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Real Estate - August 12, 2011

Estate-sale shopping

Unusual items can be found, sometimes at bargain prices

by Kit Davey

Frugal decorators enjoy scrounging through boxes at garage sales, bidding at auctions and scouring the tables at flea markets for unique decor and great deals. But if you're tired of fighting the crowds at las pulgas, and hate waiting for your lot to come at auction, check out estate-sale shopping. Estate sales are often overlooked opportunities for unusual buys in a cozy setting.

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Kit Davey, allied member, ASID, specializes in re-design, staging, design consulting and professional organizing. Email her at, call her at 650-367-7370, or visit her website at


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