20 Vintage Wedding DIY Ideas

Vintage weddings can get pretty expensive, but they don’t have to be. In fact, if you know how to shop estate sales, you can throw a budget-friendly celebration worthy of posting all over social media. All it takes is a little DIY + TLC. Speaking of social media, we looked on Pinterest for our favorite…

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17 Photos of All Things Lucite

There’s a lot of Lucite love going around lately, and we’ve been seeing it everywhere: from fashion runways to home decor magazines, and of course, at estate sales. Lucite is a special plastic, sometimes called “acrylic glass” or “Plexiglas” that’s similar in look and feel to glass, but much more durable and lightweight. It’s also water and…

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13 Iconic Midcentury Modern Chairs

If you’re into midcentury modern (and these days who isn’t?), you know that MCM chairs are more than just places to sit – they’re centerpieces of style. Most reproductions of the midcentury chairs we found can go for thousands of dollars at modern design stores. However, you might be able to find a better deal on the originals at estate sales –…

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16 Photos of Vintage Bakelite

Like all things retro, Bakelite is making a comeback in a big way, and we’ve been seeing a lot of it at estate sales lately. Bakelite is the world’s first synthetic plastic and was invented by Leo Baekeland in 1907, who called it “a non-melting, non-dissolving solid like nothing found in nature.” The scientific name…

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Pyrex in Action!

True Pyrex lovers know there’s only one thing better than vintage Pyrex – and that’s vintage Pyrex in action! We have to admit – we’re a little obsessed with vintage Pyrex patterns. So we searched Instagram to find our favorite photos of Pyrex doing what Pyrex does best: acting as a super cute vessel to delicious food! …

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The Ultimate Estate Sale Gift Guide

Estate sales are the world’s best kept secret when it comes to gift shopping – and we’ll tell you why. First off, estate sales are different from garage sales or yard sales because the things on sale aren’t someone’s old and worn-out cast-offs. The items on sale at estate sales are often things people just couldn’t keep, due to circumstances or downsizing. Go Green! Estate…

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The Force of Star Wars Collectibles

Star Wars is more than a series of films. It’s a cultural phenomenon made in part by marketing thousands upon thousands of action figures and collectibles to generations of consumers. It’s safe to say, Star Wars has become ingrained in the collective consciousness. “It was the whole marketing campaign that made Star Wars so unique…

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35 of the Creepiest Dolls from Estate Sales

Here at EstateSales.org, we’ve been noticing some pretty creepy dolls at estate sales. Why are dolls so creepy? Well, lots of reasons. And whether you agree or not, you’ll probably find at least of a few of these dolls creepy enough to keep you up at night. Just for fun, we thought we’d share a…

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14 Hard Facts About Your Favorite Soft Drink: Coke Trivia

Coca Cola is one of America’s most popular brands. Whether you’re a collector who likes to shop at estate sales for Coca Cola memorabilia, a special-occasion soda drinker, or Coke just reminds you of a simpler time, you’ll get a kick out of these fun facts we’ve compiled about our favorite soft drink. 1. Almost everyone knows…

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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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