Monday, February 22, 2010


Duplex on Point View St. near Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

I do love going to estate sales. It's one of my favorite pastimes. I used to buy things like crazy. Now that our house is rather filled up with "treasures", I've curbed my buying habits. I do like to take photos though.

Larry and I attended a really nice sale on Friday (and Saturday) hosted by Handle With Care. It was in the lower portion of a nice old Spanish Revival duplex, close to our neighborhood. The woman that owned the home was a collector and antiques dealer herself. It was a well-organized sale. Everything was priced fairly and the house was chock-full o' goodies.
Various Refrigerator Dishes

I managed to purchase some Franciscan-Ware snack plates in yellow, a creamer and sugar bowl (also in a yellow flower motif), a tapestry handbag with a bakelite frame, some faux mobe' pearls and a sunburst brooch. There was a small oil painting of bacon and eggs that I was considering, but I didn't buy.

my yellow creamer and sugar bowl is on the left/middle
It was a very tempting sale. Sigh.

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At 4:37 PM PST, Blogger Jean said...

The tapestry purse sounds interesting and I love going through estate sales and garage sales, you just never know what you will find.

At 4:12 AM PST, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

That is a very very tempting looking sale.Not sure I could have resisted the hand collection (that's how I get in trouble. who needs a hand collection?)

At 6:03 AM PST, Blogger ChelleC said...

What a great idea - to ph0tograph your finds instead of buying them! Excellent. As a garage sale and estate sale and thrift store frequenter, that's probably a practice for me to adopt as well.

At 8:15 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What wonderful treasures! Estate sales really gives you a look into someones life...and there is always something interesting to find.

I have not been ablle to leave a comment in Woolanthopy's comment box. I don't want her to think I have stopped visiting her. Don't know why it will not let me submit. Have you had any problems?

At 9:48 AM PST, Blogger woolanthropy said...

I'm with Gale on the hands. I need a collection of hands. Lots of good stuff at that sale.

At 8:53 PM PST, Blogger Ruth Handel said...

I managed to leave spending only 10 bucks, and left behind a lot of treasures. Sorry to have missed you!


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