These sales aren't your regular run-of-the-mill yard sales with castoff Ikea furniture and old VHS copies of The Money Pit. Since the hood has been historically ritzy (read: rich people live here), there's plenty of rich people stuff: antiques, collectibles, nice furniture...meaning it's score-central for treasure-hunters like me. I recently wandered into a neighbor's estate sale and found some of these delectable goodies:
This tall Shaker-ish ladder-back antique farm chair:
|A chair for Yao Ming|
This thing looks like a turn-of-the-century torture device...
I would've liked to have done something along the lines of Jonathan Adler...
...these Asian tchotchkes:
Of course, one of my fave things about going to an estate sale is getting a peek into the houses of the rich and famous (in LA, it's not impossible)...
|Antique iron twin beds for the creepiest of twins|
Well, that and this random magazine cover of Hillary Rodham Clinton dressed as a dominatrix. Don't ask.
Overall, lots of good stuff but I left empty-handed. Onto the next!