Monday, October 25, 2010

A Swank Estate

I recently attended this estate sale in my neighborhood.

It was so cool!

I was totally digging the swank vibe.

The sectional was to die for!

I didn't buy anything but I loved just seeing the way it was decorated.

I was so curious about the people who had lived here, in this relatively ordinary master planned community.

I think they had a lot of cocktail parties and played Frank Sinatra!

I must admit, I wanted these creations bad!

I was told they were commissioned by a well known artist back in the 1970's.

I was ready to pounce until I heard the prices.

$350 for the small one and $500 for the large one.

I guess they weren't meant to be mine.

Dripping crystal everywhere!

This little Maltese is a regular,

as his owner works the sale.

This home sits on one of the many lagoons that wind through our neighborhood.

I thought it was brilliant how they mirrored a part of the fence to maximize their view of the lagoon and their small yard!

Hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did!

*Please don't forget to enter my contest/giveaway here! I am counting on all your creative minds to come up with some wonderful & unique ideas. Thanks!


Privet and Holly said...

WOW! This reminds
me of a sale I attended
this summer....Same sort
of thing...ordinary on
the outside, but totally
Frank Sinatra on the
inside! What tales that
house could have told!
Great pics, Terri!
xx Suzanne
PS: My daughter told
me that for her 16th
b-day she wants to take
you up on your offer
re: Pixar. Are you
sure you're up for US???

Unknown said...

Fascinating tour! I can practically hear the Sinatra playing while I took the virtual tour!!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Swoon!! I want it all - even the Maltese. That mirrored sideboard is fabulous. I have never been to a sale where I had to wear booties.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a fabulous tour!! I really want the chandeliers -- so glad that you had your camera on you!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love everything about this place and all the wonderful things you found!

Burlap Luxe said...

You made me chuckle girl!
The room does look like some parties with cocktails and Frank Sinatra, maybe even some crazy things we will never know LOL!!

I do know a few years back the shabby euro chic-ers would have snaged up the lighting!

They sure did love mirrors :)

Have a great week!

Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

I can just imagine those cocktail parties; Dry Martinis and Strangers In The Night...

Kat said...

Wow! There are some really amazing pieces here. And I can hear the Rat Pack in the background :) The mirrored fence is an amazing idea, but being the practical Polly that I am, all I can think of is rocks or branches being kicked up by the wind LOL. Kat

Beach House Living said...

The mirrored fence is a great idea. I liked the sideboard too and the tole hydrangea wall lamp is pretty fun.

molly- See you downtown said...

Fabulous stuff, you have willpower.