I like estate sales run by professionals. In our area, the sale runs Friday through Sunday. The way they work it is that on Friday prices are firm, Saturday's negotiable and Sunday, most reasonable offers accepted. There are reasons to go every day - Friday obviously offers first dibs on stuff, Saturday is for dickering if there's something you really want but not at the listed price, and Sunday is for "what the heck, let's see what's left".
I snapped a few pictures while no one was looking. You can check it out in it's pre-sale glory on this real-estate video tour here. No word on the sale price, but quotes were between 1.2 and 1.9 million.
One of the back decks.
Window seat, second floor balcony.
The neighborhood wasn't too shabby either:
Much of the furniture was already sold or not for sale, but there were lots of small treasures. Here are mine:
Maybe you noticed this antique scale in the video. It was my priciest purchase at $30.00, but I saw it on eBay for lots more.
I'd love to use it outside as a plant hanger, but not sure it would do well in the rain. It looks so cute!
A couple of festive tea towels.
I've been wanting one of these glass containers - perfect for an elderflower spritzer I plan to make for summer company.
And a huge enamel roaster.