Wednesday, February 17, 2010

~ Dead Peoples Stuff on Sale ~




This sign made me stop and think. Of all the things I have bought at junk shops, I guess maybe some of them are from a dead persons house. Makes me look twice at that vintage ornament or my vintage measuring cups. I wonder who used them before me........
I took these photographs out front of an antique store I visited recently (in the beautiful little country town of Newrybar, NSW). There was loads of gorgeous stuff for sale but I had no room in my car to take anything home. I just loved the 2 little white kitchen chairs out front. I am heading back next week, I wonder if they are still there.......

62 comments:

  1. OH the first sign is a lil' disturbing or thought provoking.. But you are right that all antiques at some point belonged to someone that had passed on.. hmmm.. Like the chairs too!!

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  2. i could see those chairs in your house! better hurry back for them...:-)

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  3. I'm still chuckling at your post title , isn't that wonderful ! I hope your headache is better .

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  4. That's classic!

    ..You know there are some people who cannot be around antiques. They are too sensitive to the lives those items have seen.

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  5. I know... I hate it when they call it dead people's stuff! Actually, when someone like you takes it home it's a beautiful thing because you now get to love and cherish it for a while. We leave, our stuff stays.
    I hope they are waiting for you next week... your name is all over them!!!

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  6. An interesting way to advertise!!
    I suppose it catches your eye, but doesnt show much respect for the 'dead'!
    Still, Id definitely stop and look, and if I lived closer, I would have fought you for those chairs!
    Sue

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  7. You just never know the true history of vintage finds.My friends husband hates antiques and doesn't want them in their house, he thinks they all come with spirits and then their house will be haunted.How funny to see that on a sign though! LOL

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  8. I know what you mean! My best friend, who's name also happens to be Simone, just bought a house. The people had both passed away of old age. The house sale includes a beautiful walnut sideboard and a drawer full of vintage linens. They have family, yet nobody wants them. Simone's gain, their families loss. Marcia

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  9. Simone I have been to that shop and its divine, very pricey but lovely pieces. I hope you went to the resturant opposite beautiful meals there. Sandy

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  10. Hi Simone ~ I ventured over from Le Monde De Catherine~ and it is beautiful here. I often wonder the same thing about who used/owned something before me.

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  11. Love the pink and green on those white kitchen chairs. Hope they are still there for you next week!

    Hugs,
    Tamerie

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  12. That sign is so funny. Funny but true. I don't mind that the things I buy 'were' someones at some time though. I know it has a history and story behind it. I think that is why I like vintage things to begin with. Besides the look of the item it has a rich history. I hope when you go back the chairs are still there. Someone wonderful may have sat on them:)Let us know.
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  13. Oh wow! I wish I could go there and browse...I love the galvanized buckets out front!

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  14. I buy more vintage than new it seems, and yes, I think about it. But I try to put a happy thought with it and think about the fact they may have really enjoyed it and would be glad someone else did too. Of course, they could have disliked it and kept it in a closet forever so that it lasted...hmmm
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  15. What a cute place......I love buying thrify finds, they always make me wonder of the history behind them. Good luck on the chairs Simone!
    Jackie

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  16. I think not knowing who the items belong to is all part of the mystique of purchasing second hand.

    I hope those chairs are there for you when you travel back that way :)

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  17. The kitchen chairs are beutiful. And the little antique's house is real nice to see. What a look!

    Finally, did you buy something?

    Anne

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  18. I love the "Antiques made daily"...haha

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  19. Oh I love Newrybar Simone (and Bangalow for that matter:)!!) I hope those kitchen chairs are still there when you go back, fingers crossed! ~ Tina x

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  20. I know someone whose business is buying dead people's stuff and then reselling it. he's making good money too!

    andyquirks.blogspot.com

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  21. Looks like a really cute antique store - love the chairs. It's funny, when my dad died a few months back and had a garage sale of his things, I wondered how many people thought about the 'story' behind things they bought :)

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  22. Subtle but true isn't it?? Good luck with the chair dream, fingers crossed, so much potential there. Love Posie

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  23. It's a chain of love between you and someone you will never know..they loved the item now you love it... I love the "Antiques made Daily" or as I call it instant antiques haha

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  24. Love those chairs as well..& YEP..better hurry back...

    I dont think I could write a sign like that out the front of a shop..bit spooky for me!!
    BUT you are "dead" right in your thoughts..lol..

    looks like an awesome little shop..& I am guessing goodies were at a good price?

    xx andrea

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  25. that is a really weird thing to think about.
    but youve gotta love antiques, no matter who theyve belonged too.

    xoxox.

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  26. how beautifull simone!!yes you have to return and get that lovely chairs!!!besos!!!

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  27. hahaha. that sign at first made me nervous but then i read on and i just laughed. i guess that's really want antique stuff is...

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  28. haha Simone!!
    Great sign.. I think I always think of who may have owned it.. there's often a good [or sometimes bad] energy attached to it.. somethings I just can't buy.... but this little shop looks fab!! I'd go nuts!!! Have fun and take an empty car next time!! xx Julie

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  29. That sign says it all! It is definitely thought provoking! Thought of you today as I was browsing in a "coastal" store. There was a lovely mermaid made of seashells. She reminded me of your branch with shells hanging... Maybe I will recreate it and post it one of these days...when I finish all my canvases.

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  30. Thats funny and creepy and the same time. Now you got me thinkin! great post hope those chairs are there for you too..~lulu

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  31. Great sign!! Fingers crossed the chairs are still there for you! :-)

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  32. Gotta love the country folk...no bs...just straight to the point..those chairs are adorable..fingers crossed they are they on your next trip x

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  33. What an interesting thing to think when shopping vintage! A little sweet and a little spooky.

    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  34. This is one of my favourite antique shops. I love Heath's world down the road at Bangalow too!

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  35. So hope they are still there for you...they so need to be in your home. xoxo

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  36. Okay that sign is hilarious!!!!
    Yes that does make you think doesn't it!!
    All I have to say..is I would absolutely ADORE being able to shop a bit in that little shop!!!! OMG!! I'm with you on those little white chairs...that's the first thing I spotted. That little shop is a goldmine!
    Oh do enjoy when you pop back!
    xxooxx
    Pop over on Wednesday...my post will give you an idea of the beaches here on Bainbridge Island!
    xxooxx

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  37. that's creepy! better not to think about it...called it vintage and that's it, although there might be some interesting stories....loved the chairs, hope you'll find them;xoxo

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  38. I bought one of my beautiful garden urns from this amazing shop. Hope the chairs are still there waiting for you next week! Leigh

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  39. I expect that most of my stuff belonged once to a now dead person . I don't mind - I always think if their stuff makes me happy then they must have been happy too - it's comforting !
    I have a very very small car but find that it can seriously expand when I really really need something from a junk shoppe . It took my friend and I an hour once to find room for a round table and four chairs in the back of that car - gosh we was getting nowty . There was a lot of inning and outing and unpacking of her new boxed toilet and redistributing the bits and disposing of the box - and we gathered quite an amused crowd in the end - but we did it ! Now I don't go junk shopping with friends - you never know what else will fit on the passenger seat ! I do hope you get your chairs ....
    Sue x

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  40. ooh I could see myself operating an odd little shop like that with dead peoples stuff in it!

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  41. "Dead people's stuff on sale"?! Oh my!!!

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  42. Thats funny - i was there on Sunday!! I ahve bought a couple of skirting board frames from there in the past. Just love it down there and with the new bypass its such a good drive. Mel xx

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  43. Well it certainly makes you stop and think!

    Such sweet chairs, hope they are still there.

    xoxo

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  44. "Antiques made daily"? Probably made by dead people, hahaha !!

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  45. Oh my god - that place is one of my favourite antique/vintage shops to look through! Many a little treasure have made their way back home with me - but some just too big so had to be left there. The owners are so friendy and love a chat - especially about the quirky history of some of the amazing pieces!!! How fun xxxx

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  46. That first sign is so funny, I had to laugh when I saw it! No disrespect of course, just a funny way of putting it. Well I have bought dead people's stuff, an old organ to be exact and I'm pretty sure it came with company. I think it may have been 2-3 children but I could write a whole post about that! Thankfully they left when I decided to give the organ to charity.. so WhiteWhispers2u may have a point! take care, Maryann

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  47. Greetings from Tybee Island, Georgia USA! I LOVE your blog and love the fact that someone half way around the world has the same passion I do! Visit my website and blog and you'll see how our cottages are all furnished beachy thrifty chic! www.mermaidcottages.com Come visit some time!

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  48. I go to estate sales ALLL the time and that's totally the nature of them. I like to think I give homes to things that were once precious to someone who is no longer here to care for them. Like I am the antique saver ;)

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  49. I find it pretty funny too....and at the same time it's so interesting, as you say, to think about the stories behind all of these unique vintage items!

    xxx
    Rachel

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  50. You are so right! I have so many antique things in my house - I especially love anything from the late 1800's/early 1900's. It is fun to think about the people who used them before you! I hope those chairs are still there - I love them!

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  51. Yes, it does make you think...but I think they would be glad to know their things were in safe hands and still being enjoyed...tis a shame you can't see the history of a piece - the whole story - though when you look at it...xxx

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  52. Sounds creepy doesn't it...but the truth is I think of the romantic side of the vintage pieces I own.
    -marie

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  53. that first sign is one way of looking at things huh :) I love thinking about the previous owners and imagining the fun and good times they had with the item. I hope you find those chairs. I have the thrifting bug for a desk, I hope I find that soon/

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  54. That is such a twisty sign! Talk about funny advertising! Still it won't stop me op-shopping! I love that old Antique place. It looks as if treasures are waiting for me within! xx

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  55. Wow, never thought of my vintage treasures in that light, but how true it is. And to think our possessions will probably be in a little vintage shop one day, ready for someone else to love. And what a divine little antique shop. I wish it was a little closer to home.

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  56. Hope the chairs are still there waitting!! :)

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  57. I like the fact that my teasures used to belong to someone else. It makes me feel like I'm giving something new life and honoring the person who had it before when I'm enjoying it. My engagement ring is vintage and it has a date engraved on the inside. I wish I knew about the woman who got married that day. So intruiging!

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  58. Oh yes, the white chairs are lovely, And as far as dead peoples stuff,I think they would appreciate, someone adopting their old stuff.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog!

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  59. HI,
    Wonderful blog!!!!!!BEATIFUL!!!!!
    I am your follower!!!!!!
    Kisses :)

    Daniela "DREAM SHABBY CHIC" from Milano Italy

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  60. Oh, I'm sorry, but I had to LOL about that first sign... but it's true. If we store up treasures here on earth and not in heaven... then they're up for sale soon after we depart...

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  61. Hello! I am new to blogging and a friend suggested I visit your site as we have been to similar places, and love, the coast!
    I live in Byron Bay and I am really loving your blog. I was so excited to see that you have been to Country Antiques - what a gem! I will be visiting again!

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