I was working the Buddy and Maddie watch out of Olathe when the call came in.
"Estate Sale in Victorian home in historic Liberty MO". I secured the dogs, put the address into my GPS, grabbed a Diet Coke and was out the door.
My name is Beth and I carry a checkbook.
I had decided to lay off the estate sales on Saturday and concentrate on taking care of things I already had- like silverware and bottles.
But then my friend Lucy called to tell me about an estate sale she was doing in Liberty MO- she said there's good stuff left and it's half price.
The sale was in a 3 story Victorian home- it was actually a thinning out sale- the owners still live there, but were clearing out the 3rd story attic- where goods had been stored for 90 years!
You can see the wrap around porch and pretty fret work on the house- imagine that rising up 3 stories and you'd get an idea of what a sweet house this is.
One of the collections they were selling was toothbrush holders- I didn't even there was such a thing- other than the little glasses with holes in top that you see at Target.
I bought the aesthetic brown transferware piece to add to my collection of ... aesthetic brown transferware. Isn't it nice how one item can fit into two different collections?
I really don't know what the honeycomb paper thing is- I just thought it was cool. And at the bottom of the picture- and old bobbin.
And guess what else I found- ANOTHER bottle- great old label.
A pretty velour dresser scarf- and underneath is a woven Victorian coverlet. It'll be a beautiful background for fall displays.
Jack London 1st edition with a great Arts & Crafts cover, a 1928 diary and few baubles of jewelry.
A girl couldn't get a much better call on Saturday morning.