Ok, ok, I KNOW I say this for most of our estate sales, but our Tarrytown estate sale upcoming this weekend is seriously EPIC! (What can I say, we get the BEST estate sales in town!)
We have so much stuff it is blowing my mind and I’m making it worth your while!
The overview: It’s in Tarrytown, just down the street from one of past Tarrytown estate sales. This one is in a large house over on Pecos Street. This crafty family lived there since the 1950s.
Not only are the contents of this house a lifetime of memories and lovely vintage, both parents were savers, very resourceful, they also saved items from their parents and grandparents. So, it’s not just 1970s vintage, we’ve got stuff going wayyyy back. All the children from this estate have their own grown children, and told me that they did not take much to their own homes.
So, what do we have?
We have a bedroom FULL of vintage clothing, various women’s, men’s and children’s sizes. Hats a plenty including some pristine vintage hats from Italy!
#Vintage fabric. We have boxes and boxes of fabric from the 1950s through today.
We have crafty items! The lady of this house loved to sew. I mean, LOVED!
According to her daughter, “I didn’t get to buy any clothes until I had my first babysitting jobs and could buy them myself.” She said she’d find photos in magazines, point them out to her mom and next thing she knew, her mother would have replicated the piece of clothing. She even made her own patterns.
You know what this means. We have vintage fabric and patterns! We have about 40 large boxes of fabric (not all is vintage) and we’ll be selling it for $5 a bag, come and fill ‘er up.
And guess what? Yep. Naturally, we have sewing notions, thread, buttons and a gazillion vintage patterns too. We’ll be selling the patterns all for only $1. Right. ONE dollar each!
Dealers, restock your stores for Christmas. This one is prime pickins’. For the crafty peeps, this one will be so much fun. We have cross stitch kits too. Attn. Betty Crafter you gotta know this sale is right up your alley!
Next up, ephemera. Love old paper? We’ve got vintage Christmas cards. This stuff is adorable! Cute for making crafts. Cute for sending. Or whatever else you want to do with them.
Not just Christmas cards, we’ve also got Christmas ornaments, including Shiny Brites!
And I know with the big bang holidays right around the corner, February seems far away, but trust me, Valentine’s Day is coming and we’ve got a slew of cute Valentines! Your kids will stick out in class with the cutest and most unique Valentine’s Day cards. Or just use them for fun crafting, whatever you desire.
We’ve also got some really amazing and unique Naive Art. This artwork was all done by the youngest daughter of the estate when she was a child and taking art lessons.
Each child in this family had creative talent. They all took piano lessons and played other instruments. YES. We have a horn, a violin, and a ton, I mean almost literaly a TON of piano sheet music and books. One daughter was an artist, another a sewer, like their mom, and another was a talented crocheted rug maker. She learned this skill from her grandmother, who had made crocheted rugs out of old clothing and sheets as a child in rural Texas. Our rugs at this sale were all made with new fabric. This daughter eventually went on to make handmade rugs for a living.
Like I said earlier, this family was not only crafty, but musical. Take a look at some of the sheet music we have for sale.
Oldies, but goodies…..
Phew! There’s so much more! I can’t even list it all here. Still going through the last of the closets and posting last minute photos of our “new” finds. Like I said, this sale has become Bigger than Dallas! (That’s, of course, a GOOD thing.)
This is the perfect estate sale for dealers to restock post ACL. Vintage lovers will find so many great things to add to their collections. And the crafty folks will not be disappointed. You are sure to find some hidden treasures.
Be sure and check out more photos on Smug Mug, Pinterest and if you’re not already following us on Twitter and Facebook, you’ll find some great nuggets over there. We try to show a good portion of it all, but you know there will be even more surprises come Friday morning. So, call in sick. Hire a babysitter. Cancel your appointments and get here any way you can. We’ll be here all weekend!
Now for the most important part. Address and hours are:
2623 Pecos St.
- Friday, Oct. 18, 10-3
- Saturday, Oct. 19, 9-3
- Sunday, Oct. 20, 10-2
Remember…. CASH and Carry, bring a friend, and make it a day.