Category: antique

Adopting Nostalgia: the final resting place of second hand collectibles

Adopting Nostalgia: the final resting place of second hand collectibles

In some ways estate sales are an intimate and nostalgic visit into another person's life. There is nothing like it and its unjust to equate "shopping" with rummaging through a recently deceased person's home looking for collectibles, or something unique.It's reverent and should be approached as such. I think of my own home. And always … Continue reading Adopting Nostalgia: the final resting place of second hand collectibles

Been Out of Touch – Upcoming Projects here on Words and Pictures

Been Out of Touch – Upcoming Projects here on Words and Pictures

It's been a while since I've posted anything here on Words and Pictures. I've been pretty busy on several projects but am finally back here on my blog to share stories of everyday lives. I am in the final stretch of my dissertation so I've been very focused on that. My work -as you might … Continue reading Been Out of Touch – Upcoming Projects here on Words and Pictures

Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

I was so fortunate to work with Robin Caton founder of Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals on this story.  Robin has been a full-time antique dealer and certified appraiser for almost two decades. She is an expert in art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles. Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals is her full-time business. If you missed the first … Continue reading Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

Special Guest: Robin Caton Antique Dealer Talks About Running an Estate Sale in a Hoarder’s House

Special Guest: Robin Caton Antique Dealer Talks About Running an Estate Sale in a Hoarder’s House

Robin Caton's Business & The Hoarder House (Part 1) I was so fortunate to work with Robin Caton founder of Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals. Robin has been a full-time antique dealer and certified appraiser for almost two decades. She is an expert in art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles. Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals is … Continue reading Special Guest: Robin Caton Antique Dealer Talks About Running an Estate Sale in a Hoarder’s House

Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

I've been working with antique dealer, Robin Caton, for the past two weeks as she clears out the home of a hoarder with exquisite taste in furniture and a whimsical fascination with Angels and inanimate creatures. I follow her estate sale from start to finish and explore the meaning we attach to the things we … Continue reading Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

Estate Sale Find: Japanese Wood Block Prints (and typewriters)

Estate Sale Find: Japanese Wood Block Prints (and typewriters)

A couple of weeks back I found these beautiful vintage / antique Japanese woodblock prints. The first one I found was signed Sadao Watanabe. It was on the floor under a table on which sat boxes of old letters and magazine from the 1940s and 1950s. I was interested in the letters and removed several … Continue reading Estate Sale Find: Japanese Wood Block Prints (and typewriters)