There was an estate sale in our own town last Friday, so I went on my way to the mall. I didn't get there at the beginning, because I decided to go on a whim, as I was driving past the neighborhood. I'd been to several sales with this dealer before and they're always really friendly and nice and, though their prices aren't dirt-cheap, they're fair.
Anyway, I came away with a few good buys. They always have sturdy strawberry boxes to use while shopping and I loaded one up with little odds & ends. Here's the prize of the day, though: an old Pixiano child's grand piano, with the bench! All of the keys but one work, though it sounds like it needs to be tuned (can that even be done?) I spent more on it that I usually do at sales, unless it's something for me to keep, but I really think it was worth it. Now I just have to decide if it's going into the booth or on Etsy. If I take it to the booth, I won't have to crate & ship it, but it might get payed with and broken (you'd be amazed at what people allow their children to do to items in the mall!) On Etsy, it would be safe, but I"m totally clueless about shipping something this big. Isn't it great though?
|A 1950s or 1960s Pixiano Grand Piano|
|Before -- YUK!|
|After -- MUCH better!|
|I love this hamper -- we're using it at our house. It has obviously been repainted, but even the repaint is so old that it's vintage!|