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An exquisite piece by Joan E. LaVine”

 Joan E. LaVine Ore Boat on Lake Superior (Primitive Hand Hooked Rug)
Joan E. LaVine Ore Boat on Lake Superior (Primitive Hand Hooked Rug)

Joan E. LaVine—Fiber Artist—Ore Boat on Lake Superior (Primitive Hand Hooked Rug), $449.99

A fabulous piece by Joan LaVine, a fiber artist. She takes her inspiration from the North Shore, Grand Marais, and Lake Superior using new and vintage textiles.

She studied at the Marion Ham Studio in Limerick, ME; the Vesterheim Museum Rug Hooking School at Luther College in Decorah, IA; and the Arrowhead Hookcrafters Rug School in Duluth, MN. She earned an Accredited Teacher’s Certificate from Southern McGown Rug School at Ripley, WV, in 1996.

Ore boat on Lake Superior
Ore boat on Lake Superior, another in the series

Local pick up available at our store in Bloomington, MN. Will deliver locally free of charge in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metro area.

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Quality items from the life of a minister and pilot with ties to Italy"

This sale features furniture; contemporary, collectible toys; quantity of books in a variety of genres including theology and aviation; vintage women's clothing; better and designer women's and men's clothing, shoes, and accessories; sporting goods; Fuji film developer; Ransomes, commercial lawn mower; Air Power System air compressor; and general household.

8905 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

9:00 am–4:00 pm each day.

For more information, check out our ad on Estatesales.net.

Stop by our store, Attic to Basement, 2 stores to the south in the same mall (8909 Penn Avenue South). We'll be open during the sale.

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From her homeland in Italy to her adopted home in Minnesota…

Murano glass cranesThis sale features Murano glass; Italian ceramics; Venezia Arg 800 silver flatware; Mid-Century art, decor, and furniture; electronics including a Senderwahl stereo console; Persian rugs; quantity, vintage Better Homes & Gardens cookbooks; Black Americana; clocks; sewing, quilting, and knitting supplies; vintage and better Christmas; Klein tools; professionally mounted walleye and crappie; and garden supplies and decor.

Hours are 9:00 am–4:00 pm each day. Numbers handed out at 8:30 am on Saturday.

For more information, check out our ad on Estatesales.net. The sale address will be posted after 9:00 am on Friday, April 7, 2017.

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Bisque doll from the 1930s.”

Antique Black Americana Jointed Bisque Doll (Baby Boy, 6.25" H, Made in Japan, KA)
Antique Black Americana Jointed Bisque Doll (Baby Boy, 6.25" H, Made in Japan, KA)

Antique Black Americana Jointed Bisque Doll (Baby Boy, 6.25" H, Made in Japan, KA) , $44.99

From the estate of an educator who used her collection to teach about negative and positive images of African-Americans.

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Bloomington Estate Sale Remains 70% Off Everything

Remainders from last weekend's sale. Everything 70% off. Quality furniture, housewares, household, and tools still available. Sale located at 8905 Penn Avenue South in Bloomington, MN. View full details at EstateSales.NET.

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One of Britain's Most Highly Respected Ceramic Artists, Based in Stradbroke, Suffolk.”

Robin Welch Pottery Stoneware Mugs (pair)
Robin Welch Pottery Stoneware Mugs (pair)

Robin Welch Pottery Stoneware Mugs (pair), $59.99

Robin Welch is an English potter and painter born in 1936 still creating beauty at 80. He worked with Michael Leach at Leach Pottery in St. Ives, where he refined his skills for representation. He later studied at the Central School of Art, where he learned abstract expressionism. To learn more about Robin Welch, visit his website.

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Mid-century armless chairs, Who Me? 70s plaque, Paul Klerner lift-top desk, Looky Chug-Chug engine

West Bloomington Estate Sale: November 19–20, 2016

Estate sale this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 am–5:00 pm at 8905 Penn Ave. S. Numbers will be handed out at 8:30 am on Saturday. Number is reserved for the family.

Sale to include quality, well-cared for furniture made by Peter Klerner, Thonet, Tell City Young Republic, Lexington, Sprague & Carleton, Thomasville, and Ethan Allen Baumritter; vintage blankets and throws, fabric remnants, and women's clothing and accessories.

Be sure to also stop by our shop, Attic to Basement Used Goods Shop, located at 8909 Penn Avenue South (two doors to the south). We'll be open Saturday and Sunday this weekend from 9:00 am–5:00 pm.

View full details at EstateSales.NET.

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An artist and humanitarian, Sasha Morgenthaler created dolls to reflect all children with attention to detail and realistic expressions and features.”

Sasha Doll Caleb #318, Trendon (Swiss Artist Sasha Morgenthaler)
Sasha Doll Caleb #318, Trendon (Swiss Artist Sasha Morgenthaler)

Sasha Doll Caleb #318, Trendon (Swiss Artist Sasha Morgenthaler), $139.99 SOLD

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Vintage Souvenir from Jamaica.”

Handcrafted Jamaican Clay Bust of Woman with Fruit Basket
Handcrafted Jamaican Clay Bust of Woman with Fruit Basket

Handcrafted Jamaican Clay Bust of Woman with Fruit Basket, $24.99

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Whimsical hand-painted plates made by Gien.”

Vintage Gien Fraises en Folie (Strawberry Madness) Dessert/Salad/Luncheon Plates (Set of 6, Made in France)
Vintage Gien Fraises en Folie (Strawberry Madness) Dessert/Salad/Luncheon Plates (Set of 6, Made in France)

Vintage Gien Fraises en Folie (Strawberry Madness) Dessert/Salad/Luncheon Plates (Set of 6, Made in France), $54.99 SOLD

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Höganäs-Keramik was founded in 1909 in Sweden. It is now part of the Iittala Group, which owns Rörstrand and BodaNova.”

Swedish Höganäs-Keramik Blyfritt Stengods Stoneware (4-piece place setting)
Swedish Höganäs-Keramik Blyfritt Stengods Stoneware (4-piece place setting)

Swedish Höganäs-Keramik Blyfritt Stengods Stoneware (4-piece place setting), $124.99

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Adorable vintage carpet footstool. A perfect accessory for a cozy sitting area.”

Carpet remnant footstool
Carpet remnant footstool

Vintage Wool Carpet Remnant Footstool, $44.99

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Cadogan teapots were brought back to England around 1820 by Lord and Lady Cadogan after visiting the Far East.”

 Buckingham Pottery by Paul Fricker: Ceramic Cadogan Tea Set includes 2 Cups (Signed † Buckingham 1984)
Buckingham Pottery by Paul Fricker: Ceramic Cadogan Tea Set includes 2 Cups (Signed † Buckingham 1984)

Buckingham Pottery by Paul Fricker: Ceramic Cadogan Tea Set includes 2 Cups (Signed † Buckingham 1984), $44.99 SOLD

Also known as lidless teapots or Chinese wine pots, they are filled from the bottom. Pour brewed tea or hot water into the funnel in the bottom of the teapot and invert. Liquid won’t leak out, because air traps it above the interior opening.

Bottom of Cadogan teapot
Bottom of Cadogan teapot

See these links for more detail about how Cadogan teapots work:

http://nbgecko.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-cadogan-teapot.html
http://jeanetteharrisblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/cadogan-teapots.html

Profile of teapot showing chop of a cross
Profile of teapot showing chop of a cross

Paul Fricker is based in Buckingham, England, UK. He sells his wares under the name Buckingham Pottery.

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Vintage rosaries from France”

NIB Vintage Mother of Pearl Five-Decade Rosary (Stamped “France”). Box marked Luzern.
NIB Vintage Mother of Pearl Five-Decade Rosary (Stamped “France”). Box marked Luzern.

NIB Vintage Mother of Pearl Five-Decade Rosary (Stamped “France”). Box marked Luzern. $44.99

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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These would be perfect used as a set or separately. Fabulous prints. Fabulous frames.”

Vintage Praying Boy and Girl "Bless Us All" and "A Child's Prayer" Framed Prints Set (Charlot Byj)
Vintage Praying Boy and Girl "Bless Us All" and "A Child's Prayer" Framed Prints Set (Charlot Byj)

Vintage Praying Boy and Girl “Bless Us All” and “A Child's Prayer” Framed Prints Set (Charlot Byj) $39.99 SOLD

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Perfect in a cottage or shabby chic setting.”

de Jonge Framed Offset Litho Lily Print
de Jonge Framed Offset Litho Lily Print

de Jonge Framed Offset Litho Lily Print $19.99

Beautiful botanical print by Sanford de Jonge (pseudonym for Robert Atkinson Fox).

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

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Fabulous piece for serving or display.”

Vintage Painted Decoupage Wood Tray (Scene of Gardens of Versailles)
Vintage Painted Decoupage Wood Tray (Scene of Gardens of Versailles)

Vintage Painted Decoupage Wood Tray (Scene of Gardens of Versailles) $24.99

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.
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Buon gusto”

Gold Gilt Florentine Painted Wood Tray (Made in Italy)
Gold Gilt Florentine Painted Wood Tray (Made in Italy)

Gold Gilt Florentine Painted Wood Tray (Made in Italy) $36.99 SOLD

Buon gusto (fine taste)

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.

Featured on LittleChurch's blog and Pinterest board.

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"A fun promotional product offered for sale in restaurants and gift shops in the 70s."

 Whirley Industries Inc. Moo-Cow Creamer
Whirley Industries Inc. Moo-Cow Creamer

Whirley Industries Inc. Moo-Cow Creamer $14.99 SOLD

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.
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Our next sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 30–Sunday, May 1, 2016 (9:00 am–4:00 pm) in Bloomington, MN. The address will be listed on Friday, April 29 on this website and on Estatesales.net.

An immaculate home with something for the collector (including dolls, pottery and dishes, vintage clothes), golfer, fishing enthusiast, and hunter.

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Southern Glass Company Vintage Pump Dispenser
Southern Glass Company Vintage Pump Dispenser

An intriguing curiosity."

Southern Glass Company Vintage Pump Dispenser $29.99

Local pick up available at our store in Bloomington, MN.

Hallmark

  • Manufacturer: Believed to be Southern Glass Company
  • Marks on bottom: <s> (an “S” in a diamond) and the number “5”

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Vintage Wicker Handbag (Made in Hong Kong)
Vintage Wicker Handbags (Made in Hong Kong)

Western design.
Eastern handiwork.
Treasures from Hong Kong.

Vintage Wicker Handbag with Novelty Print Lining. $29.99 SOLD

Features

Vintage Wicker Handbag (Made in Hong Kong)
Vintage Wicker Handbag with Novelty Print Lining
  • Basketweave pattern
  • Label: Hand Made in Hong Kong
  • Stationary handles (not hinged)
  • Toggle closure
  • Wire coil hinges
  • Novelty beach print-lined interior (fish, octopus, seahorse, shells)
  • Interior slip pocket

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Fabulous piece with great patina.

Wrought Iron Candle Wall Sconce (1 Sconce)
Wrought Iron Candle Wall Sconce (1 Sconce)

Vintage Wrought Iron Candle Wall Sconce $34.99 SOLD

Perfect in the garden, porch, cabin, or a shabby chic setting.

Also available for local pick up at our Bloomington, MN store.

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Spring savings…

Spring sale April 8–April 24, 2016 in our Etsy shop. A selection of what is on sale.

Spring Sale Tartan Plaid Wool Blue / Green Plaid Throw / Blanket
Spring Sale Tartan Plaid Wool Blue / Green Plaid Throw / Blanket
Spring Sale Heishi ostrich eggshell trading beads (Kenya). Free domestic shipping.
Spring Sale Heishi ostrich eggshell trading beads (Kenya). Free domestic shipping.
Spring Sale Griswold #6 Cast Iron Skillet (Erie, P.A., 699). Made in the USA. Cleaned and Seasoned.
Spring Sale Griswold #6 Cast Iron Skillet (Erie, P.A., 699). Made in the USA. Cleaned and Seasoned.

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A Coke and a smile.

Drink Coca-Cola Stationary Bottle Opener (1929 Makers Mark)
Drink Coca-Cola Stationary Bottle Opener (1929 Makers Mark)

Drink Coca-Cola Stationary Bottle Opener (1929 Makers Mark). Made in the U.S.A. Free domestic shipping (USPS First Class Mail). $24.99 SOLD

Also available for local pick up at our Bloomington, MN store.

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She created beautiful environments. And, she surrounded herself with beautiful things.

Mary J. Kinney Estate Sale
Mary J. Kinney estate sale

The estate of interior designer, Mary J. Kinney, IFDA Fellow

Quality home furnishings, art, ceramics, clothes, and women's accessories from a life well-lived in town and up north.

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Vintage Coreen Simpson Black Cameo® Pin/Pendant (1990).
Vintage Coreen Simpson Black Cameo® Pin/Pendant (1990).

Vintage Coreen Simpson Black Cameo® Pin/Pendant (1990). Free domestic First Class USPS shipping. $99.99 SOLD

Also available for pick up at our Bloomington, MN store.

Designed by photojournalist Coreen Simpson. She created The Black Cameo® Collection in the 90s to fill a void for jewelry that she wanted but couldn't find in stores.

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"What did the fox say?"

 Vintage Mohair Plush Upright Red Fox (Jointed Arms). Made in Japan.

Vintage Mohair Plush Upright Red Fox (Jointed Arms). Made in Japan.

Vintage Mohair Plush Upright Red Fox (Jointed Arms). Made in Japan. $49.99

Local pick up available at our shop in Bloomington, MN.
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Perfect for dashing off a note to your pen pal or sweetie.

Quarter sawn oak drop front writing desk
Quarter sawn oak drop front writing desk
Close up of vintage plastic drawer pulls
Close up of vintage plastic drawer pulls
Close up of beveled mirror and interior
Close up of beveled mirror and interior


A new arrival: Quarter sawn oak drop front writing desk: $250 SOLD

Available in our brick and mortar shop located at:
8909 Penn Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431

952.888.1024

Shop hours
M, Th, F: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Sa: 10:00 am–5:00 pm

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