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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!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Estate Sales

I love this time of year in the South - particularly when the skies are blue and the azaleas are in full bloom. We have had a lot of rain this year, and the greens are particularly blinding and the flowers lush - including in my own back yard.
Love the colors in my own back yard - we have azaleas of different colors and sizes that bloom successively for about a month - such a spectacular show!
As much as I love traveling (am already researching vacations for next year to Europe), I did miss my normal weekend garage and estate sales. So, it was great to have a lovely spring day on Saturday to get out with my normal Saturday sale buddy, Ouida, to see what we could find. We headed to our favorite area - Buckhead (heart of the city) - and ran into several worthwhile sales.
Our first stop. This gorgeous English-style tutor (we were told it was 80 years old) is located on a high hill with significant acreage.
A lot of great items for sale - this barely represents the variety. 
The next sale was being held by one of my favorite sellers - Vicki. This was a Friday/Saturday sale and she announced that "a chaise you would love just walked out the door" as I entered. Her sale had been successful and there wasn't much left over on Saturday. The wisdom of attending Friday/Saturday sales on the second day is hard to judge. Sometimes, prices that started too high are staring to come down and sometimes most of the stuff is gone.
This next sale was in a beautiful, huge house with a lovely pool setting in back. It was being held by another of my go-to sellers - The Vintage Girls. I actually put a bid on a pair of wonderful wingback chairs which I did get but failed to photograph.
Love the styling on this chair and the fabric is a slightly textured silk in great condition. I'll see how well it does as a "estate collection - as is" sale. It actually looks pretty good in the spot I parked it in my dining room.
It was great to catch up with Ouida after our big trip to Greece and to get back out to the sales. A good day all around!

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