Thank you for considering Another Time, Another Place Estate Sales.
My name is Donna Roth and I have always enjoyed antiques, vintage pieces and items I made from trash to treasures.
I’ve had booths in several antique shops. I’ve been involved in making and selling home décor for many years and have always loved the business and the people. From 2004 to 2010, I had my own business, “A Carpenter’s Daughter” (my dad was a Master Carpenter) selling my items in antique/gift shops. In four of the five shops, I worked behind the counter, dealing with customers and helping with displays. I also had my own little shop in local, yearly festivals and holiday markets. I’ve always enjoyed crafting, designing and displaying in my own home with my treasured items. In 2013, I began working in the estate sale business and realized it was the perfect segue for me, given my interests and background. Now I have my own company…
“Another Time, Another Place Estate Sales”
We place our headboard sign in the yard of the home during the actual estate sale.
Lisa Hardy, a longtime friend has joined me.
Our friendship actually started when we met while we were both garage/estate shopping some 18 years ago! We started going “treasure” shopping together and have always enjoyed and appreciated antiques and especially stories or memories that draw us to particular pieces. Lisa loves helping the clients as they go thru these changes and makes sure they keep certain memorable items. She also loves helping customers find that special “something” they want to buy to add to their home. Lisa can clear and organize a room in no time! She is amazing and also, a very loving and caring friend. Lisa’s daughter-in-law, Stephanie Hardy (not pictured) helps with our jewelry and does the research and pricing. This is a very tedious job especially when there is a lot of jewelry!
Our business is growing and we have added some sweet ladies to our ATAP group. They are Martha Bullard & Elaine Tscheidel.
I have known Martha Bullard from our “booth” days when we both had booths at Ashton House in Beaumont several years ago. Martha is very creative and has a real gift for style and display. She is our official “display/designer” . She knows name brand clothing, purses and shoes. After years of shopping, we say she has her Master’s Degree in Shopping! Martha is a lot of fun and keeps us laughing as we work! She is also a very sweet friend.
Elaine and Martha are best friends and together, they know everyone in the Golden Triangle, I do believe! Elaine loves to clear out cabinets and wash everything! She makes our glassware and silver shine! Her and Martha together can get the clothing, purses and shoes displayed and marked in no time. They know their “stuff”. Since Martha & Elaine shop together all the time, Elaine also has a Master’s Degree in Shopping! Elaine is wonderful with the customers, never sits still and keeps us on our toes!
Elaine’s daughter Paige, has helped us and works with us when needed and when she’s not working at her full time job! One thing Paige always does for us is hand-out flyers to teachers. Working for BISD, she has access to the all the teachers’ lounges! She says when she walks in, everyone starts asking if we have a sale coming up!
Sometimes my daughter, Rachel helps when we need her. She is a sweetheart (I can write that, I’m her mother) and brings a knowledge of retail since she’s in that business.
Sometimes we hire police officers to help with traffic and security. We haven’t had any issues but if the traffic gets backed up, having an officer on the premises helps keep things calm! They also like to work estate sales so they can shop! Officer Riley bought a lovely set of china at one of our sales.
It’s been fun to see how our little group of ladies has grown in the last three years. I feel God’s Hand is in this because a group of women working together can be dramatic but not in our group. We seem to have kindred spirits and love to laugh, cut up and have fun while we work. We also share a respect for the home we are in and the people who lived in it. We like to learn about our clients and while working, we will sometimes wonder, “Would they approve of how we handling their items and are displaying their home?”
The ladies of the A.T.A.P team are caring and helpful by nature and this shows when they are working with our clients and customers. Together, we will handle your items with love and care. Whether you are moving, downsizing, liquidating, divorcing or are in charge of handling a family estate, we can help by taking care of the tedious work for you. We also have experts when needed, such as a clock man, a toy collector, jewelry expert, to name a few.
With our creative backgrounds and with the unique experience of being on both sides of the estate sale counter, we have some clever ideas on ways to display your items, giving an overall organized and pleasing look. As an example, rather than stacking linens on a table and having people rummage thru them, we like to hang a clothes line on a wall (using safe Command Hangers) and hang the lace doilies, handkerchiefs and cloth napkins. It makes for an easier, more organized viewing.
We are sticklers for not putting items on the floor that don’t belong on the floor, like towels and blankets! We bring in our own tables so that we do not load up the tables that are for sale with items that are for sale!
WE USE PEGBOARDS TO HANG POTS, PANS & KITCHEN UTENSILS SO THE SHOPPERS CAN EASILY SEE THE ITEMS.
WE SOMETIMES SET UP LITTLE VIGNETTES WITH ITEMS WE ARE SELLING.
WE USE CHALKBOARD SIGNS FOR ALL OF OUR SIGNS IN THE HOME RATHER THAN POSTER-BOARDS.
For our clients, we want to display their items in the most attractive way possible and for our customers, we want them to feel like they are shopping in a cute, upscale retail shop, without the upscale prices.
We work by the rule that an estate sale should be as neat looking on the last day, last hour as it was on the first day, first hour.
We receive a lot of compliments on our estate sales being so clean and organized and compliments just make us work even harder for our customers! We appreciate them!
We provide holding baskets for our customers so they can shop without carrying items around.
We also provide our customers with Texas Cowboy Cookies when they arrive and we also have them for sale at checkout.
We take credit cards!!!
We bring some inviting details that help with sales, like accepting credit/debit cards to boost sales. Credit cards increase the bottom line in sales and attract customers as well when mentioned in our advertising.
We will help you with the items that made you or a loved one’s house into a home. As you experience another time in your life, we find another place for your family’s items to make another house into a home.
If you are interested in having an estate sale, learn more on how we plan our estate sales on our page titled “Estate Sale Walk-Thru” and then reach us by going to our “Contact” page.
We strive to make our estate sales a success for our clients and a wonderful shopping experience for our customers!