An occasionally updated chronicle of estate sales in the city and suburbs of Chicago.

"It's such a guilty pleasure..." Lynne Stiefel, Pioneer Press

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wilmette Grab Bag

There was a little bit of everything at this sale: an okay ranch home with some interesting touches, a number of random items up for bids, some mix-and-match medical supplies. None of it made a lot of sense.

Here we have a display table in the living room. It looks as though all the breakables have been moved, to keep them safe from the reach of Babe Ruth's powerful swing.

The kitchen had a couple nice touches.

This linoleum was one. I don't know about you, but if this pattern was still available, I'd seriously consider putting it in my kitchen.

This lamp was another. The coiled cord wasn't for taking phone calls, but for adjusting the lamp's height. If you were particularly proud of that night's menu, you could pull that sucker down and really feature your mad dinner skillz.

There was a basement rec room. With houses of this style and era, there's almost always a basement rec room.

There's usually some rattan-style furniture, too. It's a shame there were no cushions -- it's going to take a person with some serious reupholstery mojo to bring these old bones back to life.

There was a table of odds and ends nearby. This was among them. Critics generally agree the sequel fell short of the original Super String.

I also found this portrait of Daddy's Little Hooker.

This is a strange cabinet. I wonder what it was for? Let's take a look at that sticker in the upper-left corner.

Oh. So this cabinet was for displaying guns, as well as one's political views.

I found this bathroom upstairs. There were a few odd items for sale on the vanity.

Still new in the package. Despite that, I don't think this is the sort of thing you want to bring home from an estate sale.

Not even if these were included as part of a 2-for-1 deal.

As I was leaving I saw this on one of the end tables in the living room. Folks, I think it's time to shoot that horse.

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