I have had Sheryl Crow's song A Change Would Do You Good, in my head for weeks now. I finally decided to act on it. You may have thought that I had disappeared for good from the Blogosphere, but I haven't. As you all know, life has been very hectic around our house for months and we still have another hurdle to get past in a little over a week. It has been really difficult for my husband to lose both parents so close together and the unfortunate thing about men is that they don't show how they are feeling. I cried daily after my mom died and I think that was a good thing. He has just been very quiet. So, we packed up the car last Monday and headed to Michigan to climb the dunes, stroll through the galleries and just get away from it all for a few days. We got home yesterday and somehow, by last night I had the flu. So, my plan to jump back into blogging today isn't going the way I thought it would. I did take my camera, so eventually there will be lots of pictures to share.
Our Next Project
REAL ESTATE & ANTIQUES
Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 9 a.m.
Savoy United Methodist Church - 3002 West Old Church Rd. From US Route 45,
go south of Champaign, IL to Old Church Road
(1/2 mile north of Wal-Mart), go west 2 miles from I-57, take Curtis Road exit east 1/2 mile
to Duncan Road stop light, turn south 1 mile to church.
Furniture sells at Noon - Home sells at 1 p.m.
HOME LOCATED AT 203 ELLEN AVE., SAVOY, IL
Ranch home 1306 sq. ft. w/attached 2 car garage and detached 2 1/2 car garage, 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, carpet in living room & bedrooms, kitchen & dining have hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, laundry room. Kitchen includes Maytag dishwasher. Master has 1/2 bath. Home sets on corner lot. Savoy is installing new storm sewer drainage & asphalt streets. Nice quite area with good neighbors, just minutes from downtown Champaign-Urbana. TERMS: 10% down, close in 30 days.
FURNITURE: 3 large walnut cabinets; walnut china cabinet; Globe-Wernicke double sectional bookcase; walnut wardrobe; walnut dresser & mirror; marble top dresser; oak jewelry cabinet; 2 walnut 3 drawer cabinets; marble top coffee table; round oak table w/3 leaves & six oak chairs; wooden kitchen cabinet; wicker tea cart.
GLASS: 2 German canister/spice set; German coffee grinder; 4 Flow Blue plates; 50+ pieces of Carnival ; lots of Fostoria; Pearl pottery dresser set; Nippon; Occupied Japan; candy containers; Clark Teaberry Vasoline glass; Sleepy eye pitcher; Brush-McCoy pottery salt crock; crocks; Meadow Gold crock.
JEWELRY: Drawers & drawers of jewelry, many items being unique & many are seasonal & holiday.
COLLECTIBLES: old Swiss music box by Thorens (sold at Roman Fisher Watches, Luzern, Switzerland); 6 wall telephone; miniature 1¢ Bally Baby cigarette slot machine; 3 headed dog cigarette box; 2 chalk bulldogs; 2 cast iron frog door stops; cast iron elephant & Victorian door stops; cast iron Rowe scale w/brass; hanky boxes; game plates; baby plates; black memorabilia; “A Walk Over Girl” print 1910, 1 yard long; many beautiful prints; old Effingham, IL post cards & advertising; Ingram mantle clock; Gilbert wall clock; Old Crow whiskey lamp; miniature kerosene lamps; copper kettles, 1 w/bail; lighted Pepsi-Cola clock (works); tins; 2 CIPS “Redi Electrode” man signs; “SANDY” 5¢ electric rocking horse; childs pony saddle; many picture frames; collectible rare coins.
OLD TOYS: Ferris wheel; tractors; trucks; wooden toys; 2 wooden Popeye & Olive Oil; 2 pedal cars; 2 IH pedal tractors.
NOTE: Glen and Lillie were collectors of fine antiques for well over 50 years, the last 25 years Glen sold 1000’s of pieces to Cracker Barrell restaurant chain. We have many items unique to the antique business, please come & judge for yourself!
I don't really know what it is going to be like for any of us to watch this auction. The sale bill above barely touches on the amount of "stuff" my in-laws had collected. My sister-in-law and my husband have taken the few items that they wanted and the items that my mother-in-law had labeled as old family pieces. The 3 grandchildren have also taken a few things but there is still a lifetime of collecting being sold. I wish some of you lived close enough to come because if you like antiques...this will be a great sale. I think it will be really difficult for my husband and his sister, but I also know that they will both feel better once this part is over.
So, between stress, travel, flu and a big auction coming in a few days...getting back to "normal" just isn't on the list yet. Soon...I hope, really soon.