Celebrate National Women’s Equality Day at a Special Pop-Up Auction with Second Story Auctions – August 26-29, 2016



Second Story Auctions is hosting a “pop up” auction starting August 26, 2016. This day is designated as National Women’s Equality Day and commemorates women’s ability and right to vote with the 19th Amendment. The auction’s special sale will feature luxury goods that women enjoy for four days, ending on Monday, August 29th.

So, ladies, take your stand and right to bid. The vote is in and this is a really great sale! Find something special from this auction that makes you happy. (Men, think about getting your special lady a gift!)

There are 100 items in the pop-up sale, including fine jewelry, designer fashion and handbags, fine antiques, silver and more. Here are a few of the items in this sale:

1 k diamond plat ringDiamonds are a girl’s best friend and so is this diamond and platinum ring!

Hermes scarf – oooh la la!

Burberry Shirt 2
A classic! Love this plaid! Burberry Women’s Shirt.

Tiffany Necklace 2“Wow” someone with a Tiffany necklace

Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Bag. LV = classic style!

boardman sterling mint julip cupBoardman Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup

DVF Pumps

Diane von Furstenberg Cork High Heel Shoes

And so many more items. Take a peek at a few more…

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A portion of the proceeds from this pop-up auction will be donated to Girls Who Code, an organization that empowers women with computer science education and skills to pursue tech opportunities and innovations.

Sibcy Cline Realtors is a partner of Second Story Auctions. The auction website features full and partial estates from Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

Using Grandma’s Mid-Century Furniture in Your Home


Are you inheriting furniture from a loved one? Watch this video on how to incorporate beloved Mid-Century furniture into your home.  (Or read the article here.)

If hand-me-downs are not headed your way, don’t worry. You can acquire another grandma’s treasures at Second Story Auctions!

Second Story Auctions is Featuring English Antiques and Furnishings For Sale

National flag of the United Kingdom, the Union Jack 3:5 scale

The British are leaving! The British are leaving! Britexit has been all over the world’s news. If you’re an Anglophile, you have been following this news intently. Well, English lovers, we have some good news for you – Second Story Auctions is currently selling some fabulous English antiques and furnishings in its online sale this week that ends on July 19, 2016 at 8pm. Here is the story behind these beloved items:

Pat Dugan is from Manchester, England. In 1985, she and her husband, Ted Atkinson (an aeronautical engineer) moved to Cincinnati with GE Aviation. As they prepared for their move across the pond, they thought that if they could not live in an English home that they would bring that English home with them.

They packed their English antiques as well as reproductions and moved to a seven-acre farm near Morrow, Ohio. Years sped by quickly and sadly Pat’s husband passed away. She then moved on with her life and made her way to Oregon with her companion, Barbara. Her English belongings also relocated and the two enjoyed entertaining with the fine china, crystal and silver from England.

However, life changes and Pat’s focus did, too. She found that her beloved belongings were not as special to her at this point in her life. She and Barbara decided to downsize their ocean-view home to a motor coach so they could travel and visit with family and grandchildren who lived on the eastern side of the country. They also wanted to avoid Cincinnati winters. Pat was ready to let go of her treasures and let them have a new story with someone else.  And that is when many of her belongings with English roots made their way to Second Story Auctions.


Some of Pat’s favorite items in this auction include:

Genuine Victorian Sideboard
Says Pat, “I’ve always know it as a dumbwaiter. It’s genuine mahogany. Ted’s mother purchased it used for half-a-crown (now worth about 20 cents) after she was married, just before or after the Second World War. If you look closely on the edge, I was told Ted hit it with his toy plastic sword, and there are some slight marks. I think of them as character.”

Antique Captain’s Chair
“Barbara re-covered this chair to maintain the original horse-hair stuffing beneath. The original casters remain intact as well.”

Custom Grandfather Clock
“There’s nothing more English than Westminster chimes (Big Ben). This was made for us by a Leicester clock maker.”

Look at all of the wonderful items for sale from Pat Dugan on Second Story Auction’s website. Act fast – these English items are only up for sale through July 19th at 8pm. You are sure to find that special something for your home. Create your own story with a special treasure!

Second Story Auctions Hosts Charity Auction for High Hopes Auxiliary for The Lindner Center of HOPE

Panorama.jpgThere is a wonderful benefit auction happening right now at SecondStoryAuctions.com in conjunction with the High Hopes Auxiliary for The Linder Center of HOPE.

There are over 400 items available for bidding from jewelry to designer hand bags to art and home accessories as well as a wonderful selection of furniture. Bids take place now through Tuesday, March, 22, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Some items include:

  • Hermes Alligator Kelly handbag and other designer bags!
  • Gayle Gillette Hummel original paintings
  • 18c gold ruby and diamond bracelet
  • Hand-painted cupboard
  • French Country dining room table and side chairs
  • Children’s furniture
  • Leather sofa
  • Club chairs
  • Patio furniture
  • Paintings and prints
  • Many home accessories
  • Costume jewelry

We invite everyone to look at all of items online and place a bid! You may win a treasure while helping to support the good work at The Linder Center of HOPE.

Get Inspired to be Tidy in Your Home

Messy room

Full Garage
How tidy are you in your home?

A – You only need to pick up a few things things before guests arrive
B – The beds are never made and the dishes always need to be cleaned
C – Stop and do not come in my home until I have spent the day cleaning!

If you strive to be tidier, consider this book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (by Marie Kondo).

This author has de-cluttered her home of “stuff” by keeping only what gives her joy and by organizing by category (not space).

Kondo says to get rid of things if you do not love them. It can be tough to part with possessions, but in the end, you will be happier not holding onto things that do not bring you pleasure. You will enjoy the clean spaces in your home and knowing where everything belongs.

She also advises to sort and purge by category. Instead of cleaning one clothes closet at a time, she instructs to sort all clothes at once. (Her rationale – especially for clothes – is that clothes are stored and kept in many places and that if you do not purge at once, you will be constantly battling clutter.)

Other tips from the author include stacking clothes sideways (standing up) in drawers for easy access as well as folding and rolling clothes for tidy effects.

See some before and after photos from Kondo’s work here.

If the purging in your home includes furniture and household goods, consider contacting Second Story Auctions and sell your unneeded items online!


To Date – Over 600 Suitcases Donated For Cases For Love

Cases For Love – a community outreach program that is requesting the public to donate new or gently used suitcases for area foster children  – has reached a milestone. To date, 600 suitcases have been collected. In addition, 200 new backpacks and 387 duffel bags have also been donated. Follow Cases For Love on Facebook for the most up-to-date notifications. The goal is to collect over 1,200 suitcases.

About Cases For Love
Suitcase (backpack and duffel bag) donations are being accepted at all Sibcy Cline offices, Second Story Auctions’ warehouse in Blue Ash, as well as at University Moving and Storage Company in West Chester through February 14, 2015 (Monday – Friday 9am-5pm).

Read more about this campaign here.

Media Coverage 
Most recently, the January 18, 2015 Enquirer featured a front-cover “Good News” article about Cases For Love:


Second Story Auctions – First Auction is Happening Now!

Sibcy Cline’s newest affiliate, Second Story Auctions, is now live and the first auction is happening now. This auction has over 150 items for sale including furniture, glassware, pottery and other home accessories. (There are even a few Coach handbags.)

About Second Story Auctions
The online auction house is available to anyone who wants to buy or sell household goods, furniture, jewelry, collectibles and antiques. Each auction lasts 7 days and all auction items are promoted with a detailed description and multiple photographs. The auction house offers a preview day for each sale so the public can inspect items for sale.

Those interested in selling can have an entire estate sale at their home or have their goods transported to the Second Story Auction warehouse located in Blue Ash.

Take a peek at this auction. You are sure to be SOLD on some treasure!

Here are a few samples of what is on the “auction block” now:

Pottery Barn Dresser

Pottery Barn Dresser

Martha Stewart Couch

Martha Stewart Couch

Rookwood Vase

Rookwood Vase

Pottery Barn Clock

Pottery Barn Clock