Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Broyhill Forward 70 Line...And Lots Of It! What A Whirlwind Weekend Of Estate Sales! Status: Available When I Left This Afternoon!
So you say you'd love the Broyhill Brasilia line if it was a bit more subtle and stained a little lighter to more "go with" your Danish / Scandinavian Vintage Modern sensibilities? Perhaps you should drop everything and head over to this Accent estate sale were a very nice set of Broyhill Forward 70 awaits a new owner. PS, deals are more likely had on Sundays!
We arrived late to this sale this morning at about 11am since the Girlfriend and I decided to
hit another sale first. We cleaned up at that sale and spent a good amount of time loading
up Frank. After driving straight home to unload the Girlfriend realized that we had another
virtually empty wagon, Tinkerbell, waiting to be utilized! We didn't even bother to unload
Frank and jumped into Tink to hit this second sale of the day. But we still got there late. I
was surprised to see all the "good stuff" still available! This is quite a sizable dining set and
one that seems to be much harder to find than the Brasilia Line. I personally prefer the
dynamic styling of the Brasilia line but it's not for everyone. I'm sure that there are many
people out there who prefer much more simple lines like Lane Acclaim, which to my eye
the Forward 70 line resembles and could easily live next to.
Oh yeah, there is / was a BEDROOM SET available too! Wow, so if a buyer was really into
this line like I'm really into the Brasilia line that person could potentially set them self up pretty
nicely in one haul. This is not to be taken lightly as, like I said, this isn't a common line that
shows up every few months either on c-list or at a thrift store. A person could spend years
trying to replicate this set of both bedroom and dining furniture. I myself have never actually
seen any of this line in person before, that I can recall. If you are interested in the set I would
suggest getting to the sale early Sunday to snatch it up...heck, it may be gone already.
The Broyhill Forward 70 sets weren't the only pieces worth checking out at the sale. There
was also this very nice Drexel living room tables set. It looked to be in excellent condition and
very pretty. I see these listed as a coffee table / bench from time to time but I don't think I'd
try using it for that purpose as the edge of the top has an upturned lip and really...what if you
sat too near the side? It'd flip that sucker tout de suite! No no no...c'mon...it's just a coffee
table. I didn't get a chance to inspect the side tables but they look to me (because of the legs
styling) to be a match to the coffee table.
Of course I can't resist taking pictures of the vintage appliances and any cool vintage modern
kitchen goodies. I looked all over that range for a manufacturer but couldn't find a name plate
or tag. I was thinking it might be a Hardwick. Not sure why. Something about the glass in the
oven door and the knobs.
There were plenty of smalls at the sale as well. I picked up some great vintage towels that I'll
show of another day and that snazzy Panasonic flip clock radio too. I had already spend a
good chunk of change at a previous sale so, no...I didn't snatch up all that Broyhill or Drexel.
But...Accent had ANOTHER sale just up the street (within walking distance!) and we poked
around that one as well where I scored...well...I'll show ya later. I also took a number of
pictures of that joint as well. Oh what a pretty vintage kitchen that place had! Stay tuned.