Our Governor has lifted the Stay at Home Orders!
June 11&12 9-5 June 13 9-3
This is a great sale can’t wait for all of you to see it !!
Even thought the coronavirus appears to be lessening, we WILL be taking precautionary measures, such as “social
distancing” 🙂 There still may be a limit to how many come in at once; Hand wash
stations, and asking all of you to wear masks. Although we can’t make you wear them, we would appreciate if you did.
Thank you all in advance for your
cooperation.. PS. Mary and I like masks as much as some of you do, but will be wearing them as much as we can!
Welcome to the Estate Sale of Barbara Jean Williamson. Barbra was a beloved First Grade teacher at Robert Kerr
Elementary School in Durand MI. for 20 years. While living in Badabling Germany in the 1950’s she developed a love for
china painting. We have both her traditional German dress she wore over there and many beautiful pieces of her hand
painted china she made. Barbra soon became a well-respected china painter and when you see her work you will
understand why. She also loved music you will see her sheet music accordion and organ for sale in the upper level living
Barbra also loved Christmas and decorating her home and the Durand Depot with wonderful Christmas decorations was
a joy to her. You will see many, many Santa’s from around the world, Byers Choice Carolers, Lenox, Jim Shore, and
Hallmark to name a few.
As you enter from the SIDE ENTRANCE into the lower level you will find the Jewelry Table with loaded with costume Bling, several pocket watches, and a nice collection of hatpins. On the north wall you will see an amazing collection of fine porcelain Lenox garden and songbirds along with other porcelain birds. There is a large collection of Bareuther Collector Plates and an angel collection finishes that table. The center table has a Christmas Village; while the other tables are covered with Santas. There are many vintage Christmas items. There are two Lazy Boy Recliners with several collector dolls sitting on and around them. There are Danbury Mint Hansel & Gretel and Lionel Train Engineer Doll, & Byers Choice among the dolls.
As you pass through the main entrance you can go through to the garage or up the stairs to the main living area.
In the GARAGE you will find more Christmas! There is Lennox, Jim Shore, and many more Santas, also Byers Choice figurines including the Salvation army band. There is a table of Easter and other holidays too. The wall of the house is where you will find garden tools, tools, tool boxes, Screws and nails. The middle shelves house the Coca-Cola glasses, misc. Tupperware, Canner, various extension cords, and hats. Behind this cabinet is the garden table with bird houses & feeders, yard ornaments, bird baths, and picnic baskets. At the base of the tables and the wall are boxes of vintage and modern Christmas lights, garden statuary, and planters. The far wall of the garage houses the Flags, patio umbrella, Vintage skis, sled, golf clubs, Vintage roller skates w/key, Vintage cow bells, and galvanized pail and water can. Next to these are the luggage and product shelves. There is a desk, misc. wood storage cabinets, a roaster oven, and an assortment of large bushel baskets and a wicker laundry basket.
Out the side door to the DECK you will find Vintage wire and metal plant stands, patio table, Golfing Boy Statuary, and misc. yard ornaments.
Upstairs you will find the kitchen with Corelle Cookware, vintage refrigerator storage containers, a Vintage Pfaltzgraff Heirloom collection, clear Pyrex, an antique coffee grinder, Vintage metal cake carrier, green stemware, vintage crock pot and utensils, towels and kitchen products. There are three vintage swivel bar stools with backs there too.
The living room has a sofa and loveseat, a vintage metal bistro table with two chairs, (On that table are the remains of Ken’s Barber Shop which used to be downstairs!) Barbra’s Hohner Accordion and Conn Organ, a pair of needle work look side chairs, a petite side table with drawers, and an electric wall fireplace. Above the organ are numerous vintage to new books, and children’s school and story books. On the fireplace mantle you will find a spectacular Gone with the Wind light green lamp, and an exquisite hobnail Cranberry opalescent lamp, hand painted lit glass balls, various hand painted eggs, Fenton Silvercrest Banana Bowl with matching compotes, a Tempus Fugit mantle clock, and decorative hand painted glass light globes. It is also the home of two of the most vintage quilts, the Temperance quilt and the vintage memory quilt.
The glass Tables fill the rest of the room. The first table is all of Barbra’s beautiful hand painted porcelain pieces. The table across the glass door wall is loaded with Fenton, Cranberry opalescent Barbers bottle, Silvercrest, Uranium, Crackle, Bavarian, Carnival, Satin, Cranberry, and more!
The next Table has a beautiful pair of Lefton Rabbits, Coin glass, a 4 leaf clover dining set, Silvercrest, pink depression, Argo Agate Duck Bowl, and more.
Along the wall in the hutch you will see a massive collection of Cambridge Corinth Glassware along with some decorative plates.
The Table next to the hutch holds a large collection of Milk Glass luncheon service with cups and a Pitcher with eight glasses. There is also a silver-plate Tea Service.
Nestled between the hutch and table is an antique baby rocker that has been converted into a shelving unit. You will find a lovely hurricane lamp and silver-plate and other trinkets on it. Next to that you will find a wood file cabinet.
The last two Tables by the fireplace. The first one has books, sheet music, kid’s magazines, and under the table are picture frames and photo albums. The final card Table has a NewWave stereo system, speakers, a VCR, and more!
As you turn back towards the bedrooms you will see a vintage hutch holding many lovely hand-painted plates and miscellaneous items and glassware. Next to that is a nice jewelry Armoire. On the other side of the hall are various DVD’s, CD’s and cassettes. Next to those are Linens, lots of lovely Linens. Hand embroidered sheets, Lace table cloths, table runners, and so much more.
The master bedroom on the right has scads of ladies handkerchiefs, gloves, a mirrored jewelry box, and a matching pair of vintage pink satin glass dresser lamps with a ruffled lamp shade, powder puff pack, eye glasses and misc. The bed is home to a wedding ring quilt with signed pillow cases from Barbara’s friends, and assorted blankets. The bedroom suite is French provincial and has a large chest of drawers with mirror, bed and nightstand. The tables on the outside walls are home to sewing items, lovely sewing baskets, scissors galore, a cool looking Singer 500 slant-o-matic Rocketeer, and sheets and pillowcases. As you round the corner there are office supplies, and photos.
The second bedroom is home to the Vintage Quilts and Quilt Tops. The bedroom suite is a Mid Century Modern French Provincial with bed,(headboard is downstairs) desk & chair, and 2 dressers. In one dresser you will find Vintage Patterns, Vintage Quilt Squares, some clothing, (some very vintage clothing) Vintage Fabric & Panels. Nest to the dresser is a vintage Sit or Stand Cream City Met L Top Ironing Board, and Iron. The other dresser is home to a vintage clock radio, some porcelain chachkies. The desk is home to a lovely hand painted Gone With The Wind lamp, a vintage Celluloid Rabbit, and a vanity tray with various perfume bottles and powder puffs. The closet is home to a Vintage German Santa Clause Suit, a lovely lace coat, a pink formal dress, an assortment of purses, and table cloths. On the floor of the closet you will find an assortment of Vintage games, both board and electronic like Merlin, Tiger Sub Wars, Scrabble, Battleship, Yahtzee, Rummikub, Dominoes, Puzzles, and more.
The Doors on the Bedrooms and the Closets are home to many vintage linens, Lace table cloths, bed skirts, Table Runners, and doilies.
This isn’t by any means everything in the house… That would take pages of writing ! You have to come and see this one for yourself !!!