MIA and Estate Sale Part I

Hey All,

I have been seriously MIA and I am so sorry about that!  I hope you missed me?!?!  I was super busy with the estate sale last week and have been busy this week gearing up for another one.  Yes, another one!  Oh, and somewhere in between, I’ve been trying to get a little rest, hang out with my family, do laundry and trying to maintain some resemblance of a decent house.  There aren’t enough hours in a day I tell ya’!

The hard work for the estate sale began last Wednesday and again Thursday at 8 am sharp, and let’s just say that I got lost in the house and had to be dug out from underneath all of the family’s stuff!  No.  Seriously.  It was absolutely incredible!  I had such a great time.  I have my dear friend, and Olympian no less, Suzy Favor Hamilton to thank for the wonderful opportunity.  She and her husband are the #1 sales team for First Weber Real Estate here in our town, so her client needed someone to help sell the contents of the home before it could go on the market.  She knew they had a lot of antiques and vintage items, so she thought of me!  I am so thankful to her!  She also was a tremendous help to me throughout the process.  It was my very first estate sale, so unlike Cari Cucksey, I do not have a fancy staff (yet) of movers, researchers and sales people, so Suzy was gracious with her time and energy to help me get everything sorted, staged and priced.  I couldn’t have done it without her tireless help!

I will share lots of pictures with you in Part II, but for now I will tell you that the man of the house served in World War II in Europe from 1941 to 1945, and he and his wife were the original owners of the home.  The house and all of the items in the home were what I’ve titled this estate sale “20th Century Americana Revisited”.  I was in absolute heaven taking a trip back through time as I sorted through all of their things.  And they saved everything.  I mean everything.  Original boxes, receipts, every bill they ever paid.  And they had a lot of things to sell, that’s for sure.  It was the quintessential estate sale and I was delighted to be a part of it.

I will share more with you in Part II, but to give you a little taste of some of the items I sold at the sale:  Victrola from 1925, vintage Lionel trains, vintage board games, vintage typewriters, Depression era glassware, brown glass pharmacy bottles, vintage Schwinn Suburban in kelly green in MINT condition, Zenith stereo cabinet and even a Mr. Coffee coffeemaker in the original box with Joe DiMaggio’s picture on it from the 1970s.  The sale was a riot and I should mention, very successful!  I’m thrilled to add “Estate Sales” to my resume!

I’m back to the wonderful world of blogging and I promise Part II will contain stories, lessons and lots of awesome pictures!!

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  1. It sounds like it was a great sale…I wish I had been able to come!! I’m happy that you have another vocation, it must be fun!!

    Have a great holiday weekend, Laura!

    XO,
    Janie

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