Monday, October 31, 2011

A shocking turn of events!

You are just not going to believe this.  It's a shocking turn of events!
Devon, you will probably need to sit down before you read this post.

Do you all remember my cousin, Gale's cottage?  
If not, you can read about it herehere and here.

She has decided to sell!
When I say "sell", I mean "SELL" as in "sell. it. all!"
She is selling almost everything she owns
and you will never believe just how much that is.

We spent the day at her place today and bought some things
before the actual estate sell takes place next weekend.
If you are in the Austin area or plan to be on
Nov. 4 and 5, check out her estate sale!

Here come a lot of pictures along with some more details.
I think I captured about 10% of it all.
Every inch of her huge lot is covered.
There were 3 porch swings, a hammock,
a million quilts, linens, windows, doors, 
architectural stuff, white garden furniture,
and piles of good ol' junk.
For even more pictures and more details, visit
Here are pictures of her stuff for sale.
As of today, they were still pulling stuff out, pricing and setting it up.
I've never seen so much stuff.

All of this is going!
I bought a vintage white chenille bedspread for $6.

Those vintage white metal chairs? $20 bucks each.
There's a baby blue one somewhere too.

These heavy metal tables (there were two; one is bigger) would be so cool with a glass top.
I really wanted those little white shutters but I had too much stuff already.
I wanted that huge chicken coop thing too.

They were just starting to pull doors, windows, screens and whatever
out of this shed when we were leaving.

Here's our truck loaded.
Here's what I got!

This used to part of a windmill and will make a
supercool industrial floor lamp.

These are two vintage aluminum cots.  They are so
cute layered in quilts and linens.  My cousin used to put
them out in the yard on cool days when the family was over
and we could sit or lay on them.  

Now I just have to find a place for all of this stuff.
I may sell a couple of things in my booth but
I'm keeping most of it.

When we left, you couldn't tell that we had taken anything.
Her house is still full and the yard was still full 
and they were still pulling more stuff out.
I just had to leave.  It was too much.

Oh, and she also strongly considering selling the cottage as well.
She wants to start fresh, clean slate (literally) and from now on, 
she said she's going all white with no exceptions.
I don't know what her little black dog, Ollie, will think of that.
...and truth be told, she's still out junking and finding new stuff.
That house (or a new one) will be filled again in no time.


  1. Wow, that's a sale of a lifetime! I'm sure she'll sell it all.

  2. Oh my gosh... if only TX. were in my backyard! it looks like you found some really wonderful treasures, lucky you! Thanks so much for stopping by with your excellent advice and help, I really appreciate it! t. xoxoxo

  3. I wish I was closer...I see so much. Lots of great items for sure.

  4. Oh My Love it all jeez looks like she could have opened a store she has fabulous treasures
    just found your blog
    so much fun

  5. I could FEEL the excitement in your post! You got some fabulous treasures. Boy, would I love to be at that sale......"Bill, are you game for a road trip?" :@

  6. Wow, I bookmarked the pictures you posted of her cottage cuz I loved it so much ... and as it happens, I only live about 30 minutes from Austin and have free time this weekend ..... so if I can find it, I will be there to liberate as much as I can afford :-) Will it be listed on craigslist or


  7. My mouth is hanging open! You are so lucky you got to snag some really great things. I'd love to have some of the quilts or spreads. I wish I lived close by. She definitely has things priced to sell! What are those cool wooden things? Are they corbels?

  8. What a bunch of wonderful things. That kinda sale makes me hyperventilate!! Can't wait to see what you do with that windmill thingy! xo

  9. I"m shocked that she's selling it all (and maybe even the cottage). Would you ever buy the cottage?

    I love all the finds you got and can't wait to see how you use them. What I find amazing is that she managed to tuck all the things now out on display away somewhere in the cottage before the sale. It's a lot of stuff to store. She really needs to open a shop as she has a great eye and obviously finds good deals (she should be the buyer for your booth)

  10. OMG I want to be there to go through all of that wonderful stuff! Old windows, doors and other unique architectural items!

  11. Oh, I wish I could just rent a UHaul and drive down there! She's got so much great stuff! And you scored! That table and hutch had me literally gasping out loud!

  12. Great sale ... LOVE junking and those kind of sales ... digging for treasures is so much fun. Looks like you found a lot of neat stuff. Love to see how you use everything.

  13. I never would have left that sale. It looks awesome!

    Just found your blog and am really loving it! XOX

  14. I would be like a kid in a candy store! Great stuff. Now following you.

  15. Wow you hit the jack pot. I love everything you brought home and everything at the sale. All the metal lawn furniture and the galvanized containers, shutters, doors but my favorite is the little miniature dresser!


  16. I love the little dresser you have on the chair...what exactly is it? I just found one online and fell in love with it..I want it so badly..Love all the stuff you were able to take home, wish I were closer to rummage through her stuff.


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