While standing in line to give my pint of blood at the estate sale, the lady in charge was talking to customers about the sale and the former owners of the house. It seems that they had another 3 day event in June and sold most of the smalls and some furniture from the main floors of the house.They needed another 3 day sale just to show and sell the attic and basement contents. Buyers were only allowed on the main floor, basement, sun room and solarium this time. The living room was the check out room and about half full of stuff. The main floor consisted of the dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom, garage, sun room and solarium. Downstairs was a completely finished basement with two huge (and I mean huge rooms) a kitchen area and a man's workshop. The mans workshop area was bigger than a single car garage and the finished area of the basement was at least 1800 sq ft.
The original family moved there in 1976 and proceeded to buy everything in sight to fill up the house. One room of the basement was done in orange and owls. The other room was in blue and white.
The kitchen counters were completely covered in jewelry. The pantry and cabinets were open and filled with kitchen stuff. The garage had tools and garden stuff. The sun room had Christmas stuff and I mean stuff. There were four long tables against the outside wall and they were stacked with everything you could every imagine for Christmas decorating from the last 50 years. There was a row of stuff down the middle of the sunroom. The solarium had three huge tables piled about 4 boxes high on the table and 2-3 boxes high under the table and boxes linining the wall on one side with every kind of kitchen gadget you can imagine. The lady of the house was a shopper and a hoarder. But a neat kind of hoarder. She kept everything in their original boxes and never used anything. Oh, in the back yard they had a huge fountain pool on one side(the size of a small swimming pool) and a larger indoor pool on the other side and of course a garden shed the size of a small car. It. was.unreal.
I didn't go to the sale in June, but I can only imagine the amount of stuff that must have been in the house. I arrived Friday at 8am and left at 11:30. I was pooped. I spent just over $135 and this is some of my loot.
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Any volunteers to help sort, photograph, list and keep track of all of this stuff?
Hope everyone had a great adventure this week end.