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Charming Pasadena Estate Sale

Pasadena, CA
April 2, (Closed)

Charming Pasadena Estate Sale

Welcome to this lovely Country home.
There are many whimsical treasures to buy from this delightful Pasadena home.

Stained glass graces the windows, cute dolls sit on antique chairs, old quilts rest on antique trunks. Their are rustic swords, antique weapons (no guns), western Cowboy boots, chaps, tack, a vintage Buffalo […]

By |April 2nd, 2016|Past Sales|0 Comments

Estate Sale in Thousand Oaks Townhouse

Thousand Oaks, CA
February 27 and 28 (Closed)

Estate Sale, Thousand Oaks Townhouse, furniture, collectibles, bar items, clothing and jewelry

This town home has 40 years of collecting from an elderly lady who cherished thimbles, precious moments figures and whimsical things. This is a full house with all the usual necessities of life.

She made jewelry and floral arrangements […]

By |February 28th, 2016|Past Sales|0 Comments

Westwood Estate Sale

Westwood, CA
January 30, 31 and Feb 1 2016 (Closed)

Westwood Estate Sale, Globetrotting Intellectuals eclectic mix of collectibles, music and sporting goods.

Furnishings include: Blue Plush Sleeper Sofa and Red velvet sleeper sofa, matching Blue Recliner, Armchairs, roll top Desk, office desks, Queen size bunk bed, rustic log twin beds, amazing red mahogany Queen Anne dining room […]

By |January 30th, 2016|Past Sales|0 Comments

Valley Village Estate Sale eclectic mix of furniture and antiques

Valley Village, CA
December 2015 (Closed)

Valley Village Estate Sale, eclectic mix of household items, Collectables and Antiques.

This house has an assortment of collectables, quality furnishings and antiques. It is an eclectic mix of household and luxury items.

Furnishings include: Antique highboy and Vanity dresser, Regency Revival Buffett, Vintage Mirrors, Antique Spinet Desk, Leather Sofa and armchair, Entertainment […]

By |December 20th, 2015|Past Sales|0 Comments

Huge Los Angeles Townhouse

Los Angeles, CA
October 21-November 1 (Closed)

This huge townhouse has the lifelong accumulation of a 90-year-old lady.

The furniture includes: A Victorian Belter style style parlor set with a sofa and two matching arm chairs, Baker Mid Century Dinning table with 8 chairs, white kitchen table with 4 chairs, Regency revival French Provincial King size bed with […]

By |October 21st, 2015|Past Sales|0 Comments

Estate Sale, Granada Hills home with furniture, jewelry and Drums

By |August 20th, 2015|Past Sales|Comments Off on Estate Sale, Granada Hills home with furniture, jewelry and Drums

Antique Spotlight: Collecting Vintage & Retro Patterns

Original Article: Dusty Old Thing

There’s a romance in looking back at the kinds of clothes we wore “back in the day” and a fascination with certain styles from long ago. With so many period TV shows and movies we see some of the wonderful clothes worn “upstairs” or “down”, Edwardian, flapper, frugal during War, extravagant later, bold, modest, strange and classic.

This is Nancy with Dusty Old Thing and I have two favorite periods: The “New Look” following WWII and the ‘60s classic lines. Like many of us, I took Home Economics in school. Sewing and Cooking and Basic Homemaking were required in Junior High for girls. The boys got a shorter course. In high school I took more Sewing along with all the college prep classes. Those were the days when designer patterns were replicated by Vogue and when quality fabric filled department stores.
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By |August 6th, 2015|Industry Articles, News, Past Sales|Comments Off on Antique Spotlight: Collecting Vintage & Retro Patterns

Inglewood home with Regency Revival Furniture, porcelain and collectables

By |July 30th, 2015|Past Sales|Comments Off on Inglewood home with Regency Revival Furniture, porcelain and collectables

5 Tips for Buying Antique Furniture

Antique furniture is a big investment and, well, a big thing to cart home. Before you put time and money into one of these purchases, check out our tips for buying antique furniture – then enjoy the hunt for something unique!

1). Research, research, research

There’s so much to learn about antique furniture! Before you start browsing and seriously making purchases, read as much as you can about antique furniture – especially if there is a certain time period or style that you really like. The more educated you are about the furniture, the easier it will be to spot reproductions and overpriced items.

2). Look for the mark from the manufacturer or maker

Most antique furniture has some kind of mark from the person or place that was responsible for building it – often in places that people wouldn’t see, like the inside of a dresser drawer or the backside of a piece.

3). Look for signs of age

Since the trend now is to make furniture look antique, you might come across a piece that someone has modified to look older than it is. But, there are some telltale signs – first, look for imperfections. If something was handmade, then there will be variations in the woodwork – if everything looks exactly uniform, then there’s reason to be suspicious.

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By |July 27th, 2015|Industry Articles, News|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Buying Antique Furniture

Toluca Lake – Apartment full of books, records and collectables

By |July 10th, 2015|Past Sales|Comments Off on Toluca Lake – Apartment full of books, records and collectables