I went to a “Tiny Estate Sale” this weekend, a most interesting visit, having been given clearance by my doctor to begin moving around more. I’m quite certain he didn’t mean I was to go to THREE estate sales!
It was in a small historic house in Bluff Park (Alabama), set off from the road, and obscured by a grove of large trees. Having grown up just down the street, I was intrigued, and had it on my “must” list.
Bluff Park, a suburb of Hoover Alabama, is an area with a fascinating history. Originally a resort community in 1910, people from town vacationed on the mountain to enjoy cool breezes. An old hotel, boarding house, log cabins, and huge boulders lined the crest of the mountain. Descendants of the first families still survive, and if you look hard, you can see traces of the old life. A handful of log cabins remain, but sadly the old hotel burned in the 1920’s. The tiny estate sale house was built from a Sear’s plan to be a Superintendent’s Home, located across the street from what is now called “The Children’s Fresh Air Farm.” Pictures below show the quaint interior…a charming doll house…
The old cottage is a DIYers dream!
Here are a few of my finds from the tiny estate sale~
I came twice…once to shop; then back later to take photos. Of course, I had to shop again!
Now that mirror looks pretty cruddy. It’s actually a picture frame…forgotten on the floor, propped up on the wall in that dark dank closet. Rusty with silvering issues, but I have plans for it when my knee is healed. Stay tuned.
About fifty years ago as I was digging for a new flower bed with my mother, my fingers closed on something hard and round. In wonderment, I rubbed off the caked dirt to find an old locket. It looked like gold and there was a tiny diamond still in place! Remembering the couples who must have once strolled here, I wonder who lost this precious locket so many years ago. Were they sorry? Did they look for it frantically? I’ve treasured it all these years, and it has become a symbol of Bluff Park, the nostalgic place of my roots.
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