upcoming estate sales are:
& 28: Fabulous Finds in Chicago
& 18: Home Decorator's Dream Sale Geneva
next sale is a gorgeous home in
and Saturday 1/27 & 28
10 - 3
posted closer to sale dates.
on the facebook icon below to see pictures of our next sale! (you
do NOT have to be a facebook member to see them)
don't give out prices in advance of the sale;
19th century home in the awesome Northcenter neighborhood has been
fully rehabbed, and this homeowner's pride shows in everything she
collected and the furnishings she chose.
Lots to look at, and difficult to narrow down to just one type of
thing, so we won't even try -- this is a very clean treasure hunt,
as eclectic as you are, and priced to sell out in our two-day sale!
There are furnishings for every room, including the awesome 1960s
Fort Smith living room set -- solid wood, carved motifs, and immaculate
upholstery. Sofa, rocker, side chair, coffee table, ottoman. There
is also an antique large round dining table, 6 newer solid wood 2-tone
dining chairs, lots of antique oak pressed back chairs, a green metal
glass-top table with 4 chairs, antique hall tree, a side-by-side,
mission-style bed, 2 mission-style futons, a few other rockers, and
plenty of accessory pieces that will fill that spot that needs a certain
There is very nice wall decor as well, including a beautiful Hudson
River Inlay mirror featuring sunflowers. Their work is extraordinary,
and this piece is retired from their current line and an absolute
She collected artisan pottery so there are several nice pieces of
that, and the kitchen is loaded with dishes, glassware, cook ware,
bakeware, utensils, gadgets, pots and pans and more.
One of the most interesting item in this sale is a 1929 signature
quilt that she found in a thrift store and ultimately did an immense
amount of research on each of the ladies who made a square and signed
it, so it is not only a rare historical quilt, but it also comes with
provenance through all of her geneaology research on it. I don't know
if she figured all of them out, but she actually traveled to Oklahoma,
where the quilt was made, and gave several presentations on it there.
An awesome find.
She sewed: there are 2 sewing machines, lots of fabric (smaller scale
patterns and pieces -- for making quilt blocks mostly), a folding
sewing and crafting table, sewing supplies, an antique treadle sewing
machine, and more.
The master bedroom has a closet that's an entire wall long, and it's
stuffed with tops, bottoms, dresses ... plus we have tables loaded
with clothing, sweaters, accessories, and more. A range of sizes from
medium to plus size. Shoes in the 7 1/2 to 8 range.
she served in the Army -- we have lots of camo, khaki, military issue
clothes and gear.
Showcase has a nice assortment of smalls as eclectic as the rest of
the sale, plus some jewelry -- some pieces of 18k and 14k gold with
jade and semi-precious stones. There is also sterling, millefiori,
a little bit of vintage, and some artisan pieces.
She loved to garden, so the garage is filled with outdoor things --
furniture, gardening tools, yard art, planters, hooks, and more.
What else? A little of this, a little of that -- linens, Christmas
decor, stools for a kitchen bar in two styles, books, a concertina
and antique zither, a few hundred stereoview cards (Keystone) and
a viewer .... you're bound to find things you like all through this
Open 10 - 3 both days. Our numbers at 9:30 on Friday. If an early
arriver starts a list, we'll use that to queue up for our numbers,
but you must be there when we pass out numbers, and also when we call
your number or you'll lose your place in line.
Cash and credit cards (over $20) cheerfully accepted. No checks.
And, as always, a Kiss on your way
out the door.