7 Midcentury Modern Brands to Find at Estate Sales

Top MCM Brands at Estate Sales It’s official: we’re in love with midcentury modern, and it doesn’t look like the affair is fizzling out any time soon. Coined by Cara Greenberg in her 1984 book, Midcentury Modern: Furniture of the 1950s, this style spans the mid 1930s to mid 1960s. While the phrase “midcentury modern”…

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Vintage Pyrex 101: A Guide to Pyrex

You can’t hang around estate sales for very long without eventually running into a piece of Pyrex; for example, a vintage Gooseberry 473 (if you want to get technical). While estate sales aren’t the only places to find vintage Pyrex, they’re a pretty good way to start your search, especially as the Baby Boomers begin to let go…

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Estate Sale Ephemera: 20th Century Headlines

Estate sales are neat because they give us the chance to learn (or relive) history. For example, once upon a time, long ago, people relied on the newspaper to get their news. (Doesn’t that sound quaint?) And if something especially newsworthy happened, some people would save the newspaper to pass along to future generations. While we might think it’s silly now in our digital age,…

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