Sunday, April 13, 2008
Here is my first blog about estate sailing. I hope to write many more. It is a hobby and, dare I say, a passion of mine. One reason I really like estate sales is that you can find great things there. Unlike garage or yard sales, where people are getting rid of things they don't want, at estate sales EVERYTHING the person owned is being sold. That increases the quality. Also, I enjoy going through the houses, seeing how people lived. It's an interesting anthropological experience.
The following pictures are from my adventure last Saturday. The day begin with a trip to an unusual estate sale. I guess some guy had been evicted from a house which someone had subsequently bought. The place was run down. We saw a few unusual things, like:
Lots of plastic lunch boxes.
Records scattered all over the floor.
And, a gentleman's fancy, perhaps?
The house was really smelly. It looked like the guy was a packrat. The kitchen was carpeted (odd) and it had a cool stove.
The next estate sale wasn't technically an estate sale (since nobody died) but they advertised mannequins. Ever since I saw the movie Mannequin as a kid I have been fascinated with these things.
At subsequent estate sales, Joey found his first piece of Vaseline
glass. This kind of glass has a little
bit of uranium in it. It's radioactive,
and it glows in a black light. I got that orange decanter at Wasatch Furniture, which is going out of business. I used it to water Joey's newly adopted cactus.
Later on that day the right front tire of my car went flat. Luckily, it was at a gas station at the time so I wasn't in danger of being smashed by oncoming cars. I pretended to change it, but Joey was the one who did everything.
Thanks Joey. Lastly, I bought this blue mixing bowl. I really like the color, and now I can make things that require some preparation. I believe that it was a very good ST8 kind of day. We even found some things in an antique store that we had bought, but for less than the store was charging. The deals are great.