It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Vintage Thursday: Estate Sale
A couple of weeks ago I ventured out on a windy, rainy Saturday to find some treasures in our neck of the woods. My first stop was an estate sale. These are the hardest for me, but the best places to find something wonderful. I think it's because someone has died and the family is selling everything in the house. These sales seem so invasive. A lifetime of "things" that they could not take with them in death. There is a strange feeling of intrusiveness walking through someone's home. A lifetime up for sale. "Come in and take a look. Make an offer."
So, with respect for a woman I didn't know and the thought of taking care of a few of her treasures ( this is how I justify buying something here ), I meet this woman through her lifetime of collected treasures. I find a beautiful cake plate, a Tupperware container filled with small glasses and a pair of candlesticks.
Thank you, old lady that I didn't know, for a few beautiful treasures. They will be taken good care of. I promise.
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