October 18, 2008

Yard Sale

When Kitchenography sent me the ad reading Garden Accessories, Urns, Chandeliers, Crystal, Silver, Prints/Paintings, Gilded Mirrors, Decorative containers/items and much more... I knew what I would be doing this morning. Even better, I recognized the name of one of the people hosting the sale and know that he's a floral designer. Still better, I knew that the house where he lives and the parties he's given have been featured in Baltimore's Style Magazine.
We arrived just as the sale began and saw tables loaded with huge silver candlesticks, waist-high urns, containers and everything else that was listed, as well as a plethora of other items. Most regrettably, the scale of most of the items was way too large for my tiny house and some of the things I really wanted were duplicates of things I have. I thought I would be able to tap my inner Eddie Ross and find some incredible piece to re-purpose, but didn't.
Here are some of the things that were on offer this morning:
Coffee pot on gimbalsNo clue what this is... any ideas?Who doesn't need a disco ball or two?I'd love a couple of these in front of my place. These would be a lot of fun to re-cover.If I had a decent-size back yard, I'd hang one of these.
Next Saturday, I will be shopping Portobello Road, escorted by House of Beauty & Culture!

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, shopping Portobello Road with HoBaC sounds like great fun - I am jealous. Please take lots of photos to share.

    -Lana

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  2. now that's a yard sale!

    have fun w/hobac!

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  3. I love the candle sticks and hope you got a couple and the Coffee pot on gimbals is so unique I love it!! Keep an eye on this free online garage sale for cool stuff like these.

    Good Luck

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  4. wow!!!! I wish I could have gone there! what a goldmine. have a great great great time.

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  5. The uniqueness of the items was only outdone by the sheer volume of each item! Six or eight of the cherub candlesticks, ten or so of the chandeliers, dozens of candlesticks... it was incredible.

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  6. Holy Smoke! I need to get on your text message hot line!!! This one was a doozy -- regrettably, I probably wouldn't have been able to buy much either but it would have been a great "show"!!

    I think the unidentified porcelain "dish" is a woman's commode...

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  7. I love the wrought-iron chandeliers. What an interesting sale -- Wow.

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  8. Plays... It's really small, so I am not sure if it would be a commode. It's only about six inches across...

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  9. You were right, it looks like an amazing sale! I'm sorry I missed it :-(

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  10. Lucky you. Both today and next week. Have fun.

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  11. www.potsandpins.comOctober 20, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    All I can say is I'm envious! What great finds!

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  12. I'm coming to Baltimore! Oct. 30 - Nov.4
    We'll be teaching tango workshops all weekend, but I must getaway to go shopping with you!
    BTW, the blue and white thingee looks like some kind of powder box, or maybe even a denture box LOL!!!! I used to collect antique porcelain Chinese powder boxes.
    xo xo

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  13. now that's a yard sale! was the stuff really expensive?

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  14. Lucky... for what it was, it wasn't too expensive! I could have bought a ton, but am saving my pence for London!

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  15. Sorry this comment is a little late but my vote on the unidentified porcelain thingy is a citrus juicer. This looks like this was in my neighborhood! Was it in Bolton Hill?! If so, I can't believe I missed it!

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