Aug 052021
 

School starts in the morning for Little Caleb and I’m not ready. The summer went by so quickly! We went on a quick road trip to Eureka Springs last weekend and had an absolute blast. We pretty much don’t plan our trips – we just go wherever our interests at the moment take us. For example, I’ve passed by the Natural Bridge of Arkansas sign in Clinton, Arkansas many times over the years and never stopped. This time we stopped and it was so neat. In spite of how hot it was outside, it was nice and breezy under the tree foliage. The sounds of the birds mixed with the sight of the gorgeous moss-covered rock formations made it all a perfect representation of Arkansas’s beauty. 


There were a handful of small caves and I jokingly told Little Caleb a bear was going to get him and next thing I know he popped out from behind some rocks acting like a bear. The timing of this photo was perfect.

The next day we visited Turpentine Creek in Eureka Springs. It is a wildlife refuge with mostly rescued lions, tigers, ligers, and other big cats. They recently acquired some of the big cats that were owned by the “Tiger King” park. We went on an hour-long tour of the Turpentine Creek campus on a trolley with a guide who told us about the different animals at the refuge. Next time we want to go there and stay in one of their “tree houses” on campus so we can see and hear the animals at night.

Our final adventure that about did me in was the Cosmic Caverns in Berryville. The caverns and their history are incredible. I was amazed how close we were allowed to get to the different formations. The stairs were steep and the bridges and paths narrow, so Little Caleb had a few moments of fear of heights and then Big Caleb was scared to death Joshua would magically fall off the narrow pathways never to be seen again. Then we had Joshua who decided to deal with his anxiety by singing – the whole hour of the tour – regardless of whether the guide was talking or not. It never crossed my mind beforehand the boys would be uneasy in a dark cave. I was a ball of stress when we finally got out of there, but looking back on it, I’m proud of the boys (all 3 of them) for being brave. 

A week ago I honestly had no idea where my Fall Bella Rustina would take place. I was waiting to hear back from a realtor on a Little Rock building and she was pretty positive I would get it, so I thought I was in good shape. It wasn’t until Monday that I found out that I couldn’t get the building. I called the Conway Expo Center and the manager said I was on his list of people to call. As I was getting the devastating news that I wouldn’t get the Little Rock building, another event promoter was having to cancel their Conway event on the exact weekend I needed, September 10-12. God’s timing is perfect. Sometimes we don’t understand all the no’s until we get the yes we need. Conway has turned into an amazing location for Bella Rustina and I’m excited to have our Fall event there. I’ll keep trying to find a Little Rock venue in the Spring, but right now I appreciate having the Conway Expo Center to host Bella Rustina in September. 

Here are the sales I know about for this weekend:

Teapots and Treasures Sale, Biggest Vintage Sale Ever

Wednesday – Saturday, August 4 – 7
9:00AM –4:00PM

38 Manso Way
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909

This is the biggest sale we have every tackled. But, I do love a challenge!! 8600 square foot house that was built for a gentleman in California that never moved in. The owner has requested that a few of these items be returned to him. They delivered 40 trailer loads of items that were never unpacked. We are estimating 900 totes (we have opened and emptied around 200 so far). They are full of linens, stained glass lamps, kitchen items, wood items, we uncovered a small slot machine, brass & tin, waterford glass ware, rolling pins, bottle opener collection, vintage spice containers, embossed glass candy containers, wood & cardboard candy containers, many walking sticks, coffee grinders, button collection, vintage casino advertising, cue cards signed by Bob Hope, vintage post cards and other comic strip items signed by the artist, war posters, 45’s, vintage quilts and quilt tops, drink stirrers (some with advertising), cast iron skillets & other pieces, copper tubs, glass ware, vintage advertising and art work, vintage signs & advertising material, several hundred boxes of misc & books and boxes of vinyl records. The 3 bay garage is piled 6/7 foot high with items that have to be sorted and put back together. Many lawyer bookcases and other pieces of furniture that have to be put back together. This will be a 3 month sale. Our first sale will probably be a 4 day sale starting August the 4th. The second sale will be in September and another one in October. A feThere isn’t room to display it all at once. Plan on attending this sale and bring your trucks & trailer.
Teapots and Treasures details with photos





Pennsylvania Trading Co.

Thursday – Saturday, August 5 – 7
9:00AM –3:00PM

10 Lakewood Park Dr.
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116
Parking:
There is NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE SALE HOUSE.
Please park on Lakeview Rd. WEST OF LAKESHORE DR./SHUTTLE STOP.
WE HAVE A SHUTTLE:
 – Shuttle stop is located at the corner of Lakeview Rd & Lakeshore Dr
        – First run will begin at 8am each day
        – Passengers are required to wear a mask while inside shuttle
        – Last run TO the house will be at 2:30 each day
        – Last runs FROM the house will be at 3pm                                           
        – PLEASE HELP US BE GOOD GUESTS TO THE NEIGHBORS. We were lucky enough to have generous folks agree to let us set up a spot for you to wait in their yard. We truly want to leave their property free of debris and trash. Thank you for your help in that way.

If you have mobility issues, you are allowed to be dropped off at the house by your own driver, but the driver will still have to park on Lakeview Rd & either ride the shuttle or walk.

We are providing a pick up spot in front of the house for you to pick up any purchases that are too difficult to take with you on the shuttle.

Obviously you are welcome to walk from Lakeview Rd to the sale house if you would like. Please be aware of drivers coming over the blind hill if you do so.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE’RE BACK TO REQUIRING MASKS AT OUR SALES – EVEN IF YOU’RE VACCINATED. This week that includes any time spent on the shuttle. Thank you for your cooperation.

It’s a big, beautiful sale, y’all! The parking situation is different, so be sure to read that info below, but it’s WELL worth the shuttle ride. We have also made the decision to resume mask wearing indoors (and on the shuttle). Thanks in advance for helping us in this way. We look forward to seeing you there! ALSO, there is a pool on the property as well as access to the lake. Please keep an extra close eye on your kids if you bring them.


The home itself is 10,000 square feet of beautiful merchandise. We have a small amount of costume jewelry, a handful of sterling items, ipads, iphones, Mac desktop, and other electronics; dining table with 2 leaves, 12 black ladder-back style dining chairs, 2 matching counter-height bar chairs, 4 matching kitchen dining chairs (shorter backs), 4 bar chairs of same design but in natural stain instead of black; Royal Daulton “Catherine” china, Waterford crystal stemware, small black sideboard cabinet, 2 cream sofas, antique serving chest with mirrored hutch, large entertainment cabinet/wardrobe by Restoration Hardware, pair of wingback chairs, area rugs of various sizes, framed art throughout, side tables and side chairs, mirrors, lamps, designer home decor, silk florals and plants, large mirrored buffet cabinet, entertainment armoire, multiple pairs of armchairs, 2 glass-front cabinets, 2 demi-lune tables, painted cabinet/buffet, tuner/amplifier by Onkyo, armless sette, round pedestal kitchen table, small writer’s desk, Wii game system, panel TVs; GREAT kitchen – Calphalon, Hinkles, Fiesta, Kitchenaid (kelly green pro 600 stand mixer), small appliances, pantry items, gadgets & utensils; holiday decor – including Christmas trees, Singer sewing machine, books, DVDs, VHS tapes, LOTS of books, bookcases, 2 oversized armchairs with twin sleepers, rustic drop-front desk on chest with hutch, upright vacs and carpet shampooer, cleaning supplies, quilts and nice linens, night stands; beds & mattress sets: King “wingback” headboard, king adjustable bed frame by Serta, king Beautyrest NXG by Simmons, twin daybed & mattress, full-size metal bed, full size wooden bed & matching night stands, twin/full bunk bed, full & twin size mattresses; beauty and first aid, benches, coffee tables, oversized armchair and ottoman, pair of French Provincial armchairs, drop-front secretary, Navy blue sectional by Pottery Barn Teen, white desk & rolling chair, Elfa 10-runner drawer units, Modular desk/bookcase unit, stuffed animals, toys, games, dolls, desk with hutch, tall chest of drawers, long console/hall table, pair of low pub tables with 4 stools each, pair of tall pub tables, 4 bar stools, octagonal poker/game table with 6 rolling chairs, air hockey table by Brunswick, 4 short table-height stools, large square tufted ottoman, brown sofa; acoustic guitars – Ovation Celebrity (electric), Yamaha, & Jay Jr; pedal board unit, music stands, cables, keyboards – Casio, & a Yamaha portable grand DGX-505; gym workout machines – weight machine by Marcy, stationary bike and elliptical by Gold’s Gym, pull-up rack by Body Champ, treadmill by Proform; movie popcorn machine, 5 tall upholstered bar chairs, barware, full-size trampoline, pair of wicker rocking chairs, 6 metal bouncy patio chairs, metal glider love seat, round patio table & umbrellas, pots and planters, “park bench,” PK Grill, outdoor armchairs, large modular desk system and bookcases, red sectional sofa, baker’s rack, round painted dining table (wood) & 4 chairs, mini fridge, upright freezer, basketball goal, dog crates, yard tools, Honda lawn mower, tennis rackets, girl’s bike, camping gear, 4-bike hitch rack by Saris; and much, much, MUCH more!!
Pennsylvania Trading Co. details with photos






Estate Sale by Individual

Thursday – Sunday, August 5 – 8
8:00AM – 5:00PM

301 Moore St.
Plumerville, Arkansas 72127

Estate sale at the home of Bill Plummer, retired florist and mayor…15 rooms and 2 garages

Furniture, crystal, glassware, china, kitchen items, brass, Silverware, lamps, rugs, figurines, wall hangings, candles, linens, blankets, sheets, afghans, floral arrangements, silk flowers, silk greenery, vases, Christmas items, men’s clothing, shoes, belts, cologne, collectibles….LOTS of STUFF

We will be continuing the sale August 12, 13 and 14 during Bargains Galore on 64.
Estate Sale by Individual details with photos






Burchfield Estate Sale

Friday – Sunday, August 6 – 8
9:30AM – 3:00PM

2112 Hinson Rd. #21
(Could also be: 2112 Point Pleasant #21)
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212

game table and chair sets
dining table and chairs
wing chairs (pair)
love seat
king size bed and mattresses
chest of drawers
large desk
library table
roll-a-way beds (inbox)
Christmas room, packed
Easter, Valentine’s, and St. Patrick’s holiday items
mirrors
lamps
wall art
TVs
large file cabinet
books
games
jewelry
china sets
full kitchen
linens
petite ladies’ clothing
shoes and boots
purses
coats
vacuums (full and hand size)
children’s toys
mini (dorm) refrigerator
stadium chairs
aluminum ladder
medical walkers
Burchfield Estate Sale details with photos







Pipper’s Picks Estate Sales

Friday – Saturday, August 6 – 7
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday, August 8
1:00PM – 4:00PM

Address will be posted after 9AM Thursday at link
Colt, Arkansas 72326

Large older home with lots of treasures.
– cast iron , Arkansas Razorback memorabilia, records, glassware
Pipper’s Picks Estate Sales details with photos







Roy Dudley Estate Sales

Friday – Sunday, August 6 – 8
10:00AM – 3:00PM

2310 S. Main St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206
½ price weekend! We’ve been busy this week emptying the attics and storage.   We added tons of additional items and guess – they’re all 1/2 price. 

Surprise!   We’ll open the garage Saturday @ 7:00 am  to 10 am for a flash sale.  Bring your own boxes and paper.  Most items will be $2-$5.   The garage will not be open during the regular estate sale!  So come early before the heat!
Roy Dudley Estate Sales website with photos






Debbie’s Moving/Estate Sales

Friday – Saturday, August 6 – 7
8:00AM – 3:00PM
Sunday, August 8
1:00PM – 3:00PM

909 Heather Circle
Conway, Arkansas 72034

beautiful house has already sold and everything must go !!! beautiful rugs, chairs , recliners , decor,  baskets , beautiful Stanley Dinning table and chairs with a matching , silverware, washer and dryer, curio cabinets, beveled mirrors, vintage metal patio set, full size bedroom suit, tons of Christmas, chickens, Halloween, and Star golf cart with charger in great condition
Debbie’s Moving/Estate Sales Facebook page with photos









Estate Sale of James “Jay” Higginbottom

Saturday, August 7
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Sunday, August 8
1:00PM – 4:00PM

165 N. 9th St.
Batesville, Arkansas 72501

Many nice items original to this historic downtown Batesville home.  Dining room furniture, living room furniture, marble top parlor table, mirrors, framed prints, china, crystal, cut glass, silver plate, sterling, yellow chrome trimmed kitchen table and chairs, kitchen items, book shelves, mid century modern bedroom set, furs, secretary, Christmas items, yard and patio furniture, push lawn mowers, hand tools, coin collection, jewelry, linens, old sheet music, paper items, pyrex and many other items.
Estate Sale photos on AshleysFinds.com







Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro

Saturday, August 7
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Saturday, August 8
1:00PM – 4:00PM

Address to be posted at link after 9AM Friday
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116
MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES ARE REINSTATED DUE TO RISE IN COVID CASES.

Bling, clothing and more  – oh my!  Our client had a PT business selling specialty belts. Check out the pics –  lots of rhinestones, animal print, leather… different sizes.  This sale also has some unique items, see below for partial list:

Furniture: bedroom set(s), nice contemporary office desk, den set; some side tables
Home decor: wall art (framed, metal)
Norman Rockwell decanters
Costume jewelry
Fingernail polish, and other hand grooming supplies
Linens (good amount)
Clothing!  Women’s sizes 14; women’s shoes size 7M
x Box system w/controllers; electronics
kitchenware
Kenmore washer/dryer
Genesis (GS700) men’s bike; child/toddler wheeled safety carrier (as bike attachment)
golf clubs, golf exercise boxed set (new); golf caddy
Smoker (Smokey Mtn Series brand)
Metal racks
Ramps
We’ll have a picker area for those with a talent for re- creating and repurposing.
Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro details with photos






Auctions



The Good Stuff Auction

Slow Close Sunday, August 8 at 7:00PM

Online Auction
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

We have a great auction lined up with all sort of good stuff! Items include jewelry, retro furniture, quality decorator lamps and accessories,antique and vintage advertising, decorative items, great toys, oil lamps, Asian art items, bronzes, vintage kitchen collectibles, some of the best holiday blow molds we have ever had, old radio, Madam Alexander and other quality dolls, great flower power 60’s and 70’s items, old surveying instrument, comic books, Thomas Kinkad and Dept. 56 villiage pieces and accessories, outdoor and camping items, and so so much more!!!!
The Good Stuff Auction details with photos

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