Sunday, April 22, 2012

Estate Sale Goodies

I rarely get the time to go to estate sales, but today I heard about  one in Racine, Wisconsin and decided to make the hour drive to check it out!  And am I glad I did!   Awesome silver trays were waiting for me to grab for the store- I love the gallery style and so do our customers.  The linens were exquisite, already starched and ironed and perfect for cocktails while entertaining!   And for 5 years, I have been searching for a set of wide gold rim dinner plates and today they were mine!  I also couldn't resist the Bavarian green and gold dinner plates, perfect for our Marie Antoinette table setting event that's happening on the 3rd of May. Several beautiful silver serving pieces were purchased for one of my customers that has just finished a beautiful new kitchen and needs dressy items for her butler's pantry. Look at this adorable silver dome- perfect for a small hot appetizer dish.   But probably the most unique find was the tulip shaped set of cut crystal wine glasses- just gorgeous and will be very hard to part with- probably won't!  The biggest surprise find- a 1956 art book of Michelangelo's work - pretty linen cover with gold lettering- a decorator's dream- cost $15!  I had seen the same book on Friday for $250 at the Chicago Botanic Garden Antigue Show-  so lucky me!  Can't wait to share these new  finds with my customers!


Jen said...

I love those plates! Both the gold and the gold with green! Would you be able to share what brand/design they are?

Splenderosa said...

Just think about that 1 hour drive. Most of us would have passed it up.
Thank goodness you didn't. You lucky lucky lucky woman !!!

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

Oh my, what wonderful finds! Sure wish I lived near by, but Louisiana is a bit far for dropping in.

County Line Road said...

I need to come to your store! Love the finds. We are kindred spirits.

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Wow! That must have been one amazing estate sales. I love it all!