When we were at the Haven blogging conference in July, I became acquainted with a company called Everything But the House. My mom knew about them because their Lexington office was once near her home. Plus, one of her friends used them to sell her extra furniture when she down-sized. This company is a great idea. They will sell EVERYTHING when someone is downsizing or moving except not the HOUSE. If an estate is being settled or if there is a divorce, they will auction off those items, too. All items are sold online. EBTH will ship the items to you, or you can pick them up if the auction is in or near your town. They take the worry and work out of selling your items. Also, if you are on the look-out for something in particular, they make it easy to find it. They are having sales all over the country and are constantly expanding the cities they serve. Between now and next Monday, over 30 new auctions are starting up all over the country.
My mom is loving the rug she won from them. It is the perfect accessory in her kitchen.
Since we represent two different generations here at The 2 Seasons, our tastes aren’t the same. We each did some research and found rooms that we like and that represent us. Then we went to the EBTH site and found an item from each room that is up for bid or was recently auctioned off so you get the idea of how it all works.
I’ll go first.
I don’t know why, but I have been loving the Chesterfield sofas. I am really hoping one will work in our next house. I love the comfy casual look of this living room – not only the Chesterfield but also the the trunk and the coffee table.
This Chesterfield sold in a previous sale, but I was shocked by how many of them have been sold on EBTH. I am just drooling because I love it.
I also like the idea of using an old trunk as a coffee table. It’s a great place for tons of storage. This trunk is currently available on one of the auctions. This antique steamer trunk will be going soon, but can’t you picture how great it would be as a coffee table?
You can basically find the whole room on EBTH. They even have cool maps, such as this one, to use as part of your decor.
Another look I am enjoying right now is the mid-century chairs. EBTH had some in an auction at Haven, and I thought they were really sweet.
These chairs are gorgeous. Just add a fun pillow, and voila, you have a great look. There’s plenty of time left on the auction for these chairs.
Now, here’s my mom.
Now it’s my turn…..I love the mixture of the old mirror, the crystal chandelier, and the straight lines of the table in this room.
This look-alike Drexel table plus the chairs recently sold on EBTH for $325.00. Even if you want just the table, it would have still been a great deal.
I was smitten by this bed in actor Vince Vaughn’s little girl’s room. We have little girls’ rooms on our mind these days, you know.
So, look what I found on EBTH. This bed, which is very close to the one above, sold for just $625. on their site.
I am crazy about Joanna Gaines’s decorating style on the show “Fixer Upper.” This room really speaks to me – especially the chairs.
Well, look what I found on an auction that is going on right now on EBTH. The nice thing about their site is if you don’t find what you are looking for, keep checking. They are always adding auctions from all over the country. There are three days left on this auction, and when I saw this chair, it was $1.00. Every item starts at $1.00. If someone bids in the last minute of the sale, then that particular items will be extended five minutes so you get another chance to bid. I lost some items in the last seconds on other auction sites when someone bid as an auction was ending.
If you are like me, you like a good display of blue and white plates like the ones in this beautiful photo.
Everything But The House is a great source for a multitude of plates in various colors, styles, and vintages. Remember, they’ll ship anywhere in the US, and you can get a quote before you bid just by entering your zip code. Better yet, if you live in a town where one of their auctions is taking place, you can stop in for the open house they have for each sale. That gives the locals a chance to see everything up close and personal.
Have you figured out yet that we are big fans of EBTH? Stop by their website and check out all of the auctions going on now and always.