Those of you who have been subscribers for at least the past year have read as I tried to figure out what to do about my “other house”. Almost two years ago Big Caleb “accidentally” clicked “Send me more info” on a home listing and a realtor we knew contacted us immediately. In no time we found the perfect house; however, I was in no way ready to move. I hustled as much as an entrepreneur mom with an 8 month old could to get the house ready, but it still took me 9 months to get the house listed. Soon after listing the house, the realtor told us no one was checking out the house because it only had 2 bedrooms, so we added a 3rd bedroom, and then we had a bunch of lookers but only 2 low-ball offers in over a year. A little over a month ago Zillow sent me an email saying the market for the Rolling Oaks area in Maumelle was a .5 out of 10 (Market Temperature: Chilly). We received a lowball offer soon after and we countered. The buyer accepted the counter, but wanted lots of extras (attic ladder installed, carpets steam-cleaned, and house cleaned). We accepted it and then waited for the “repair” list, which ended up being a doozy of over $1,500 in upgrades (not repairs) they wanted. After much deliberation and gnashing of teeth, we accepted the repairs as well. Needless to say we lost our booty on the place, but it’s not ours anymore! I was expecting to waste another summer over there doing repairs and extras to get the place to sell and I’m so thrilled I won’t have to. I have to give a shout-out to Rick Poole (Message me if you need a great paint/dry wall guy!), who helped me a couple years ago with painting and dry-wall repair, because he installed the attic ladder for me even though he hadn’t installed one before and did it for a very reasonable price. Then Jetalex Services came in and steam-cleaned the carpets and cleaned the house for a great price. The owner of Jetalex is an incredibly hard-working young guy. Right after I called him to clean our carpet is when so many were dealing with flooding. To meet the deadline, he was at the house after midnight multiple nights. I had turned off the hot water heater so it wouldn’t be sitting unused, so Jeff heated water on the stove so he could properly clean the carpet. He was able to get stains out of the carpet that I had worked hours on. Heck, I was working on them when Little Caleb took his first steps! I’m so excited to be free of that house – two years is a long time to be tied down!
I hope all the moms out there have a great Mother’s Day weekend! Here are the sales I know about:
Pennsylvania Trading Co.
Friday – Saturday, May 12 – 13
9:00AM – 3:00PM
5405 North Grandview St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207
Two-days only – Friday & Saturday.
This week we have the pleasure of conducting the moving sale of Mary Healey of Mary Healey’s Fine Jewelry. Her home is filled with some of the most beautiful furniture, oriental rugs & home furnishings we have ever offered. Please be sure to browse the photos and then come claim a wonderful new piece (or pieces!) for yourself this Friday or Saturday!
Basically, every piece of furniture in this home is gorgeous. Everything features beautiful woods in fantastic condition with details such as fancy inlays, detailed carvings, hand-painted designs. I’m just going to start listing in no particular order: pair of antique plant stands – black with gold painted trim, small camel-back sofa with pretty filigree skirt & ball & claw legs, two Asian-style bookcases, leather-top side table, leather-top knee-hole desk, bow-front chest, medium-height bow-front case piece with open shelves in birdseye maple, gorgeous dining table & 6 chairs; small, round, black, marble-top table with heavy carvings of cherubs as base; pair of barrel-backed upholstered chairs, Asian-style hall table in black & gold, pair of cane-back chairs, antique drop-leaf table, beautiful antique writing desk, sets of nesting side tables, antique chest of drawers with “secret” top drawer, pair of side chairs with hand-painted Asian scene on the back, small marble-top side table with gold-toned trim & carvings of rams, oval antique side table – hand-painted with green detail, wonderful barrel-back parlor chairs, sofa table with painted detail, iron patio furniture, massage chair, garage shelving, multiple metal file cabinets, upholstered arm chair, nice recliner, fantastic antique tall chest of drawers in burled birch – matching night stand and shorter chest of drawers, wonderful ornate queen-sized bed with matching night stand – marble topped, oval glass coffee table on metal base, glass & brass tray coffee table on black bamboo stand, pair of drop-leaf end tables, intricately carved small round side table with marble top, and several other very nice pieces!
Ornate gold-framed mirrors, lots of wonderful oriental rugs small & large sizes, beautiful lamps throughout, gorgeous framed art, antique clock with figure of woman – made in Paris, several sets of books – see photos, nice fireplace set with andirons, antique Asian gong on stand, 3 piece mantel clock – black with gold sphinx on top – John Bennett. London, antique candle stick set with crystal prisms & marble bases, front page of New York Herald from April 15, 1865 announcing the assassination of President Lincoln – framed in two-sided swivel frame, globe in stand, clock by Cyma, 4-panel upholstered screen with burled walnut frame – matching armchair, and much more.
Bamboo trays, taper candles, super cute every day dishes, china, beautiful etched & cut stemware, fun outdoor dishes (plastic), pots & pans, roaster, vintage Sunbeam hand mixer, spices.
Firewood racks, garden & yard tools, large Pet Porters, antique table fans, G.E. washing machine & electric dryer, Maytag Neptune TL top-loading HE washing machine, Maytag Neptune dryer with upper cabinet drying center, small amount of ladies’ clothing, small amount of jewelry.
Pennsylvania Trading Co. website with photos
Estate Sale by Individual
Friday – Saturday, May 12 – 13 Postponed until Saturday according to email from customer
7:00AM – 2:00PM
1158 Oak Glenn Loop
Bryant, Arkansas 72022
Estate Sale with items in every category including clothing(men’s and women’s), women’s accessories (shoes and handbags), housewares, furniture, décor, LOTS of kitchenware and holiday décor. Everything MUST go!
Friday – Saturday, May 12 – 13
7:00AM – ?
113 Quapaw Trail
Maumelle, Arkansas 72113
Rain or Shine! Inside moving sale. Furniture, Black leather sofa, King bedroom suit, Tempur-pedic mattress king size, dresser with mirror, chest of drawers, Desk, accent tables, side tables, lamps, huge Variety of home Decor, kitchen items, lots of Elvis Presley memorabilia, Records, tools, fishing items, clothing, shoes, camping items .
Thursday – Saturday, May 11 – 13
10:00AM – 5:00PM
5313 Hwy 5 South
Suite # 330
Bryant, Arkansas 72022
Located in West Pointe Shopping Center (with Whole Hog Café)
Liquidating all inventory down to the fixtures! Only 2 weekends before we close on Saturday May 26th. We will also open Tuesday May 16 to Saturday May 20th. If you are collectors, or have an antique booth, this is your opportunity to stock up at ridiculously rock bottom prices! We are selling all remaining collections at wholesale and below! We are selling all fixtures in house also. You will need to bring your trucks and help to load merchandise. Due to closing we will not be taking debit, or credit. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Photos on AshleysFinds.com
Morgan Auction Service
Saturday, May 13
324 Rosebud Rd.
Quitman, Arkansas 72131
Mrs. Spradlin is selling her late husband (Ronnie) tools at auction.
16’ Bumper Pull Chaparral Stock Trailer (Kept under Shed)-16’ Tandem Trailer w/ Loading Ramp-12’ Trailer-Delta 10” Table Saw-Honda 5.5 Pressure Washer-Century Welder-Skil Drill-Cordless Drills-Vice-Racket & Sockets-Shop Vac-Weed Trimmer-Floor Jacks-Handy Man Jack-Small Craftsman Tool Box-Vice-Transit-Impact Wrenches-Post Vice-Lots of Hand Tools-Garden Tools-Corn Sheller-Cross Cut Saws-Fly Rods-Bumper Buddy-Deer Feeder-Tiller-Metal Post-Leaf Trimmer-Ladder-Suni Scooter (Battery)-Bridles-Deer Head-Oak Gun Cabinet-New Aspen Back Brace-New Wheel Chairs-Walkers-Bath Chair-Depth Finder-Yamaha PA System in Case w/ 2 Mikes, Speaker & Mike Stand-Apartment Refrigerator-Antique Chair-Small Round Duncan Phyfe Table w/Drawer-Antique Singer Treadle Sewing Machine, Antique Victrola w/crank. Many more items too numerous to mention.
Morgan Auction Service website with photos
Saturday, May 13
9709 Warden Rd.
Sherwood, Arkansas 72120
GUNS: C-Z 52cal 7.62 x 25 Auto
Wather P-38cal Auto
H&R M1 Grand
Winchester 12ga pump
Norris Brother Double Barrel Muzzle Loader
Remington Summit 177 Pellet Rifle
Noble Mod 60 12ga Pump
Jager .22 Semi Auto w/Scope & Sling
Remington Mod 514 .22 Bolt Action
Russia Tula S.K.S.
(2) M-1 Grand Bayonets
(1) Gladis Roman Sword
Large Amount of Ammo
Ruger LC9 9mm
30′ x 50′ American Flag
2015 Silverado 4×4 3/4ton w/2,600 Actual Miles (like new)
2013 35′ 5th Wheel Cougar Travel Trailer w/3 Slide Outs & 2 Airconditioners – Fully Equiped (like new)
1986 Isuzu Truck w/20′ Steel Lift Bed
Chevrolet Truck w/Lift Bed
(2) Mercedes Benz
1996 Bob Truck
1997 Chevrolet Pick up
454 Block w/12 Miles on the Engine
Small Kabota Tractor (needs repair)
7’x12′ Single Axle Tilt Trailer
16′ Tandem Axle Trailer
60′ Mobile HOme (needs repair)
44′ x 100′ Green House
(2) Modine Gas Heaters
40′ Van Trailer
Cushman Golf Cart
Assorted Golf Carts (for parts)
ER-80 Concrete Mixer 3pt Hookup
Billy Goat Blower
Lindig Soil Shredder
Chemical Injection Machine
Miller Mod 250 AC/DC-HF Tig Metallic Arc Welder
Asphalt Roller (needs repair)
Concrete Vibrating Table
2 Wheel Dollies
Assorted Gondola Shelving
TREES & PLANTS
Approx 250 Japanese Maple Trees & Others
Blue Point Juniper Trees
100s of Crepe Myrtle Trees
Weeping Cherry Trees
Wind Mill Palm Trees
Forest Pansy Trees
Bald Cypress Trees
Weeping Willow Trees
Elberta Peach Trees
Red Bud Trees
October Glory Trees
Many More Trees & Plants
Fowler Auctions details with photos
The Good Stuff Auction
Tuesday, May 16
7824 Colonel Glenn Rd.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Details and photos coming soon!
The Good Stuff Auction details with photos