On-line estate sales can be addictive, fun and lucrative if you are into vintage stuff! Because of them, my garage and workshop filled up to the point where I needed an intervention! This intervention came in the form of Autumn and the approach of Winter. And my promise to Mr. Nice that he would be able to park in the garage before snow came. BTW, I’ve already cleared his half of the garage. I am still checking the estate sales …. but with caution and control.
The main company I follow is MaxSold.com. It originated out of Kingston, Ontario but operates all over Ontario and the north east United States.
Back in October, I checked out an auction taking place in Toronto. A few items caught my eye. But knowing I already had numerous pieces to work on, I just put in low bids and waited to see what happened. Well, NOTHING happened. As in, no one bid or if they did, my measly bid won!
Wait until you see what I got for $35.
$13.50 got me these 2 vintage side tables.
They weighed a ton and I had to solicit the aid of a nice gentlemen in return for helping him with his haul!
I think these two have potential!
AND I’m open to suggestions!
For the grand total of $10, I also scored the matching coffee table.
I think this may have a spot in my living room!
Right now everything in my loving room is so square and rectangular… a circular table could be nice!
The next item, I had been looking for.
A friend of mine wants me to make her a Tufted Bench for her front entrance.
Not only did I score the perfect table / bench,
I got TWO step side tables
Drum roll please!
Now there are bargains and there are near freebies!
I got the following THREE items for
MaxSold often combines items and oft times you just don’t want the other items.
OR in my case end up with NO ROOM!
I loved this mid-century side table! It had seen better days but for 50 cents, could I go wrong?
She was grouped with these two side tables
When you win an auction, you MUST remove ALL the items at the allotted time or you are charged for disposal.
However, John, the nice man who helped me had a trailer and he took the last two items.
John owns a wonderful thrift / antique shop in a lovely historical town of Shelburne, a ninety minute drive north of Toronto.
I plan to visit to Yesterday’s Home Furnishings soon. Based on his website he has some great finds!
How’s that for $35 and a Sunday morning drive across the city?
Share your great finds and stay tuned to see how the bench and the 2 drawer side table turn out!