When strangers come into my house they often comment on our kitschy, eclectic decor.
“Oh that yellow chair is so bright!” “Estate Sale, $20.”
“I love your flower chair!” “Estate Sale, so cheap that I don’t remember the price!”
“Where did you get that bench?” “Estate Sale, $5. Don’t sit on it, it’s old!”
And so on and so forth! I really love a good estate sale. And at least with the bad ones you get to take a look inside someone’s house! I wish I could classify estate saling as one of my hobbies, but I do not get to do it that often, maybe every 2-3 weeks I will hit one up in my town.
Being part of a mailing list really keeps me up-to-date. If you would like to know of estate sales in your area, I firstly recommend signing up with Estatesales(dot)net and Estatesales(dot)org, secondly, your local newspaper and Craigslist! I will also recommend purchasing items on the last day if possible! Families normally want to get rid of everything so items will be priced at 40%+ off! I got a super awesome HANDMADE mid century side table for like $30! It is so pretty!
This afternoon I am going to swing by an estate sale in Denton’s Historic Oak Street District (I love getting a free house tour) after my eye doctor appointment. This sale’s add included buzzwords like depression glass, avid antique collector,retro, and vintage Christmas collection. I’d really be pushing my luck if I didn’t find anything!
Do you guys like to go to estate sales? Or are you more of a garage sale type? Keep in mind that estate sales aren’t only for the hoity-toity and are like garage sales on steroids! While having cash on hand is a good idea, many estate sales these days are put on by companies rather than the individual families. Some of these companies even accept major credit cards. This is most definitely a good and bad thing!
Stay tuned for this afternoon’s Friday Favorites post!