Monday, May 16, 2016

DOING ESTATE SALES for BTTCG Blog Party

Hello dear blogging friends and so glad you stopped by.

Every Friday and sometimes on Saturday, my Hubby and I have been taking in Estate Sales in our area.  There are two different businesses who do them.  I never went to these in Colorado but should have but didn't really know about them.  It seems that our friend Gina at "Victorian Wanna Be" has introduced me to something I knew not of before - Estate Sales.  Gina works for one of the estate sale businesses here in Columbia, Missouri.  



I have found some great things such as the Eastlake table I showed you at my "Tea In The Garden" post Friday. I got this table on the Saturday 1/2 off day so it was $20.00.  Sometimes waiting works and sometimes what you want is gone.  I had to use the water hose to get the spiders off this table.  Then I dried it off right away with towels and used lemon oil on it.


 I have found several quilts that were lovely and reasonable. At the nicest antique mall here clean vintage quilts are all around $250.00.  At the estate sale they are usually $20.00 - $40.00 and the best ones up to 75.00.  Here is how my cabinet is looking where I am putting my quilts now.
This trunk is in front of the Great Room window which has a panoramic view of our backyard.  I also got that little bird cage stand at a Flea Market.



This one below was worn and sweet and only $20.00: 



This quilt (below) is absolutely perfect so it was $75.00.  I missed getting two others because I was "just learning" that the quilts are hung in the bedrooms at an estate sale.  The lines are very long at these sales so we have learned that too - get their early and stand in line if you want something special (photos are posted on line each week beforehand).



And now for the vintage vase
- a large green one for $8.00:



 Also, here is the little silver or silver plate plate (?)teapot on it's own stand and has a heating element underneath.  It has a rattan handle and seems very well made.  Underneath is engraved with a number and has a seashell stamp and says "England" which always thrills my heart.  I paid $28.00 which I thought was a good price.  Ruth at Antiques and Teacups - do you recognize this?





 This is my Monday Blog Party and you as a blogger are invited to participate - just see the instructions at the bottom of this posting!  There are so many parties out there - thank you for participating in mine!
I am also sharing my post at:  No Place Like Home,  The Art of Homemaking Mondays, Let's Talk Vintage, Tea Cup Tuesday



28 comments:

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Bernideen,
Your found treasures are lovely and I really love your silver teapot! Your garden table is nice too. I don't have a post this week just my No Place Like Home party which I've shared a recipe in. Not knowing whether you would want me to link that up or not, I will only leave a comment for now. I really do admire your garden and I'm so glad you are enjoying your home. Have a beautiful day, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

You found some wonderful finds....thanks for the party!

Deanna Rabe said...

You've inspired me know to start attending Estate sales! Wow, you've found lots of treasure!

Thanks for hosting this fun gathering everyweek!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Wow you had a lucky day! Love your estate sale finds - such fun! That green teacup is gorgeous! Thank you for hosting B.T.T.C.G. You don't have to respond to my post - you did on Friday. Lol. Blessings, Karen

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What great finds! I love the photo of your garden! So gorgeous! xoxo Su

[email protected] Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I so enjoyed seeing all your estate sale purchases, Bernideen! You did good!!! Thanks so much for hosting your party and enjoy your week!

Joy B said...

Wow, I want to go to estate sales with you! Great prices on the quilts! So glad you can enjoy them.

NanaDiana said...

You came across some great finds. I love that pink and white quilt--just lovely---as is everything else you purchased. Watch out---Estate sales are ADDICTIVE...don't say I didn't warn you...lol xoDiana

Szara Sowa said...

Green, glass vase enraptured me.
Have a nice week.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Bernideen, always grateful to you for hosting this lovely party along with your other parties. Though I don't have anything "post" worthy to share, I have enjoyed visiting all the links so far today. thanks again for all your work.

Susan said...

Are you loving your new home! Looks like you've already found your way around! XOXO

[email protected] and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Bwenideen,
Thanks so much for hosting!! I used to go to a lot of Estate Sales but right now, I am clearing out some things and trying not to purchase any more....
Hugs,
Deb

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What fun - and such wonderful finds. Love the quilts. I've found that if you dig around in antique malls you often find a quilt that is 40.00 to 50.00 for the really good ones. Sometimes sellers don't realize what they have - and I come out with great quilts. The estate sales here in Washington are run just like yard sales - no waiting - no large crowds and often we find some special treasures.

Margie said...

Nice score, Bernideen! Looks like you're getting the hang of estate sales. There aren't too many estate sales around my neck of the woods, or maybe I just don't know where to find them! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, I love going to estate sales! I only hit them once a month or so. I never have to wait in a long line, but I always go the first day right when it opens. I've never waited until the last day. It's usually Sunday here and I just don't get back. I have found two vintage quilts and paid $75 for each. You found some wonderful stuff! Thanks for the party. Glad to be joining in today.
hugs,
Jann

Kim said...

Some gorgeous treasures. I love, love, love the quilts. I am always amazed how over their in the USofA you can find these beauties for next to nil.

Ruth W said...

Hi Bernideen...tipping pots like that are usually for hot water...a kettle...to refresh the teapot and were quite popular in England in the Victorian, Edwardian through the 1930s in households that didn't have the staff to do the job for the hostess. Some complete teasers automatically came with them...I have a really fancy one I have had for years. That's a great find! How fun you two are able to do some fun things together....and I am on a big boat in Alaska right now...you smarty! Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

janice15 said...

O goodness, I love all your quilts they are lovely and that new teapot is wonderful. Great finds Benideen. I'm jealous we don't have much of anything here in San Francisco like before. Love your things in you house. I was trying to join your party this morning but got side tracked. But I'm here now. Have a lovely evening dearest, with love Janice

Deanies Stash said...

Bernideen, it looks like you found some great treasures. Now you will want to go to all the estate sales! They are so fun and I always feel like I am treasure hunting as you never know what gem you will find. Thank you for hosting!

xo Dianne

Daniela said...

Here I am, finally !
I lost this so wonderful appointment yesterday but I'm still in time for enjoying all the gladness all your blog friends share !
Your post, my lovely Bernideen, time by time, let us see your home growing in coziness and becoming heartwarming more and more, thank you dearest friend, for sharing such moments in your life with us !

Hope your week is off to a good start I wish you much love for your days to come, sending hugs and more hugs to you, with boundless gratitude

Dany

Mrs. White said...

You found some beautiful things! Your photographs are inspiring. Estate sales sound like a good idea.

Stacey said...

Good morning, Bernideen. I'm just a little jealous of your great finds. We've been so busy in our yard we haven't time to go do any hunting for treasures. I'm happy to be sharing a little about butterflies here today. :)

Curtains in My Tree said...


Yes Gina can turn anyone onto her great estate sales

Love the teapot I would have fought you for it haha

you got wonderful treasures

The Charm of Home said...

That silver teapot is wonderful with it's heating element! Thanks for hosting!

Mrs.T said...

Everything is lovely, Bernideen! I especially liked the Eastlake table. Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, so fun seeing all your estate sale finds on your blog. They looks great in your home, the table is perfect! I knew it would be a good one.
Your silver plate teapot is neat too!
Have a great rest of your week!
Gina

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my goodness, I just noticed your back yard flower gardens that you have been working on, wow, they look great! I need to come and see them in person!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, yours is my favorite blog party because it's here I get to meet up with all my online tea sisters! I'd love to sit down at your kitchen table and have a slice of that strawberry pie. Put the kettle on!