We just returned from my favorite estate sale on the Gulf Coast. It’s a monthly estate sale, held the first weekend of every month in Mobile, Alabama.
When we lived down there, I never missed a sale, but now that we live over 600 miles away, it’s a little harder to get there. Because there is such a great selection of antiques and the prices are usually very good, we still try to make this sale every couple of months, and we always manage to come back with a truck load. I thought I would share with you a little sampling of the treasures that can be found at this sale.
I have a weakness for chairs, and this pair caught my eye immediately. The upholstery was in good condition and they were very comfortable to sit in. The wood was a bit scuffed but that’s an easy fix. I also had my eye on the little chandy sitting in the chair on the right, but someone beat me to it.
I also fell in love with this large column, but since I have several already, I passed it by.
This china cabinet would have made a great project piece, but I definitely don’t need another one.
If you are looking for antique furniture, this is the place you need to go. The selection is amazing with many different styles and periods. The prices are usually very good, but you will need to get there early for the best selection. The doors open at 8:00 a.m. on the first Friday of the month, but the early birds get there at 5:30 a.m. for first dibs.
On Friday of the first weekend of the month, everything is priced as marked. On Saturday, everything (except furniture) is 30% off, and on Sunday, 60% off.
If chippy and shabby calls your name, then you would have drooled over these old wicker rockers with the original white paint.
This sweet little antique pastry table was in beautiful condition, and I was so happy that my dear friend, Judy, was able to snag it.
You know I love French chairs, and this pretty little lady caught my eye as soon as I walked in the door. For only $68.00, she had to come home with me. Her upholstery is in excellent condition, but I may change it anyway. I’m still debating on her makeover, and I may leave her as she is for the time being, but I’ll keep you posted.
This pretty French chaise was gorgeous, and I’m halfway kicking myself that I didn’t bring it home with me….even though I would have had to rent a trailer to do so. I rarely find these and they usually aren’t in as good of a shape as this one.
The furniture, artwork, and smalls go on for miles.
Not only do they have this huge monthly estate sale, but there is also an amazing antique store attached as well giving you over 15,000 feet of antique paradise!
This little french chest was a true beauty. I wouldn’t have done a thing to it. It was perfect as found!
The selection of antique and vintage lighting is usually plentiful, and this beauty grabbed my attention immediately.
This is the other chair that I purchased. It’s not very old, probably from he 1970’s or ’80’s. But what I loved about it is the curvy lines and French style. It reminds me of the beautiful antique French chairs that I have in my dining room at each end of the table.
I have makeover plans for this piece and you may not recognize her when I’m finished!
The selection of small items for sale is a bit overwhelming, with prices starting at $1.00! There are rows and rows of tables with pricing at $1.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $25.00, and then individually priced. There’s something for everyone and every budget.
Antique French clocks always attract me, they are like works of art. I don’t even care if they run or not, it’s the sculptural beauty that draws me to them, and there were some beauties at this sale.
If dishes is your passion, then you’ll be in heaven with tables and tables of dishes, china, and flatware.
I fell in love with this gorgeous floor clock. It was very tall, standing around seven feet, and the wood was beautiful.
There seemed to be an abundance of bombe chests at this sale, and this one caught my eye. It didn’t come home with me, but I’m wishing now that it had.
Once I was finished shopping the estate sale, I had to take a peek inside the antique shop.
The two owners, Charles and Greg, source the most breathtaking and amazing antiques from around the world.
This stunning Christ statue is made of cast iron, and has the most breathtaking patina. It’s much larger than it looks in the picture. I always wonder at the stories behind these pieces. If only they could talk.
These french chairs in the original blue paint are drool worthy!
I could just imagine them sitting around my breakfast table……but sadly, I had to leave them for some other lucky person.
We found lots of goodies for the shop as well as a few goodies for myself.
I can hear you shouting at the page, “WHERE is this place?”
Well……it’s Old Mobile Antiques Gallery in Mobile, Alabama!
Their amazing estate sale is held the first weekend of every month…..it’s an experience that you don’t want to miss! And I just might see you there!
On a personal note: We’ve been watching with trepidation, Hurricane Irma. We have two boys in South Florida, which will be directly in it’s path unless it changes course. This mama is worried, and I’m constantly praying. If you are a praying person, I would appreciate your prayers for the safety of our two boys as well as anyone else in the path of this incredible storm.
“So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever; To all generations we will tell of Your praise.” Psalm 79:13