Estate Sale: Castro Residents Move On


This sale in the Castro district is described as a moving sale. I don’t know where the residents are going, but it must be to a furnished home, because it appears they are selling all of their worldly goods.

It happens in this sweet cottage, located at 311 Cumberland St., just a block up from the intersection of 20th and Church Streets.

The stagers of the event, The YES Co., say you may come for the sale, but you’ll want to stay for the amazing view. Scoping out real estate is always a fun secondary benefit of estate sale shopping.

Although there isn’t one piece in this sale that makes me want to be there when the doors open, there are plenty of items that are worth checking out or that could be tweaked to become wonderful. The blue-and-white lamps on the table (above) could really sing with new shades.

That’s just one of several surfaces that are rich with digging opportunities. I like the clocks on the shelf (above, left); but the black-and-white photos, antique irons, spindles and marble eggs on these tables offer some interesting decorating possibilities.

There are several marble-topped tables and chests here; as well as an English pine sideboard, a Welsh dining table and a classic Irish hutch.

And if you like to cook and entertain, you’ll find loads of pots, pans and serving dishes.

It’s items like the hard-to-find antique telephones and the vintage engravings (which I’ve been seeing in modern interiors lately) that draw me to this sale.

Not to mention the Asian pottery, Scotty dog doorstop (the standing ones sell for hundreds of dollars on eBay) and bird prints.

And, speaking of eBay, if Charlie Sheen continues his antics, you could likely sell this jacket online and make a profit.

The sale starts today and runs through Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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