Tag Archives: estate sale finds

Fun Finds for a Friday!

I haven’t been sourcing much, but thanks to Beth (a reader and neighbor!) I was pointed to an estate sale that she thought might be up my alley. After weeks of buying restraint, I decided it was time to have some fun. The house was small but still quite full even though it was the…

February Ups and Downs

Here in my part of the world–Silicon Valley–the weather has been too good! It should be chilly and rainy. Instead it’s been dry, sunny and reaching temps in the 60s and 70s. Things are blooming too early. I have three Razzle Dazzle witch hazel bushes (really more like trees) which are now happily in blossom…

Not the Weekend I Expected

Last week, after a delightful vacation visiting friends on the East Coast, I was looking forward to catching up on my real life in California. Alas, alas, my catching up was thwarted when it became apparent that the sniffles that had plagued me for days had turned into a full-blown cold that included chills and…

Picking Serendipity

Today I was supposed to be assisting an older woman with her computer projects. After working out at my gym, I rushed home, took a shower and headed to her house. Alas no one answered the door or either phone number. I waited in my car a bit just in case I had caught her in…

Rusty to Sublime Finds

Decided to go back to an estate sale I had visited on Saturday for the 50% off on Sunday. Had a hunch that I would find enough good stuff left to make it worth my while. And I did!! Though honestly, from a profit standpoint, some of my finds are barely worth the time and effort to…

One-Bedroom Estate Sale Bounty

It’s not often you find a one bedroom, one bath house in Silicon Valley. Like never. The house dates from 1923 and inside it didn’t look like it had been updated much over the decades. It had a very worn, lived-air. (Trust me there is a house behind all this vegetation!) The owner, Adelyne, age…

Find of the Week: Vintage Busch German Binoculars

Today, my oldest daughter and I decided to venture out early for a yard sale in our neighborhood and then to an estate sale a few miles away. As always we were darn excited! We arrived at the yard sale about 15 minutes after their open time but they weren’t ready. Books were still boxed and some stuff hadn’t been brought out…