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Estate Sales Make Holiday Events Unique On A Budget

An article by guest author Dan Jordan, Again L.A. Estate Sales

Having been an estate liquidator for more years than I can remember- I have learned a great deal from our always amazing buyers! Estate sales are a great resource for the holidays in so many ways… from the ever present collections of holiday and tree trimming ornaments and decor to the not always thought of entertaining supplies. Now is the time to start buying!

A formal dining room is a fixture in most traditional estates…we have all seen the ubiquitous china hutch and matching server and dining room table that seats 6-8 people. These sets are great for those who are furnishing their homes and want quality hardwood furnishings to a add a vintage flair and complete the formal dining room in their homes. But what about the contents of those drawers and hutches? Those items are what can take your holiday event from great to spectacular…and save you money aw well!

Older estates date from a time when entertaining at home was the norm – not just a special celebration a few times a year! In these estates you will find a treasure trove of fine cotton damask and lace tablecloths and serving linens at a fraction of the cost of new! Granted, they may be a bit yellowed from being stored for decades – but quick soaking and hot water wash with bleach and a good detergent will return them to the dazzling white of new! (you can do an old school rinse starching then steam press or spray starch if you prefer.)

Immense Coalport Indian Tree China Service At Estate Sale

2nd Look Estate Services is conducting an estate sale in Tarboro, North Carolina this weekend, February 19th – 21st. It features 222 pieces of Coalport Indian Tree China along with many beautiful antiques,

According to the mark on the china being sold this weekend these pieces were produced sometime between 1890 and 1920. Indian Tree china was based on Chinese designs starting in early 19th century.

Coalports’ history dates back to the mid 18th century when Squire Edward Brown started using clay and coal to create create clay dinnerware for Caughley China. The first version of Coalport porcelain was produced in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England in the 1790’s. John Rose was the owner at that time and during the late 1700’s – 1820 Mr. Rose acquired several other china factories.

By 1820 Mr. Roses’ Feldspar porcelain received the gold medal from the Society of Arts.