Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Quick Peek Estate Sale. This One Was Just Up The Street From The Other Accent Sale We Attended This Past Weekend. Status: Picked Clean?
I passed through the front door, glanced up the stairs and this is what I spotted. Hmmm...could it be another signed Curtis Jere? I trotted up the stairs to find out. Guess what...
Oh, you betcha! ANOTHER signed C. Jere wall sculpture to ad to the burgeoning collection!
No tag on this one. I'm guessing it was hung with pride. There wasn't much by way of Vintage
Modern in the house to be had though. So this was it for me.
If you can forgive the wallpaper the kitchen is all original beautificence! Well almost. The fridge
is a little newer than the amazing tile and terrific range. Have you ever seen Formica in that
style in an install this vintage? Not me! It's great. It's subtle and unexpected. I love the little
breakfast nook though it seems a little confining. Don't know if I'd like to eat in such a closed
There wasn't much upstairs. Just a Contour Lounge chair that was upholstered in some very
unfortunate material. And did you notice the size of the Contour Lounge chair? It's so small!
Super Small! I've never seen one so tiny! If not for the upholstery I'd even say "cute". But
no...it's ugly. The carpet was all blue swooshiness though. I like it. I know most of us aren't
at all into carpet and for the most part I'd rather have hardwood too but this is just so pretty.
I guess cuz it reminds me of both the sky on a beautiful sunny day and the clear blue water
of the Gulf of Mexico (Fla. and Tx.) where we've spent many of our vacations.
Of course I have to check out the basement. But there wasn't anything down there...at least
nothing to buy. The original fridge was down there. They ALWAYS end up down there! It
was probably still chugging along too. I didn't check. Never Ever open a questionable fridge.
You'll live a much happier life. There was a built in bar and some barstools that weren't
available and a big brass bed in a Mother In Laws bedroom but not much else. I was totally
diggin' the vintage booth and table. Nothing like some stiff vinyl and Formica! The VCT
flooring looked good at the foot of the steps but was trashed everywhere else. Too bad. It'll
probably have to all be taken up in order to sell the house. I imagine all the other vintage
goodness isn't long for this world either. Oh well, I must say that I am being surprised by
how many houses I am grateful to be allowed to visit via estate sales still that have most of their
originality in tact. With the sagging economy perhaps a few more of these will survive as is
instead of getting the quick flip treatment.