BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in Mtn BROOK for 2 days! Join us!

BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in Mtn BROOK for 2 days! Join us!

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A small sale with some interesting things.   You’ll definitely want to come — because it’s the Honorable Art Hanes Jr.’s sale!   Have you seen the movie by Spike Lee called 4 Little Girls?  A MUST SEE.     Judge Art Hanes is in the movie … click <<>>  

**The house is ALSO FOR SALE!  Contact Catherine Pewitt with Realty South — Jump on this! A link for her is <>

2 days!  Fri Oct 21, Sat Oct 22

A MOVING Sale —  more than is posted in photos — we are still organizing.

10-2pm Friday Oct 21

9-1pm – Sat Oct 22 

3533 Spring Valley Terrace

Mountain Brook AL 35223

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If you are new to attending a Birmingham Estate Sale, please read below ‘carefully’.  Woot!

#BhamEstateSales

You know the drill.

_____________________________________________________

Please READ BELOW:

** ALL SALES ARE FINAL!***  It’s up to YOU to plug something in, try it out, etc.  This is not kindergarten friends. (Although I really did love kindergarten.  Just sayin’)

NO PRE-SALES over the PHONE unless OTHERWISE STATED:

HOW TO SHOP THIS SALE:

*Keep our sales orderly! Do not ‘dump’ items out of things, if you move something put it back!

BE RESPECTFUL to one another — it’s just ‘stuff’.  No need to be ugly or rude to another customer. If we feel you continue to have aggressive behavior or don’t use your ‘MANNERS’ we will ask you to leave.

PETS pictured are complete photo-bombs.  We do not sell pets.  We enjoy taking pictures of them because we love the furries!

All LARGE items are priced, and smaller ones of significant monetary value.  All smaller items are priced in a ‘group’ pricing.  Make a stack of all items at check out and we will give you a price on your group of items.  Happy Treasure Hunting! Woot Woot!

**Parking — Can only park on ONE side of the street ONLY!  Park on side of street that house is located on.  Do not block driveways or mailboxes please.  Thanks!

ALL SALES FINAL

WE accept CASH, CHECKS ($30 returned bank fee), Plastic (Debit/Credit) – additional 3% fee on all credit cards.  You can choose how to pay.  

*Because of the many people who attend our sales, questions re: individual items are very hard to answer —- just come to the sale!

We accept CASH/CREDIT – Debit run as credit (add 3% on all cards)

Come prepared to take your items home SAME DAY.

For insurance purposes, staff members are not able to carry heavy/large items for you.

You must arrange for your own people to carry/load/deliver your items.

We price ‘to sell’ first day and throughout the length of the sale.

We have the ‘right’ to go through any bags you bring into the sale.

Birmingham Estate Sales is not responsible for accidents nor is the home owner. You enter at your own risk, and in doing this, we have no liability for injury or damage to your or any items on you.

**Children must remain with parents at ALL times. We will tag those small people, give them a puppy a double espresso and send them on their way!

Bring bags/totes/boxes/newspapers for wrapping —  to help with your items.  We do not provide these.

If we SELL OUT of items before end of sale time, we will close the sale down early.

We APPRECIATE our customers – and thank you for coming to our estate sales!
Please note – owners may remove items that were originally to be part of the sale for whatever reason.  We apologize if this happens.  We know you come for certain items.  We try our best to make sure we are as accurate as possible with our photos and advertising.

The term ‘Woot’ is a happy word.  And used frequently in our ads.  Because we can.

BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in MCCALLA for 3 days! Join us!

BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in MCCALLA for 3 days! Join us!

so many choicesMake sure you follow our website — BhamEstateSales.com – in addition to sales we write articles you may find interesting as well.  Can I get a WOOT!?  Heck yes!

Join us for a very distinctive sale —  just about 30 minutes South of Birmingham and about 30 minutes North of Tuscaloosa — Can I get a ROLL TIDE — and a GO BLAZERS! …um…YES! ::turning cartwheels::::::

Granted this is during Memorial Day Weekend —  if you want it — you’ll find a way to COME AND GET IT!

Thurs, Fri, Saturday

May 26, 27, 28

10-2pm – Thurs May 26

10-2 Fri May 27

9-12 Sat May 28 

2109 Lakeside Drive

McCalla AL 35111

— Piano is a pre-sale!  Text me 205-249-5400 to get this beauty under your fingers and playing! 

*Please note —  when your GPS tells you to initially turn left onto Lakeside? Well.. the road is blocked…so you’ll continue straight around the lake….  it’s a pretty drive so enjoy…. ** you can also turn LEFT onto ROCK MOUNTAIN DRIVE — and then you’ll see the lake you’ll come to a stop sign.  Take a RIGHT onto BRENDA DRIVE — and then you take a RIGHT back onto LAKESIDE DRIVE.  And then the house is on the RIGHT (and you’ll see signage at that point).  It’s a total of about  3.5 miles once you get of the intersate exit.  We look forward to seeing you.

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If you are new to attending a Birmingham Estate Sale, please read below ‘carefully’.  Woot!

#BhamEstateSales

You know the drill.

_____________________________________________________

Please READ BELOW:

** ALL SALES ARE FINAL!***  It’s up to YOU to plug something in, try it out, etc.  This is not kindergarten friends. (Although I really did love kindergarten.  Just sayin’)

NO PRE-SALES over the PHONE unless OTHERWISE STATED:

HOW TO SHOP THIS SALE:

*Keep our sales orderly! Do not ‘dump’ items out of things, if you move something put it back!

BE RESPECTFUL to one another — it’s just ‘stuff’.  No need to be ugly or rude to another customer. If we feel you continue to have aggressive behavior or don’t use your ‘MANNERS’ we will ask you to leave.

All LARGE items are priced, and smaller ones of significant monetary value.  All smaller items are priced in a ‘group’ pricing.  Make a stack of all items at check out and we will give you a price on your group of items.  Happy Treasure Hunting! Woot Woot!

**Parking — Can only park on ONE side of the street ONLY!  Park on side of street that house is located on.  Do not block driveways or mailboxes please.  Thanks!

ALL SALES FINAL

WE accept CASH, CHECKS ($30 returned bank fee), Plastic (Debit/Credit) – additional 3% fee on all credit cards.  You can choose how to pay.  

*Because of the many people who attend our sales, questions re: individual items are very hard to answer —- just come to the sale!

We accept CASH/CREDIT – Debit run as credit (add 3% on all cards)

Come prepared to take your items home SAME DAY.

For insurance purposes, staff members are not able to carry heavy/large items for you.

You must arrange for your own people to carry/load/deliver your items.

We price ‘to sell’ first day and throughout the length of the sale.

We have the ‘right’ to go through any bags you bring into the sale.

Birmingham Estate Sales is not responsible for accidents nor is the home owner. You enter at your own risk, and in doing this, we have no liability for injury or damage to your or any items on you.

**Children must remain with parents at ALL times. We will tag those small people, give them a puppy a double espresso and send them on their way!

Bring bags/totes/boxes/newspapers for wrapping —  to help with your items.  We do not provide these.

If we SELL OUT of items before end of sale time, we will close the sale down early.

We APPRECIATE our customers – and thank you for coming to our estate sales!
Please note – owners may remove items that were originally to be part of the sale for whatever reason.  We apologize if this happens.  We know you come for certain items.  We try our best to make sure we are as accurate as possible with our photos and advertising.

The term ‘Woot’ is a happy word.  And used frequently in our ads.  Because we can.

BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in Birmingham for 3 days! Join us!

BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in Birmingham for 3 days! Join us!

1978912_434987896604139_1421759044_nMake sure you follow our website at BhamEstateSales.com — we also write articles in addition to our sales.  We love our industry! Woot! 

Join us for a 3 day sale in Birmingham!

Thurs/Fri/Sat

2066 Narrows Point Cove

Birmingham AL 35242

10-2 pm Thurs May 12

10-1:30  –  Fri May 13

9-11:00 Sat May 14

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If you are new to attending a Birmingham Estate Sale, please read below ‘carefully’.  Woot!

#BhamEstateSales

You know the drill.

_____________________________________________________

Please READ BELOW:

** ALL SALES ARE FINAL!***  It’s up to YOU to plug something in, try it out, etc.  This is not kindergarten friends. (Although I really did love kindergarten.  Just sayin’)

NO PRESALES over the PHONE unless OTHERWISE STATED:

HOW TO SHOP THIS SALE:

*Keep our sales orderly! Do not ‘dump’ items out of things, if you move something put it back!

BE RESPECTFUL to one another — it’s just ‘stuff’.  No need to be ugly or rude to another customer. If we feel you continue to have aggressive behavior or don’t use your ‘MANNERS’ we will ask you to leave.

All LARGE items are priced, and smaller ones of significant monetary value.  All smaller items are priced in a ‘group’ pricing.  Make a stack of all items at check out and we will give you a price on your group of items.  Happy Treasure Hunting! Woot Woot!

**Parking — Can only park on ONE side of the street ONLY!  Park on side of street that house is located on.  Do not block driveways or mailboxes please.  Thanks!

ALL SALES FINAL

WE accept CASH, CHECKS ($30 returned bank fee), Plastic (Debit/Credit) – additional 3% fee on all credit cards.  You can choose how to pay.  

*Because of the many people who attend our sales, questions re: individual items are very hard to answer —- just come to the sale!

We accept CASH/CREDIT – Debit run as credit (add 3% on all cards)

Come prepared to take your items home SAME DAY.

For insurance purposes, staff members are not able to carry heavy/large items for you.

You must arrange for your own people to carry/load/deliver your items.

We price ‘to sell’ first day and throughout the length of the sale.

We have the ‘right’ to go through any bags you bring into the sale.

Birmingham Estate Sales is not responsible for accidents nor is the home owner. You enter at your own risk, and in doing this, we have no liability for injury or damage to your or any items on you.

**Children must remain with parents at ALL times. We will tag those small people, give them a puppy a double esspresso and send them on their way!

Bring bags/totes/boxes/newspapers for wrapping —  to help with your items.  We do not provide these.

If we SELL OUT of items before end of sale time, we will close the sale down early.

We APPRECIATE our customers – and thank you for coming to our estate sales!
Please note – owners may remove items that were originally to be part of the sale for whatever reason.  We apologize if this happens.  We know you come for certain items.  We try our best to make sure we are as accurate as possible with our photos and advertising.

The term ‘Woot’ is a happy word.  And used frequently in our ads.  Because we can.

BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in Mountain Brook for 2 days! Join us!

BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in Mountain Brook for 2 days! Join us!

pretty-pleaseMake sure you follow our website —  we post articles on interesting things…as well as sales! 

**MAKE NOTE! TWO DAYS ONLY!!!  FRIDAY AND SATURAY! Woot!

Join us in Mountain Brook for a 2 day sale! Classic is how I would describe this sale.  **The house is ALSO for sale!  Flyers will be available at the tent!

Fri/Sat

3109 Woodclift Circle

Mountain Brook, AL 35243

10-3pm Fri May 6

9-3pm Sat May 7

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If you are new to attending a Birmingham Estate Sale, please read below ‘carefully’.  Woot!

#BhamEstateSales

You know the drill.

_____________________________________________________

Please READ BELOW:

** ALL SALES ARE FINAL!***  It’s up to YOU to plug something in, try it out, etc.  This is not kindergarten friends. (Although I really did love kindergarten.  Just sayin’)

NO PRESALES over the PHONE unless OTHERWISE STATED:

HOW TO SHOP THIS SALE:

*Keep our sales orderly! Do not ‘dump’ items out of things, if you move something put it back!

BE RESPECTFUL to one another — it’s just ‘stuff’.  No need to be ugly or rude to another customer. If we feel you continue to have aggressive behavior or don’t use your ‘MANNERS’ we will ask you to leave.

All LARGE items are priced, and smaller ones of significant monetary value.  All smaller items are priced in a ‘group’ pricing.  Make a stack of all items at check out and we will give you a price on your group of items.  Happy Treasure Hunting! Woot Woot!

**Parking — Can only park on ONE side of the street ONLY!  Park on side of street that house is located on.  Do not block driveways or mailboxes please.  Thanks!

ALL SALES FINAL

WE accept CASH, CHECKS ($30 returned bank fee), Plastic (Debit/Credit) – additional 3% fee on all credit cards.  You can choose how to pay.  

*Because of the many people who attend our sales, questions re: individual items are very hard to answer —- just come to the sale!

We accept CASH/CREDIT – Debit run as credit (add 3% on all cards)

Come prepared to take your items home SAME DAY.

For insurance purposes, staff members are not able to carry heavy/large items for you.

You must arrange for your own people to carry/load/deliver your items.

We price ‘to sell’ first day and throughout the length of the sale.

We have the ‘right’ to go through any bags you bring into the sale.

Birmingham Estate Sales is not responsible for accidents nor is the home owner. You enter at your own risk, and in doing this, we have no liability for injury or damage to your or any items on you.

**Children must remain with parents at ALL times. We will tag those small people, give them a puppy a double esspresso and send them on their way!

Bring bags/totes/boxes/newspapers for wrapping —  to help with your items.  We do not provide these.

If we SELL OUT of items before end of sale time, we will close the sale down early.

We APPRECIATE our customers – and thank you for coming to our estate sales!
Please note – owners may remove items that were originally to be part of the sale for whatever reason.  We apologize if this happens.  We know you come for certain items.  We try our best to make sure we are as accurate as possible with our photos and advertising.

The term ‘Woot’ is a happy word.  And used frequently in our ads.  Because we can.

SOLD OUT! BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in HOOVER — again! Join us!

SOLD OUT! BIRMINGHAM ESTATE SALES is in HOOVER — again! Join us!

pug (1)Hoover it is!!!  Join us for a 3 day sale!  All MUST GO!

*Don’t miss us! Because we’ll miss you!  Make sure you follow us on our website at BhamEstateSales.com then on the right side of the page you’ll put in your email address then click follow us!  We’re not just about sales! We post articles too on some interesting finds at estate sales! Woot!

Thurs Fri Sat

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**Chk back for info on the car & firearm

April 21, 22, 23

10-3pm Thurs April 21

10-3pm Fri April 22

9-3pm Sat April 23

2074 Crosscrest Drive

Hoover AL 35244

The urge to say HOO HOO HOOOOVER is overwhelming for me at times.  Hoo Hoo.

If you are new to attending a Birmingham Estate Sale, please read below ‘carefully’.  Woot!

#BhamEstateSales

You know the drill.

_____________________________________________________

Please READ BELOW:

** ALL SALES ARE FINAL!***  It’s up to YOU to plug something in, try it out, etc.  This is not kindergarten friends. (Although I really did love kindergarten.  Just sayin’)

NO PRESALES over the PHONE unless OTHERWISE STATED:

HOW TO SHOP THIS SALE:

*Keep our sales orderly! Do not ‘dump’ items out of things, if you move something put it back!

BE RESPECTFUL to one another — it’s just ‘stuff’.  No need to be ugly or rude to another customer. If we feel you continue to have aggressive behavior or don’t use your ‘MANNERS’ we will ask you to leave.

All LARGE items are priced, and smaller ones of significant monetary value.  All smaller items are priced in a ‘group’ pricing.  Make a stack of all items at check out and we will give you a price on your group of items.  Happy Treasure Hunting! Woot Woot!

**Parking — Can only park on ONE side of the street ONLY!  Park on side of street that house is located on.  Do not block driveways or mailboxes please.  Thanks!

ALL SALES FINAL

NO CHECKS ACCEPTED – CASH OR CREDIT/DEBIT ONLY (3% added for all cards)

*Because of the many people who attend our sales, questions re: individual items are very hard to answer —- just come to the sale!

We accept CASH/CREDIT – Debit run as credit (add 3% on all cards)

Come prepared to take your items home SAME DAY.

For insurance purposes, staff members are not able to carry heavy/large items for you.

You must arrange for your own people to carry/load/deliver your items.

We price ‘to sell’ first day and throughout the length of the sale.

We have the ‘right’ to go through any bags you bring into the sale.

Birmingham Estate Sales is not responsible for accidents nor is the home owner. You enter at your own risk, and in doing this, we have no liability for injury or damage to your or any items on you.

**Children must remain with parents at ALL times. We will tag those small people, give them a puppy a double esspresso and send them on their way!

Bring bags/totes/boxes/newspapers for wrapping —  to help with your items.  We do not provide these.

If we SELL OUT of items before end of sale time, we will close the sale down early.

We APPRECIATE our customers – and thank you for coming to our estate sales!
Please note – owners may remove items that were originally to be part of the sale for whatever reason.  We apologize if this happens.  We know you come for certain items.  We try our best to make sure we are as accurate as possible with our photos and advertising.

The term ‘Woot’ is a happy word.  And used frequently in our ads.  Because we can.

 

 

Birmingham Estate Sales is in Trussville for 3 days! Join us!

Birmingham Estate Sales is in Trussville for 3 days! Join us!

happpy happy happyHappy Happy Happy are we! Pollen and all! (we’ve got tissues for those allergy sufferers!)

*Don’t miss us! Because we’ll miss you!  Make sure you follow us on our website at BhamEstateSales.com then on the right side of the page you’ll put in your email address then click follow us!  We’re not just about sales! We post articles too on some interesting finds at estate sales! Woot!

Join us for a 3 day sale in Trussville!  Make sure you grab lunch at the Three Eared Bunny! Darling little cafe and soda shop in downtown Trussville.  Great pimento cheese! Yum!

Thurs Fri Sat

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10-2pm Thursday

10-2pm Friday

9-3pm Saturday 

6432 Ziklag Circle

Birmingham AL 35235 

If you are new to attending a Birmingham Estate Sale, please read below ‘carefully’.  Woot!

#BhamEstateSales

You know the drill.

_____________________________________________________

Please READ BELOW:

** ALL SALES ARE FINAL!***  It’s up to YOU to plug something in, try it out, etc.  This is not kindergarten friends. (Although I really did love kindergarten.  Just sayin’)

NO PRESALES over the PHONE unless OTHERWISE STATED:

HOW TO SHOP THIS SALE:

*Keep our sales orderly! Do not ‘dump’ items out of things, if you move something put it back!

BE RESPECTFUL to one another — it’s just ‘stuff’.  No need to be ugly or rude to another customer. If we feel you continue to have aggressive behavior or don’t use your ‘MANNERS’ we will ask you to leave.

All LARGE items are priced, and smaller ones of significant monetary value.  All smaller items are priced in a ‘group’ pricing.  Make a stack of all items at check out and we will give you a price on your group of items.  Happy Treasure Hunting! Woot Woot!

**Parking — Can only park on ONE side of the street ONLY!  Park on side of street that house is located on.  Do not block driveways or mailboxes please.  Thanks!

ALL SALES FINAL

NO CHECKS ACCEPTED – CASH OR CREDIT/DEBIT ONLY (3% added for all cards)

*Because of the many people who attend our sales, questions re: individual items are very hard to answer —- just come to the sale!

We accept CASH/CREDIT – Debit run as credit (add 3% on all cards)

Come prepared to take your items home SAME DAY.

For insurance purposes, staff members are not able to carry heavy/large items for you.

You must arrange for your own people to carry/load/deliver your items.

We price ‘to sell’ first day and throughout the length of the sale.

We have the ‘right’ to go through any bags you bring into the sale.

Birmingham Estate Sales is not responsible for accidents nor is the home owner. You enter at your own risk, and in doing this, we have no liability for injury or damage to your or any items on you.

**Children must remain with parents at ALL times. We will tag those small people, give them a puppy a double esspresso and send them on their way!

Bring bags/totes/boxes/newspapers for wrapping —  to help with your items.  We do not provide these.

If we SELL OUT of items before end of sale time, we will close the sale down early.

We APPRECIATE our customers – and thank you for coming to our estate sales!
Please note – owners may remove items that were originally to be part of the sale for whatever reason.  We apologize if this happens.  We know you come for certain items.  We try our best to make sure we are as accurate as possible with our photos and advertising.

The term ‘Woot’ is a happy word.  And used frequently in our ads.  Because we can.

How to tell a ‘first edition’ book

How to tell a ‘first edition’ book

787b0389d6bf9c7fc727fc0ef0c78d3aI’m a bibliophile — completely.  I’m a lover of books.  I have been from a very small child.  I’m also a YUGH (Donald Trumps way of saying HUGE — he he he) fan of Little Free Libraries...that’s another story for another article.  On to books and how to tell a first edition book.

It’s actually easier if I share links from other articles.  It’s not as easy as one might think to find and identify first edition books.  For those who collect these, it’s a treasure hunt and estate sales are a wonderful way to find your book treasures — either first edition or just a great book to add to your collection.

 

 

Here are the links:

How to identify first edition books by Empty Mirror Books

Quill & Brush – book collecting hints and first editions 

Book Libris – first edition books

Biblio – first edition tips 

Book Riot – identifying first edition books 

Travelin Librarian – How to identify first edition books 

Abe Books – Here’s a great video! 

 

Primitive Tobacco Baskets

Primitive Tobacco Baskets

4e42d932b3fd738b450168d8f596ef6cI’m using the word primitive here however….  you could also use antique… vintage really wouldn’t fit the bill.    These round or square type baskets are very shallow, not quite flat – they were used for drying tobacco leaves or herbs in some cases (large herbs because of the large open areas and loose weave obviously to let plant material begin to dry immediately).

Used in today’s world in the decorating arena, they make very handsome wall displays, perhaps on a hearth or statement piece above furniture.   They range in prices all over the chart.   I come across these quite a lot in my estate sales.

People who enjoy basket collecting have been seeking these fiercely –  so grab them if you see one at an estate sale or garage sale.  You can find them in rural areas hanging on a nail forgotten in a barn.

As you can see from the photos below, in the decorating scheme they can be used in rustic settings or more traditional themes.

 

Sterling Silver – What to look for

Sterling Silver – What to look for

12508733_10207369537908743_8954967296982996387_nI have clients and customers who ‘think’ they come across sterling silver pieces, but alas—  it’s about half and half on the finds.  Recently, a client came across many pieces with an interesting story.  Someone in her family had been a naval officer (they are in their 90’s now I believe).

This particular naval officer had somehow come in possession of navy platters which appeared for all purposes to be sterling silver.  They had good weight, although very tarnished and not able to read the back, I began my research which first entailed cleaning the pieces.  This is always fun and interesting work (that was a joke by the way).  To take something that is so ugly in appearance, and then bringing it back to life is tremendously pleasing to say the least (that is fun actually –I’m a nerd….what can I say).

It turned out that the platters were NOT sterling, but very handsome pieces and had sentimental value.  At our estate sales, when we come across SS pieces, we tell you to take them to someone who buys gold/silver — you’ll get much more value for the pieces than I can sell them for an an estate sale.   On how to identify SS —View this video—-HERE 

 

Here’s another link to identifying MARKS — Click HERE

 

Happy treasure hunting!

Lustres –

Lustres –

12508733_10207369537908743_8954967296982996387_nLUSTRES — These are wonderful additions to any home — especially if you enjoy vintage glass candle holders and throwing cool cocktail parties (I speak from experience he he he).

Ok. So.  Last night I sat in a dear friend and neighbors home to share in cocktails (yes it was after 5pm), nibbles and girl talk.  We are both experts in all of these three things.  On her mantle are two glorious LUSTRES.  photo (91) She also has a third milky green glass Lustres on her dining room table.  She began to tell me the story behind these wonderful creations —  I just LOVE the name Lustres.   These particular Lustres sat in her Aunt Elisabeth’s home (Elisabeth with an S because she’s special!) in Greensboro, Ga.  That’s located down by Lake Oconee.  The home was built in 1890.  A Victorian Farmhouse to be exact.  Grand, sprawling, with a large covered front porch.  In this home, my neighbor and her sister spent many summers with her cousin (Petula — don’t you love that name!  They call her Pet -).   They had Prom Parties  on the front porch –this is in the 1950’s meaning boys and girls wore their best, walked around the block in pairs then went back to the front porch.  What a wonderful image.  These Lustres sat on the mantle and were all through the house lit when they would arrive.

So — when you come across these fanciful glass candle holders at an estate sale/yard sale/garage sale you’ll know what they are.  Think about all the wonderful memories it has been lit for.  All the parties, holidays and cocktail gatherings.

Cheers! Happy collecting!