Antique & Almost

Antique & Almost Abilene's Finest Consignment and Antique Collection

Started in 1987, Antique & Almost is a consignment ONLY store, owned by B J Naranjo-Smith, ISA-CAPP. Those fancy letters mean International Society of Appraisers, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property. 20 plus years of studies have given B J the ability to research and value items from the 18th Century to the present. Looking to buy or sell fine furniture, antiques, silver, china, crystal or jewelry, this is the shop to know. Merchandise is added daily and we have a great staff to assist you. Call for an appointment to discuss your consignments, appraisals or estate sale. B J's knowledge in appraising, working for banks and lawyers across the Big County, means your estate will be handled by the most qualified person in Abilene. B J comments "There is no glory in selling out a house to the walls in two days, but there is glory in knowing you have researched, and obtained the highest values for your clients! That is why we handle remains from the sales as consignments in our shop. We aren't there to give your treasures away for the lowest price". Call 325 695 2423 or 325 665 2120 to speak to B J or one of her qualified employees.


Hiya, it's Michelle Naranjo, BJ's daughter. I am going to have this page deleted in 14 days. Since my mother died, I have been overwhelmed with messages. But this it. Thank you for your wonderful support. BJ would have loved this attention.

Thank you all for the years of coming to Antique & Almost. We have a little announcement.When BJ came to Abilene and sta...

Thank you all for the years of coming to Antique & Almost. We have a little announcement.

When BJ came to Abilene and started Antique & Almost, almost 30 years ago, there was very little in the way of a high-end go-to consignment shop for furniture and accessories. There was a small line up of antique stores, and the Grand Dames of Antique Abilene, like Aunt Margie, were retiring.

BJ didn't just build her business in Abilene. She created an entire industry that is reflected now in so many consignment and antique shops in Abilene that it is hard to hit them all in one day! She evolved with her business and became educated and certified as the only International Society of Appraisers Certified Appraiser of Personal Property in Abilene. Her clients trusted her and respected her for that. Many families in the Abilene area knew that when the time came for them to have the difficult task of doing a family member's estate sale, BJ was the most qualified to assist them.

Throughout all of these years and amazing friends she made a long the way, she always had Joe Pete Forcher's unconditional love and she felt the same way about him. She used to tell us that Joe Pete was the only one who knew as much as she did! :-)

BJ's husband and daughter, Ellis and Michelle, agree with BJ's decision that Joe Pete is the man to handle estate sales of those who would usually call BJ. You can find Joe Pete over at his page, or give him a call at 325-829-3349. He'll take good care of you, ,like she'd expect he would.

Thank you all. –Michelle

BJ's service is at 11:00 am, this Thursday, June 2 at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St., Abilen...

BJ's service is at 11:00 am, this Thursday, June 2 at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St., Abilene, TX 79602.

BJ is all packed and ready to hit the road to recovery! She and Ellis will be in North Carolina for about 7 weeks while ...

BJ is all packed and ready to hit the road to recovery! She and Ellis will be in North Carolina for about 7 weeks while she receives the amazing care of the team at Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. If any of you would like to drop her a note, I am sure that she would love it. Their swanky apartment address is going to be:
BJ Naranjo-Smith
809 White Pine Drive
Durham, NC 27705
She is continuing to work on appraisals (can't keep a smart antique-ing lady down!) so if you have any questions, please email her at [email protected]
Thanks for all of your continued support for my mom.

I'm taking a few days off, and one of my sweet neighbors on Hollis needed an estate sale, so Maria, Vernon AND Julie cam...

I'm taking a few days off, and one of my sweet neighbors on Hollis needed an estate sale, so Maria, Vernon AND Julie came to the rescue and they are having a small, but beautiful Saturday 9-3 & Sunday,1- 4 1125 Hollis drive, at the intersection of Elmwood and South 11th. See photos and descriptions at Estate Cash, checks and credit cards.

Antique & Almost's cover photo

Antique & Almost's cover photo


Website with photos is up for next sale; see it at


Listing almost daily on eBay! Check out our site Marqueters and see what we are selling. Most items are the best of the best I saved for my consignors at Antique & Almost. and some items are from recent sales. Antique & Almost has been on eBay a long time with about 3000 feedback and sales over $350,000.00 That's nothing to sneeze at! Proud of my record! Let me know if you need to sell!

Fantastic sale at 1419 Woodland Trail will get even better tomorrow! All major pieces of furniture will be 1/2 price! No...

Fantastic sale at 1419 Woodland Trail will get even better tomorrow! All major pieces of furniture will be 1/2 price! Not the way we usually do a sale, but after conferring with the family, we are giving it a shot! Includes decorator sofa; two Baker side chairs; Country French Coffee Table; queen size sleigh bed; massive, ornate armoire; Country French breakfast room table with 6 chairs and pop up leaf; pair of black lacquer and glass lighted display cabinets; formal Henredon dining table that seats 14; set of purple ultra suede dining chairs, 13; large china cabinet ; Murphy Bed with hydraulic lift and other assorted pieces of furniture!!! Don't miss this sale of magnificent quality furniture! Cash Checks, Credit Cards!!!


Lots of 14K, 18K, sterling and costume jewelry in the sale this weekend; includes rings, pendants, watches, earrings and pins! Come on over! Cash, checks, Credit Cards!


Rise and shine early and join the crowd at the estate sale of Dr. Herman and Norma Shaffer. They were a beautiful couple and lived their life well. Entertaining was their middle name and their home is filled with what it takes to entertain in style. Beautiful furniture, clothing, china, crystal, silver and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday and Sunday is 1/2 price day, 1-5 p.m .See photos and descriptions at

Estate Sale: May 1-3, 2015, 1419 Woodland Trail, Abilene, TXAn enormous sale of fine quality; beautiful furniture, art, ...

Estate Sale: May 1-3, 2015, 1419 Woodland Trail, Abilene, TX
An enormous sale of fine quality; beautiful furniture, art, rugs;
sterling and silver plate; fine linens, china and crystal for
entertaining on a grand scale.
See more at

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Antique & Almost's cover photo

Welcome to Antique & Almost

My beautiful all new website is up and running! Sit back and enjoy the show of items from the Shaffer sale. Click on the Estate Sale tabs. New, larger photos , you can stop the slide show and enlarge individual photos.


The date is set for the estate sale in the home of Dr. Herman Shaffer and his beautiful wife Norma! May 1, 2 and 3. World travelers and collectors, you will find an amazing assortment in this beautiful home. Be watching for sneak peeks!


My intrepid workers are at it again! Started the long awaited Shaffer sale yesterday and big news coming with it! Stay tuned here for the next announcement and I'll be popping some interesting photos along, as we progress!


Enjoy our beautiful weather today by scooping up the bargains at the estate sale at 2017 Greenbriar today. (Just off S. 2oth) 99% of the sale is 1/2 price today. Cash checks credit cards! Retail therapy!

Great Estate Sale for household basics to collectibles!Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Long2017 GREENBRIAR, Abilene, TXSatu...

Great Estate Sale for household basics to collectibles!
Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Long
2017 GREENBRIAR, Abilene, TX
Saturday, March 28, 9am to 3pm
Sunday, March 29, 1pm to 5pm
Service for 12, Mikasa “French Countryside” Ironstone; Friendly Village Turkey Platter; El Verde Ironstone, vc for 8; two oil paintings by Robert Dennis; two watercolors by Texas artist Dan Brown; vintage Revere cookware; Club Alumininum; enamel roasters; wood canister set; Black & Decker toaster oven; vintage yellow Sunbeam mixer; Oster electric ice crusher; lots of Pyrex & Blue floral Corning; s/s Refrigerator / freezer; Red Cliff ironstone tureen; 2 drawer cabinet with basket storage drawers; vintage clothing; great ties; Cavalier mahogany bedroom suite with poster bed, vanity, two night stands and chest, Federal style and beautiful!; wonderful rooster lamp; maple desk with bookcase hutch; costume jewelry; brown recliner; maple 5 drawer chest & 10 drawer dresser w/mirror; handbags including Collins, Ghurka & Dooney; ladies name brand clothing sz 10-12; men’s wool dress hats; quality suits, sports coats, slacks, all from Jeffory’s Village Peddler; books, lots on Football & the Cowboys!; battery operated Monkey w/cymbals; McGregor batter operated smoker; 4 maple end tables; 2 maple KS beds and 2 bunk beds w ladder and guards; linens, towels, sheets, twin-KS; blankets; bedspreads; quilts; pillow; table linens; towels; 9 drawer maple dresser; yarn; fabric; luggage; Verilux floor lamps; Deacons’ bench; entry cabinet with shutter doors; small drop front secretary; round maple table & 4 chairs; sets of King’s Crown ruby glassware; brass and enamel lamps; Venetian liqueur set; cast iron, gilded altar candlesticks; beautiful large drop leaf fruitwood table; 6 shelf etagere/bookcase; copper & brass décor; Andrea bird figurines & soldiers; end tables; Mid Century lg “New Vista” Victrola am/fm record player; large, blond oak 3 door china cabinet; petite china cabinet for display small items; nice brass/glass tea cart; service for 8 Sango “Jade Garden” china; lg collection Russell Wright pottery, dk green & lime; a few pink pieces too; Fiesta vintage lime salt & pepper; 2 tier maple end table; 42” Samsung flatscreen TV; enormous and fine round hand painted tole tray; La-z-Boy lean back chair with ottoman; La-z-boy comfy sofa, chenille, like new! Brown lift chair; Serving cart with flip top, opens to 6’wide; two Seth Thomas mantle clocks and one round Regulator wall clock; vintage Cuckoo clock; Victorian Chair; huge vintage jars; large cowboy enamel coffee pot; older Maytag washer/dryer; Frigidaire refrigerator/freezer; black iron shelf unit; milk glass lamps; wheel chairs; walkers and other handicap aids; ladders; nice iron patio chairs; two cement benches; bird bath; garden tools; huge metal firewood rack; Whirlpool upright freezer; seven maple dining chairs; round mahogany drum table; Schwinn Aire Dyne bike; 2 old trunks; TV trays; garden spreaders; two 6’ painted bookcases; floor buffer; vintage baby bed & chest; another round maple table to refinish! ; cabinet stereo; very vintage Victrola table top w/ AM radio and record player (radio works great) triple dresser, night stands and mirrored bedroom set, oak; great style; antique iron bench; Berniece Landrum painting; vintage Dahlhart Wynberg prints; record albums; CDs; mahogany gun cabinet with glass doors; boxes of ammo; clothing racks; 1965, 1963 and 69 Texas license plates; elec knives; 3 sewing machines in cabinets; boom boxes, Christmas décor and MORE!
We accept cash, checks and credit cards!
See more photos from a desktop computer at


See the sale in its' entirety on our website, or on Don't you love seeing these photos early and making your choices? Saturday morning at 9 a.m., 2017 Greenbriar. site is visible on your handheld devices---my newly designed website (next month) will offer the same capability, but for now it is only available on PC's.

Antique & Almost's cover photo

Antique & Almost's cover photo


We're up to it again! Estate Sale time, next Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29 at 2017 Greenbriar! This is the home of the parents of K. O. Long and Patricia Armbruster. There is more furniture than you can believe and some very nice pieces. Will have the website up by Wednesday, but I'll be posting photos along so keep an eye out for something you want!


On a more serious note, I would like to say again, Thank You, to all of you who heaped compliments on the sale and the way it was displayed! Many also commented on the 100 plus photos on the website because it gave them a clear view of the items included in the sale! One 80 plus year old lady commented, I love to come to your sales after I see all the photos on your web page! The internet isn't just for the kids, believe me! And by the way, my website reached 21,275 people! An all time high! Can't beat that for good advertising!


Thank you thank you thank you to my wonderful customers! No hair pulling and grabbing, everything went like clockwork and everyone left happy! It was a tremendous success and a special thank you to those hardy souls who braved the weather today! The house is almost empty! Stay tuned for news of next big sales on Greenbrier and Woodland Trail! Yep, this is retirement!!!


Shoes are size 7; boots are 6 1/2-7; clothes are size 4 to 12. (sounds like my closet but mine start at 6-12! )


Estate Sale of Celia Trimble Boone starts Saturday at 9am.
ADDRESS: #3 King's Cross off Oldham Lane
Please use designated parking areas in the circle or for street parking, PARK ONLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE & PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS!


The jury is in! All the facts have been weighed, and felt and scrutinized and the verdict is, we do have some authentic Louis Vuittons and we do have some copies of Louis Vuittons. But rest assured, even the ones voted by the jury to be authentic, will be sold at a reduced price. The replicas are very good quality and they will be super values. But on a bright note, pricing shoes tonight, I found three pairs of very tall, high heel Michael Kors boots and two pairs of Old Gringos! Let the fun begin! Doors open at 9 a.m. Saturday and sign up for purse room begins at 8 a.m.

Luxury, designer clothing & accessories, plus elegant art & furnishings!ADDRESS: #3 King's Cross off Oldham Lane, Abilen...

Luxury, designer clothing & accessories, plus elegant art & furnishings!
ADDRESS: #3 King's Cross off Oldham Lane, Abilene, TX
Please use designated parking areas in the circle or for street parking, PARK ONLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE & PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS!
See more details in the comments.
Saturday: February 21. 2015, 9am to 4pm
Sunday: February 22. 2015, 1pm to 5pm


Happy New Year to my wonderful FaceBook friends. Retirement is not quite retirement---working daily on emptying the shop, making arrangements for consignments with other shops and some items going to auction means busy days. Then work will start next week on a large appraisal in Coke County,, but the exciting news you will like is we have a great estate sale scheduled for January 31-February 1. Stay tuned for details.


Hey, I survived---even with a smile on my face! The shop is now closed, but it was emotional and at times tearful! Then an amazing thing happened! My beautiful, vivacious daughter, Michelle Naranjo, walked through the front door of Antique & Almost at 4 p.m. on the final day! She wouldn't let such a momentous event in my life pass without being there to share it with me! She's been a force in my life with this shop, and was responsible in naming it A & A (so it would be first in the phone book!) and pushed me into joining the International Society of Appraisers and getting my credentials as a certified appraiser. She is a top notch automotive journalist, and Executive Editor of Autobytel, but to help me face the daunting task of preparing for my Certification exam, she took the Core Courses while I was auditing them. She passed the test with 99% and became an accredited member of ISA. Her love is cars, and that's her career! She leaves the appraising up to me! .


I can't believe it---two days until I lock the doors on the physical shop of Antique & Almost! I remember the excitement of the day I opened, got there early, finished primping the shop and waited, and waited and waited until finally a customer appeared! What wonderful memories I have of those 27 years! 60% off sale prices Thursday and final day, Friday is 70% off.


Four more days until the final closing of the doors at Antique & Almost! Prices this week are reduced to 60% off and Friday ONLY will be 70% off!. Don't miss your last chances to shop in my beautiful shop====closing after 27 years!!!


You would think we have nothing to do, with closing the store creating a mad house of shoppers---but tomorrow, at 12 noon, we open the doors for an estate sale, INSIDE ANTIQUE & ALMOST!
An enormous collection of vintage costume jewelry from the estate of Betty Fambro of Breckenridge will be displayed for your shopping fun! Pins, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, every color, every style, in glass crystal, acrylic and of course plastic! Bags of miscellaneous jewelry will also be available for the crafty gals who can create wonderful collages from costume jewelry. Other costume jewelry in the shop will be reduced according to the length of time it has been on our shelves. Be there and be prepared to have fun. Cash, checks and credit cards.


The hours are ticking away, nearing the closing of Antique & Almost, December 12 at 5 p.m. Don't miss the final days of the sale, Tuesday-Friday, 12-5 and Saturday 11-3. Even if you don't find a bargain, come by for a hug and a final look around. The champagne corks will pop at 4 p.m. December 12, so join us then! That is if you can stand to see a grown woman cry! I', proud of what Antique & Almost was in the community and I will miss it the same as my customers!


Don't miss the sale this weekend! A beautiful setting, fantastic house and grounds and beautiful contents! Plus in the garage, lots of tools, fishing equipment and things guys would love! Think decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas with china and silver serving pieces galore! Beautiful linens for your table, comfy beds for guests, luxurious leather chairs and bar stools, dining chairs, large selection of rugs, small to large and sofa, chairs, artwork, lamps of every style, and more and more! If you miss this, then hear your friends rave about it, you'll be sorry. It's not so far, just a few minutes and get a friend to visit with while you drive! Have fun and be safe! See you there! Check website for details.


141 Clyde St Ste A
Abilene, TX


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