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Buying Valentine Gifts At Estate Sales

Buying a Valentine gift at an estate sale is special.

Instead of overpriced flowers or candy and better than a crowded dinner out.

A Valentine gift purchased at an estate sale tells your Valentine you took time to be thoughtful.

Estate sales have so much to offer right now and you still have three weeks to find that special gift.

You may even find vintage Valentine cards to give. Romance, art and love were in the air then.

Here are some of the great Valentine gift ideas at estate sales. From jewelry to vintage, art to games you can find it at an estate sale.

Repurposing & Upcycling Original Art By GadgetSponge.com From Estate Sales

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We recently interviewed nationally known repurposing and upcycling artist Brian Carlisle, of Gadgetsponge.com “A New Spin On Old Objects” of Shreveport, LA.

Brian’s artistic talents and vision have enabled him to create unique and original art pieces.  His creative passions have allowed him to see the endless possibilities of everyday items that can be found at estate sales, and with his genius become fanciful repurposed and upcycled original pieces of interior art.

Brians’ early career was as a graphic artist who enjoyed putting his creative juices sporadically to work on weekends. In 2010 he decided to let his fervor to fashion unique art become a full time business.

We asked Brian about what he looks for and finds at estate sales to use in his artistry. He replied ” vintage wooden water skis, old porcelain enamel heaters, vintage toys or tin objects that are broken, yard sticks, silverplate (including trays, pots, and utensils), old sewing machine bases, retro kitchen canisters (especially if they are unique), house hardware such as hinges, bath fixtures, door knobs, (and emphasizing parts and pieces such as screws etc. should not be discarded).

Brian’s specialty is birdhouses for interior art decor. He does create other artistic pieces, but always with the concept that each must be unique, original, and a one of a kind.

Here are some of the currently available artistic creations of Brian Carlisle.

You can find these creations and others on gadgetsponge.com

Here are some social media links to find Brian and his art on.

Etsy , Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr

You can also find Brian Carlisle’s art work at the Timeline Collectibles & Antique Mall of Shreveport (318) 861-0808 and at The Agora Borealis (318) 268-3011.

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Estate Sale To Feature Coronation Crowns – West Hills CA

Estate Sales News visited a news worthy estate sale in West Hills, CA being conducted by Munyon and Sons Estate Sales this week April 4-6, 2014. Included in this packed sale featuring many different collections are two coronation crowns from Princess Victoria Patricia, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Also included in this sale are collections of Indian jewelry and native American items, art, brilliant cut glass, sterling silver tea service and collection of sterling spoons, orientalia, huge Christopher Radko ornament collection (from when Mr. Radko owned the company), antiques, and many other collections.

Here is a video taken at the home while the staging of the sale was still in progress.

Our appreciation to the Munyons for allowing us to video this upcoming sale.

Click here for a link to the sale on EstateSales.NET

Video – Dr. Arnold Klein Dermatologist To The Stars Sale, Los Angeles, CA Sale Ongoing

For those of you who were unable to attend the opening day of the Dr. Klein Sale here is what the sale started with. Estate Sales News visited with Will and Michelle Munyon, owners of Munyon and Sons Estate Sales to video Dr. Klein’s court ordered sale while it was still a work in progress. The sale is on going Nov. 22, 23 from 9am-5pm. Estate Sales News was on site for the start of the sale Nov. 20 with live tweets and facebook updates. The sale was filled with items given to Dr. Klein by celebrities, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, Carrie Fisher, Dolly Parton and others. Listed artists, Star Wars collection, Versace furniture, Michael Jackson hats and jackets to name just a few items in the sale. You can see photos and read more about this very unique sale by clicking on this link to EstateSales.Net Heirloom LA Food Truck will also be on site.