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Friday Dallas Estate Sale Finds

It’s no secret that I’m constantly on the prowl for great vintage finds. One of my favorite things to do on a Friday morning is to scour www.estatesales.net and visit homes in my fair city. I’ve also been known to stop at a few when I see a brightly colored sign on the side of the road. I just can’t help myself.

I hit this house earlier this morning in University Park. Isn’t this place adorable! Odds are somebody will buy it, tear it down, and build some tacky monstrosity in its place. Le sigh.

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I’m usually on the hunt for vintage glassware, a punch bowl, fun vases, well you get the gist.

unnamed-3Then I stumbled upon these. I nearly died.  These Stendig Prague Armchairs are the same chairs Sofia Coppola has in her home. They’re extraordinarily expensive, and they’re rarely found in a set this big. There were no rips or tears in the cane, and they were the perfect beech wood color. They were asking $450 for the set of six. I should have bought them and begged my husband for forgiveness for depleting a portion of our home savings fund later.

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There were also adorable owl figurines and other mid-century bird sculptures. Owls in the home are very in right now.

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I ended up purchasing the horns pictured above, which were $25. At another estate sale, I got the basket, the silver soap dish, and the vintage honey pot for $8.50. Overall I’m happy with my finds, but I will always regret not buying those chairs. That is the lesson of the day – never pass up buying something you can’t stop thinking about.

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4 Comments

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    findingmykd
    October 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    I recognized the owls on the bottom shelf immediately, they’re owls from the Zuni tribe in New Mexico!

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      stacymarkow
      October 12, 2014 at 7:50 PM

      Really?! I had no idea. I believe both those figurines were $12 and $8. I should have bought them.

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        findingmykd
        October 12, 2014 at 9:41 PM

        We have a couple at home, my mom spent some time in the Southwest. They’re not as easily recognizable as some other pieces, probably why they were going for so much less than what they’re worth. Your haul was pretty great though, so don’t feel too bad! :)

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          stacymarkow
          October 16, 2014 at 11:38 AM

          It was a great sale, but I’ve realized that most estate sales in Dallas tend to be pretty outstanding. Oh, and I ended up buying the chairs. My home is so much happier with them.

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