Showing posts with label SECOND TIME AROUND. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SECOND TIME AROUND. Show all posts

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I am so excited to be linking to Rhoda's "Today's Thrifty Treasures" for the first time and to Diane's "Second Time Around"! To see thrifty treasures all over Blogville, go get the links at Southern Hospitality and to see second time around treasures go to A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words. Thank you, Rhoda and Diane, for hosting these events.

This week, I went to the "grandaddy of estate sales"! The on-line advertisement:

"Multi-Million Dollar Residence- Over 12,000 square feet full"!

I had to email for an appointment to go to the estate sale! I later learned that was because it is a gated community, and the guard had to have my information before I could get through the gate. Each person admitted was allotted 2 hours (I don't think they enforced that). It took me MORE than 2 hours to shop through this mansion AND take photographs!

The owner's children had grown up and left home, and they were down-sizing. (The White House would probably be down sizing for them!)

I have never been to a professionally hosted estate sale when there wasn't an estate sale employee in every room of the house. After going through the whole house, I went to my car and got my camera, since I knew there wasn't anybody in the rooms to tell me I couldn't take photographs. Sorry, I didn't make it back upstairs to photograph the media room, the play room, and the children's bedrooms. When I was checking out, I overheard one of the employees tell someone that there is a built in security camera in every room, and someone was viewing the monitors! (Of course they would have security in every room, but I never once thought about that!)

After shopping for more than two hours, these are my few little purchases! I paid $11.00 for the cupcake stand; $8.00 for the little "Flanders" plate; $1.00 for a strainer that I thought might be for tea bags (is it?); and $15.00 for the mirrored cake stand. I paid $10.00 for the rusted looking stand that I used on my table Thursday. There's something that goes on top of it, but I'm not sharing that yet.

I've never been to an estate sale this snazzy (heck, I've never been ANYWHERE this snazzy, and I've been to the White House!), so I just thought I'd share it with my friends. I hope you enjoyed going with me to this "grandaddy" of an estate sale! Be sure to go over to Southern Hospitality and to A Picture is Worth 1000 Words. Rhoda, at Southern Hospitality, posted about going to the "Endless Yardsale"! I've always wanted to do that. It looks like so much fun. Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog. laurie