my tush inside. There is some neat small stuff and some shutters that you can't see very well. I thought I was so fancy figuring out Picasa the other day. Turns out, I'm not so fancy and I could only get a few pictures to load.

Here are a few of my favorites.

These chairs are amazing. They are actually leather with gold trim printed on the leather. Great carved details as well. Originally they had it marked that they wanted $100 for the four chairs. In the end, I walked away with all of this (with the exception of the ladder) for $100. Plus I got about 10 boxes of vintage ornaments.

This stool is metal with a wood top and probably my favorite find of the day.
At a certain point I think I was buying this orchard ladder whether I wanted it or not, just on principal. But in the end, I think it looks quite perfect in its new home.

Schedules for the weekend lead me to think that I will not be able to hit any more sales till next week. But I am sure I will find a way to sneak one in!

Happy Hunting!

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18 comments:

Our really empty nest said...

Wow such great finds, and I agree, that ladder was made for that space! I really need to start going to more sales! Sue

Andrea said...

love that ladder in your space. Great finds!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Would have snatched that up in a second. What a great ladder. Looks great in your room.

Q @ JAQS said...

Love that. The ladder does look very nice in that space. You have a good eye for decor :).

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Beyond a Shadow of a doubt...That ladder was a terrific find and looks AMAZING in your space! SOOO COOL!

The Pennington Point said...

Oh it's all so wonderful! I'm so glad you took home the ladder. That lady should have known better!. I can't wait to see what you do with it all. Lisa~

Creative Ambitions said...

I LOVE that ladder... perfect spot! And those are gorgeous windows by the way! And I like those shudders you found!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

That ladder was made for that spot. You have a great eye... I'd say you hit the mark! Beautiful! I love the windows in your house, too.

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

OM goodness!!!! GORGEOUS! I love, love, love the ladder and that IS the perfect spot for it. Fantastic finds!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh my goodness!! Those chairs are GORGEOUS!!! I would love to find chairs like that!!! and the ladder is fantastic too!! Lucky you!! :)

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Great finds! Love the ladder!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

WOw, those are great finds! The ladder looks great in its new home.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the chairs and the ladder looks perfect in your home! I would have tried to run off with that large basket too! lol
xoxo, Sherry

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Holy cow, did you hit the jackpot! I am really envious of your finds and the ladder looks like it was made for that spot. You did great!

Jennifer said...

Wow!! What amazing finds and the ladder really is amazing in that spot!

Debbie~ said...

Looove the chairs and ladder! I love where you put the ladder, it was made for that spot! Sounds like you had a GREAT time! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Kathy said...

Vintage ornaments, hmmm... :)

Stacey said...

That's IT! I'm coming Yard Saling with you!!! omg that ladder is amazing! You have such an eye ; )

Stacey