treasure hunt

This weekend I’m doing two of my favorite things: hitting a barn sale and previewing an estate sale. The barn sale is in Hamilton, VA. I’m super-excited, as the last barn sale I went to resulted in some major finds, like this French dish which I absolutely love, even with the broken handle.  I use it as a centerpiece on our dining table, filling it with pine cones, fruit, or whatever is handy, and think it brings so much character to the room.

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I’m also previewing an estate sale. This is somewhat new for me, in that, though I’ve been to lots of estate sales, I’ve never actually had a chance to see items before the general public. In this case, the family is letting me take a look before bringing in a larger shop. This is exciting to me for two reasons. One, it’s great just to have an opportunity to look at an estate before it’s been picked over. Two, I was able to land the preview by speaking up when I saw an opportunity and actually having my business cards handy. As you may know, in addition to writing, I run an Etsy shop and am planning on having a pop-up sometime in the early fall. And though I love working with vintage items, finding inventory is always a major challenge (especially if you’re picky like me).

So wish me luck this weekend.  And don’t worry, I’ll be sure to report back on my finds.

Happy hunting!

Nicole

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