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, August 2, 2017

Evanston Light and Dark

A week or so ago we visited this house in Evanston with a neighbor. It was a twisty-turny place with lots of nooks and crannies and strange little surprises around every corner.

Do you have room in your home for a baby grand piano? These people didn't.

I think that one in the lower-right might be a little off, but otherwise this looks perfectly fine.

Quite possibly the ugliest candlesticks ever made.

When one TV in the bedroom just isn't enough.

Will's jacket. Never worn.

 Wallpaper #1.

 Wallpaper #2.

I took this just because I liked the juxtaposition of the vacuum cleaner bag's pattern with Wallpaper #2.

 In the creepy bedroom at the very top of the stairs I found these paintings.

I was not surprised to find this nearby.

Or this.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

I'm Just Mad About Chevrons

We've had a number of new likes on our Facebook page the past few weeks. Thanks for giving us the thumbs-up! As we like to say here at Estate Sale Stories, your scraps of attention make this all worthwhile.

Let's celebrate the new arrivals with a fresh post.

I don't recall where this house was. Somewhere behind a suburban Dominick's, when Chicagoland still had those. At any rate, it didn't take long before the unique aspect of this estate sale became clear.

Everything had chevrons.

These serving platters had chevrons.

And these serving platters had chevrons, too.

Not to mention the matching chevron bowls to go with them.

There were chevrons on a hat.

And on these saucy little chevron shoes.

This scarf would go nicely with them.

Or one of these.

Don't forget your chevron headband and... um... matching fabric scrap.

Here's a chevron box you can use to store all of your chevron stuff.

And another if you have more.

Or you could just pack it all away in one of these sets of chevron suitcases.

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