- dysfunctional family sale- you can spot this one by all the self help books;
- too much credit too quickly sale - a couple with young children that bought more house than they could afford and charged more furniture & clothes than they could handle- most of the stuff in the house is new
- insomniac sale- lots of stuff from QVC, still in the box, probably purchased late at night
- the good hoarder sale- they had good taste and didn't throw anything out- vintage notions, trims, wrapping paper, sometimes wallpaper, scrapbooks, everything their parents owned
- the bad hoarder sale- they liked to shop, but it was mostly at the dollar store and thrift stores
The Pink Lady Sale
These sales are full of over the top feminine, bejeweled, floral and ornate items.
I imagine the pink lady as very petite and dressing kind of like Nancy Reagan, only mostly in pink. She always wears heels, and when she goes out, she wears gloves, Her shoes always match her dress. She wouldn't dream of leaving the house without make-up and her hair fixed.
She is the anti-Beth.
The sale had a lot of Florentine items- and some of them had been "altered"- like this jewelry box that was painted pink. Even though it's super sweet the way it is, I hate to think about how much the value decreased by adding the paint. In the basement, I found a whole box of bits and pieces- shelf brackets, single drawers etc of painted Florentine.
Oh wait...I think there's something in one of the drawers- it feels heavy. Maybe it's full of a treasure trove of jewelry or pretty lace.
I've added some of these pink lady treasures to my Etsy shop SugarPinkMoon...