Last fall, I shared a new site that I’ve partnered with, Everything But the House. It’s an online auction site for estate sales. Fun, right?
You all know I love shopping second hand finds at yardsales, estate sales, thrift stores, and antiques markets. You never know what you’ll find when you’re out there browsing.
Online auctions have been popular for a long time now and probably most of us have tried it out once or twice. The internet has opened up the world to us and now we can shop from the comfort of home and look at items all across the country that we’d never see otherwise. I love estate sales! Walking into a house that has everything for sale is always an adventure, when an estate sale comes about. It makes me sad for the family, but I figure I’ll keep that person’s memory alive by taking something home with me. I have a beautiful marble topped plant stand from my friend, Debbie’s dad’s estate sale. It makes me think of him every time I look at it.
An online auction is sort of the same thing. You never know what you’ll spot that you just have to have. From unique furniture pieces to jewelry, art, kitchen items, and more, estate sales have it all. A lifetime of treasures all under one roof.
So, that is what Everything But the House is all about. They have estate sales from several cities across the country set up and you can browse them online and see if there is anything you want to follow. You can add your bid and wait to see if your bid is the winner at the end of the auction time. To see what’s coming up, you can check out their calendar.
And the good news is they have expanded to Atlanta and have several sales going on right now in the Atlanta area.
All you have to do is sign up to get in on all the auctions going on and you’ll get $20 to spend right away on your first auction, so you can’t lose with that!
One of the estate sales is in the St. Ives neighborhood of John’s Creek here in Atlanta. Nice house!
And a few of the notable items for sale in this auction:
- “Gone With the Wind” lamp
- Pair of vintage driving glasses
- Vintage Japanese style upholstered sofa
- Signed hockey memorbilia
- An antique armoire
Here’s the mahogany secretary from the sale.
I saw a few interesting items that caught my eye, like this pretty patio table and chairs. If I had more room in my house, look out! I’d be shopping up a storm. I need more room!
This pair of arm chairs would be beautiful upholstered in a fresh new fabric.
And this Japanese settee would be gorgeous updated in a modern fabric too.
Hockey memorabilia is in the sale too, so you can find something for everyone. Just think what a gift this would be for a hockey fan!
Here are a few of the items in this sale that caught my eye. Lots of fun and unique pieces to add to your own collection. What do you see that catches your eye? You can filter your search by category or city and see what’s out there.
This sofa is not in the Atlanta sale, in’s in Ohio, but I couldn’t help but add this in here. This is so flippin’ cute! It’s a 1960’s Drexel Heritage sofa and just look at that fabric. We are definitely heading back to the 60’s in design with bright colors and bold florals. I would leave this as is and use it as a statement piece in a room.
I think it’s fun to look at the ended sales to see what items went for. Good way to gauge your bidding power!
For instance, this Hepplewhite style flame mahogany sideboard went for $250. That’s a deal! Now, you do have to figure in shipping costs too, but I do think you can find some bargains if you look.
So, hope you’ll take a look at Everything But the House and see what it’s all about. Shop from the comfort of home and your easy chair and find some great treasures!
Note: This post is sponsored by Everything But the House, but all of the photo choices and my opinions of the site are all my own.
Kathy Forte' says
A friend’s mother from Ohio told me about them last year. I have followed all their auctions in the Atlanta area but missed this one. Thanks! Now I need to go place some bids…..
Sally M. says
Checked this site out when you mentioned it in an earlier post. There are some great things in the sales that I would love to bid on, but the shipping is so high! I would definitely have to be able to pick the item up….no sales in Alabama so far…
Jane H. says
I’ve seen a lot of things I like. Do they ship items?
Jane H. says
Yes, that could get a little pricey. Fun to look at though.
shipping is soooo expensive!
Holy Burled Flame Mahogany! WOW, $250 for that drop dead gorgeous price of Hepplewhite? Yikes wish I’d seen this email sooner, I’d MAKE room for that piece!
Thanks for sharing the siteRhoda!!
Where are your favorite local Atlanta stores to get second hand furniture at?
I would check the antiques malls, there are so many of them, hard to name them all. Or Goodwill or any of the thrift stores.