South Fulton Estate Sale Finds

Earlier this month I mentioned that I had been to an incredible estate sale just the week before. As you probably know, December, January, and February are typically very slow months for yard sales and estate sales. While there may be a few estate sales each week, the yard sales don't usually start up until spring. So you could probably imagine my excitement when I saw an ad on estatesales.net for … [Read more...]

A Collection of Antique Dolls

One of the things I like about the antique business is that I am always learning something new.  Recently while attending the Big Shanty Auction I was able to bid on and win a collection of antique dolls. Now prior to the auction I did not know much about dolls, and honestly I still don't, but I decided to buy them anyway and here's why. While I didn't follow my own advice for previewing items … [Read more...]

Queen of Hearts Alpharetta: Part 2

On Monday I shared some of the photos I had taken at Queen of Hearts Antiques from the previous weekend. This is a continuation of that post. It really is an awesome store. I definitely want to go back again by myself (my children were good sports about going to an antique store but I didn't want to spend too long there because I know they don't enjoy it as much as I do). The store is huge. You … [Read more...]

Queen of Hearts Alpharetta: Part 1

After visiting the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville on Saturday to find some jeans for my girls (half price clearance sale at the Levis outlet), I decided to stop by the Queen of Hearts Antique Mall in Alpharetta on my way home. Wow! I have heard other bloggers talk about how great this store is and I have to agree. They had a mix of stylish home decor along with some very nice … [Read more...]

Antique Auctions Part 1: Buyers Beware

Have you ever attended an antique auction? I remember my first few auctions. It can be so nerve wracking. You want to make sure you are bidding correctly. You have to learn how to decipher the auctioneer's rapid cycle auction style. You don't want to miss out on an incredible deal. You don't want to spend too much. There really is so much to think about. Here are a few tips to help you get … [Read more...]

Vintage Pattern Art

A couple of months ago I happened upon an estate sale that had boxes and boxes of vintage patterns. I've been wanting to find a few to frame so I began sorting through them. And then I came upon this one, a 1940s pattern for a band jacket! Look at the graphics and the colors!!   Why so excited you might ask? Well my friend Anne collects band jackets and not just for display but to … [Read more...]

A Box Full of Aprons

Last month while shopping at an estate sale in Tallapoosa, Georgia, I came across a storage box tucked away underneath a table in the carport. I carefully pulled it out and was quite pleased to find that it was stuffed full of vintage aprons. Twenty seven aprons to be exact. I quickly tracked down Steve Lott, owner of Lott's Treasures, who was running the sale, and immediately negotiated a great … [Read more...]

A Creepy Doll Collection

I came away from last Friday night's auction with some great finds.  Some high end newer furniture, a few antique pieces of furniture, vintage puzzles, doilies, and children's books, and..... a collection of older dolls (which were immediately referred to as "creepy dolls" by friends of mine attending the auction). I don't know much about older dolls. I could just tell these had some age on … [Read more...]

So Many Flowers

Last week a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she was in the process of downsizing and needed to sell some furniture and miscellaneous items. While professionally she had worked for years as a nurse, she spent much of her free time making gorgeous flower arrangements, wreaths, and other decorative items. While this was a  hobby that she had been passionate about for years, she felt God was … [Read more...]

Best Auction Find of the Year

Earlier this month I found what probably has to be my best auction find ever. While I enjoy attending local auctions in person, I also like to shop online auctions too. Sometimes prices go crazy high and sometimes you can get things for an incredible deal. Well this was the great deal. I have been wanting to purchase a china hutch for a while to go in my breakfast room but I hadn't been able to … [Read more...]