Black Kat Vintage: Mike Ness’ Estate Sale

Black Kat Vintage: Mike Ness’ Estate Sale

Once upon a time, Mike Ness of Social Distortion founded Black Kat Vintage in Orange, sharing space with Villains Vintage. The store is now closed, but Black Kat Vintage had two pop-up estate sales in the last couple of months. I was able to drop in for the second one.

The sale was in an old metal shop in Santa Ana, but don’t let the location fool you – it was an Aladdin’s cave of great vintage stuff.

This must be the place.

This must be the place.

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I’ve spent most of my life in and around antique shops (I also¬†work in one) and am always thrilled to see pieces like this in impeccable condition.

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Vintage lamps, clocks, and ceramics.

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More vintage lamps and clocks – hey, my great-grandma had blue Roseville pottery too!

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Some lucky soul snapped up this Art Deco bar before I arrived. Not that I need one, but it’s a gorgeous piece.

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I loved this adorable kitchen cabinet…but my car isn’t big enough to haul it, and I didn’t have enough cash anyway.

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1960s bobbleheads.

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My mom had that 1959 Barbie!

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Charming vintage kitchenware.

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Dishes, salt and pepper shakers, and cool vintage tablecloths.

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Now THIS is the piece that’s going to haunt my dreams…

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This beautiful Wedgwood stove didn’t have a price tag on it, but there’s still no way I could have brought it home. (I would have if I could have!)

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I’ve seen a lot of rattan in varying states of repair…and these are among the very best pieces I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately…out of budget and not enough space in the car.

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I definitely have enough shoes. But I could use shelves like this to solve that pesky storage problem…

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I’ve seen a lot of vintage purses and own several…but this is the one and only GRAY Lucite purse I have ever seen in a lifetime of antiquing.

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Some of Mike’s stage clothes.

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Living room furniture. Not my exact style but still very cool.

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Car parts and audio equipment. The radio on the countertop was incongruously playing The Strokes for some reason…

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Vintage religious paraphernalia.

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Model cars.

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Vintage tabletop jukebox.

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Hair trimmers, hot rod magazines, and the Man in Black.

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Vintage toys and a 1980s (I think) Mickey Mouse phone.

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I did find one thing that fit my space and budget: this ceramic Cinderella, made in 1960. She’ll be right at home with my 1960s Snow White.

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