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 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...]

Happy New Year and an Antique Booth Update

Happy New Year everyone. It has been a while since I last blogged. Today I am going to share some photos of my antique booth. As you may know, after more than three years at its location in the old Kmart building on Highway 5, we had to relocate when the building was sold. The store closed in June and finally reopened in its new location in August. The new store is located next to Toys-R-Us on … [Read more...]

Vintage Art Deco Salt and Pepper Shakers

I don't like saying it but last month's World's Longest Yard Sale was disappointing. Not only were there not as many sales to shop, there seemed to be a much higher percentage of antique dealers with antique store retail prices almost everywhere we stopped. I bought the least amount of "treasures" than I had in previous years. With that being said, I did find a treasure trove  of vintage Art … [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...]

U.S. Highway 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale

I think I may have found a new favorite highway yard sale. It is the U.S. Highway 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale and it runs from Meridian, Mississippi to Bristol, Virginia. It takes place the weekend after Mother's Day and it is 502 miles of yard sale awesomeness. I went on Thursday, the first day of the sale and there were lots of vendors with great deals all along the highway. Since I was only … [Read more...]