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Estate Sales & Auctions



Millchell Estate Sales ... in their Fort Worth Warehouse starting Friday Evening.  Fred and I both love when Gary and Panda Poodle do their sales at the Showroom in Fort Worth.  It means they can combine a number of estate sales into one HUGE SALE full of unique and wonderful treasures.  This week you’ll find an eclectic mix of furniture that includes antiques all the way to cool modern pieces.  An instant favorite of mine is the sleek look custom sofa made by Hickory Chair Co., but I wouldn’t mind owning the 8' Antique Buffet with Beveled Mirrors either.  Perhaps the rarest find in the sale is the a bronze nude figure signed, “Moreno”  ’93 (Miguel) Born 1935 in Spain.  Only nine were ever made.  Another rare find (at least in my experience) is the Ladies’ Reversible Cow Hide Coat.  It would make the perfect compliment to any woman’s outfit destined to attend the Fort Worth Cowtown Ball or Dallas’ Cattlemen’s Ball.  Looking for an incredible deal for collectibles?  Check out the cases filled with netsukes and ivory figures ... all are marked 75% off retail.  It promises to be an exciting sale with tempting goodies starting with ... 

Bright Star Antiques Co. ... in Sulphur Springs starting Thursday.  You may think that Fred and I are referring to Ringling Brothers when we talk about THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH.  While I loved the circus growing up, its BRIGHT STAR ANTIQUES that has supplanted my love for clowns, elephants, and dancing bears ... with 19th century rocking horses ... concrete, leather, and candle mold pig and piglets ... and cute straw filled teddy bears.  Fred loves heading back through time to the earliest forms of transportation like the ... painted farm wagon ... a primitive goat wagon ... and a vintage metal bicycle prop (probably used to advertise a bike shop).  He even adds an old painted wheelbarrow to his list of transportation.  Of course, Jay couldn’t possible do one of his iconic auctions without a wide variety of advertising signs.  He collects only the best oil & gas signs along with soft drink signs.  But who could imagine he’d find signs for a horseshoe ranch, corsets, hardware, bakeries, a carpenter’s shop, Pennsylvania Shoe & Boots, butter pretzels, and a double sided real estate sign.  Industrial pieces are just as hot as the advertising signs which means Jay didn’t pass on any examples of industrial racks ... wire baskets ... work tables ... or carts. 


Discovery Estate Sales ... in Dallas starting Friday.


DFW Estate Liquidators ... in Arlington starting Friday.




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Ambrosia & Co. ... Feather Your Nest ... SATURDAY GRAND OPENING! in Allen. I’ve wondered what Nancy’s been up to since the beginning of the year.  And now I know she wasn’t sitting at home or cruising the waterways of the Carribean.  Instead, she’s been putting together a whole new venture she’s eager to share with us.  Let’s let her do that in her own words ... “We are proud to announce the Grand opening of our new "boutique" in the new Lone Star Mercantile in Allen, Texas.  The Grand Opening will be Saturday August 19th with delicious food trucks in the parking lot and lots of fun things to see!  We have gone back to our design and selling of fine vintage and design home decor!  Be sure and check us out there and give us a call at 214-546-9884 for help with incorporating the "old" with the new in your home or office!”


C2 Estate Sales ... in Plano starting Friday.  If you’ve wondered what Charm and the C2 staff have been doing these past few weeks, they’ve been getting this beautiful Plano home ready to show.  The furnishings are mostly traditional – dining room table with chairs, several 4-poster beds, and upholstered arm chairs, with a smattering of antiques, leather seating, and a modern curved 3-section executive desk.  Personally, I love the clean look and all the space to spread out and work.  Then there’s a huge wall unit that provides space for a flat screen TV, bookcases, storage, and display cases on either end.  It’s a wonderful home filled with quality furniture.  It’s the only kind of sale you’ll find C2 doing.  More interesting finds include ...


Chic Cherie Vintage Clothing & Jewelry ... BEST SELECTION OF FALL HANDBAGS and more!  In Plano at High Street Antiques & Design.  Marilyn is home from her shopping trip to California with the most outstanding handbags ever to grace her booth or any.  But before she could show off the newest collection of vintage Georges of Paris, Comtesse (including one used as a prototype), Guy La Roche of Paris, acrylic handbags, and even an acrylic clutch, she was off on another buying trip with Steven Porterfield.  In addition to her non-stop shopping adventure, she and Steven headed to a “shoot” of the Antiques Roadshow that will air in early 2018.  When Marilyn finally landed home, she and I finally met up to share some girl talk and the incredible collection of vintage handbags, jewelry, and clothing. 


Estate Sales by Elaine ... Warehouse Sale in Dallas.  SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS!  Starts Saturday.  It is absolutely the best sale for kids starting school for the first time or those going back.  You’ll find school supplies ranging from pens and pencils to binders and paper.  But that’s hardly the tip of the iceberg.  There’s a multitude of training materials for teachers to use in their classrooms ... display boards emphasizing spelling words, grammar, citizenship, science, you name it ... fun decoratives to motivate the kids ... it’s all there and more.  You can load up a shopping cart full of supplies and pay only a fraction of their original price because it’s all 75% off!  It’s THE SALE of the month for teachers and students alike.  But it’s also time for FRIENDS to step up to the plate and help out kids throughout the city.  Pick out your favorite school and fill up a sack or box with supplies and drop it off in the “Principal’s Office.”  You’ll go home feeling like a million bucks.  And here’s a little FYI from me ... fill up a sack for yourself.  The pens, post-it notes and other supplies are absolutely wonderful – colorful and fun!  Now you’ve heard my sales pitch ... here’s Elaine’s ...


Help Me Ronda ... in Plano starting Saturday. This week Ronda and staff are north on the Toll Road to Legacy and then East to a nicely furnished Plano home.  Fred and I both love the neutral colors the homeowner used for the sofa and chairs with pops of color from accessories – Oriental rugs, framed art work (G. Harveys), and a pair of Blue Onion vases.  Sterling, silver plate, fine china and crystal add another layer of quality to the sale.  Fred noted a pair of “servers” ... wonderful mahogany pieces with marble tops and big paw feet.  It’s the typical quality Ronda sale even if it’s a little further North than we usually find her.


Lorenda's Professional Estate Sales No. 1 ... in Garland starting Thursday.  It’s a double header weekend for Lorenda and her crew.  The first sale starts on Thursday in Garland ... a sale that has more than a few really cool items.  The first has to be the Chevy S10 1997 Club Cab truck with 120,000 miles.  Fred is absolutely impressed with how clean it was.  Some guy is going to be beating down the door for this beauty.  Then there are items the ladies will enjoy – several nice looking lamps (a great way to add some personality to a room) ... a vintage hounds tooth coat from Neiman Marcus ... and several ladies’ vintage hats and handbags.  Fred wants everyone to know, there’s also an 8-track player in the sale.  If you’re looking for good estate sale finds, head to Garland and shop Lorenda’s sale for ...


C&C Estate Sales ... in Dallas starting Friday.


Channell Estate Sales ... in Dallas starting Friday.


Estate Sales by Dottie ... in Rowlett starting Friday.


Fox Estate Liquidations ... in Plano starting Saturday.


JLA Treasures ... in Garland starting Friday.


JLA Treasures Showroom ... in Richardson Open Wednesday.


Kyle Foster Auctioneers, Ltd. ... in Garland Friday Evening.


Mistletoe Estate Sales ... in Fort Worth starting Friday.


Out of the Attic ... in Duncanville starting Friday.


Remington Estate Sales ... in Frisco starting Thursday.