Most Saturdays you can find me making the estate sale
circuit where I live. This has been a past time of mine for many years,
and I am proud to say that 75% of my house is filled with my discoveries.
Recently I have tried my hand at auctions. But, it just does not compare to the
thrills I get when I go to an estate sale. The moment I walk into a sale, by
heart beats a little faster, and my hunting and gathering skills become
keen. I see what others don’t. While waiting in line to pay,
everyone scrutinizes each other’s purchases, and everyone comes out feeling
like a winner.
I have a lot of stories about my treasure hunts. So
I will spare you, and just share a couple. Once I spied a white leather
clutch purse, embossed with a Japanese garden scene, that happen to have a
souvenir from my college alma mater tucked away in a pocket (talk about
karma). Or the 6’ x 6’ abstract oil painting that could barely fit in my
son’s pick-up truck, but is now the main focal point in my living room.
The take away is try this for yourself; start out small and then work
your way up. To see my recent projects go to humblenests.tumblr.com