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March 16, 2016


Vintage chair and modern gallery wall via @thouswellblog(via Jonas Ingerstedt)

It’s a big day for one of my favorite sources for vintage furniture and decor, EBTH. They’re completely relaunching their site with a streamlined logo and more ways to shop their great estate sales. EBTH is one of the greatest sites for scoring vintage finds and antique furniture from the comfort of your own home like I shared in this post last year. EBTH’s auction-style bidding process is easy to use – bids in the last five minutes give the sale an extra five minutes. EBTH also offers pick-up for local sales, or shipping if you’re shopping out of your area. They expanded into the Atlanta area last February, so I’ve been shopping their local sales for fun discoveries like vintage champagne coupes and gold flatware. I love shopping for large sets of silverware or glasses to stockpile for dinner parties! To celebrate their website relaunch, they’ve offered to give one of you a $100 gift card to shop their site. Make sure to enter the giveaway widget and shop some of my favorite finds from their national estate sales below…
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May 15, 2015

Atlanta / Decorating

Traditional mix in contemporary loft-like home office with oversized artwork and leather club chairs.
(via Architectural Digest, photographed by Lisa Romerein)

I’ve featured Everything But the House on the blog before (How to Shop Estate Sales from Home), but this week is the first time that EBTH has offered a handful of sales in the Atlanta area, and I wanted to celebrate with a round-up of my favorite finds from their listings. I love EBTH because you can find unique, interesting and personal pieces in sort-of a mix between Craigslist’s treasure-hunting spirit and the excitement of eBay bidding. It’s like shopping local vintage and antique stores right from your computer, and if you don’t live nearby enough to pick up the pieces they can be shipped straight to you. Remember these funny little chairs I reupholstered earlier this year? They were a great EBTH find (only $18)! If you’re signing up for the first time, you get $20 off of your first purchase, and you can also get 50% off shipping on this sale to celebrate their arrival in Atlanta! Check out my favorites below…
Vintage treasures from Everything But the House's first Atlanta-area sale on Thou Swell.
Oriental rug | Blue and white vases | Clay urns | Mahogany secretary | Silver plate bowls | Saki set | Painting after Renoir | Indian-style rug | Rudyard Kipling book set | Lenox bowls | Fenton pitcher and glasses | Queen Anne gents wardrobe

I’m eyeing those beautiful gold-rimmed Lenox bowls, and their currently bidding at only $1… And both of those area rugs are such steals! The thrill of the hunt is almost as good as rummaging through dusty piles in person – only cleaner and easier! You can explore all of their sales here (there are even some fabulous finds in Palm Springs). What are you itching to bid on?


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January 30, 2015


HOW TO SHOP ESTATE SALES FROM HOME | Thou Swell http://thouswell.com/shop-estate-sales-home(via Paint and Pattern)

I am super excited to share with you the new online auction website Everything But the House, where you can shop estate sales from across the country (at least part of it, for now) for pickup or delivery! EBTH makes it fun and easy to purchase elements with character and history in spaces that need personalization. I have a lot of sentimentality towards heirloom pieces because they can remind me of home and my grandmother, as well as ground a room that feels too perfect or new. Rooms need something funky and unexpected to give them energy and life. In my latest design project, my dad was starting with a small collection of furniture and decor and needed a few things to beef up his collection and create a lived-in feel for the rooms, and vintage items with history fit the ticket perfectly! I’m teaming up with EBTH as they expand into Atlanta in February to bring you advice and inspiration for finding and bidding on great finds on their site and using them to create a layered, storied look in your home.

I bid on a couple of items on their site to get familiar with their auction system and get a feel for what types of items are usually included in their estate sales. I’m super excited about some of the pieces I won, and I’ll be featuring them later on in February as I share more about my work on my dad’s house (get excited for green wicker dining chairs)! To get you inspired—and maybe feeling nostalgic—I’ve picked out some of my favorite pieces from EBTH that are currently up for grabs on their site. Check these out and see what you like:

HOW TO SHOP ESTATE SALES FROM HOME | Thou Swell http://thouswell.com/shop-estate-sales-home(Blue and white vases, gazelle bookends, rush chair, copper bucket, vintage book collection, fine china set, ram heads, snakeskin box, gold tone floor lamp, leather satchel, Japanese silk paintings, ceramic vases, stone horse bookends, vintage luggage rack, herb plates)

Bidding on EBTH is similar to eBay, but the system is more traditional (bids in the last five minutes extend the auction five more minutes to give everyone a fair chance) and the selection is smaller, making it easier to search and find what you want. My only advice would be this: if you plan to ship, check the shipping estimate before bidding so you can get a sense of what you’re willing to pay. What’s super exciting about a lot of these pieces is that many of them might shine with a new coat of paint or reupholstered with a bold fabric, so there are lots of opportunities for DIY projects and fun personalization… Do you see anything that catches your eye?

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