Monday, August 16, 2010

Weekend Recap: Someone Else's Junk

Can you believe it's Monday already, friends? I can. We accomplished so much this weekend that it was the perfect mix of work and play. On Saturday, we dropped off the loveseat that I can't stop writing about (you're probably thinking, "Thank God she acknowledged that!") for reupholstery. Joe the Upholsterer was very nice and seemed quite competent, given his filled-to-the-brim shop.
We made a number of stops around the Philadelphia suburbs before heading back home to the City of Bro-ham Love. Before we called it a day, Adam and I stopped by The Great Antique and Estate Contents Warehouse, located in the Germantown section of the city. I found it through a lovely local blogger, Naomi of Thirteenth and South.
This place acquires its goods through estate sales and junk removal, but don't let that dissuade you from stopping by. There's a lot of goodies to be had, even if the owner is a character.
Let me tell you, folks, this place was CHOCK full of nuts...I mean...stuff.
There were your requisite MCM pieces, of course. These matching dressers were constructed to last until the next few centuries, let me tell you.

An ottoman with flame-stitch upholstery. We were quoted $75 for it. No, thanks.

But there was much more here than your standard flea market or vintage store fare. Case and point, a stuffed animal skunk lamp. Yes, I said lamp. Flower, is that you?

We walked away with two paintings, a Christmas present for my father (shhh...don't tell!), and Adam's deal-of-the-day, an Intellivision, right out of 1979. Want to see one of the paintings?

Here you go.

Nothing like spending your free time sifting through someone else's junk. It was a good weekend.


  1. Oh my gosh, that warehouse looks amazing!

  2. Come visit us and we'll go! If there's one thing the Turner household needs, it's a skunk lamp.


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