Are you still scrolling through the endless photos from the Naglee Park estate sale marketing? If the answer is yes, you are not alone! This estate is packed with interesting and unique treasures around every corner. My favorite part of the Kuzak’s Closet estate process is taking the photos once the estate is transformed and comes back to life. The photos serve as a professional archive for me and a shopping guide for estate sale shoppers who travel from all over the Bay Area to attend our sales. It’s a treat to have a shopper walk in the front door of an estate with a photo cued up on their phone asking “where can I find this?”
For this Naglee Park project there are 300+ photos posted and shopping lists will be long. As I’ve been organizing this project I’ve been trying to narrow down my favorite items and decided to challenge myself to create my top 10 picks to share with you. This was a tough exercise but after much debate here is what I’ve got!
The vintage tin toy collection is extensive. It was originally layered in the hallway of the estate on shelves covered with dust. It was fun clean up each piece and to transition the collection into display cases on the sun porch. I could easily pick a dozen favorites but this globe with jet setting travelers makes me smile. I love the vibrant colors, the fashion, and the whimsy.
The vintage glove molds are AMAZING! The were originally scattered throughout the dining room but I’m happy with their prominent spot on the mantle. I’ve never seen the largest size in person, let alone a pair. Love!
There is large collection of artwork at this estate ranging from drawings, vintage cartoons, photography, and original paintings. The walls were quite bare when we started so it was fun to get out the ol’ hammer and hang up many of our favorite pieces. This oil is one of the first pieces that I hung and I chose a spot that will allow me to see it every time I walk in the front door. It’s very California, I especially love the subtle color palette.
It’s funny that this estate is a MEGA estate when so many of the items are MINI! Collection of mini treasures are everywhere. I’m slightly embarrassed that this little collection is what made my list but these vintage pin-up drink stir sticks crack me up. I love the bright colors and the fact that there are over two dozen of them in the lot.
The backyard is filled with rusty gold and the more we dig, the gold we find. This alligator sprinkler obviously makes my top ten list because WHEN HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ONE BEFORE? I love it!
Every room features interesting storage that was found/salvaged over the years by our clients. The workshop is a show stopper if you love mini drawers, files, and tool sorters. I especially love this long metal set that would look great on a desk top in a home office or in a craft room.
There are vintage maps, posters, and botanicals but this one takes the cake for me. I love the navy canvas background and the size. If my tiny house has more wall space I would be tempted to add it to my personal collection!
This three piece bronze urn is over the top! If we weighed it and sold it for $1 per pound it would have a hefty price tag. I’m pretty confident we will need to deliver it because no shopper will be able to get it out of their truck without the pro Kuzak’s Closet muscle.
This framed collection looks like vintage receipts at first glance but with closer inspection you’ll see that it is actually the roster for the San Francisco Fire Department. Each sheet features a list of firefighters, daily drills, supplies, etc.. It’s SO cool!
We spent Sunday pulling treasures out of the basement of this estate and these vintage lawn ornaments were uncovered and round out my top ten list. They are handmade and stack together on a homemade stand with a twist off metal release. They are made from a heavy wax coated paper and have wonderful detail on their backs and bellies. I hope someone loves them as much as I do and takes them home!
Now I’m challenging you to make your top ten list to prep for this wonderful estate sale! I look forward to seeing which shoppers snag items from my top 10 list this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!