Hey I'm Dan, founder of EstateSales.NET, which later became Vintage Software.  Vintage Software is the company that owns and runs the websites EstateSales.NET, AntiqueMalls.com, and EarlyBirds.com.  I feel I am one of the luckiest people around; to have a "job" that is what you really love to do is the best thing that can happen to you.  On top of that, being a family company where you work with your wife and son makes this the best job ever--and the fact that we have a great group of people working here really helps.




I used to be one of those people who would get in line at an estate sale many hours before the sale would open, only hoping I was at the "right" sale that week.  Then one day I thought it would be great to know what was in each sale so I would know I was in the right line for me.  That is how the idea came about for this business.




Back then I was buying all the vintage appliances I could get my hands on, then I would restore them and sell them on eBay.  After a while, I was selling to movie production companies so they could have the correct items for movie sets.  I have supplied props for several productions including Mona Lisa Smile, Walk the Line, The Today Show, Julie and Julia, Men in Black III, This Old House Magazine, and the latest Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis.  I was also featured on an episode of FoodTV's UnWrapped and PBS Tennessee Crossroads.




Now, a lot of my time is spent remodeling an old general mercantile building to become our home.  I have always loved redoing old houses and this project is the largest I have tackled.  Our style is Primitive, Mission, and Craftsman.  Trying to incorporate these styles into a loft style home is proving to be a challenge.  Hopefully, we may be finished in a year or two.




Now, if you want to know what I enjoy in movies, it is probably in black and white.  I like westerns, Alfred Hitchcock, and just good old fashioned entertainment--not musicals.  The picture to the right is one of my favorite character actors...can you name some of his characters and the movies he was in?  Speaking of music, blues is it and the early rock that inspired it.




Well, that is it for now.  Go to an estate sale or antique mall and have a great day.