Thursday, November 1, 2012

CURIOUS SOFA FIRST ANNUAL ESTATE SALE!

Look up and look around fellow junkers, this is something you do not want to miss.

FIRST ANNUAL
CURIOUS SOFA ESTATE SALE
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
June 26, 27 & 28
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



What does this mean exactly? Well first off, it's summer and we are a little bored so we thought a special event was in order. Second, I am ready to redo my house; new paint, new curtains, new antiques, etc. so many of those lovely things you saw in the Country Living article will be in this sale, plus other things from my home you did not see. Also, my niece Cindy is always ready for a sale. She is also a junker and her house has more of a folky, vintage, mid-century vibe so she is bringing in stuff like that. The staff has also brought in typical garage sale items and if that wasn't enough, we are also selling our overstock, dented and seasonal sale items from the store. So to say there is 'something for everyone' is putting it mildly.

Because Natural Wear next door went out of business last month, their vacancy seemed the perfect location for this sale. Our lovely landlord agreed and we have been unloading and tagging furiously for two weeks.. YOU WON"T BELIEVE how much stuff there is. I even had to hire movers to unload my house and four hours later the 2,700 square foot space next door was filled. (Note: This will be an annual sale so we will have to change locations every year- all the more reason you need to be on our mailing list. Which by the way, the postcard company messed up royally, so expect it at the last minute).

Just so you know, 75% of the items are old (and older). Then to keep the purge going, we have brought in typical garage sale stuff and many bargains. I don't usually read those long lists of items in an estate sale ads but some of you do, so here goes.
ANTIQUES, VINTAGE, COOL OLD STUFF:
Clawfoot bathtub
Vintage stove
Bergere chairs and ottoman
Iron pipe table/cart
Tall dresser
Vintage vanity
French style painted desk/vanity
Raw wood corner shelving unit
Stained deco style hall tree
Painted trunk
Dress forms
White iron patio glider and chair
French grey matching fan chairs
Willow rocker and chaise
Heavy and big white painted picnic tables
Suitcases, chandeliers and sconces
Giant shabby mirror
Textiles, rugs, camp blankets, pillows from vintage fabrics
My famous debutante painting!
Some of my Vintage Xmas collections.
Fabulous outdoor driftwood table from Lynn Steely
Many small items; Shaving mirrors, the entire collection of blue transferware you see in the photo above, vintage jewelry and tons of baubles and trinkets (and this is just my stuff, not Cindy's!) She also has furniture, art, smalls and tons of goodies.

USED STUFF:
Perfectly working TV and other misc. electronics
Old iMac
TONS of cool bags from Banana Republic to Old Navy
Shoes and boots- some vintage
M-XXL clothes, jackets, jeans
Music Cd's, video tapes, cassette tapes
Kitchen paraphernalia: pots and pans, pasta machine, juicer, espresso maker, white dishes, bowls, glasses, cutting boards, utensils
Bedding: Tons of Ralph Lauren sheets and misc. towels, duvets and fabric pieces
Small tables and chairs, tools, indoor, outdoor, pots, art, frames, etc. TOO MUCH TOO LIST- really!

This sale coincides with the weekend of the Prairie Village Sidewalk Sale so you might as well make a day of it!!!!

For all of you have been emailing already, my staff is not shipping any of these items- sorry. There is also not a pre-sale for friends or family. This is first come first serve. And be patient those first four hours as we try to double check all purchases and give you a speedy checkout.

Many of you have asked, "What now?" You seem to be terrified that I am changing my house! Know this: I have been in my house ten years and yes, it has been repainted three times, rearranged and styled to death. The latest transformation was deliberately dressed for the Country Living shoot, but now I want serenity- for just awhile. Fresh walls, simple furnishings,
white sheets. Some shades of grey, driftwood, galvanized metal, linen slipcovers and so on. My mission is to style it to be more calming. More Real Simple..... Think monastery meets Urban Prairie!

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