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In an earlier post there was information about an upcoming HUGE estate sale. Check that post for prices on the items shown there.
If you are in the area, you will want to be there. The sale date is Friday, June 9, 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. I’ll find out for sure sometime today (Wednesday). The address is 812 W. Highland, DeLand, Florida. Because the street is just one block long, this location can be hard to find so check your GPS, google maps or some other map source. It is in the southwest corner of DeLand. Tip: The house directly across the street is a charming cottage with a yard full of flowers. The front walk is lined with pots of red geraniums. The estate sale house is a gray/blue two story.
I can’t tell you how excited I am about this sale. For one thing, it was built the same year as my home, so the style of everything is likely the same as my home at that time. Aside from the massive amount of textiles, which of course, I love, being in that house was going “Back to the Future” with Michael J. Fox in the professor’s time machine.
As mentioned, there are incredible textiles, many damaged by sitting in the attic unused for decades and suitable only for cutting or study. Other items are in perfect condition. There are luncheon sets and a huge variety of 20’s-40’s table linens, including a sweet breakfast tray set hand embroidered with “Good Morning!” The maid, of course, brought your breakfast up to your bedroom on a tray. Maybe I should buy that set in case I win the lottery. But since I have never bought a lottery ticket, that is unlikely.
There are chenille bedspreads, vintage silk slips, flower vases, rocking chairs (several), mahogany dining room set (table, chairs, buffet, china cabinet) with enough leaves to seat 12, silver chest with silverplate service for 8 $175), and 20’s-30’s children’s books.
Also a Wurlitzer piano, all manner of kitchen items (many vintage), several sets of china, and just so much more. It seems that almost everything in that house was made or purchased before 1950.
Anything that you would have found in the 1926 home of a socially prominent small town doctor, his wife and young daughter is there. Oh, I forgot to mention a sweet oval metal frame with a picture of daughter Anne age 2 or 3, wearing a smocked dress ($10).
There are two really gorgeous nursery framed color prints of babies, circa 1930. They are $25 and $35 each. I’m sorry I didn’t take a picture of them.
For anyone who wants to adopt an ancestor, this well-loved tot would be a wonderful addition to any family. There are several of her baby books, all filled out, as well as a handwritten congratulatory letter to the parents from the doctor who delivered baby Ann.
Plundering through the accumulation of two lifetimes was like a history lesson. The man of the house served in US Army during World War I, starting in 1917. Anyone with an interest in military history would be intrigued by his helmet ($25), mess kit and canteen, prices that I don’t recall. There is a framed picture of his platoon or squad or whatever you call a group of 50 soldiers. And just look at this:
As you can see, a military doctor was paid $36 per month for his patriotic service.
At home in DeLand during World War II, he kept careful track of his War Rations Book, which was carefully filed away in a desk.
Well, I could go on and on. Suffice it to say that if you are a fan of estate sales, you would love this one.
I’d be happy to shop for you so let me know if you want something. Meanwhile, have you been to any good sales lately? I know Elizabeth Rose finds them allllll the time. Does anyone else get lucky?