Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Things That Always Appear at Estate Sales

Estate Sales in Houston are mostly Thursday / Friday affairs so I can only shop them in the summer time.  Some are Princesses and many  are Frogs but most all of them contain the following:


  1. Chicken Soup books.  Never has so much money been made pedaling banalities. 
  2. Christmas Decorations - they  often occupy an entire room
  3. A Readers Digest Condensed Book or two.  Or Three. Or Four.  Or maybe more.
  4. A couple of community cookbooks
  5. A fur something or another.  That always baffles me - it doesn't get cold enough in Houston  to wear fur in very often
  6. Artificial Flowers - the dusty, plastic type
  7. An angel figurine or two. Or Three. Or Four. Or maybe more. 
  8. Dusters and Mumus.  There seems to be a law that everyone over the age of 60 must have own at least 1 duster.  I hope I don't receive any when I turn 60!
  9. Cassette tapes.  Often the cassette tape player is missing but there is always a stack of cassettes.
  10. China figurines.  Dollar store variety at a low end sale, British bone at a high end. 
  11. A textbook dating back to their college days.  Doesn't matter how long ago it was, there is always at least one textbook.
  12. A collection of calculators (some of which do nicely on E-bay)
  13. Bath sets.  Never opened. 
It's always interesting (and sometimes very sad) to see what possessions people decide to hold on to. 





6 comments:

colleen said...

We are a species of pack rats!

Jill said...

The bath sets, unopened, does not surprise me at all. Does anyone ever use those things? They are sure often given as gifts.

Michelle@Gotchababy said...

good observations....funny how similar belongings can be!

Michelle@Gotchababy said...

good observations....funny how similar belongings can be!

Americanising Desi said...

i completely agree with colleen!

http://2short2sweet.blogspot.com/2010/09/dying-to-be-dead.html

colleen said...

One person's junk is another person's treasure!