Friday, February 25, 2011

Which Estate Sale Do I Go To?

This is a tough decision.  There are many great estate sales this weekend but 2 in particular that I need to choose between to hit first, bright and early.

First sale: Starts at 8am Saturday.  Features 2 Paul Laszlo end tables I would kill for and a variety of smalls/decor and C.Jere sculptures.  There is also a huge Danish credenza/cabinet and Danish dining set that will bring the dealers out.  Hey, aren't I technically a dealer?  Um, I guess.  Scratch that, "that will bring the vintage shoppers out". My point being, I'm sure the line will begin at 6 am or earlier for those hard core shoppers.  I'm not included in that group.  I can't get out of bed when it's dark out, even for Paul Laszlo... well, wait a minute, maybe I can:

PL, I love you.  Look at those lines!!

Gorgeous. I would love to have this but no space in my home. ;(

Chotchkies galore. I love me some me some smalls!

I love old electronics too. I'm eyeing that green TV in the back and the radios. Hey check out that clip light on the end.  

These were just some of the interesting pics. There's a house full of stuff.

Second Sale: (Pales in comparison) Starts at 7am Saturday.  Features: Danish modern bedroom set by American of Martinsville, Lane tables, vintage china and glassware, a full garage of tools, etc.

Now, this one does not look as pleasing but that might be a good thing.  That could equal less people and treasures buried deep in the messes.  Check out some of the messy pics.   

There are 4 pieces to this set. 

I can see myself digging through piles. I love that!

Who knows what could be hiding in the garage. I love industrial modern things.

So you see, I'm a bit torn. Go to the prize sale #1 and somehow get myself there VERY early or go to the second sale, not as good looking, but I'd still need to be there early, and hope for a smaller crowd and some unique finds.  

I think I'm leaning toward sale #1.  Go for the gold, right?  The second sale may or may not be good and the bedroom set is just okay anyway.  Where the heck would I store it? The PL tables at the first sale are spectacular. Why not at least TRY for them right?  Ok, I think it's sale #1.  Wish me luck getting out of bed early. 

Have great weekend!!


Mr. Modtomic said...

I feel ya Rhan! I'm Lucky in that there aren't any obviously great estate sale to get out of bed for tomorrow morning!

I have a bad feeling that if you don't get to sale #1 ridiculously early, you'll find all the best stuff sold as you make your way through the door. There are people who do this for a living competing with you for those pieces. Not having to get up early and wait outside an estate sale in the dark and maybe cold is why "Normal" people have to pay those ridiculous prices at shops!

I say be there at 3am and feel the power of being FIRST in line! You can sleep when you're dead.

Good luck and have fun.

Modernsnap ! said...

Well that's weird because I was leaning towards #2! How could we possible differ? :)

I love old TV's too!

Getting up too early is just too hard on my soul.

Good luck!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

My vote is for #1...definitely go for the gold!

Rhan Vintage said...

Mr. Mod, that's what I'm afraid of, getting there early and I'm still like #25 in line. Ugh, 3 am ?? I was thinking like 6 am, I know, I know, not early enough. What to do, what to do, I don't know.

Rhan Vintage said...

Alison, I was originally leaning toward #2 because it's the safer bet and like Mr. Mod said, #1 will have people in line in the wee hours of the morning, buying up all the things I'm interested in anyway...then I will have missed #2 also!

Rhan Vintage said...

Dana, I think I will. Why not go for it? Heck, there are always other sales I can score at. If I don't try I'll wonder what would have happened. Wish I could clone myself sometimes.


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