Tag Archives: estate sales

How to Clean Second-Hand Upholstery

I have a little weakness for chairs. Vintage chairs. In their original upholstery. I wouldn’t consider myself a clean freak, but it does concern me that I sometimes bring home a 50-year-old chair that could be dirty. I don’t buy any upholstery from second-hand stores or Goodwill anymore because I am fearful of bedbugs, but I love […]

My Lamps Are Cooler Than Your Lamps

I have a secret place to get the coolest lamps. Do you wanna know where???   Nondescript stick lamps, be gone! Lamps are a great opportunity to add interest, color, and (well, duh) light to every room. There are so many great lamp styles and colors to choose from out there now, but there’s another […]

Everything But the House – The Secret is Out

You know I love a good sale.  I especially love estate sales where I can find unique vintage (if not antique) furniture and accessories that really give a home personality and history (even if it’s someone else’s history!). keep reading to see how you can win $100! To get the good stuff, it’s often necessary […]

Decorating in the Twilight Zone

Sometimes some very weird stuff happens to me related to decorating and, oddly enough, estate sales.  Like the time I was pregnant and tracking down vintage Fisher Price Little People for my unborn child.  I had a dream that I went to an estate sale and found a Little People barn layed out on a […]

Vintage Luggage

Time for sharing another one of my collections.  I love having collections that are as functional as they are aesthetically-pleasing. Vintage luggage can be found at yard sales, antique malls, and ebay.  They come in beautiful vintage colors, instantly giving away the time period from which they came. These sturdy pieces are great as attractive […]

Vintage Colored Glassware

I have a few pieces of green depression glass that belonged to my grandmother.  I keep them in a cupboard in my dining room.  I saw an episode of Cash in the Attic last week where a couple sold their depression glass for over $1000.  They had a whole lot more of it than me, of […]