On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Estate Sale Finds! C. Jere!

This weekend there was an estate sale in our neighborhood.  Some of the homes are still in their original condition (like ours) with wonderful surprises.  So we were excited to go the sale.  

Usually when we go to estate sales, it is on the last day when there is nothing left.  Since this one was in our neighborhood, we got there a few minutes before they opened.

People had already lined up at 6 am.  The sale did not open until 9 am!  As they opened the door, a woman bumped into me as she rushed to get to the jewelry table.  And I saw another one running from one room to the next.  Who knew that estate sale shopping was such a competitive sport!  Since becoming a newfound fan of Storage Wars, I figured that those people probably own resale shops, and were looking for merchandise to fill their shelves.

While everybody was busy fighting over the jewelry and records collection, I made my way into the garage and LD went into the basement. 

While I picked up a pitch fork and three sprinklers in the garage, LD found a C. Jere metal artwork!  

Leave it to her find such a piece.  I wouldn't have believed it if it wasn't signed.   It has three biplanes and a mini-runway.  Given that several of the original homeowners in our neighborhood had been pilots for TWA, I thought we might want to hold on to some of our neighborhood history.  

She tried searching the web for a similar one, but could not find one.  If anyone knows about this piece, please let us know!


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