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Estate Sale Roundup: October 24-26

By Anne Harris, October 24, 2014, 9:30am, Chronique

Why spend top dollar in big-box retail chains to stock your home? Check out these estate sales and find something unique, as well as some unexpected treasures.

Artists' Inherited Treasures
This musician/actor couple is relocating and needs to downsize. Come see what they can't take: a leather couch, CD shelving and racks, record album shelving; antique cabinets; pine table and chairs, book shelves, Ikea storage cabinets, catering supplies, crystal platters, DVDs andCDs, books, and sheet music. Vintage ladies clothing, size 7; ice cream maker, waffle iron, blender, rice cooker, espresso machine; large plush chair and ottoman; curio cabinet; floor burnisher; handyman tools; plywood; wood pallets; patio furniture; 2005 Ford Ranger pickup; guitars and amps. 4406 Terrilance, 78741; Sat., 10am-5pm, Sun., 11am-5pm.

Quaint and Clean in Quail Creek
From mid-century to century before last, there is a variety here, including lots of kitchen items, collectibles, a vintage Lionel train set. There are wall clocks galore, including an Ansonia regulator clock. There are several bedrooms, and the rest of the house, which is full of finds, and don't forget the garage. Inside the house you'll find a floral love seat, two Ethan Allen side tables, coffee table, and sofa table; two Nichols & Stone dining chairs and two spindle-back chairs; dining table with two leaves; wooden teach cart; wood china cabinet; two-shelf side table; wood dry sink; wooden three-shelf folding table; wall mirror; Ironstone china and coffee set; West German soup tureen; cranberry glass items; silver-plate items; brass wall sconces; holy water dispenser; crystal decanter set; teacups; decor items; table lamps; and nativity set in brass box. Vintage costume jewelry and some fine jewelry. Cash and credit cards with ID are accepted. 9011 Laurel Grove, 78758; Fri., 10am-3pm, Sat., noon-5pm.

Downsizing Sale in Rosedale near Camp Mabry
"Ms. G. spent her life active in politics, and for a time lived in Washington, D.C. and worked in the Clinton Administration. Her home near Camp Mabry is small but tastefully furnished so this would be a great stop on your October 24/25 estate sale tour. She died relatively young so the furnishings and accents here are closer to current trends than you would typically find in an estate sale." Here you'll find flat-screen TV's; sofas, chairs, and upholstered bar stools; golf clubs; stemware crystal, and Talavera ceramics; china cabinet and dining room table and chairs; left-leaning books on politics; as well as clothing and jewelry. Cash, credit cards, and PayPal accepted. 5005 N. Fresno Dr., 78731; Fri., 9am-3pm, Sat., 9am-1pm.

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