A Few Estate Sale Finds

I did almost no estate sale shopping over the winter. I saw nothing in the ad photos that motivated me to leave my house in the early AM, which is when you have to get there to get the good stuff.  But just when I began to wonder if I had completely lost my estate […]

Vintage Jars and Spring Blooms

A few years back I picked up some vintage dairy jars at an estate sale. Since that time I have pulled those jars out a number of times to hold flowers or silverware, and I always enjoy them. So when I ran across this small, vintage honey jar at an antique mall recently I happily added it to the […]

Artwork Finds

Last month I picked up a framed, vintage English poster at an estate sale. Artwork like this is why I continue to go to estate sales and walk the aisles of antique malls. You never know when you’re going to happen on something unique for your home. This piece appealed to me because I’m a sucker […]

Vintage Soup Spoons and Two Favorite Soup Recipes

Several years ago I pinned a picture of some vintage soup spoons, the kind with round bowls (I think these are sometimes called gumbo spoons), on Pinterest. I loved the round shape of them…a shape you don’t see much of anymore. I made a mental note to look for some of these spoons in my antique booth […]

Fall Estate Sale Finds

I love estate sale-ing in the fall. The weather is gorgeous, so it’s a great time to be out and about around town. I’m rarely happier than when I’m driving between estate sales on a cool morning, with a Diet Dr. Pepper from McDonalds in the cup holder and the XM Politics channel on the […]

English Marmalade Jar

Most of my antique/vintage/secondhand shopping has been done at estate sales and antique shops. I like the houses I see, the people I meet, and the thrill of the hunt. But recently I began going online to pick up some things that I’m not likely to run across by going to an estate sale or two […]

Secondhand Finds: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it’s not even close. It’s the simplest of holidays, asking only that you come together and enjoy all that you have to be grateful for. It brings to a close the most glorious season – autumn – at the same time that it kicks off the holiday season ahead. And it’s a quintessentially American […]

Secondhand Finds: Staycation Edition

It’s been a slow secondhand shopping summer for me. As I browse through pictures in estate sale listings, I just haven’t been feeling it. That’s okay. Secondhand/vintage/antique shopping is like that. Sometimes you’re into it and finding stuff and other times, not so much. But Tom and I did do some antiquing in the West […]

White Soup Tureens

Many years ago – probably 15 or more – I bought the white soup tureen below at a garage sale. I didn’t have plans to serve actual soup out of it and I don’t think I ever have. But it’s been with me through two houses and has been, at various times, on top of my […]

My Approach to Estate Sale Shopping

I’ve had a few questions about estate sale shopping so I thought I would share a bit about the method to my madness. Where to Find Sales It all starts with a site called EstateSales.net. EstateSales.net lists sales by location and you can sign up to receive email notices for any sales starting in your area on the […]