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This past Saturday, I took a day of vacation from work because it was the monthly flea market. Priorities, you know. Anyway, my mom was hunting for a few things, so she decided to come along. The flea market was fun, but we didn’t really get much.
However, I did introduce my mom to her first estate sale, and it was an interesting one to say the least. It was in a historic district downtown, in a ginormous house. The biggest house I’ve ever been in by far. We were excited to go inside.
As was half the town. This was the first time I’d had my camera with me. We showed up early, and there were quite a few people who had beat us there. And of course it’s one of those streets that’s pretty narrow and only has parallel parking.
It’s a good thing my husband was driving, because I can’t parallel park. I’m sure the neighbors loved all these cars.
Anyway, the house was 4 stories all together, with 2 regular floors, and a full attic and basement. In addition there was a ‘carriage house’ that had a garage and 2 separate guest apartments out back. The backyard was gorgeous and had a large pool and a pool-house. You know you’re rich when you have a pool-house.
This a a view from the upstairs apartment out back, into the backyard. You can see the pool peeking through the trees.
This photo is from one of the upstairs bedrooms’ doorways. When you walk in the front door on the main floor, you walk into this huge foyer and those stained glass windows are behind. It was all very grand. I think the foyer alone was bigger than my entire apartment.
I didn’t take many pictures because the place was crawling with people, and I didn’t really know if you’re supposed to take pictures. I didn’t want to get thrown out of the fancy house.
I think that because it was an expensive house, the sale company automatically marked things way up. I mean, there were some things there that you could honestly buy new for cheaper. So needless to say, I didn’t get much. But I did find a couple of cute things. Probably the least expensive items in the whole place. I have eagle eyes when it comes to spotting a bargain.
I found this antique iron that someone had painted little flowers on. I told my husband I was going to keep it by my bed and use it as a weapon if someone broke in. Then he taught me the word ‘bludgeon’.
And I found this little guy. He’s a pig. He’s too little to actually use as a creamer, but I think that’s the general idea… That you put milk or something inside, and then it pours out his mouth. I think a cow would be more appropriate, or a goat maybe. And when you use it, it actually looks like he’s throwing up. But he was only $1!