Estate Sale Tips

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If you have been to my little slice of internet before you are fully aware that I love to thrift. I love the idea of finding something amazing for an very affordable price and Estate sales are no exception. Today I thought I would share my top 5 favorite things to look for at Estate sales.

#1 Vintage clothing, shoes and accessories – I love all things retro, vintage or just plain old so I will always look through clothing and accessories and it can definitely pay off (I found a Dior clutch for $3.00 because no one else took the time to look!) Little tip – The sizing is very different for vintage items so if you are shopping for yourself buyer beware.

#2 Vinyl Records – I have loved listening to record since I was a kid playing my parent’s collection in the basement. There is just something about the original sound of a vinyl and what’s better is they are usually very well priced. I prefer Estate Sales for records compared to Thrift stores because not only are they usually in better condition, but the collection is more specific and can often have multiples of one artist.

#3 Glassware / Pyrex – I am very old school in the fact that I love glassware / dishware. There can be a purpose for everything and it can look amazing at the same time. Since Vintage Pyrex has become so popular it has become harder to find, but matching sets by any brand in good condition I always love šŸ™‚

#4 Vintage Linens – Any sort of vintage linen I usually jump at because they are so sweet and usually hand made. I especially love the flour sack towels with embroidery for the kitchen. I actually have a set from my grandmother and a set from an estate sale that has one for each day of the week. If that is not awesome, I don’t know what is!

#5 Home Decor – sometimes the oldest style can be the most original. Various artworks that I have bought from Estate Sales I have left alone and loved as is, others you need to be able to see the potential in and update to fit your home. I love discovering mid-century modern pieces, being furniture, lamps or decor I will always consider buying it. That is until I remember that I have nowhere to put it, then I walk away sadly šŸ˜‰

what are some of your favorite things to hunt for at the thrift store or Estate sales?

Hope you have a great day! – Allison

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