We're are always stunned at the array of belongings one family can accumulate, and even if you are on someone else's mission and don't shop, there is a voyeuristic quality to being suddenly privy to a stranger's things. But in the moment, most of us just want a great deal on treasures for our own nests, so read on.
Think of it as an investment, since you may sell the items again yourself! The news this week is that the aforementioned array is almost too much to take in onscreen. Our advice is to take your time, make a map, and hit them all before you realize how much money you've spent. Remember, as always, to have some packing supplies on you, in case the merchant runs out, and that with few exceptions, all sales are final.
Multiple Estate Rummage Sale Extravaganza
From an estate near the Arboretum comes a large collection of Lladro figurines, dark red cabinet, large rugs, china, and Waterford crystal. Meanwhile, estate items from Tarrytown yield a drop leaf antique table, three Hitchcock style chairs, an antique painted chest, an antique rocker, and cherry desk. Also for sale are a Watson sterling water pitcher; a pair of wine coolers in hand-engraved silver plate probably from England; an impressive Gorham set of 18 sterling water goblets; a sterling porringer hand-engraved with a "P"; six sterling lemon dishes at only $24 each; and eight silver plated punch cups. Fine jewelry for sale includes sterling silver necklaces, a hand-hammered cuff bracelet set with lapis; a roadrunner 14K brooch set with a ruby eye; a heavy sterling silver ring with a bark finish; several sterling silver lockets (Valentine's Day…), and an onyx and gold bead necklace. Offers considered on items at $50+, children allowed, cash and credit cards accepted. 8108 Mesa, 78759; Fri.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 11am-5pm.
Collectibles, Antiques, and Jewelry
This house opens to you revealing an antique iron bed, Eastlake fainting couch, deco-era dresser and matching armoire, antique Ann Arbor Organ and stool, an old plantation desk, an antique Brunswick phonograph, handsome round oak pedestal dining table with six chairs, a Bassett double dresser, an antique bedroom suite, a vintage daybed with trundle unit, antique brass baby bed (converted to a settee), set of bunk beds, two chest of drawers, a Mission-style desk, antique china cabinet. There is a large box of rings, necklaces, cufflinks, and watches, as well. Also look for "Uncle Paul and Wendel out on the back patio" with a trove of additional items. Cash and credit cards for purchases over $50. 1012 Neans, 78758; Fri.-Sat., 9am-3pm; Sun., 1-4pm.
Nothing Runs Like a Deere
Hop on a John Deere model 820 tractor and shredder, or pack up a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX with 112K miles. Use that to pull a Murray 42" riding mower back home. Also find a push mower; cattle feeders; barb, chain link, and hog fencing wire & gates; shop and garden tools, drill press, air compressor; 8 and 12 gallon crocks, metal Waco milk crate, fishing block & tackle, old Stanley plane, pocket knives, hardware, wicker love seat, two rockers & three-drawer chest, wood porch swing, wheelbarrow, 20' power pole, meter bases, upright freezer, cast iron 5 1/2' bathtub, lumber and plywood, wood frame windows, wood doors, old door knobs, chains, primitive cabinets, old scythe, power cords, gas edger, garage cabinets & shelving, canning jars, chemicals & lubricants, two wood desks/sewing tables, an old trunk; matching sofa, love seat and chair; another loveseat; glider rocker; corner curio cabinet; antique curve front curio cabinet; formica dinette & six chairs, formal dining table, six chairs & matching lighted hutch, antique wash stand, vintage metal kitchen cabinet; two bedroom suites, Singer sewing machine, notions, fabric, craft supplies; plant stands; cut glass & depression glass; two china sets, punch bowl set, vintage turquoise Club aluminum cookware set, small appliances, dishes, rooster collection, doll collection, roll-a-way bed, medical equipment, nice ladies clothing and shoes, BBQ pit. No credit cards, local checks with an I.D. 1151 CR 406, 76574; Sat., 8am-3pm, Sun., 9am-2pm.
Rummaging for a Cause
Little Learners preschool is raising money for a new playground and you can help. You'll find clothes, from infant through adult sizes; shoes; toys; various home-decor items; an infant carrier car seat and two car seat-holding strollers; a Cuisinart wine fridge. More is being added, so take a chance on this one. 1556 Kenneys Way at Covered Wagon Tr.; Sat., 8am-noon.
Boyd Estate Auction
The Boyds traveled the world showing champion canines, and collecting artifacts as they went. This auction includes vintage glassware; milk glass, carnival glass, depression glass, crystal, china, porcelein, stoneware. Fine vases and decorative pieces. Furniture, including desk, sofa, bedroom, small tables; three sets of patio furniture. This is approximately a 2.5 acre lot and the equipment to maintain it is being offered for sale: two lawn tractors, mower, sweep/vac, trimmers, and tools. Bicycles, toys, dog collectibles, books, trophys. Absentee bids may be left at the preview. 2013 Mayfield Dr., Round Rock; Preview: Fri., 4pm-8pm, Auction begins on Saturday at 10am.
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