Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hey-Wake Auction Find

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If you have been a DeluxeVille reader for a long time, you know about my love/obsession/lust/fixation for Heywood Wakefield furniture. I've been collecting it piece by piece over the years when I see it and can afford it.

Sgt and I went to a local estate auction in town on Saturday and I was able to snag 6 beautiful pieces of hey-wake furniture for the measly little sum of $350.00 ...a sum that is pretty much unheard of in the hey-wake world. Actually it was 7 pieces but a display shelf that they thought was hey-wake isn't really hey-wake. It's still a very cute piece and goes well with the bedroom set so I can see how they might have gotten confused.


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There's that really cool display shelf. I just have to dig around and find some things to fill it with.

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Yes, I keep my jewelry in an old metal tackle box.

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The 1940's mannequin is from Watt & Shand, a Lancaster, Pa dept store that is no longer around. She used to sit on top of the jewelry showcases.

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All in all, I was able to purchase a tall dresser, a dresser with mirror, utility headboard and frame, one side table, a set of side tables, and the wall display shelf. I spoke with the son of the woman who originally purchased the set in 1955 and he told me his Mother would be happy to know that her furniture which, she loved, was going to someone else who would love it too! I told him I was super excited to be going home with her furniture and that I would enjoy it and take good care of it and that I would always remember where I got it from. I love personal history with my vintage stuff! Keep looking, there's still lots of good deals to be had out there!

Happy Hunting,
~MaryDeluxe

32 comments:

  1. what beautiful pieces.That was a steal for that price.Love the color.

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    1. Yes....you might be able to get one piece for that price but it's rare to get 6.

      MaryD

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  2. I have drooled all over the key board. Just Fabulous !!!!

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    1. Hey! Hope you've been well out there in Vegas. Hopefully you are still enjoying your home!

      MaryD

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    2. Doing great thank you. Been doing lots of restoration projects on the house which are coming along nicely.

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  3. GOOD for you! And no evil dealer to spoil your party! Congrats!

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    1. hahaha....that's right no evil hey-wake dealer...all my long time readers know all about my nemesis the evil hey-wake dealer!! See moving 2 hours away from where you use to live is a good thing :)

      MaryD

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  4. That is a great find! Your bedroom looks great.

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  5. What an amazing score!! Your bedroom is just perfection...and the kitties are the cherries on top :-)
    Can't wait to see what you find to fill up the display shelf!
    xxDinaxx
    www.VintageAdvantage.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, the bedroom is definitely coming along....lazy cats!

      MaryD

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  6. What a incredible find!!! It's always so rewarding when the hunt pays off. Bedroom looks fabulous!

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  7. What a score!!! I was recently at an estate sale where they were peppering the sale with some of their own items. It was the last day so everything was half price well everything but the heywood wakefield end tables, they wanted $450 and they weren't in that great of shape.

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  8. Your room is beautiful! I could just melt into it.

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  9. Lucky duck! Well done and beautiful pieces. They seriously look brand new.

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  10. My goodness, jealousy consumes me! That is quite a deal you found! I'm going to have to keep searching. Most of my acquired hey-wake has been accidental and underpriced. Post like these make me more confident in my future finds!Congrats!

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    1. Keep looking and be patient, good deals are out there!

      MaryD

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  11. Oh my goodness, what amazing finds! I loveee wakefield. My mom used to collect lots of furniture and had a few gorgeous pieces, but got rid of them as she started having kids thinking none of us would like it. How I wish I had her pieces!

    xo,
    Em

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    1. That is so sad that your Mom gave away all her wonderful furniture. My Mom and I have polar opposite tastes in furniture, but she's the one who taught me... if you're gonna buy furniture, buy the good stuff!

      MaryD

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  12. This looks soooo amazing! So cosy and welcoming. I have serious bedroom envy!! xoxo

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  13. When I saw the pictures of the room are left open-mouthed! or Mary, I'm looking forward to seeing more about your new home.
    soon I'll ask you some advice on my room, which is so bare.
    Bye
    Debora

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    1. Thanks Debra. I'd be more then happy to help you with your room. :)

      MaryD

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  14. I am so happy for you and also so green with envy!

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  15. oh my! your house is adorable! i love your throw rugs x

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  16. OMG my head exploded at that price. Awesome!! I won't even tell you how that compares to the vanity and pouffe I just got, but all things considered I think I still did good compared to general eBay prices. And it was my new-house treat to myself... who am I kidding, I'll probably say that about every new piece of furniture that comes into the house for the next year.

    The set looks beautiful in your bedroom but how silly of me that what caught my eye is how nicely your valet looks with the set. And your cats are cutie patooties. :)

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  17. Great find MaryD, the furniture looks great! I love your mannequin, looks like a Dali inspired piece.

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  18. Stunning! There's really no substitution for the real thing. What a score!

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  19. Great pieces and a great price! And that's OK, I keep my fishing tackle in an old jewelry box, so we're even. ;)

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  20. Ohh the bedroom is BEAUTIFUL! I'd love to wake up here! :) Such fab pieces! And that crochet granny square blanket is perfect!! :)

    xo Jenny Holiday

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