My daughter and I went to an amazing estate sale today. “What no pictures?! Lazy! Selfish!” Let’s just say that I thought it was amazing, you probably would not have agreed with me. The garage looked like they had bagged an entire Home Depot hardware department into gallon size plastic bags and put it in a one car garage. It was awesome. But it was also dark, stuffy, sweaty and less than picturesque.
After that we headed to a new store I found online last night.
Mattson Co. is a new estate liquidation and thrift store that opened just this month. They buy estates and sell it at onsite sales, online and in this brand new store. They’ve had a wherehouse in Chula Vista on Main Street, mostly full of furniture, but this new store seems to be more of a showroom.
This is a great hutch. Someone had obviously painted it and etched the little glass doors on top, but it’s still great with that enamel countertop. Can we even talk about the salt glazed crockery? Awesome.
All this ironwork was really pretty and not something I ever see in stores. Now if I could just figure out what to do with it. Love the giant birdhouse too, but I just don’t want to dig the hole for it……….I know……lazy.
The store is organized well and the displays are attractive. I think their pricing is very fair, but not as cheap as going to the estate sale to begin with (obviously). But if you don’t like getting your hands dirty, this is a cleaner, easier option than getting up at the crack of dawn and hitting estate sales to dig through the crap. The stuff in the store is clean and ready to go home with you, unlike the junk I picked up today at the estate sale that’s all full of cooties and heading for a tub of bleach.
Good News! There’s a second floor to this building and I’m told it’s crammed full. The guy at the register told me they’re opening up the second floor in about a week, so I’ll definitely be going back soon. Anyone want to tag along?