Most Fridays of summer, the boys and I can be found out and about, hunting for treasure. But our treasure isn't defined by monetary value, rather, random objects that have a story to tell or that simply catch our eye. Estate sales are our favorite.
So when Kellie contacted me to tell me about her upcoming estate sale, I knew I wanted to go and get a preview of the contents of her grandfather Joe's 100 year old farm.
You may see chipped dishes, but I love that they were actually used, rather than kept pristine from years of sitting on a shelf. Beautiful.
The best ornaments? Old glass balls, worn over time. Perfect.
I love these old pencils, given out by the local grange supply store. And they're from Fairfield, the location of the farm.
Old cake toppers stop my heart. They speak of true love. Everyone should own at least one, to remind them of their one and only.
If the packaging doesn't get you, the handiness of the contents will. Old paper wall dispensers are the best.
I'm collecting old wooden spools of muted thread to display. Simplistic beauty.
Have you ever dug through boxes of old farm junk? You never know what you may find. They're the best.
Old crazy quilts. Every piece stitched by hand. I'd choose you over a boring blanket any day of the week.
And old books? Possibly one of my favorite collectibles of all time. The papers, the print. Books rank right up there with paint for one of the easiest ways to add warmth to a room. Stack them around, display them, open them to expose the beautiful papers inside. Treasure.
What are you doing this weekend? The boys and I will be looking for some good estate sales, like this one. If you live in Spokane, you might want to stop by Kellie's estate sale, featuring the contents of her grandfather Joe's farm. And maybe I'll see you there! (I didn't cheat even one little bit by buying anything early. That wouldn't be fair now would it?)
You can find the estate sale at 4920 East 14th Avenue in Spokane Valley. The sale will run this Friday and Saturday from 9-3.