Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Chelsea Dr. - Heaton Park “Estate Sale”

This sale had started the day before so it was not surprising that a lot of the goods here had been pillaged and picked through. The sale was in a rather nondescript traditional one-story home. When I entered I found the estate seller’s table in the living room where a woman presided over some collectible coins and a few pieces of jewelry. Across from the table was another tabled covered with matchbox cars. There was not a lot in the living/dining room in the front of the home. On the wall hung a large painting of a lakeside scene. On another table was a one foot tall figurine of a boy holding a bird. There were also some serving pieces and a dinning room table and chairs being divested. The kitchen contained the usual assortment of glassware and cooking utensils. I looked for used food for sale but found none.

From the kitchen I descended into the basement. Here I found a bounty of large plastic toys which included an aircraft carrier, a castle and a nearly endless supply of plastic dinosaurs. Other clutter in the basement included disorderly piles of Xmas décor, an ashtry with the image of a pea pod, an old Singer sewing machine, a child’s wagon loaded with a globe and several balls and large bottles of windshield wiper fluid.

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