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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Weekend Sales - Chairs, Chairs and a Whip!

Estate Sale - Look at this property (it just sold not that it is ANYWHERE near my price range) - very nice!
As I try to do each weekend (usually Friday and Saturday), I check out the estate and garage sales around the area - with a focus on those that appear to be offering furniture and particularly chairs.   For some years, my friend, Ouida, has accompanied me on many of the Saturday sales and we always have a great time. Her sons and my son have grown up together and we use this time to catch up on their lives/antics; complain about work and other variables in our lives; encourage each other in various endeavors; and, run around the city "oohing" and aahing" the great properties we are able to visit.  Both last weekend and this weekend turned out to be good for estate sales - see my estate sale discussion on prior blog lessons learned about estate and garage sales - there are few garage sales this time of year.  

Sale in Roswell - lots of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Potential Projects - Fortunately, I did not Succumb!

Regular visitors to my blog know that one of my favorite estate sale "sellers" is Vicki - I have several pieces of furniture named after her.  This sale in Buckhead, a VERY nice part of Atlanta, had everything - a great house to ogle and some nice deals!   Ouida bought that nice oil and I bought the bergere set (to be refurbished)!  Great!

I ended up with a number of good purchases this weekend including the nicely sized and constructed club chair (one of a pair); the Sherrill Slipper Chairs (craigslist purchase) and the limed, carved Italian styled cane seats which I will be selling under my "choose your own fabric" category on eBay.

My camera gave out on me this morning and I didn't have an opportunity to photograph several sale properties today AND didn't have an opportunity to take a photo of the BUY OF THE DAY - a leather whip that Ouida couldn't resist.  She bargained for a good deal (of course) and chuckled as other sales goers had lots of suggestions about how she could use it.   I told her it too bad it was after Valentine's Day - a perfect present!  

 A couple of great weekends and it's not even spring!

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