Every house that holds an estate sale tells a tale. Most are former homes of the elderly or those making a move and are selling everything. You get a peek at a persons collections - their dolls, their LPS they may have purchased on the day they were released, Christmas decorations which will have been strung up for generations to quilt patterns carefully stored away for that rainy day. Estate sales give second, maybe even third or fourth chances to items, to allow you to come across vintage pieces you might not necessarily get the chance or be able to afford elsewhere, or find treats that otherwise would have been thrown away.
We came away last Saturday with some delightful items - an old candle snuffler, 1980s video game cartridges to a Rogers and Brown teapot with it's fallen off handle [it was already fallen off - we're hoping to reunite them]. After rummaging like crazy I spotted a collection of Petter Rabbit tales and a pile of 1940s crochet and knitting patterns to an old King Edward cardboard cigar box. They might be another persons junk, but to us, they are vintage delights.