Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tuesday Treasures # 14 - Selling Treasures

The online auction service, was here Monday.  Dan and I had done a lot of sorting for their coming by putting like things together into lots.  When Dorothy, the person in charge, walked in she asked "Do you want a job?"  I guess I did a good job prepping for them.

We have 102 lots to sell.  Interested?  Go to put in zip code 21244 and look for Windsor Mill, MD.  There's a photo up already of our leather furniture.  Now the drawback for those of you far away is that you have to come here to pick it up.  No shipping, sorry.  Apparently people will drive up to three hours for something they really want.  That means there's a whole lot of people out there that are potential buyers.

The photographer, Dorothy, her trainee, Carmen, and the catalogers, Julie and Angie arrived at 10 and worked through 2 o'clock.  They will assemble photos and descriptive copy and send to me for editing.  The auction goes live on Friday evening and runs through Thursday, the 12th.  Pickup which is managed by MaxSold staff happens between 11 and 3 on the 14th.

Here are just a few of the treasures I am selling.

Joining Tuesday Treasures

Every lot is numbered and assigned a pick up category.  Fragile things get picked up first so this lot is 532A.

The table is one lot and the chairs another.  On the table top are three different lots.

It was hard but I can't take all my Mother's painted work.  Daughters took some and I kept some. Others someone else will enjoy.

Paired down the table linens especially since we will have a small table.  We are taking the one on the porch for now.

Didn't know I had so many baskets.

Daughters and I each took a set of Amish figures but I'm letting the rest go along with these Amish prints.  I'm keeping my Mother's primitive Amish painting.  The original family of four that started this collection and that I played with as a child are included in this lot.

There is much, much more.  How did we accumulate so much in 10 years here?  We thought we'd downsized when we moved here?

Today, I got our new address and phone number.  Our move date is June 27th.