Fabulous finds up for grabs at Upscale Yard Sale for the arts on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1...

Aug 26, 2013

Orion’s Attic is proud to announce that we will host our third annual Upscale Yard Sale fundraiser for Pyramid Atlantic Art Center on Saturday Aug. 31 and Sunday Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pyramid parking lot at 8230 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring MD. Think of it as an outdoor estate sale as this event is always packed with a stunning array of antiques, collectibles, mountains of costume jewelry (and a few pieces of gold and sterling silver jewelry), art, tons of furniture from modern to antique, home decor, lamps, a flat screen TV, books and so much more. The sale even features a five-foot-tall carved wooden eagle! Pyramid Atlantic expects to add a giant gumball machine to the sale in the next few days. Prices range from $1...

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No high-five for you at Potomac estate sale, little girls tells me

May 30, 2013

A precious little girl walked up to Won-ok at the pay counter of the latest Orion’s Attic estate sale in Potomac, Maryland carrying a figurine worth $5-$10. The redhead said there was no price on it and that she would like to know how much it was. I saw Won-ok’s smile as I was standing behind the girl. We appreciate polite kids and always try to make them a special deal when they express interest in an item for themselves. “For you, fifty cents,” Won-ok said, giving her at least 90 percent off the true value of the piece. The little girl had other ideas. “How about twenty-five cents?” she countered, flatly, drawing a thunderous crack of laughter from everyone around her. I was so impressed that I stepped in front of the girl...

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Potomac MD estate sale brims with fine furniture, antiques, jewelry

May 21, 2013

Looking to have some fun and find some great bargains this holiday weekend? Take advantage of some serious deals at our May 25-26 estate sale in an upscale Potomac, Maryland home from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Address is 7501 Masters Drive.) This house is brimming with gorgeous fine furniture, antiques, jewelry, books, pool table, a large art collection (paintings, prints) and more. Owners are moving out of state and leaving most of their great treasures behind. (See the first batch of photos on our Facebook page.) Furniture includes a beautiful dining set with table, chairs, and china cabinet. There are also leather couches, upholstered couches, bureaus, bedroom sets, home office furniture and more. An old, beautiful desk highlights the antiques collection. Home decor include a grandfather’s clock. You’ll find a pool table, patio...

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Gas leak, flood and stray dog can’t stop Falls Church estate sale...

May 7, 2013

The second day of our latest Falls Church estate sale opened with a rush of shoppers seizing Sunday bargains. The house was packed with Orion’s Attic fans. People were calling for help from all directions. One voice, though, was louder and more stern than the others. “Excuse me,” he said. “I think you have a gas leak in the kitchen.” I raced to the kitchen and caught a nose hair-turning whiff of gas coming from the stove area. I wheeled around 360 degrees to make sure no one in the vicinity was smoking, called 9-1-1 and gave the dispatcher the low-down. She told me to evacuate everyone from the home immediately and close all the windows and doors to make it easier for the fire company to detect and stop the source of the...

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Falls Church VA estate sale features ladies watches, paintings, military uniforms and more...

Apr 29, 2013

A stunning array of sparkly ladies’ wristwatches and costume jewelry gave us a bout of light blindness when we first walked into the home of our May 4-5 estate sale at 1918 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church VA. View hundreds of photos of the sale on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/orionsattic. The elegant yet affordable watches, though, are just the start of a sale that packs a mountain of fun finds into a small home. This sale also includes oil on canvas paintings, fine china, decorative glass and vases, crystal, Tiffany-style lamps, a few Army uniforms from the 1950s or 60s, books, records, vintage stereos, porcelain, silverplate and goldplate pieces, furniture including a vintage chest-on-chest, couches, bedroom set, Mid-Century cabinet, dining table, leather chairs and very nifty bar. The sale will also feature a special appearance by...

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Live edge furniture craftsman makes public debut May 4 at Falls Church estate sale...

Apr 26, 2013

Orion’s Attic is adding a twist to the Falls Church estate sale featured above: We’re inviting Washington D.C. furniture maker James Navarro, Jr., of Live Edge Studio to make his public debut. Navarro makes handcrafted furniture with natural — or “live” — edges on a private commission basis but will offer several pieces to the general public for the first time at the Attic’s May 4-5, 2013 estate sale in Falls Church, Virginia (1918 Pimmit Drive). Navarro will be on hand Saturday May 4.) “I like to build organic, live edge furniture,” Navarro says. “I used to work in the environmental community and spent a lot of time fighting for healthy forests. Sustainable forestry is near and dear to my heart. I enjoy using local, reclaimed woods like elm, walnut, cherry, hickory and pine. My...

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