Summer means an inordinate amount of popsicles, spending a lot of time in front of fans and air conditioners and venturing outside to estate sales! If you have not experienced one of these yet, you’re missing out. With much more stuff than rummage sales, you’re much more likely to find a hidden gem (or that much more crap). Sometimes you can tell right when you walk in the door that this is not the sale for you but I found a pretty interesting one recently. Whenever you see Greek/Roman-looking busts on sale for $300, you’re probably in for an interesting experience, if nothing else.
Luckily I showed up on the third or fourth day of the sale when everything was 70% off (!). (This happens a lot after the first day or two of an estate sale.) I happened upon this Venus di Milo statue and it was just too cool and quirky to pass up. At about $30 originally, I picked it up for $10 (and an off-white wool beret!). All dusted-up, I think it fits in well in my little corner with the other dark brown wooden accents.