Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Queen of Estate Sales!

I know what you are thinking...and the Cranky Queen has a "royal excuse" for being quite tardy in the upkeep of her blog.  The Queen has started hostessing Estate Sales! I have been involved with 3 sales so far, and gosh, it is hard work...but I am lovin' it!  Just participating on a small scale by "word or mouth" in my home town, but I have learned so much and met some really fun and "interesting" people...to say the least!

As the Queen, I had to distinguish myself from all the other Estate Sale People...so I decided to wear cute aprons to all of the sales that I hosted...now I am known as the "cute apron girl"!  Too fun...See my little helper, Addison, at my very 1st Estate Sale.

 Check out "all the goods" at this sale.... Carnival Glass, Milk Glass, Made In Japan...
 Older Tupperware...Go figure, it flew off the tables!
 See the above pic for a  "blast from the past"...heading to someones hunting camp!
 The Cranky Queen carried this green jewel home...got some great ideas on how to transform it into a "Happy Chair"
The "Brady Bunch" Bedroom Suite sold right away!
My helpers during the sale...strapping a LARGE buffet on a small truck!
Addie and Mrs. Pam saved the day with their help...FREE too!
My favorite Estate Sale Friend...she was so funny & bought LOTS!
The next Estate Sale was "bitter sweet" for the Cranky Queen, because she knew the gentleman that had recently made his way Home. Heaven gained a wonderful Southern Gent & I know many were there to greet him at the Golden Gates!

This was a much smaller sale, but I pretty much sold everything in 2 days!

Old Linens & placemats~ SOLD
 The Queen was not so cranky bringing this enamel top table home with her!
Glassware...none was left!
  marbles from days long gone...
Disney Collectibles

Pots & Pans

A quick pose before the sale~

These FUNKY LAMPS "lit up" someone's world!

 Knick Knacks Galore!
Old Quilts...All SOLD!
Most of the brass sold on the 2nd day at 1/2 off
Princess Allie & The Estate Queen
Cranky KingPrince Logan were my biggest fans helping to load vehicles & kindly escort older folks up & down the steep hills...Southern Gentlemen, indeed!
Hot items at this sale...old reels & vintage cameras!

So the Cranky Queen has spread her wings & branched out into the wild blue yonder of Estate Sales...
Who knows...a television preview may be next!


  1. sound like alot of fun, do you get first dibbs on the pieces you like?

  2. LOVE that table you got! We had one just like it growing up, and boy I wish I still had it! So lucky to be working in estate sales (either that, or dangerous!)

  3. Congrats on the new venture! Wish you were a little closer... I would definitely be in the line on the first day! I would have fought you for that metal top kitchen table ...Great find!

  4. Wow, that looks like a fun undertaking!

  5. Good luck with your new business. I love the green chair--great color and it looks like it is in fabulous condition. Thanks for linking this post to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style!

  6. Good for you on starting your own little business and at a rate that you can handle. Going too quickly into it zaps the joy and makes a woman cranky. Keep the love and happiness. PS. The apron was a wonderful idea!

  7. PS. I decided to follow you for a spell and find out what you are up to!

  8. Oh Tiffany! I am so embarrassed, I still haven't gotten my fabric photographed and listed on Ebay. I'm so very sorry, I just don't seem to be able to get a good photo - hoping to enlist the hubby to take a stab at it.

    How fun to host estate sales (or maybe how DANGEROUS teehee!) and get to see all that great stuff.

    Happy Rednesday!

  9. I love the table!!!
    How nice for you to be on hand to find good homes for the things left behind. It always makes me sad when family doesn't want the items and they are donated. Loving tribute to the gentleman who passed. Blessings to you and much luck with this. Your family is perfect for it. xo

  10. You are most definitely THE QUEEN OF ESTATE SALES. I really love your green HAPPY CHAIR! What a great find! Looks comfy and fun!

  11. Oh I adore coming across a stack of old vintage linens and crocheted doilies...and piles and piles of beautiful lace! you must have such a blast doing what you do...you cute apron girl!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  12. Oh cute apron girl I wish I was there at one of your sales. I would have nabbed up those vintage cameras for sure. I must say that I may have had to wrestle you for that darling table. lol! Seriously I wouldn't have created a scene. I try to be a polite estate sale shopper. Have fun with your new adventure and never lose your crown!

  13. Well, you have found your calling - AND you get first dibs, I assume on any goodies. You seem like a natural and I like that you are wearing the apron for distinction! Best wishes for your new adventure. Ann

  14. Wow, lots of awesome treasures! Love the enamel table you got!

  15. Kind of looks like fun, even though I'm sure it's a lot of work. It looks like you get first pick which is great. I bet you meet lots of interesting people. Around where I live, professionals are often brought in to run estate sales, making the prices somewhat high.
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

  16. Oh my gosh when I saw that enamel topped table I thought I would snatch that up quick but I see you did. We have similar tastes. It looks to be in great shape too. I love estate sales and need to get back to going to them. Thanks ever so much for linking this up. Good luck with your new venture.

  17. Hi - good luck to you on your new venture. There's a website - I think it's www.estatesales.com (or something like that) - where you can list your estate sale - and post pictures. Check it out if you haven't already. I don't know what the cost is...but I know lots of people who subscribe to it (me being one of them)and it updates me on all the sales going on in my area.

    I usually am sailing on summer weekends...but I need to go to a few estate sales. I have a friend who has an estate sale business in the Hamptons - have to go visit one of hers soon.

    Good luck!


  18. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment-I'm your newest follower :)

  19. Love those treasures. You are so lucky. Off to find my own:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (GFC).

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  20. Your helper is adorable.

    If I lived closer, I would love to visit one of your sales


  21. love the table...and my inlaws had that same sofa :)

  22. Wow! I LOVE your sofa! Such a classic and yet very stylish. Perfect for my condo. :)

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