This past Friday, I jumped out of bed at 4:30, grabbed a PBJ, can of diet7up. With eager anticipation I hit the road headed to an Estate Sale across town. Scheduled to open at 8am. From the description on the web site, I felt this might be a super spectacular sale. The home 5000 sq feet located in a very swanky established area. I pulled up at 6:15 am, there are a few people wandering around, I locate the sigh up sheet and I am shocked to see 24 names on it already. As I sit in my truck waiting, I make a list of the items I want.
1. 70's rad Floor Lamp
2. 60's pair bucket leather chairs
3. Knoll wire chair
Shouldn't be a problem, as nobody really buys mid century modern furnishings in Seattle.
As I weave my way inside the house, I ask the the door man "where is the floor lamp" he points to the left, "up those stairs". As I walk in another woman is in there I see her grab the tags off the pair of black chairs, I look to the other corner and I see the floor lamp and the wire chair. I actually leaped through the air, across the room to the wire chair in the split second it took me to read $900. the tag was ripped of the groovy floor lamp. My heart sank. The wire chair was way overpriced, no way I was going to buy it.
There I was a pro, beat at her own game I was devastated, tired and sad.
At the other end of the house in the master, I spied a beautiful Escada gray blazer. Marked at $15.00 I buy it as my consolation prize. It fits perfectly.
The competition at Estate Sales has increased dramatically, consequentially so have the prices. So my motto has always been '"Go EARLY" and now I am adding 'GO ON THE LAST DAY" when they open and everything is 50% off.(or more)
Happy Hunting, and remember this is suppose to be FUN !!!!