Thursday, June 22, 2017

99 f250 6" stacks edge evolution rollin coal

Gettin' Ready for Simply Iowa's 'Old Glory' Open House, July 1, 2, 3 and 4!!!

Oh Boy!
but...
before I tackle That...
I'm Cleanin' House.
It's a DISASTER!!!!
: )
Worked in the yard, all day, then...headed to the store.
We are Out...of Everything!
Poor Sweetie, looks at me...like Old Mother Hubbard's Dog.
yes...
The Cupboards were Bare. 
{She always...has her food, but...she likes her Treats. 
{Meat and Cheese!!! : ) 
Scrambled Eggs, are a disappointment...in the Morning! } 
I haven't done laundry, for weeks.
The drain is giving me fits...again. Spent two hours...last night, in the rain...
Digging a Big Hole, about three feet, down...to get to the drain tile.
Sweetie, was Not...Amused. : )
We were both, Soaked to the Skin.
I, couldn't get the tile unplugged.
Gonna have to Put The Boys, on it. 
{They'll Love...That! : ) }
{I've got the hard part...done. 
They'll Love...That! : ) }
The Old Outhouse... found a Home, today.
It's headed to Des Moines!
The Folks, who saw it, at Junk Jubilee, in April...
decided, they Had...to Have It!
The Sisters, I got it from, will be Happy...it's found a Great Home!
{They, grew up, Using It!!! : ) }

I had to drive The Gypsy Ford, today.
Jethro, was loaded from the 1823 2nd. Ave. Sale, 
So...is The Ford.
{As we were cleaning, Anne... didn't want to pitch some usable things, in the Dumpster, so...she sent them Home, with me. : ) <3 }
I, was Beat...from doing yard work...all day, and didn't want to take an hour, in the heat...to unload them.
So, I decided to drive the Cleanest Vehicle...with enough room, for shopping.
The Gypsy Ford! : ) <3
I, Love... driving that Gypsy Ford. : )
Little Kids, just...Love Her...too. : )
At one of my stops, a Man, and his Daughter...
{she, was about 8 years old, I'd guess...}
were getting out of their Beautiful...Ford...Super Duty, as I was climbing in....The Old Gypsy.
Their Truck...was Black, New...had Chrome...out the Wazoo...
Wow, It Was Sharp!
{Probably...a 70,000 Truck. Wow! : ) }
but, the little Girl... was Mesmerized... by The Old...Gypsy. <3
She kept turning around...as they walked, telling her Dad...something, and pointing at The Gypsy...
her Dad...kept draggin' her along. : ) : ) : ) 
{he wasn't impressed, by a Rusty...Old...Monster Truck! : ) }
: ) : ) : )
Then, when I got to Target...
a Mom and Dad...with a Little Boy, about 3, or 4...walked in front of us...
as, we waited.
: )
The Little Boy, was Waving His Hands...non Stop...and Grinning...from Ear to Ear, 
at The Old Gypsy! : ) : ) : ) 
{His Mom...was Laughing!!! }
I, Revved the Old Gypsy Up....and 'Rolled Coal'...out of her Stacks, for Him!
His Eyes... got as Big as Saucers!!!!
Hahahahahaha!!!
: )
Yeah, She's...Quite...an Old Ford. : ) <3 <3 <3 
I'm going to Stay Home...and Clean, until Monday.
Then...
I'm Puttin' Everything Together... for The Old Glory Open House.
It'll take me, all week.
Lot's of New Arrivals. : )
I, think...it's gonna be Fun!
{I'm gonna have Wine, on hand...for after 6, in the Evenings....during The Open House.
: ) Hope, you'll stop by. : ) }
I'll be Open, July 1 thru 4, from 8 a.m. 'til....Whenever. : ) {at least...6 }
Love, to ya...
Barb C. 

I'm going to try and find a video...of a Ford Powerstroke, kind of like...the Old Gypsy...and post it, above. : )
So you can see, what 'Rollin' Coal'... means, for those...who don't know. : )
I'm gonna have to capture a video, of The Gypsy...Rollin' Coal. 
She's... Cool. : ) : ) : ) <3 <3 <3
Not a Straight Part...on 'er....
except, for her Chrome...Stacks. : )
but,
She's...Cool. : )
{Thanks, to Son, Justin...for putting a 'Chip'...in the Old Gypsy.
 It gave her...a LOT...More Power.
and, the ability...to Roll a little Coal, now...and then. : ) : ) : ) }
: ) : ) : )


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

carpenters -We've Only Just Begun


The 1832 2nd. Ave. Sale...is History. It...was Over The Top!!! Thank You, to Everyone...who visited!


What a Wonderful...Time, we had. : )
The Folks, we were conducting The Sale....for, were...Amazing.
<3 <3 <3 
We, SOLD...down to The Walls!
: )
They, were...very happy.
Sad, to leave...their Beautiful, Home...of over 30 years...
but...
ready, to settle...in their Beautiful... 'Forever' Home...in Minnesota. : ) <3
The Young Couple, who bought their Home, here...are Darling. <3
They Love...'Old'. <3
They, I'm Sure...will be Very Happy, in The 1907 Home. : )
We had so many...Fun...Folks, come through the Sale.
Many, came back...daily. : )
The Little Gal, above...was a Doll.
: )
She was Thrilled, to find Anne's 1970's Leather Coat!
It fit her...to a 'T'!
I asked her, to model it.
{It was Soooo HOT!}
She, Happily... Threw it On...and Posed!
{She kept it...on, Much...Longer, than I would've! : ) She, LOVED...That Coat!!!}
: )
Bill, and I...helped Anne and Kurt, {The Folks, we conducted The Sale for...}
Clean Up, over the last couple of days.
That's why...I haven't posted.
It's...been a Whirlwind...getting everything done, before 'Closing' on the House, today.
Wow.
but...
It's all...done.
: )
: (
We, all...had a really Good Time, considering...all of The STRESS!!! : )
Sunday Night....after the books, were done....: )
We all...sat down, and Visited.
Bill Levis, teamed up...with me, on this sale.
He's Amazing. : )
{Pal, Maurina....helped Loads...too. : ) <3 }
As we chatted, Anne... went into The Kitchen, she came back, with glasses, 
and 
Kentucky...
Bourbon.
: )
{She and Kurt, had Champagne...set aside, for the New Owners, and...for her Beloved...Neighbors.
but...
For 'Us'...
it was...
Top Shelf...
Kentucky...
Bourbon.
: )
{Bill, said... "Just getting a whiff, of the Bottle...Knocked Him Out!!! : ) }
Not, so...for Anne, Kurt...or, myself. : )
Yes...
We'd All...Worked So Hard, : ) 
Anne knew... 
Champagne...wouldn't cut it. : ) 
I, doubt...most, could understand...the stress, that goes into...
a 'Living Estate Sale'. 
It's Tuff, on Everyone...concerned.
Even the Neighbors.
Jan, the Lady...who lives next door, was in Tears...when she came over, while we were working.
She, and her Husband, Greg...were so Sad....about losing them.
<3
I, thought about it...for awhile.
then, I told Jan...
Most, of these Sales...we do, the 'Folks'...aren't a phone call away.... or, a Day's Drive.
: )
This...
isn't the 'End'.
: ) : ) : ) 
It's an Opportunity, to Visit, and Relax, at Each Other's....Homes.
: )
Yes, THIS...was a Wonderful...Experience.
Thanks, again...
to Those, who Made It Happen. 
: )
Love, to ya...
Barb C.
{The Tune, by The Carpenters, seemed Perfect, for Both...Owners, of...
1832 2nd. Ave.
Past...
and,
Present.
: )
<3}
They've Just...Begun. : ) }

I have a Rule...
No One...
buys anything early, at an Estate Sale.
Period.
I, Broke that Rule, when I saw this Book, on Anne and Kurt's, Book Shelf.
: )
I, told 'em.... That Book...is mine.
and,
 I'm not a bit...sorry.
: )
<3

Found this...little Heart, sittin' on Anne and Kurt's Drive...
beside the Garage.
<3
It, found it's way...to my apron's pocket. : ) <3


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Living Estate Sale...Opens Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Here are a few more images. Scroll down, to earlier posts for More!





Living Estate Sale
1832 2nd. Ave. S.E. 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
June 15th 5:30 p.m. 'til 8 p.m.
{numbers at 5, no early sales : ) }
June 16th thru 18th... 9 a.m. 'til 6 p.m.

Full Price the 15th and 16th.
25% Off most Everything, Saturday, the 17th.
{We will consider offers, of more than 25% off, but less than 50% off,
 Saturday, after 5:00 p.m.}

50% Off of most Everything, Sunday, the 18th!!!
After 4:00 p.m. on Sunday...
We'll be Wheelin' and 'Dealin', on the remainders!

EVERYTHING GOES!!!

This is a Large Home...with Lots of Great Stuff!
Cash and Cards, accepted.
All sales final. 

Hope to See Ya!

{There's also a Huge bunch of Vintage Stamps, and U S Mint 'Coin' Proof Sets, as well }


This Vintage R.R. Crossing Sign has marbles for deflectors.
Very...cool. : )
























Monday, June 12, 2017

A Few...more images, for The Living Estate Sale, it Opens, at 5:30 Thursday, the 15. Numbers, at 5.

Located at 
1832 2nd. Ave. S.E.
Dates...
June 15, {5:30 p.m. 'til 8 p.m. }
June 16, 17 and 18... 9 a.m. 'til 6 p.m.
Full price, June 15 and 16.
25% Off, most Everything...the 17th.
50% Off....most Everything...left, Sunday, the 18th!
{see posts below, for more images. }
{sorry, no early sales. }
We will be taking many more pictures.
This, is just a 'snippet'.
: )
{we've been working Hard, getting things 'out'. : ) Not much time, for 'images'....today.}
There's MANY, Beautiful...Leaded, Stained Glass...Windows.
MANY....Big...Windows, and Screens.
Many...Electronic Pieces. Bose, Sony, Panasonic. 
There's All Sorts, of 'Equipment'...from The Professor. 
There's a Huge...Amount of 'Kitchen'.
{I've just...scratched the surface...today. }
Cook Books, Kitchen Aid, Nice...Cookware.
There's some Beautiful...Old, and Modern...Furniture.
{some, not so 'Beautiful'...that will be nearly...'Free'. : )
Everything...Goes!!! }
There's Tools, Scaffolding...Fishing Reels, and Lures.
I, could go on...and on. : )
MORE...
Images...
Tomorrow.
: )
see www.estatesale.com for more, simply iowa, pics. {keyword, 'living estate sale'. Some of mine...today, were duplicates.
I'll...have Better Ones, tomorrow. : )


This, is a Beautiful... 'Original' Oil Painting.
There, are several.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

'Living' Estate Sale...1832 2nd. Ave. S.E Cedar Rapids, Iowa. June 15th, 5:30 p.m. 'til 8 p.m. June 16, 17, and 18 9 a.m. 'til 6 p.m. {no early sales}



This...Beautiful...Home, is Sold.
It's 5000 sq. feet.
Lots...of Good, 'Stuff'. : )
The Owners, were Professors, at Coe College, in Cedar Rapids.
We're still....sorting, and pulling it all..together!
Here are a few images...of what will be here.
There are Many...Stained Glass...Windows, of every Shape, and Size.


1987 Toyota M R 2...with under 69,000 miles.
Clean...as a Whistle.
: )
There's Much...More, I'll be posting images through Sale Time. : )
There's some Amazing....Books, Stamps...'This' and 'That'. : )
We're pricing Things..to Sell!
Full Price, Thursday Night, and Friday.
25% Off....Saturday!
50% Off...on Sunday!
{on, Most...Everything. : ) }
The Kitchen...is Full, of Lovely....Pieces.
{we're Just...starting, on that. }
There's some Amazing....Old....Windows, and Screens.
Fishing Lures, and Rods...
Some, Very...Cool...Vintage Pipes....Record Albums... 
{bought, when they first came out, by the Owner...in the 1960's : ) }
 and Paperweights!
There are some Great....Books.
: )
King...Queen, and Twin Beds. 
All sorts....of 'Household'!!!
High End Clothes, and Shoes...
along with Cabelas....and Carhartt.
These Folks...
 'Gathered'...
some very...Interesting...'things'. : )
Hope...to see ya.
Stay Tuned!