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Landmark Auction ... in Ennis Saturday Morning. A big auction composed of 2 CONTAINERS (only 1 container was expected) with 561 Lots.  It’s kept Donna & Alan working around the clock ... over the Thanksgiving holiday ... and into this week.  It’s been so busy, Donna asked that Fred and I use their website for the pictures instead of coming to Ennis.  So before I worked with the pictures, I did a “search” for things I love.  With that, I came up with the Harold Gale Santa and Treasure Chest Store Display (Animated and in working condition).  Harold & Viola Gale started their Santa business in their home in 1946, making this my favorite piece in Saturday’s auction (so far).  My second search was GOLD.  From that I claimed several great pieces of gold jewelry.  I know Fred loves anything leather which resulted in a  Chesterfield Style Tufted Leather Rocking Chair and its mate – the Leather Curule Stool.  After a few more searches I ended up with incredible finds that included ... a Carved French Hunt Style Oak Table where Each foot is a different figural carved animal ... a Grand French Relief Carved Oak Vaisselier ... and something I consider irresistible – French Relief Carved Oak Chalet Chairs.  Saturday’s auction is guaranteed to be quite the adventure.  Call now for seats or wear your comfy shoes.
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The Tower Antique Show ... at Fair Park in the Embarcadero Building starting Saturday.  Cold Weather ... Just in time for Dallas’ Premier Tower Antique Show at Fair Park.  The tradition has been going on for as long as I can remember ... first under the tutelage of Ralph Willard and now under a dynamic duo – Richard Theiss and Leigh Ann Winter, both long time dealers.  Ownership may have changed, but the quality of The Show and the inclusion of top dealers hasn’t.  You can still expect to find dealers from around the country offering Americana ... Furniture ... Accessories ... Folk Art ...Fine Art ... Textiles ... Estate Jewelry ... Books ... Costume Jewelry ... Art Glass ... Depression and Elegant Glass ... Toys ... Silver ... and incredible antiques and vintage items from the 18th through the mid-20th century.  It’s the perfect time of the year ... at the perfect venue ... to find Christmas and Hanukkah gifts for family and friends.
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DFW Estate Liquidators Dallas ... starting Friday. We are pleased to announce an incredible sale by DFW Estate Liquidators showcasing the estate of Andrea Mascolo who was the head of the production company for Toni & Guy Hair Salons.  Prepare to be amazed by the wonderful Italian style art, statuary, designer clothing, electronics, game room and man cave essentials such as a pristine billiards table, air hockey and an 80" Sharp Aquos 3D TV.  Oh, and don’t forget about the Toni & Guy, Tigi and Bed Head merchandise and memorabilia.  More about what you’ll find in this extraordinary estate sale on Thursday.
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DFW Estate Liquidators Arlington ... starting Friday.  Another double header weekend for Cory and his staff starting off in Arlington.  I have so many favorites, it’s hard to know where to start ... the Dresden military figurines ... the antique wooden rocking horse ... or the mid-century modern lamps.  Fred had no hesitation with his choices.  It’s definitely the vintage German tall clock and the Zenith Trans-Oceanic shortwave radio.  Whatever treasures you choose, it all starts with ...
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The Jewel Box Store ... Open Saturday & Sunday.  It’s time for a shopping extravaganza at The Jewel Box Store.  The ladies will be serving Peach Bellini’s (yum) while shoppers (include me in that category) checkout the fine and costume jewelry.  Of course Rusty promised me he would sweeten the deal.  All the open glass shelves containing jewelry will be 50% off.  The jewelry in the black trays are a whopping 60% off.  And as for the fine jewelry in the glass cases – swinging deals are available.
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2D Estate Sales ... in Dallas starting Friday.  A North Dallas ranch style house with a mix of mid-century and traditional furniture ... signed lion print by Charles Fracé ... and a plaid sectional sofa that I absolutely love!  It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s so cool.  Fred liked it, but not as much as the serpentine front server he found in the dining room along with the double pedestal Duncan Phyfe style dining table with chairs.  Special treasures for the younger set include a set of twin beds that were purchased and then NEVER USED!  There’s also toys and little girl clothing and shoes.  For the more mature ladies ... a room filled with clothing and shoes (including a pair of boots); men’s clothing (including suits); and for the gardening type – all the tools of the trade.  A sale filled with good stuff useable estate sales finds.  You’ll love the ...
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Art Rousseau ... in Dallas starting Friday.  Talk about CONTRAST!  Compare Art's sale from last week to this great sale this week and you have a new definition of contrast.  The sale this week is in a quiet street in Caruth Village and has to be one of his more interesting sales this year - that is saying a lot when you consider some of Art's 2016 sales.  The former owner was an estate sale maven and antique collector.  Although her children selected some, they left quite a collection including lots of Staffordshire figures, watch fob holders, lamps, etc.  The furniture has a few old New Orleans pieces, lots of decorative miscellaneous pieces, a pair of matched BAKER sofas, SPIDELL table and chairs, and much more.  Lots of decorative artwork, McKenzie-Childs Christmas decorations, costume jewelry, Quimper, china, silver-plate service pieces, lamps and other collectibles.
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Berrera Estate Sales ... in Plano starting Friday. Fred’s first comment about this sale ... fabulous antique furniture.  But he also says the house is pretty special too ... a totally renovated early 1900's home (one of Plano’s oldest homes).  Both Fred and I decided the antique “work station” was our favorite ... a desk with loads of shelving and bookcases above the desk.  Other cool pieces are the document cabinet and the ornate Victorian settee.  In addition to great furniture, you’ll find 2 sets of sterling flatware ... loads of silverplate ... and a small orange aluminum Christmas tree.  Every room is filled with treasures you’ll want to see first hand.  With loads to see, let’s get the ball rolling and tell you what to expect.
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Brent's Estate Sales ... in Flower Mound starting Friday.  Massive Living Estate Sale of Retired J. C. Penney Purchasing Executive. Not your typical estate sale and definitely not the kind you usually see in Flower Mound.  You’ll find Unique and Rare Collectibles from Around the World. All Furnishings in the Living, Dining, and Bedroom are Beautiful Cherry Wood Furniture by Century.  There are Credenzas, outstanding Lighting, Mirrors, Oriental Art, Tapestries, Silks, and Wood Carvings.  More treasures include a Large Collection of Vintage Records, DVD's, Books, Linens, Kitchen Wares, Outside Decoratives, Statuary, Tools, Electronics, Refrigerator, and a Large Collection of Men's Designer Clothes and Shoes.
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Carlin & Company Retirement Sale ... Everything 75% Off, on Turtle Creek through December 11th.  GREAT NEWS ... Carlin & Company has extended its Retirement Sale through Sunday, December 11th.  Shoppers from the 24-7 website have been coming in and buying extraordinary bargains on high end home furnishings previously available only to The Trade.  But Charlie & Mena have sweetened the sale even more by reducing retail prices to 75% off!  That’s Half of Half (a good friend of mine exclaimed).  In case you haven’t made it to the sale yet, it’s the best lighting and high end furniture store I’ve shopped ever!  In fact, I’ve got three gorgeous lamps to prove it.  I guarantee I’ll be back again next week.  Who knows what I’ll come home with this time.
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Estate of 92-Year Old Garland Resident ... BIG RECORD COLLECTION in Garland starting Friday.  STARTING HALF OFF AT NOON!  WOW, a huge sale.  We had to take pictures before everything was completely unboxed and staged.  Expect a very different (as in better) looking sale!  What kinds of things can you expect to find?  Just about everything including ... Furniture, Dishes, Fiesta ware, Dolls both antique and newer, Jewelry (Mostly costume, mix of vintage and newer. Also some really old hat pins in need of TLC), China, Fishing stuff, Mid-century items including a MCM armchair and an old wooden school desk, among other things.
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FairMarket DFW Estate Sales ... in Dallas starting Thursday.  Not a huge home, but one that’s filled with high quality furnishings that include designer handbags and shoes ... Waterford crystal ... sterling ... really great jewelry ... and two of the cutest chairs for a child’s room – a giraffe, a lion, and an elephant.  Whoever thought of making these was one creative person.  The contents of the house belonged to a prominent Dallas family and everything was in storage for years.  It’s time to sell!  If you happen to be interested in leasing this home ... it will be available on December 15th for lease.  Details ... 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1-car garage, and a fenced yard.
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Futures Past ... in Plano starting Thursday.  What a beautiful home this is on Ranchero Rd.  It’s a 2-story filled with nigh end furnishings ... designer clothing, shoes, and purses ... decoratives ... gift items from Lady Primrose (already wrapped) ... an incredible number of lamps and desks ... and a complete drum set.  Fred was impressed with the quality rugs and a round glass coffee table with ram heads base.  I fell in love with several overstuffed chairs, ottomans, a gold toned settee with wood trim, and the enormous amount of glassware (especially the pieces with the fleurs-de-lis etched in them).  There are eight dining chairs with leather seats and upholstered backs that are incredible ... which is pretty much like everything else in this sale.  If you’re looking for home decor of any kind, this is the place to shop.  Come ready to take home ...
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Harriett Martin Estate Sales ... in Plano starting Thursday. Harriett is back from visiting family in Tennessee and busy as ever.  This week it’s an estate sale in Plano with goodies for every member of the family ... from crib size to adult.  Mom can shop a full kitchen or stop at the jewelry counter.  The kids have plenty of toys, clothing and books to peruse.  And Dad – well he can bring the checkbook. So join Harriett and her enthusiastic staff and begin your day shopping for ...  
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JLA Treasures ... in Preston Hollow starting Friday. Describing the indescribable isn’t easy, but Fred and I are going to give it a shot.  This is the home of Howard Crow, an avid collector of items related to trains, planes, automobiles, and boats.  In addition to his model collection, he had books, books, and more books on the subject of trains, planes, automobiles, and boats.  The most notable books were a set of limited edition Ferrari books.  Needless to say, every man will be making a beeline to the books.  As for me, it’s all about the cool mid-century Malitte Seating system by Knoll, the Natuzzi bright red leather sofa, and for sure the Cantoni leather desk.  It’s a wonderful sale that will take 3 DAYS (rather than Carol’s 2 day).  You’ll be in Heaven as you shop this sale.  Let’s start off with ...
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Joyce Morris Holiday Sale ... in Corsicana, currently running through December 4th.  If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, you soon will be.  Joyce Morris has the most delightful holiday decor in the State of Texas ... and enough of it to decorate all of North Texas.  This is the living estate of a family that sold Candles, Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Ornaments, Candles, Potpourri, Ribbons, Room Fragrance – anything associated with the holiday season – to businesses throughout the United States.  The factory itself has ceased to operate, but the inventory and merchandise that remains is still available for purchase.  And in case you haven’t viewed the pictures, that’s a whole bench of treasure!  But the wonder of this sale isn’t just holiday.  You’ll also find antique chairs, tables, sofas, and buffets ... traditional, leather and painted furniture ... Johnson Brothers Friendly Village, Blue Willow, and other china ... lamps, rugs, mirrors, and decoratives ... electric fireplaces ... copper molds, pottery, and framed art ... Oriental screens ... and something Fred and I would love to own – a vintage Travel Trailer (one of the original aluminum ones that could hold the two of us and our little dog Emmy Lou.  It’s a sale that will continue through mid-December.  But don’t wait, it’s just the best place to start your holiday decorating ... AND ... updating your home decor!
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Lucy & Ethel Do Estate Sales ... in Richardson starting Thursday.  TWICE AS NICE ESTATE SALE in RICHARDSON!  Yikes - running out of YEAR!  So for our last 2016 sale we have combined 2 sales into one - and it's a humdinger!  Antique, Mid-Century and literally new furniture - dining, BR & den or parlor!  Kent Coffey ebonized "The Lotus" bed and dresser or server ... Mid-C twin beds with nice mattresses, dresser & desk ... Ethan Allen China hutch and matching dry sink ... Small cherry dining with chairs ... Light oak hall stand ... Sofa and sofa table ... Antique sewing machine in unique oak storage cabinet ... 2 months old (Plans change) queen bed, chest and 2 nightstands from Weir's ... Gorgeous oak queen bed ... Soooo much Christmas!  ... And because of tight space, we have moved the lovely vintage mahogany furniture to the large master bathroom - including Bernhardt china cabinet!  Coolest LANE cedar chest has legs and a faux drawer front - looks great with the Asian furniture!
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Mistletoe Estate Sales ... in Fort Worth starting Friday. It’s great having Terri back in the swing of doing estate sales ... this time in the Tanglewood/Colonial area of Fort Worth.  It’s a good looking sale with a variety of items ... everything from Native American pottery ... to 1st edition books ... to my personal favorite – the baby blue leather chair.  Of course, I did love the Monarch baby grand piano with the singing Annalee dolls sitting on the top, but then I’ve never seen a piano I didn’t want to play!  Fred found a house full of interesting clocks and framed art to keep him busy.  So if you’re ready for a treasure hunt, start with Terri’s sale this weekend.  You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find ...
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SOS Estate Sale Finds ... in Plano starting Friday.  Downsizing sale in a gorgeous home.  Sondy and her staff have moved everything downstairs to make it easier to shop.  And shopping includes high end decoratives, fine furniture, and Tabriz rugs.  My favorite piece in the sale is the dove grey oversized chair by Sherrill, but others might prefer the queen size tester bed.  Whatever you pick for your favorite, it’s going to be special.  Maybe it will be the ...
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Tim & Cinde Shaw Estate Sales ... in Dallas starting Thursday.  What a wonderful Lake Highlands sale filled with antiques and mid-century furniture ... several sets of china (including my favorite maker – Johnson Brothers) ... and a good looking leather sofa (love the curved detail).  Something special for the guys – a pool table with all the accessories.  Fred and I agree, Tim and Cinde have a great sale that offers a wide variety of treasures including ...
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