Tuesday, March 23, 2010

estate sale time machine

I picked up that wall-hanging I showed you yesterday at an estate sale on saturday. but this was no ordinary sale...this house was so unusual I had to run home to get my camera:










the house sold on the first day of the sale {thursday}. I suppose it will probably be gutted & updated by the new owners...I'm glad I got to see it.

27 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

Oh my goodness. Surely it would be a crime to gut such gloriousness? Beautiful things!! :D

sassypackrat said...

Such retro awesomeness!

Sarah and Jack said...

I am sure it is probably just seeing a glimpse of it via photos, but it looks like a house that was purposefully decorated in that style rather than a house in a time warp (which is what most estate sale houses seem like!). And so colorful! Really unsusual indeed.

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

Oh my gosh, that place was amazing. I love estate sales, they're so interesting.. and a little creepy, eh? The pictures look like they're right out of a design magazine.

I unloaded a bunch of craft stuff my mother-in-law gave me yesterday. She had all these learn-to-sew or knit or embroider craft books from the 50's & it made me think of you. Thanks to you I see what treasures these are :) Remember, I'm not a crafter but want to be ;o)

Kayanna said...

Amazing! Can I just buy the entire house, furnishings and all and move in? What a fun find.

teri said...

holy moly! what distinctive taste! love the furnishings you photographed!

Melissa said...

So sad to think someone is probably going to gut the place. :(
I agree with the comment that it doesn't look like it was stuck in a time warp but rather purposefully done. The color choices are amazing! Thank you for sharing this amazing place with us!

jane said...

What an awesome house! I'd like to think that whoever bought it will keep it as is. Or at least it will continue to exist in an alternate universe...

Jill McDonald said...

This cracks me up... It's as if you had an estate sell. With Spring slowly showing up Antonio & I want to start going to some sales. We need your secret. Glad you found such a cool house!
(early birthday present?)

countrymummy said...

What a des-res...was that an oven? Love the colours and the wallcoverings. Not surprised it sold on the first day.

Tea Potty said...

What a terrible loss! I do hope the new owners appreciate it as much as you did.

ponyboypress said...

Wow, I wish I could move into that house as is. Looks so great! Thanks for taking the pics

Crooked Sister said...

Wow. That house looks quite amazing. How great you got to see it. I love the poster of Robert Redford(?).

shrielenee said...

It pains me to think of that house being gutted. I'd kill for all of those beautiful things in such a fun place. **Sad eyes**

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Oh wow, I want to live there! Or at least own that amazing yellow dresser.

amberlee said...

Ya, that yellow dresser is so awesome!!

Cerise said...

I'm going to dream and say that the person who snatched up this amazing house decided that they adored that style and they had to have it. This also requires them going to sale and buying up as much as possible of the fantastic stuff inside...
It might not be the case...but it's a happier ending than thinking of the poor house suffering like that.

buttercup caren said...

This place is a gem! I would've been salivating at every turn. :)
To think that there's people who don't see the beauty in leaving some original design elements in a home.

I am so glad you took these photos! I'm inspired to use some of the design elements in my own home :)

Anonymous said...

If I had been able to buy the house I would have kept it as is. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

*~kristen~* said...

love that sofa! :)

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

So glad you got your camera! Everything you've shown is just wonderful, but yes, that yellow dresser is a knockout! Didn't you want EVERYTHING??

brenda said...

What an amazing estate sale-- makes me wonder about the backstory of the people that lived there ...

g said...

I'm so glad you all enjoyed this house & appreciated how unique it was! it was my pleasure to share it with you :)

I am so regretting I didn't buy that dresser though...

Geek+Nerd said...

Oh AWESOME! That yellow dresser...the sectional! Such gorgeousness. I hope that it was bought by some retro-lovin' family. It would be a pity to gut it!

Kit said...

I want the Chambers wall oven!!! Been searching for one for a very long time. If anyone knows who bought the house, and if it is indeed gutted (even just the kitchen!) - I want to buy the wall oven :)

GeorgiaPeachez said...

What wouldn't I have bought at this sale? Certainly would have had to have that daisy dresser and all the rest of it too. yup.
xo, suzy

mjb said...

Too bad you can't just walk away with the whole thing walls and all!