Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Less Is More..."

Well I Thought I Would Say That I Always Love to Go To A Great Antique Tag or Estate Sale...Less Has Always Been More Exciting! Then This Year I Was Asked If I Would Come to An Estate in Kentucky To Appraise it and Do An Estate Sale, I Said "Why Not What Else Did I Have To Do!" 
Let Me Just Say When I Got There I Didn't Know What To Expect, My Mouth Almost Dropped...There Was So Much Good Stuff My Heart Was Jumping For Joy!!! This Was a Mass-Collection of Over Three Generations; A Treasure Trove of Antiques and Wonderful Reproduction Furniture, Fine Art, Oriental Rugs,Silver Serving Pieces and Flatware, China, Glassware, Lamps Quilts, Antique and Modern Decorative Accessories Galore! The Gentleman Had Great Taste, Although I Never Had Met Him; I Could Tell He Was a Character, Liked To Entertain, and Have Extremely Nice Things Around Him.
This Home Was Converted From Originally Being a Church in the 1800's, First Walking Into The Parlor With The Large Carved Wooden Door. With A Sitting Area That Has a Baby Grand Piano and All These Great Needlepoint Chairs, French Tables and an Empire Mahogony Center Table with White Marble Top. Then We Moved To The Dining Room, With A Handsome Double Pedestal Mahogany Dining Table With Banding and Eight Chippendale Style Chairs. Then I Look Up, To My Amazement There Is A "Waterford Crystal Chandelier" ;and A Ton Of Cut Glass and Silver Candleticks on the Table. A Fine Antique Reproduction Sheraton Style Sideboard Held A Silver Tea Service, Etched With A Monogram.
Let Me Say That The Artwork Collection Around The House Is Astounding, With Oils, Lithographs, Watrcolors, 50's French Oil Paintings (Lucien DeLarue, Maggie Cazau, Antoine Blanchard) and 70's Sterling Strauser Paintings ,Too - All From A Famous Gallery in Nashville "Lyzon's".
Moving On To The Kitchen Where Cabinets Were Filled To The Brim With Over 100 Waterford Glasses, Sets and Sets of Dishes- Coleport, Noretake, and Haviland Limoges,Too! Then to the Living Room, There Were Many Styles of Furniture Victorian, English Georgian, American, Primitives, and Asian.
Now Onward to The Two Bedrooms Where a Stately Spool Bed Sat In One, and a Depression Era Bedroom Suite Sat In The Other...All In Pristine Condition.
Then I Was Asked If I Wanted To See The "Upstairs" This Was Like Stepping Into A Movie, It Was An Etire Room Packed To The Ceiling With Three Generations Of Items All Perfectly Packed, Placed and Preserved in Time! There Was an Early Wardrobe I Opened Up And It Was Full, Class Candlesticks, Old China, and Quilts. Then Turn Around to See Over 100 Lamps of Every Era! Then I Saw Old Trunks and Was Anticipating the Unearthing of It, First One Had Old Memorabelia, Pictures, Notes and Victorian Clothing. The Next Steamer Trunk Opened To Find A Perfect Crazy Quilt and Matching Sham All Handsewn and Beautiful.
That Was Just The Initial Visit or Two...Then Came The Reinforcements, I Had To Call In My Friends for Help! I Told Billy Phillips He Was Going To Help Me, and Asked Barbara and Dann Wells To As Well. So That Was The Beginning To This Story, Now A Month And a Half Later We Are About to Have The Sale This Week!

520 West Park Street
Guthrie, KY. 42234
Thursday, April 22nd 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Price As Marked
Friday, April 23rd  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. -  25% Off
Saturday, April 24th 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - 50 % Off

We Have Moved, Hauled, Cleaned and Transformed This Estate Sale To Be Better Than Anyone Of Us Have Been To! First Off We Moved All Of The Furniture Downstairs, Then Unearthed Everything Upstairs and Placed It In The Appropriate Spots Down Stairs. Making Each Room Look Better Than An Antique or Decorators Shop! 
Hope To See You There and See All The Amazing and Wonderful Collections of Years Gone By!
Have a Great Week-

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Should I Fall Behind...Wait For Me!"

Yes, I Can Honestly Say I Had To Take Time Off For "Good Behavior!" These Past Few Weeks Have Been Busy For Me and Fun All At the Same Time. I Have Had Many Friends and Followers Ask Me This Past Week...Why Am I Not Blogging As Much? I Can Only Explain What I Have Been Doing...
I Helped Billy Phillips Get His "Springtime Open House" Ready, and It Was Such a Big Sucess! I Was At The Opening That Friday Night To Sign All Of My New Folk Art Pieces I Made Just For His Shop- "Phillips General Store" in Bell Buckle, TN.
Then Early That Next Saturday Morning Headed To The Airport To Take A Well Deserved "Get Away". Went Down To Tampa, Florida...Then To Siesta Key, Followed Up At Universal Studios For Some "Big Kid Fun", As Well! My Heart Almost Stopped When We Were Driving Closer and Closer To Universal...I Could See In The Distance The Tip Tops Of The Buildings That Will Be The "Harry Potter" Area...It Will Be Amazing, I Have To Go When It Opens Up! It Was So Exciting To See What I Saw Over The Years In All The Movies Come To Life Right In Front Of My Eyes, WOW!
Also In This Mix of Busyness...I Have Taken On An Estate Sale To Top All Estate Sales. ( I  Will Be Posting About That Later This Weekend!) Working For Weeks Trying To Compile and Pull Together Three Generations Of Antiques and Stuff ! I Had To Call For Help, So Billy, Barbara and Dann Came To The Rescue and We Will Be Putting It On Next Week!
Oh Yes, I Am An Uncle Now...My Sister Amy Had Her First Child Named Owen Matthew Meyer...He Also Is The First Grandchild So My Mother and Grandmother,"Mama2" Are Beside Themself With Happiness, As Am I ! I Was So Excited I Had To Go And See What High End Coutour' Baby Bags I Could Buy For Me...I Have To Look Stylish When and If I Take Him Out! Hahahahaa My Sister Allready Told Me That She Bought The Most Modern Orange and Chrome Stroller for Him ~ Just So I Could Play, Too. Well Lets Just Say He Will Be Spoiled Rotten, Just Like Me!
Well I Have Rambled On and Caught Up For Lost Time...I Was On The Treadmill Earlier, Listening To My Ipod When A Great Song Came On..."Should I Fall Behind...Wait For Me!" By Faith Hill ~ BREATHE  That Was What I Felt Like And Hope You Will Wait When I Catch Up!
Have a Great Weekend!