Monday, May 9, 2011

2nd Time Around: Estate Sales in the French Quarter in NOLA



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On a recent trip to Houma LA, we stopped by two estate sales in the French Quarter at New Orleans. Part of the fun of going to an estate sale in the FQ is getting a peek at these apartments! The first one we went to was across from Jackson Square. It was the estate of an older gentlemen who lived alone. We climbed this flight of stairs to get to the sale. While there, I regret that we didn’t make more pictures! We did find out that the rent for his apartment was $2,000 per month, and that there is a 10 year waiting list!


image This was the second day of the sale, so most of the stuff was gone, but I did pick up a few items that caught my eye.

Can any of you help me identify this piece? I really like it, but don’t know exactly what it is for. He had it in his kitchen and stored coffee filters, etc. in the different sections. It is glass, and the 4sections are separated by wooden dividers similar to a cheese server. I wonder if plants would survive in the sections…kinda like a terrarium?


I also picked up this shoe horn which may be Bakelite, and has a bamboo handle. It still has the original tag that says ‘made in England.’


Any finally, I love this vintage cruet….for oil and vinegar I assume. I think the shape of it is interesting!


After this sale, we walked several blocks to another sale on Royal Street. If I had been thinking of blogging, I would have had some great picture taking opportunities along the way. I bought some garden tools and a bread basket at this sale…nothing very unusual.


I have always been fascinated with the French Quarter and the people that have lived there a long time. Both of these estates were from people who had lived there for many years. Sales like these will soon be a thing of the past as I can’t see very many older people making the French Quarter their home!

Thanks for stopping by!


Dragonfly Treasure said...

OOOOH I love the glass jug/canister thingy, way cool!
I can't believe that stair case...can you imagine moving furniture in? Yikes!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

First time joining your linky. Thanks for hosting. Interesting things in this home. Karie

Jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, I have no idea about the bottle but it is very cool. The shoe horn is awesome and so is the cruet. Most of all the stair case to the estate sale is very nice. I can't imagine living in New Orleans. I have been there and it is so interesting. We walked into an antique shop where a grand piano was for sale. A customer sat down and played classical music for over an hour. It was a very classy antique shop. I wonder if you saw it when you were there.

I have a different post today about thrifting. Interesting.

Have a fun day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

You had me at Estate Sale and kept me at NOLA, lol! I saw the signs for the one on Royal Street but decided not to go, for fear I would actually buy things then have to figure out a way to get them home to NJ. :-) Now, if I had seen the one near Jackson Square...I may have been tempted. And I may have have taken that shoe horn right out from under you. ;-) And I LOVE the glass jar thingamajig. I can't imagine what it was meant for but I'd display conch/coral/seaside treasures.

Jill said...

Found you through Crafterminds. Thanks for hosting the party!