Friday, June 3, 2011

The Estate of Things

As per usual, I'm up to my old treasure-hunting ways. I love perusing the estate sale listings that pop up in my email inbox. Here are some items from sales going on this weekend that might be worth an in-person look . . .
Love the shape and upholstered legs of this white sofa. Doesn't it just pop against the green walls? Very Miles Redd. Looks to be in very good condition.

Check out this burlwood desk with brass accents. This would look great in any office, especially my husband's.
Gorgeous chest of drawers - would be beautiful in an entry way or anywhere. Look at the gorgeous wood and that marble top. So pretty. I think this traditional piece would be a nice counterpoint to a more modern interior.
Is this an onyx column/pedestal?! How cool. I guarantee your neighbors won't have one of these. So unique. Stick a cool bust/sculpture on it and you're done. Of course, it's art in itself. I'm sure it weighs a ton.
Just look past the ruffly skirt and blue fabric to the unique shape of this wingback settee. The obvious reupholstery choice would be some sort of linen - cream or natural, but I think black or charcoal would look amazing. Also, I would go with a bench cushion instead of the two. For another fabric option, you could go unexpected with something totally bold and geometric like Joonas . . .
Or Zimba . . .

Some other potential finds . . .
This beautiful Baker secretary with antiqued glass looks to be in pristine condition.
A beautiful blue Chinoiserie vase. This would be striking in monochromatic room as a punch of color, especially in a dining room. Hard to tell how big it is, but the bigger the better. 

And last, this eagle bullseye mirror . . . 
I would paint it gold or gold-leaf it probably. 

Well, that's my estate sale round-up for today. Hopefully, I might get to see some of these in person later today or tomorrow.  Happy Weekend!


11 comments:

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Good luck Kathy, get the desk for Matt, get it!!!!! He be styling in his office.

Karena said...

Kathy I adore that onyx column!! So unique!

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nkp said...

Can I come with you? Sniff, sniff. No, I'm not crying (yes I am), I just really want that desk and that pedestal. Sooo, much good stuff. Have fun and report back!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Kathy- The chest of drawers with marble top would be what I'd grab. I need something like that for my foyer! Have a successful hunt this weekend!

Loretta

p.s. If you can, please come to APPLESandRUBIES, I have three Master Plans for my house up and would love your opinion!

Emily said...

My favorite is the chest of drawers. So beautiful!! BTW, thanks for you sweet comment about my bookcase. That was such an exciting day! Hope you score some great stuff this weekend!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Being the trad girl I am I am gaga over that secretary with the antiqued mirror. I'm sure its a fortune! And I still love that Joonas fabric - I need to find something to use it on!

The enchanted home said...

Definitely lots of goodies..love the chest, with the marble top and that winged back settee could be quite fabulous in a new fabric. Happy shopping!

julie said...

happy weekend to you, Kathy! that title is the cutest.

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

That chest is really beautiful but that settee rocks!! It could be so amazing! Good luck shopping.

nkp said...

Soooo, what did you get?

Ashley said...

Like nearly everyone else, I'm dying to know what you bought, Kathy!!