McLean VA estate sale runs Oct. 20-21

Oct 17, 2012

Our next big estate sale will open its doors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20-21 at 1616 Walden Drive in McLean, Virginia. The owner was a true collector and this estate sale is going to be a haven for people who love fascinating stuff. The house is also going on the market after we sell its contents and a realtor will be standing by to provide early information about the home. View an extensive photo album at www.facebook.com/orionsattic. The list of items up for sale is too long to cover here but a partial list follows. Note that no one will be allowed to enter the home before 9 a.m. Shoppers arriving before 9 a.m. are welcome to stand in line. ANTIQUES: RCA Victor television in its original wooden stand, interesting array...

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Pyramid Atlantic appreciates OA fundraising efforts

Oct 17, 2012

Testimonial from Pyramid Atlantic Executive Director Jose Dominguez on Orion’s Attic raising $6,900 and counting from our Upscale Yard Sale fundraising services over the past year. Pyramid Atlantic is a contemporary arts center in Silver Spring, Maryland dedicated to the creation and appreciation of hand papermaking, printmaking, digital arts, and the art of the book. “Orion’s Attic is a special organization that cares about people and the bottom line.  Since we began working with them, they have shown a real commitment to helping Pyramid Atlantic raise more money for its arts & education programs and they have delivered. They are involved the whole way from helping to identify the merchandise, to how to price it, to how to work with volunteers, to pick up, implementation of the yard sale and clean up. Wow!  I look forward to...

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Upscale Yard Sale offers great deals to raise money for Pyramid Atlantic...

Oct 10, 2012

Orion’s Attic is proud to host the second annual Upscale Yard Sale to raise money for the nonprofit organization Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Maryland on Saturday Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale at Pyramid Atlantic (8230 Georgia Avenue) will feature a wide range of items that include coins, modern and antique furniture, vintage toys, high-end and wall art, china, pottery, stemware, records, two stereos, a few still-in-the-box electronics, home decor, costume jewelry and more. Orion’s Attic generated $3,100 for Pyramid Atlantic during last year’s sale and expects to top that number this year. The money supports a great contemporary arts center dedicated to the creation and appreciation of hand papermaking, printmaking, digital arts, and the art of the book. “We provide artists with a safe supportive community and studio space in...

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Horsing around somewhere in western Maryland

Sep 30, 2012

I jammed on the brakes the moment we spotted three horses in a pasture alongside a back road somewhere in western Maryland. My girlfriend and business partner Won-ok Kim hopped out of her Prius to snap photos with her iPad. The horses looked up from their mid-afternoon grass munching and stared us in the eyes. They didn’t know who we were or why we were stopping. We didn’t know where we were. The GPS showed that we were crisscrossing dotted state lines all day long. We had just finished another round of stocking shelves in our third-floor space at the Queen City Flea Market in Cumberland, Maryland, and were spending the rest of the day driving aimlessly in whatever directions the car felt like taking us. I stepped out of the car to join...

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