Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It Was Antiquing Heaven

The weather was beautiful. I was driving down a rural Wisconsin road and turned into a winding tree-lined lane. Then there was an opening in the trees. I see ANTIQUES everywhere. HEAVEN!

The Estate Sale of antiques dealer!

This is part of what I saw~ and it was already the second or third day of the sale. Business was brisk so I can't imagine how much there was when the sale started.








A lineup of baskets and chairs.




Old books~ about a quarter of what was there.




Wooden boxes~ the two stacks were from a Chicago Company.




Frames and pictures piled everywhere.




The baby buggy parking lot~ seven buggies had already sold.




Small antiques of many different kinds.

I like to buy in volume.

I bought hundreds of mini-sized Vintage Sheet Music . I have added some to my online shop, The Anything Goes Here Marketplace.

Can you guess which other three categories I purchased in volume?

37 comments:

  1. Definitely my kinda fun!!
    I bet you found lots of goodies to bring home :)

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  2. I'm wishing I had been down that same road. Looks like you had a ball. How did you limit yourself to only 3 collections?! - Kathy

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  3. Ohh Joan you lucky ducky...
    Oh my what goodies I see. I am guessing frames, book and baskets. Now I would have been in the frames and those boxes were just so devine. I love boxes.

    Sheet music, I will have to go and see what you have added to your shop. This definitely would have been a great stop to shop. Thank you for sharing this morning. I can't wait to see what you bought.

    Have a great day sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

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  4. Very cool thank you for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  5. Holy Mackerel!
    My heart is pounding just looking at the pictures!
    Wish I was with you!
    :)

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  6. I'm guessing the boxes, baskets and frames! Did you have to also buy one of those buggies to transport it all?!

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  7. Can't imagine what it looked like on day one!? What a fun sale to be at and buy, buy, buy!! Lucky you...
    Annette

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  8. Oh my gosh, did you pee your pants?
    I would have
    Major score!!!
    Blessings
    Julie

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  9. You just HAPPENED UPON that sale?! Looks like you must've done something pretty wonderful to make the antiquing gods happy! I would've been pinching myself to make sure I hadn't died and gone to antique heaven, ha ha.

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  10. What a great blog. I enjoyed all the "eye candy" photos of vintage stuff.

    Warmly,
    Michelle

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  11. Hi Joan
    What a stroke of luck! How fun was that???
    Hope you are enjoying your summer...
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  12. Heaven, yes! I would have gone a@$ wild :)

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  13. Would love to have been at that sale.
    Hope your are having a great week.

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  14. OM Gosh!! That is heaven! You must have had soo much fun!!

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  15. Looks so organized even....hope you had fun

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  16. I would've gone nuts buying up those old wooden boxes!!!

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  17. Oh my! like they say, LIFE IS GOOD!
    and can it get any better than this? Wonder if there were paper goods...like Valentines???

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  18. Wow to the Wow! Those boxes are awesome. Happy VTT. ♦olive

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  19. I do believe you found the right place. I never saw so much stuff. I would probably been there all day digging around. Great finds.

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  20. I think I would have needed a truck to leave here...what amazing finds for sure! The wooden boxes are great! Have a wonderful VTT!

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  21. Wasn't that Deco baby buggy the best? I was there late on day 1 and so wanted to go back another day when they were ready to deal on the sheet music...glad someone I know got it, at least!!

    Jan

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  22. oh dear! I spy so many fave things! the baskets.. the crates.. and frames.. the ideas of creating something from those things are endless!

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  23. Whoa! One of those buggies would have went home with me. What a glorious collection of books too.

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  24. Oh my gosh....I have never ran into anything like that! What a sale!!!
    I want it all!
    machelle

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  25. What a sale!!! Isn't it nice to find a "motherlode" of an estate sale? They happen . . . .occasionally!

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  26. Wow! I would have a ball there for sure. What else did you buy in bulk? Lots of frames and wooden boxes or maybe books?...Christine

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  27. Oh! Oh! Oh! my heart skipped a beat just looking at the photos! If I had driven up to the sale with you, I might have had a heart attack! Did you stay there all day? I know it would have taken me hours to look at everything. If it was the 2nd or 3rd day of the sale, I bet you found some great bargains. This is a great Favorite Things post! Thank you for linking up. laurie

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  28. Those pictures took my breath away. You lucky, how wonderful!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  29. I would have been all over those frames in a heartbeat! And the music sheets,.. definitely the music sheets. Fabulous post ~
    my favorites too!

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  30. O.M.G. Can we say, "Heaven?" That just makes me drool...I am so jealous; though if I was there I probably would have swooned or died from the rush. Makes one wonder what was there the FIRST day.
    That's what makes me follow signs down little roads.

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  31. i think you just gave me a heart attack.
    i go to estate sales VERY often and have been blessed as you have many times.
    it's almost killed me.

    i'm now a follower of your blog because i need to keep up with you and your doings!

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  32. Oh dear goodness, im so so jealous, what a sale to go to... Would LOVE to find one of those..That is Heaven.
    Karryann
    now Ill have to visit your market place.

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  33. Wowzer! You hit the Mother lode of sales. I can't imagine how it looked at opening! Looks like lots of fabulous finds.

    I'm enjoying perusing your blog!

    Nancy

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