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101 Reasons to Love Estate Sales - #4 Shopping one can be like jumping into a time machine.

Travel back in time by going to an estate sale.

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101 Reasons to Love Estate Sales - #4 Shopping one can be like jumping into a time machine.

Have you ever been to an estate sale and picked up a magazine from 50 years ago or a kitchen appliance that your grandmother used to have? One of the coolest things about shopping an estate sale is that you get to see history through a lens of people's actual daily lives.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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No museum in the world will give you a chance to pull back the curtain on history in this way.  Sometimes you even happen upon a sale where it feels like time has completely stopped - where the owners literally quit buying new things during a specific decade.  These sales are the most fun for history buffs. 

Walking through rooms filled with shag carpet & wood panel walls while contemplating buying that macrame plant holder is truly heaven for 70's fans.  Opening an ET lunch boxes from the 80's or trying on vintage cat-eye glasses from the 50s, these are things you just can not do anywhere else. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We've even run across estate sales with unopened food from the 1950's.  You just never know what you are going to find at an estate sale.

You can google a specific decade all you want, look at pictures of what life was like at that time, but if you are lucky enough to run across a time capsule estate sale, you get to feel what that time in history was like.  

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