Monday, June 23, 2008


.Look up and look around fellow junkers,
this is something you do not want to miss.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
June 26, 27 & 28
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What does this mean exactly? Well first off, it's summer and we are a little bored so we thought a special event was in order. Second, I am ready to redo my house with new paint, new curtains, new antiques so many of those lovely things you saw in the Country Living article will be in this sale, plus other things from my home you did not see. Also, my niece Cindy (and newest employee) is always ready for a sale. She is also a junker and her house has more of a folky, vintage, mid-century vibe so she is bringing in stuff like that. The staff has also brought in typical garage sale items and if that wasn't enough, we are also selling our overstock, dented and seasonal sale items from the store. So to say there is 'something for everyone' is putting it mildly.

Because Natural Wear next door went out of business last month, their vacancy seemed the perfect location for this sale. Our lovely landlord agreed and we have been unloading and tagging furiously for two weeks. YOU WON'T BELIEVE how much stuff there is. I even had to hire movers to unload my house and four hours later the 2,700 square foot space next door was filled.
(Note: This will be an annual sale so we will have to change locations every year- all the more reason you need to be on our mailing list. Which by the way, the postcard company messed up royally, so expect this announcement at the last minute).

Just so you know, 75% of the items are old (and older). Then to keep the purge going, we have brought in typical garage sale stuff and many bargains. I don't usually read that long list of items in an estate sale ad but some of you do, so here goes:

Clawfoot bathtub
Vintage stove
Bergere chairs and ottoman
Iron pipe table/cart
Tall dresser
Vintage wood vanity
French style painted desk/vanity
Raw wood corner shelving unit
Stained deco style hall tree
Painted trunk
Dress forms
White iron patio glider and chair
French grey matching fan chairs
Willow rocker and chaise
Big stack of matching ceiling tins
Heavy and big white painted picnic tables
Suitcases, chandeliers and sconces
Giant shabby mirror, prints, paintings and art
Funky office things
Textiles, rugs, camp blankets, pillows from vintage fabrics
My famous debutante painting!
Some of my Vintage Xmas collections.
Fabulous outdoor driftwood table from Lynn Steely
Many small items; Shaving mirrors, the entire collection of blue transferware you see in the photo above, Moroccan punched tin shades, vintage jewelry and tons of baubles and trinkets (and this is just my stuff, not Cindy's!) She also has as much as me with furniture, art, smalls and tons of goodies.

Perfectly working TV's and other misc. electronics
Old iMac and iBook
TONS of cool bags from Banana Republic to Old Navy
Shoes and boots- some vintage
GREAT clothes from S-XXL:dresses, jackets, jeans
Music Cd's, video tapes, cassette tapes, design books
Kitchen paraphernalia: pots and pans, pasta machine, juicer, espresso maker, white dishes, bowls, glasses, cutting boards, utensils
Bedding: Tons of clean and good condition Ralph Lauren sheets and misc. towels, duvets, coverlets and fabric pieces
Small tables and chairs, tools, indoor, outdoor, pots, art, frames, old windows, etc.

AND!! This sale coincides with the Prairie Village Sidewalk Sale, so you might as well make a day of it!!!!

For all of you have been emailing already, my staff is not shipping any of these items- sorry. There is also not a pre-sale for friends or family. This is first-come, first-serve. Please be patient with us those first four hours as we try to double check all purchases while giving you a speedy checkout.

Many of you have asked me, "What now?" You seem to be terrified that I am changing my house! Know this: I have been in my house ten years and yes, it has been repainted three times, rearranged and styled to death. The latest transformation was deliberately dressed for the Country Living shoot, but now I want serenity- for just awhile. Fresh walls, simple furnishings,
white sheets, shades of grey, driftwood pieces, galvanized metal, linen slipcovers and so on. My mission is to style it to be more calming. More Real Simple. Think monastery meets European farmhouse! Pictures will surely come, but not anytime soon. It will take me awhile to replenish.