I am helping a gal get a house ready for an estate sale at the end of the month...and let me tell you it's GREAT!!! I am so LOVING IT!!!
It's an old house not too far from me and the lady of the house is 90 and is living elsewhere. She LOVED Victorian things. Furniture, doll, lace, dishes, lamps, ....and one of her hobbies was making doll houses...they are WONDERFUL...and doll houses aren't my thing...these are so detailed...I hope to show you them soon.
Yesterday I was at the house and we were going through the 3 bedrooms. On one of the beds was a wooden box. I opened the box...SURPRIZE...it was the Mister's ashes...and then we opened a small box that was wrapped in Christmas paper...another SURPRIZE...the little doggies ashes...We had ourselves a good laugh. Of course there are the dead mice and spiders that have made their homes in the house.
It is so amazing what people keep...(guilty here too) and then when a stranger goes through your stuff...well...one could write a book.
I am able to pick treasures out before the sale...score!!! I wish Victorian was my style...there is a wonderful animal head carved settee and matching chair, a lovely china cabinet with dog heads carved on top of that. I may purchase an old oil lamp and maybe a few pieces of china. I'll ask to take pictures when I go back on Friday to help set up. The photo above is what I have chosen, so far...too cute Victorian child's shoes and the print. Isn't she pretty :)
It's rather cold in the house. No water, working toilet or heat. There is electricity :) Who knows maybe this is my calling...doing estate sales?!!! I "work" there a couple afternoons and think I'll be working this weekend. I also have to get my stuff ready for the sale at HQ.
I'm LOVING IT!!!