When an Estate sale is finished and the people have gone home what happens to the items that are left? Welcome, Friends, to today’s Blog on finding some great treasures after the sale is officially over. This was a rather serendipitous event. I was buying a couple of Fitz & Floyd deer on Marketplace. When I went to pick them up the seller told me they were left over from a recent estate sale. We started chatting and she invited us to set up a time to come and see the things that had not sold. We did just that and a few days later we were looking at some really beautiful items left from the sale.
There was a lot of gorgeous Waterford crystal……. glasses, champagne flutes, ornaments, bowls and other pieces. They were all lovely and I would have been happy to purchase everything but, alas, I do have a budget. I did buy 4 large snowflakes for the Christmas Tree. These were originally made in Ireland and are stunning. Each one is different…..just like snowflakes.
There were a number of these great Silver Keepers used to preserve silver flatware keeping it tarnish free. Each one holds a flatware place setting of six pieces. They are quite expensive to buy so I was excited to find them.
These really cute Bunny salad plates found their way to my car. Each of the four plates has a different bunny. They will be perfect for Easter.
Next was this great set of Italian flatware with amber handles wrapped in metal chasing. The pattern is, I think, Florentine. This is a set of 20, four place settings with five pieces in each place setting. They are still in sealed plastic bags.
I also purchased some pieces of “Bee” china with a honey comb pattern in white as the background and yellow and black honey bees scattered over the pieces. There are two trays for scones, sandwiches and sweets for a formal tea and two cups complete with small plates, strainers and lids. They are really cute and will go with my Wallace “Bee” stainless.
This was a really good Estate sale that wasn’t quite an Estate sale. Lots of fun things at great prices. So where will the rest of the items go? Some will appear on Marketplace, some to a vintage shop. Hopefully, all these beautiful things will find a good home.