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Have You Ever Shopped at an Estate Sale?

I'm excited to see the new Nicole Holofcener film Please Give, starring Oliver Platt and Catherine Keener, who play an NYC couple who own a vintage design shop, where they hike up the prices of estate furniture. In the trailer, a customer asks, "Where do you find your stuff?" and Platt replies, "We buy from the children of dead people."

I've definitely shopped at estate sales before, but I've never really thought about it in such a sad way. Walking through an estate sale is really intriguing to me . . . it's like a time capsule, with all the furnishings left exactly where they were before the owner died. Have you bought estate furniture or shopped at an estate sale?

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