Saturday, August 20, 2011
Just One Of The Great Pieces I Managed To Find At This Mornings Estate Sale. Status: All Pretty And Polished Up
Yeaaaahhhh!!! Today was a great day to be Mr. Modtomic! I may have only gotten 2 hours of sleep this morning but an estate sale score like today's reassures me that it CAN all be worth it!
I'm not going to show you all of what I got in one post, but let me just say this...as great as Frank II
is at hauling the goods I have made two trips from the sale and Still have to go back and fill him
Here's just a little peek of what was at this sale. Illuminate (fast becoming my "go to" estate sale
pardner) and I showed up at crazy thirty in the morning and waited (and waited...and waited!) for
number three to show up. We were kinda surprised that there weren't more crazies showing up
early for this sale. The pics on the web showed a wealth of great Danish / Retro / Vintage Modern
It started raining during the final few minutes of our wait outside the sale and the selling company
would take no pity on us refusing to give out numbers. We were fine but we joked with them about
how horribly we were being treated as they walked in to set up. It was a minor drizzle. But as I fitted
the first load into Frank II, it started raining proper. And it continued until I got back on the road to
get the second load. By the time I got back home with that load (the Broyhill Magna chest you see
here) the clouds had broke and the sun was shining bright!
Speaking of bright and shiny...just after unloading the chest I followed my own advice that I gave to
Beccalina over at The Vintage South concerning cleaning and polishing the Brazilia pieces she just
snatched up at an estate sale she staked out. Beccalina, I won't tell you how much I paid for this as
it'll just make you cry! And I know...I'm a Big Ol' Copycat!
Yes, a little Murphy Oil Soap and Howards Feed-N-Wax got this real pretty...but there's more to
come. This was indeed a birthday wish / dream come true estate sale day! Mr. Modtomic = happy!