What a fun and fast weekend we had with my family in Georgia celebrating my dad’s 82nd birthday (which is the 14th)! Whew, I’m tired out just thinking about it. We went over on Friday and first off, me and mom went over to my sister’s house. They have just finished adding some more hardwoods and getting all them refinished, as well as the house being painted inside, in hopes of putting their house on the market soon. They have dreams of down-sizing, moving to a condo or smaller house with less upkeep and space. Since they no longer have kids at home, their house is entirely too big for 2 adults and 2 dogs. But, in the meantime they’ll enjoy the improvements even if the house doesn’t sell anytime soon. I’ll show you inside my sister’s house in another post. I’ve shared the outdoor areas before in previous posts, here last Mother’s Day, since we usually have our family gatherings on their spacious porch and enjoy the beautiful backyard they’ve created.
So, me, mom and my sister, Renee, hit up one of the new antique malls that I had not been in since I moved, called Queen of Hearts. I’ll share that in another post later too. Lots of goodies in there to see.
In the meantime, my sis and I hit up a few yardsales (all a bust) and one huge estate sale in Marietta that was quite amazing. Oh my, the lady that lived in this house must have loved to keep everything, I have never seen so many old, vintage and antique things in one estate sale, all in great condition. Of course, with estate sales, come a higher price. This sale had started on Friday, so by the time we got there on Saturday, everything was 1/2 price. Now, that’s even better. I tried to find something I had to have and took way too few pics, but ended up leaving empty handed.
Most all of these things were all out in the garage. The above old chippy white vanity was marked at $300, but would have been $150 on the 1/2 price day. Still too much, I think. That old scale sitting on it would have been $9, but I didn’t get it, I have to think about everything I bring in my house now.
Have you ever seen an old pram like this? Take 1/2 off the price for what they were asking. I think they are planning to have another Finale sale at some point to clear out even more. I can’t even imagine how much stuff must have been in there on Friday, cause on Saturday, the house was still packed with stuff! Those estate sale people really try to charge too much for things and I just don’t think people are willing to pay the price.
Child’s tricycle, would have been $30 at 1/2 price. Cute, cute!
I think you can read the prices on these little children’s chairs. They were all adorable.
Now, my sister fell in LOVE with this mahogany (late 1800’s) antique round table with 5 leaves and 8 chairs. Half price was $1900, which really is a steal, considering you’d pay that for some new junk that is nothing like this quality. There was a sideboard, china cabinet and a couple other matching pieces. You can imagine how beautiful this was and how well-made this old furniture is. I wish she could get it and she may try to see if they mark it down anymore. It’s a beauty! She has just purchased some other great furniture pieces on Craigslist (which I’ll show you in a later post), so may not be able to get this right now, but boy, is it gorgeous.
This vintage outdoor patio set would have been $55 for all of this on the 1/2 price day. Now that’s a great deal!
And if you’re in the market for an old Cadillac, this 1957 model was for sale too. I didn’t look at the pricetag on this one, but I don’t think it was 1/2 price.
So, I didn’t buy anything! Even though there were a couple things that caught my eye, I decided to pass. I did see a beautiful Italian white marble based lamp that would have been $37 at 1/2 price and I thought long and hard about that, but ended up leaving it. I love those old marble and alabaster base lamps and have seen them for much more money at antique shops. I probably should have bought it! Ahh, regrets. And I didn’t even get a pic of it.
I did get my sister interested in starting a white creamware collection of her own. She already has one white soup tureen, which she was going to give me, then changed her mind when she decided to start her own collection. And that’s great, I love it so much and I know she’ll enjoy her collection too. She found all these pieces at the antique mall that I’ll post on later. And she found a beautiful large oval platter at the estate sale, that I didn’t get a pic of. That’s all we came away with, but it’s a great start to her creamware collection!
She found a gorgeous hutch on Craigslist, which is now sitting in her garage waiting to paint. Even though this pine is really pretty, it doesn’t go so much with her house, so she is going to use my painting method and paint it black. She may leave the back of the shelves pine and paint the rest black. That’s a great look. And the price on this beauty? $150!! I’m SO jealous and love this piece. I’d love to find something like this too, although I’d have to get rid of something to make room. I can’t wait to see it when she’s finished. She’s really gotten the bug to buy some nice second hand pieces and make them work for their home. Wait til you see 2 of the Craigslist things she scored! I’ll show you that in a later post of her house.
So, let’s get the party rolling this week and see what all YOU have found! You know how to play, so please sign up with Mr. Linky and be sure to add a link back to THIS post so that all your readers can join the party and see everyone’s finds.
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Thanks for playing this week and have fun visiting everyone! Like I’ve mentioned, it’s getting harder and harder for me to visit all of you, but I try!
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Rhoda, That dining table is GORGEOUS!!! The pine hutch set is beautiful…I would hate to paint that, but I understand the pine won't match…still..it's a beauty! Can't wait to see more of your sisters house! Nancy
wow on those prices, sheesh.
That car is amazing though.
I can't believe anyone would give up that pine hutch. It is gorgeous and I have seen those pieces painted—awesome!
I can also say those prices were awfully high. In our area—smalltown Iowa—things gotta be cheap or we call them 'antique store' prices! I do think I would've grabbed up that patio set though. It was reasonable and appeared to be in great shape–very retro chic!!
I am going to visit often and maybe even join in the fun!
Lady Katherine says
I loved the cream ware! I have some little old chairs that came out of a church. I better hang on to them. They are ladder back child chairs.
Hi Rhoda, Thank you for coming over to Marty's blog to look at my seasonal changes in my kitchen for Met. Monday. I have a new appreciation for all of you wonderful blogging ladies. You have done a wonderful job on your blog and I really enjoy the thrift store shopping. You have found so many wonderful pieces and you seem to always find the perfect spot in your home, which by the way is lovely. It was so nice to see your name there, hugs Kathysue
I thought about you when I was at the beach last week. I kept thinking that what I'd really like to do was go thrifting! Alas, I didn't make it happen. But one of these days I'm just going to take myself a "Rhoda Day." Meanwhile, I'll drool over the things you find. This week, I'm drooling over that hutch of your sister's. Wow! That is a beauty.
Have a great day!
I just LOVE that hutch of your sisters, what a beauty !!!
Would love to know what they were asking for that car, my Dad used to have one !!!
Happy Birthday to your Daddy…July 14 hmmm same day as ME 🙂
All the best,
Rhoda, I loved that little antique tour. You are right about estate sales – they are more expensive! By the way, I have been collecting some white/cream pieces, too, after seeing how beautifully you display they. They just look clean and fresh and timless. Can't wait to see your sister's home tour! Linda
Gary and Elizabeth~ says
What great fun!. I would have bought the patio chairs, they are wonderful.
A very fun post.
Wow! I wish we had yard sales and estate sales like the ones you post about, Rhoda. Estate sales are high in this area too.
Have a good day!
awesome stuff you got there!
Susie from Bienvenue says
Im glad I wasnt there because I think I would have been in some trouble. I would have wanted way too much. I loved the little bike. Too sweet. Glad you had a fun time with the family!
Junk Mammas says
Love that patio set! $55.00 what a steal.
Nicole @ BugaBoos says
I love that old vanity and those little chairs and tricycle are to cute! I would of wanted it all, but i'm a cheapskate, lol! Love your sisters craigslist find, I love craigslist! Thanks for hosting, Love doing this every week!
What a fun estate sale to poke around in. Don't you just hate the high prices they ask at estate sales….geeze~ Even half off, I betcha there was a lot left to sell.
I love to visit antique stores and mostly I don't buy a lot but I love to wander around and look. I do better at yard sales or the Goodwill. So much fun to look and browse around. Love to find what I can to redo, paint or mess with. Thanks for sharing.
Rhoda, I love the hutch and buffet that your sister bought. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. This is the first time I have participated in your Monday party. Thanks so much for it, it was lots of fun. Hugs ~cindy s~
Laura @ the shorehouse. says
I'm in love with that dining set, and she gets it, too! 🙂 And that outdoor furniture is a lot like a hige set my grandma had…that went at her estate sale a few years back in like two seconds flat.
Olive Rue says
I LOVE Queen of Hearts Antiques. I was so happy when they opened the one up on Canton Hwy in Marietta. But, now that I'm Carrollton I'm an hour away. 🙁
I love that vintage patio set too. That was a steal.
Lindsay With Lindsay says
I noticed recently that one of my neighbors has a pram just like that one shoved in their garage!