Beaux R'eves

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Once In A Lifetime Estate Sale

I had been looking forward to this Epic Estate Sale 
for the whole month of August!  
One of my favorite Estate Sale Companies,  
Brown Button, was holding an Art and Antique 
sale in downtown Kansas City.  
I previewed the sale online 
and they had so many beautiful paintings 
that it literally hurt my eyes!  
If you know me, 
then you know that I absolutely 
ADORE landscape paintings!  
I just sit and stare at my favorites 
whenever I go to museums, 
I just get lost in them. 
My BFF and I went to the sale on Saturday.  
The weather was just gorgeous BTW.  
We talked to the Brown Button guys 
(my BFF and I love the 40's vests and caps that they wear) 
and they told us the inside scoop...
Apparently,  a very large Midwestern Bank chain 
was doing some remodeling of their offices.  
Instead of selling the paintings and furniture themselves, 
they decided it would be better for them to donate everything to a charity group.  
The charity group then hired 
Brown Button to hold the sale.  
 I was afraid that the prices would edge me out 
of most of the paintings.  
They were all original oils 
so I knew they had to be expensive.  
But, what the heck, a girl can look can't she?  
Well, you can see by my living room 
that the prices were quite reasonable!  
AND, they were discounting them by 35% that day.  
The paintings are all about 30X34 inches large 
and in beautiful ornate gold frames.  
They were all so pretty 
that it made it very hard to choose.  
I walked around a few times to look at them all.  
I finally decided on two that loved 
and asked the guys to hold them for me.  
Well, you know there is a story coming don't you?  
The guys got the ladder 
and got one down and I went over 
to get the other one
and there was only an empty hook on the wall!  
EEEEKK! 
A lady was snatching up paintings left and right...  
The helpful worker whispered 
that she was only 
going to pick two 
out of the ones that she was holding.  
So my BFF of course, set about to persuade her 
to choose two that I didn't want!  
Ahhh, a true friend!  
I wanted to buy quite a few 
so I called Mr. Beaux 
and he came down to help me choose the rest.  
It really was a once in a lifetime chance 
to own some fantastic art.
I think I will bring this one up to Colorado.
 This one is my favorite!  
It is larger than the rest 
so it will be a focal point on my new gallery wall 
going up the stairs.  

I have so many things that I have been working on that I want to share with you all...
I hope you will come back and visit to 
see what I have been up to!

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Girl you hit the jackpot!! Landscapes are my favorite too! Beautiful paintings!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Cindy, how did you choose?! They are all so beautiful. I had to laugh...my BFF would have done the same thing for me. We love to "play tag team"...lol! I am sure the paintings are beautiful in your home!

Susan Newbigging said...

Those are some gorgeous paintings. I love landscapes as well.

Pamela said...

Oh my Cindy what treasures! I would have to say your fave is mine as well!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my goodness, Cindy, what a story, what simply divine treasures you found!

I love those paintings, and am so excited for you!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a great story and what a great friend!! It is so helpful to have someone with you to help grab the good stuff at an estate sale!

Jeanette said...

Wow Cindy, you certainly hit the jack pot!! I love the way you and your BFF are sort of a tag team. Great job Best Friend!!

Cynthia said...

Cindy what gorgeous pieces. Can't wait to see them hung and you are right great frames.

Cindy

Missy George said...

What an opportunity Cindy. I would've taken advantage of it as well. I probably would've gone overboard. They are gorgeous.

Alycia Nichols said...

VERY helpful friend, indeed!!! I wish I could have been there for that sale! I see a couple of pieces of furniture in your picture that might have been crammed into my car for a trip back to Lee's Summit!!! :-)

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Cindy: What a lucky find! I love Landscapes, too so understand how you felt!
{{HUGS}}
Joy

Marje said...

I want to live near you!!!! Nothing like Brown Button where I live. Sigh.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow you are right...that was certainly an unbelievable estate sale!...I had to chuckle at what your friend did...great friend!!!

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