Estate Sales & Auction Blog


Simple & Timeless Pieces Fill a Home

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 06.15.18 | BRG Staff

BRG is pleased to have the opportunity to sell numerous unique items in our various auctions and from our luxury consignment showroom. Over the years, we have seen a multitude of unique items come and go. As you know, we love seeing the estate pieces we have sold in their new environments and showcasing BRG finds shared by our loyal customers. Fortunately, long-time BRGer, Jeff, shared some images...

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Elvis is in the House! (BRG's Auction House, that is.)

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 06.01.18 | ADMIN
Spectacular Elvis Collection for auction

The fact that the "Elvis Generation" may be getting older in no way diminishes the memories and collectibility of authentic Elvis items of interest -- something that is not being lost on the folks bidding in BRG's Spectacular Elvis Collection. So when we say, "Elvis is in the House!" (albeit the auction house), we say it with gusto.

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Helping Dad Downsize

Estates 101 | PUBLISHED 06.01.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Helping Dad Downsize

Most of us dread the day when we need to help dad (or mom) downsize his home. Perhaps home is “just too much” for him to care for anymore. Whatever the circumstance, you want to help your parents make the transition from one home to another, with as little disruption as possible.

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Become a Savvy Vintage Shopper

Tips & Tricks | PUBLISHED 04.06.18 | Jennifer Ventresca

We love it when new and veteran shoppers visit our showroom. Whatever their reason, we are ready to assist in any way we can. It's in that spirit that we thought it might be helpful to provide some tips and suggestions on getting the most out of your BRG shopping experience.

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Abandoned & Sealed Off Greenwich Estate Conceals Treasure

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 02.20.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Claes Oldenburg Profile Airflow Limited Edition

What happens when an eccentric retiree completely abandons her home to the elements and lives out her remaining years in a luxury hotel, completely disconnected from her home? Eventually the home becomes overrun by the elements....

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Estate Sales & Consignments for the 21st Century

Estates 101 | PUBLISHED 02.01.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Online estate sales and online estate auctions

Estate sales “junkies” are amazingly dedicated to the art of seeking treasures. Yes, we’re calling it an art -- defined as something that is created with imagination and skill. While estate sale buyers are not necessarily creating anything, they approach estate sales with great imagination and skill. With the spring estate sale season about to launch....

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Calling All Coin Collectors

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 02.01.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Call for consignments, coins

For coin connoisseurs, there is something fascinating about the design, the weight, the feel of coins in their hands. Whether it’s the overall mint or the types of metals used, collectors love the hunt for special pieces to add to their collections. Do you have a collection or rare coin (or two) ...?

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Nothing’s Out of Style, If You Have Style!

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 01.12.18 | Jennifer Ventresca

We sometimes quip amongst our staffers that we have “a lot of brown stuff.” And while our inventory runs the full gamut from period pieces to the quirky and contemporary, we really do have quite a bit of merchandise that falls into the “brown stuff” category. So when one of our customers shares her story of ...

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Go Aubergine for 2018 (What's Trending For the New Year)

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 12.27.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

Happy 2018! At BRG, we are incredibly thankful for a wonderful 2017 business year and look forward to yet another year of growth and success (with all our thanks to our loyal customers). We love serving our customers as the best decorating resource in Fairfield County...

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Mixing & Matching Like a Pro to Create an Amazing Tablescape

Tips & Tricks | PUBLISHED 12.19.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

By taking a few cues from the rich hues of green and jewel-toned magentas on a stunning set of glazed Italian asparagus themed dishes, our showroom staff curated a fun, yet elegant tablescape using a variety of patterns, colors and textures. Learn how to layer your table by mixing and matching various patterns to create your own unique design.

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