A Moving Sale of Beautiful Antiques

This week I will be helping my friend Martha,

the artist, the quilter, the gourmet cook, the expert on antique linens,

and more. No, her last name is not Stewart!

She and her hubby are relocating to the Lone Star State to be closer to their son.

Their home is filled with many beautiful, quality antiques and unfortunately,

they are unable to bring them all to their new downsized home.

8 Foot Antique Bench - Housepitality Designs

We shall start off in the foyer with this amazing 8 foot bench.

Please note, that all of the antiques shown here today are American antiques

dating from the 1800’s to the 1950’s . . . All in excellent condition.

The antique blue and white willow pattern by Noritake is for sale,

however, not that gorgeous step back cupboard.

Stepback cupboard - Housepitality Designs

The beautiful red transferware is not for sale; however, this exquisite

corner cabinet is.

Corner cupboard - Housepitality Designs

Antique Corner Cupboard - HousepitalityDesigns

An antique dry sink with copper lining.

Antique Dry Sink - Housepitality Designs

This dresser is a gorgeous piece in more than excellent condition.

Would make a great piece for a bedroom or any other room for that matter.

Here is sits in the foyer for great linen storage.

Antique Dresser - Housepitality Designs

This is a beautiful old handmade piece that has wonderful slide out trays

and drawers.

Drafting cabinet - Housepitality Designs

Love antique spool cabinets? There are three of them.

Spool Cabinet - Housepitality Designs

Including this beauty!

John Clark Antique Spool Cabinet - Housepitality Designs

Remember the spool cabinet on the dining room table

and the wonderful piece shown opened with the sliding trays and drawers?

Here they are stacked on top of each other.

Spool Cabinets - Housepitality Designs

There will be ladders . . . specific ones to be determined.

Ladder - Housepitality Designs

Another spool cabinet and wonderful side table with fantastic crystal knobs.

Spool cabinet and table - Housepitality Designs

Do you love antique school items?

Then you will love this amazing antique student desk and school masters desk.

Both in excellent condition.

Antique School Desk - Housepitality Designs

Antique School Master's Desk - Housepitality Designs

How about an antique doll bed.

Antique doll bed - Housepitality Designs

Now moving into the kitchen.

Where you will see many wonderful antique and vintage items from the 1800’s to the 1950’s.

Antique Crocks and Jugs - Housepitality Designs

From antique jugs and crocks to vintage dishes to this awesome

American made, beautifully adorned butter churn. Mfr name is on the churn.

Antique butter churn - Housepitality Designs

This is truly eye candy!

Vintage Kitchen - Housepitality Designs

Vintage Dishes - Housepitality Designs

Has your heart gone pitter patter yet?

Vintage Kitchen - Housepitality Designs

Martha’s cabinets are always so organized.

Need refrigerator containers? ….. She has lots of them!

Vintage dishes - Housepitality Designs

I am going to miss this scene as I walk up the steps to Martha’s front porch.

This one side of the porch always contained the most beautiful flowers in her

goat cart, of which it is not for sale.

Martha's Porch - Housepitality Designs

Not shown are the most wonderful Christmas decorations that will be for sale.

From beautiful ornaments to the most fabulous vintage Chalkware Santas.

There will be antique linens, buttons, and more!

This antique moving sale will be on Saturday, March 12th from 9am to 3pm.

If you live in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC area, better known as the Triangle

and are interested in attending this most amazing sale,

please contact me. The contact information is located at the top of my site

under the header, “contact me” and I will give you all of the details and address.

Happy Monday and have a beautiful day!

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  1. Your friend has some amazing treasures, I’m sure it was very hard for her to decide what to keep and what to let go?!?!? I miss the days of good estate sales and spending hours in antique stores that were filled with treasures such as your friend’s and not flea market junk!!! In our area the younger generation is not interested in antiques so many stores have closed….so sad! Best of luck to your friend and her move :o)
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  2. Wow, wish I could go and had money to spend! Lovely antiques, just gorgeous. I wish your friend the best of luck on her sale and impending move to Texas. We lived there years ago when hubs was stationed there. Would love to go back for a visit..

  3. Sandra D in Joliet says

    If I was able to afford it and close by I would definitely go for the spool cabinets and school desk. Of course I have no room for them. It’s a shame she can’t take them with her.

  4. Wow lot’s of nice things, I love all the artwork too. Will you be grabbing anything for your place Shirley?
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  5. I am betting YOU will be purchasing some items!! I wish I lived closer, would love to attend. Wish Martha the best of luck at her sale.
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  6. Oh how I wish we had move down to the triangle because I would love to come and buy some of those things. I am especially excited by the Santas. I have many old ones and would always love more. I’m sorry your friend is moving but I am happy she will be near her son.

  7. Nice antiques. I’m loving the double yellow chippy bench.
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  8. Wow, what amazing pieces. I love the cabinet with the old fashioned flat drawers… so much storage potential there. The ladder and oh-my all the dishes are gorgeous too.

    The yellow butter churn is wonderful! Love the jugs and the distressed wood bench too. I wish I could just drive a truck to the home and load up-lol.

    I’m sure it’s going to be tough to part with so many treasures but I hope your friend will find some pleasure in knowing that her well-loved pieces will go to people who want them and will take good care of them.
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  9. Donnamae says

    That will be a great sale! I guess I’m fortunate I live so far away…it would be too tempting if I lived closer. I’m betting you have your eye on at least a couple of those goodies…have fun! 😉

  10. Wow, Martha is giving up some great things, but I bet she will find some more at Round Top where she is certain to go once she becomes a Texan!
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  11. Wendy Howell says

    That dry sink is calling to me!! As well as the blue and white dishes. How I wish I lived nearby.

  12. Shirley, She has some beautiful pieces and I am sure they will sell quickly.

  13. What a good friend you are to help your friend. I am trying not to acquire too much these days. Smaller house and all. ha.

  14. Oh How I wish I was closer, I would of definitely be there! Your friend has so many wonderful treasures!
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  15. I’m sure your friend appreciates you putting the word out about her moving sale and all her beautiful treasures! I hope her sale is a success 🙂
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  16. I have several things like Martha’s. We are thinking of down sizing soon as well! As antique dealers it will be so hard to decide what to keep. Each piece has a story as to where we found it and who we purchased it from!
    I wish you the best Martha! You are blessed to have Shirley as your friend!

  17. J and both would enjoy this sale. These wonderful pieces are from our favorite eras! We love American antiques.
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  18. Shirley, oh how I wish I could be there! Martha’s American pieces are exquisite, she has an amazing collection of antiques! Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday!

  19. Beautiful antiques! WOW! I sure wish I lived close…I would be buying one of those antique spool cabinets! Niiice!
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  20. Oh what beauties! Best wishes to your friend Martha.

  21. She certainly has some beautiful antiques. It’s a good thing that I live in So CA or I would be there going broke LOL

    I will be facing that in about a year and I just have to bite the bullet and get on with my life.

    Have a great week. We are getting some much deserved rain and everything is sparkling. Roses love it and are full of blooms.


  22. Shirley,

    Thanks for helping Martha. The transition of moving to a smaller home is extremely difficult. She is blessed to have you!!

  23. Really beautiful items.

  24. Oh! Wow! What an amazing collection of vintage items… I can’t decide which I like best… All are charming…
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  25. Thanks for sharing this post. This will truly help me a lot in our next move. This surely keeps things less stressful.

  26. this post is more then awesome
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  27. Beautiful antiques you post Shirley. I have many also collection of antiques like, wardrobe cabinet, plates, glass, etc. but, I sell all because we have to reduce our item when we move to another places.
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  28. Lovely antiques… I’d also move one, but before the moving day we organize a garage sale for the things we do not needed anymore in couples of days. In that way we save lots of money.

    Moreover, I love your beautiful antiques, Shirley!
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  29. Hello Shirley, you did such a great post after I finished reading this moving sale I come up an idea to lessen our stress and hassle on our moving day I will start to purge on the things that we do not need anymore or make a garage sale so we will not move an expensive move but cause we earn money on things do not needed anymore.

    Thank you for the idea…
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