Apr 232020
 

A few weeks ago, Jean called me wondering what she should do with the greeting cards her 97-year-old mother had collected from as early as the 1940s. I wasn’t sure what to tell her, but I love vintage ephemera and I told her I’d take them to share with y’all if she couldn’t find a worthy cause. These cards are brimming with personality both inside and out. I found it interesting that most of the cards were a full sheet of paper quarter-folded instead of thick card-stock like today’s cards. The baby announcements, party invitations, and wedding shower invites are tiny, yet full of handwritten details. Jimmy Thurman’s phone number was LU4-3481 (second photo, bottom right), which dates that invite at the latest in the 50s if I recall correctly.  I enjoyed looking through all the cards and took photos of the ones I found most interesting. If you’d like to see larger versions of the photos, check out this post on AshleysFinds.com.

Our estate sale company of the week is ReHome Resale. Below are Lori’s answers:

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1.) Business Name: 
ReHome Resale,  est. April 2014

2.) Your Name:
Lori Edelstein

3.) Names of those who work with you (workers/helpers/employees) during your sales:
John (JC), Mo, Cindy, Tina, Craig, Marilyn, Pam, Sharon, Nancy.  SO many others have helped us when I’ve called in a friend to step in!  Also, we wouldn’t be successful without those who helped me in the first couple of years and have moved on.

4.) What cities/area do you cover in Arkansas? 
We are blessed with enough business to stay in LR, NLR and Sherwood areas.  

5.) How did you get involved with estate sales? 
As long as I can remember I have loved going to garage sales, estate sales and flea markets.  I have also conducted estate sales for many family members (Wow! Those customers got some bargains!).  I worked with another company for four years before opening ReHome and doing this on my own. (well, with MANY people) 

6.) What’s the most interesting thing you’ve found in a sale? 
That’s a tough one, because each house is different and it’s always a treasure hunt.  I love finding that tiny little thing that was somewhere you didn’t expect (like a 1″ comic book from the 1930’s worth $40 in a sewing tin of buttons).  Also, we find items that clients have been searching for, like a lost wedding ring, and they are so excited.  If it’s in the house….we will find it.

7.) Do you collect anything?
I am drawn to original artwork. I have covered my walls with paintings from a lot of our sales.  Most are not valuable, just something that spoke to me.  Also, I can remember which house it came from, so those are good memories.  

8.) Anything else you’d like for us to know?
Each day is different and rewarding.  Every job I’ve held in the past has led me to this one.  Selling, advertising, customer service, accounting, housekeeping, decorating, organizing, are a few of the daily activities involved in what we do.  We have an intimate relationship with each client  and are dedicated to them with getting their estate liquidated.  The energy shifts while working the live sale and seeing our regular customers and all the new ones that the location brings.  Either you need an estate sale or you don’t, so our business isn’t one that can be advertised to acquire new customers.  I have been blessed with referrals from so many friends, former client’s and customers.  I want to publicly thank Roy Dudley for all the support and friendship he’s provided me and for the customers that show up EVERY sale.  We could not do it without you. 

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Here are the sales I know about for this weekend:  

Auctions


Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro

Auction Begins:
Friday, April 17, 12:00PM
Auction Ends:
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00PM

Maumelle, Arkansas 72113

CTBids Collectible Teddy Bears and Home Décor
This sale has 3 different household’s items. There are a lot of great collectible Cherished Teddies items and other teddy bear decor and more. There is also some very lovely home decor and furniture.

Come check out all the items at LittleRock.CTbids.com.

All bidding starts at $1.00 with no reserves on most items!  Registration is simple, no credit card required. Pick-up is May 1 & 2 in Little Rock (zip code is 72213) from 10 am to 1pm – winning bidders will get the exact address on their invoice. Please note, ending times stagger every minute thereafter until all lots are closed at 8pm.

To view the auction items in more detail, please visit our auction page: LittleRock.CTBids.com
Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro details with photos

Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro

Auction Begins:
Friday, April 24, 12:00PM
Auction Ends:
Tuesday, May 5, 7:00PM

Conway, Arkansas 72034

The items in this auction comes from a family home in Conway, filled with treasures from the mid-late 80’s and 90’s. This suburban home includes vintage items such as a badminton table, an Atari video game and other classic home goods, furniture, kitchen items, and home decor.

All bidding starts at $1.00 with no reserves on most items! Registration is simple, no credit card required. Pick-up is May, 8th & 9th in Conway (zip code is 72034) from 10 am to 1pm – winning bidders will get the exact address on their invoice. Please note, ending times stagger every minute thereafter until all lots are closed at 8pm.

To view the auction items in more detail, please visit our auction page: LittleRock.CTBids.com
Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro details with photos

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