Charming Pasadena Estate Sale

Pasadena, CA
4/ 2 2016 (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 Fur coat, beer steins and old clocks.

There is a collection of WW2 battleship memorabilia, old German bayonets, Asian daggers, a Civil war era dress sword, many dolls, bears and Trolls, unopened Barbie dolls still in their original boxes, sewing notions, vintage buttons, little tiny figurines and costume jewelry.

We have many small decorative items for sale and a full kitchen of dishes, small appliances, pots and pans. There is a King size adjustable bed, vintage maple table and chairs, antique trunks, cupboards and dressers, etc., lots of Holiday decorations and collectable antique bottles and a Blair pottery set.

There are a lot of tools, a fountain and garden features are also for sale.

Estate Sale in Thousand Oaks Townhouse

Thousand Oaks, CA
2/ 27 – 28 2016 (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 and liked to entertain. There is a vintage bar with bar glasses; collectable figural bottles, cut crystal and early Japanese export tea and a nice selection of vintage costume jewelry plus an impressive collection of “Precious Moments” figurines.

Furnishings include colonial revival dressers, night tables, full size bed frame, sofa, sleeper sofa, end tables, round oak table with 4 chairs, buffet, drop leaf tea cart, lighted display case and swag lighting.

There is a full kitchen with vintage Pyrex, Corning wear, dishes, glasses, flatware and vintage Tupperware. There are sewing notions, craft items, lots of linins, bedding, woman’s clothing and purses, two vintage fur stoles, vintage perfume bottles, silver souvenir spoon collection, silver plated tea set, framed vintage violin, antique bibles and hymnals, books and Cd’s, 78, LP and 45 record collection, a vintage console radio-record player, Bennie Babies, decorative snow globes, music boxes, old plush toys, puzzles, toys and novelties.

Other items include a fountain, a refrigerator, microwave, and top loading Kenmore washer and dryer.

This house is a lot of fun, come by and see what treasures you can find!

Westwood Estate Sale

Westwood, CA
1/30 – 31 and 2/ 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 table with chairs, vintage John Widdicomb “Fau Bamboo” coffee table, queen Anne style side tables and coffee table, Gothic side table, antique Moravian chairs, Kitchen table with chairs, office chairs, book shelves, lamps, etc.

Musical instilments: A newer Baby Grand Piano, made in Germany by SAMICK! Guitars, Saxophones, Banjo and Violins. Many books and cassettes, Lp’s and some Cd’s. Artwork: Israeli art, oil paintings and Judaica and many Chess sets. Jewelry: Vintage estate jewelry, Vintage cameras and contemporary electronics. There is a lot of men’s clothing, suits, shoes, sneakers, hats, ties; plus some designer and boys clothing also. There is an all fur Eskimo suit for Polar exploring! There will be high quality kitchen items, dishes and cutlery, board games and books, bedding and towels. Sporting goods: many backpacking, bicycles, rubber river raft, Bowflex Ultimate, Fencing, Equestrian Saddles, etc.

Valley Village Estate Sale eclectic mix of furniture and antiques

Valley Village, CA
12/ 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 Center, Vintage Edwardian Desk, Complete child’s bedroom set by Morgeau, Crystal Chandelier, crystal lamps.

Featured items include two very old Sarouk Persian Rugs, Lalique and Waterford crystal, sterling silver, an art deco clock, vintage Syrian brass lamp, a traditional silver plated tea set, Silver-plated flatware, vintage and contemporary clothing; including a vintage wedding dress, Cannon film Camera, a Trampoline and many more household items, to numerous to list.

Huge Los Angeles Townhouse

Los Angeles, CA
10/ 21- 11/1 2016 (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 mattress, matching side tables, dresser with mirror, Regency revival lamps, Tommy Parsinger style credenza, Hand painted Buffett, large hand made oriental rugs, floor lamps, crystal chandeliers and wall sconces, Edwardian marble toped dry sink, nice Regency revival display case, Library table, overstuffed soft sofa, Gothic revival carved dresser, Roll top desk / cabinet, Huge pink Alabaster and Iron chandelier, upright piano, tall Edwardian Wardrobe, etc.

There is a Gazebo covered Jacuzzi and brand new Acorn Stair lift for sale. Artwork includes original Mid Century abstract oil paintings; contemporary landscapes, 18th and 19th century engravings and lithographs.

There is a lot of women’s clothing, shoes and handbags; (mostly vintage) plus designer and vintage costume jewelry and Dolls. Other items include crystal, two china sets, figural cookie jars, TVs, books, records, Judaica (Jewish collectables) sewing notions, sewing machines, knitting supplies, many miscellaneous collectables, high quality stereo components and speakers, office supplies, etc.

There are many items from this Kosher kitchen, pot and pans, small appliances, older French door refrigerator, lots of miscellaneous china, dishes and cups and flatware. There is a lot of bedding and bath items, makeup and perfume. Two garages are chocked full of tools and parts. There are floor tiles, nuts, bolts and screws, lighting and plumbing items,soda refrigerator, baby crib, playpen, large potted plants, cactus, etc.

Granada Hills home with furniture, jewelry and Drums

Granada Hills, CA

Times:
8/29, 2015 closed (Sat)

8/ 30, 2015 closed (Sun)

Granada Hills home with furniture and jewelry This is a last minute sale! This nice home in Granada Hills. It has the following items included in it: King size Sleep Number Mattress and frame, Queen Anne style Dining room table with 6 chairs, Newer entertainment / showcase cabinet, Futon sofa / daybed, Electronics, art, oil paintings, misc. household goods, Antiques, vintage costume jewelry and silver jewelry, many vintage porcelain collectors figurines, lots of books, Cd’s and records, vintage clothing and men’s and woman’s clothing, vintage 50’s O’Keefe and Merritt gas stove, refrigerator, Kenmore washer and dryer, professional drums, violins and musical interments and many items too numerous to list!

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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Inglewood home with Regency Revival Furniture, porcelain and collectables

Inglewood home with Regency Revival Furniture

 Inglewood, CA

Times:
8/ 1, 2015 closed (Sat)
8/ 2, 2015 closed (Sun)

This charming home has many small collectable china figurines, Regency Revival furniture, Dresden style and Capodimonte figural lamps and vintage objects of interest.

We are giving great bargains and most everything is very inexpensive!​

Included in this sale are several Italian Regency Revival high-back chairs, Regency Revival side tables, coffee tables, a Vitrine cabinet display case and a pink satin upholstered Regency Revival sofa. There are numerous china hutches, dressers and a partial vintage Italian bedroom set. Other furniture includes cast aluminum and iron patio furniture and a top of the line electric hospital bed.

There are two vintage 1950s Okeefe and Merritt gas stoves and an enormous Jacuzzi (in need of restoration). There is a large collection of vintage china, glass wear and porcelain figurines, some are Dresden, Capodimonte, or “Made in Japan”. There are examples of Limoges, Chinese, American and British porcelain. There is a partial set of vintage Blue and White, “Blue Willow” and vintage Asian “Famille Rose” china. Also included are large size woman’s clothing including mink stoles and costume jewelry. Also there are many invalid care items including an Oxygen tank, high end Electric Hospital Bed, wheel chair and numerous canes.

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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Toluca Lake – Apartment full of books, records and collectables

North Hollywood

Sat, July 11 – (closed)
Sun, July 12 – (closed)

Toluca Lake Estate Sale, Apartment full of books, Cds, records and collectables. The apartment was the man cave of a Theology professor and is full of books on art, anthropology, history, philosophy, architecture, Art, California history plus world religions. The Lps and Cds are mostly Folk music. He was in the army just after WW2 and had memorabilia from that era. There is also a mixture of furniture, artwork and household items. The furniture includes the following: English Dark wood Jacobean style Court Cupboard or buffet, Mid century modern Lane “Rhythm” dresser, Mid century modern wall unit and shelves, 1960’s hexagonal white faugh bamboo table, dining chair set, several vintage dressers and highboys, Grandfather clock, nice Cedar chest, leather 50’s armchair, floor lamps, Hospital adjustable Invalid bed, very cool 60’s vintage Lucite screen, bookshelves, etc. There is men’s clothing and shoes (some vintage) and costume jewelry, stereo and electronics, etc. There are a lot of vintage kitchen items, and small appliances, toaster oven vintage wool blankets, bedding, vintage toys and lots of slides. Too many things to list!