31 May 2011

estate sale finds // 05.28.2011

suffice it to say, the little bedroom community i call home (established in 1974) is not the best place for finding vintage wares or furniture; however, every once in awhile, you stumble upon greatness.

this past weekend, my mom and i hit up a nearby nature preserve for a bike ride and decided to stop at a local estate sale on the way home. and what did i find? not the buffet i was thinking about investing in, but an eight-piece dining set from the late 1940s/early 1950s.

after a few minutes deliberation (and a quick call to my brother to see if he could store the set until i move in the fall), i had a mid-century table, six chairs, and a buffet. the set isn't in pristine condition, but it was a great deal and it's definitely workable.

the table and the buffet both have burl wood detailing and the buffet has really interesting acrylic and metal handles. the chairs were recovered in the 1970s, so i cannot wait to remove the gold and green velvet (though i kind of love it) to see the original fabric underneath.

also at the estate sale?

this amazing dresser and headboard set. i'm a bit ashamed to admit it, but i didn't even think about these (i didn't even look at the price!) because i already have a dresser, though definitely not as classy as these.

i'm getting excited about autumn and new places!


  1. I love that table! You should really teach a class on finding treasures because you're amazing at it.

  2. I want to go with you sometime! It would be so much fun to go have brunch and spend the day estate sale-ing. :D (Would need a sitter, obv.)

  3. I've been searching for a low dresser like that one, I want to use it as a TV stand in my living room! They're always so expensive here in Chicago or in bad shape. :( Glad you found the dining set & buffet of your dreams.

  4. I would have been all over the dresser and chest but then again I've been searching high and low for one for what seems like forever!

  5. Wowee! What a sale. I really love the bedroom set. The dinette set is fab too!

  6. The chairs, look at the beautiful mid century fabric! What a beautiful set!!!!!