Home Clearance

www.home-maker.org.uk/clearance

homeclearance

2006

Ebay member Jeaniequeeniered has a feedback score of 126 which comes from 138 successful transactions.

For Sideshow and Make TV Jeaniequeeniered (aka Jeanie Finlay) undertook a Home Clearance, putting 9 items of sentimental value up for sale on ebay.

The online audience bid for items on ebay and joined her for the last 15 minutes of the live auction: Thursday May 25th 2006, 17.05 BST

 

 

Items for sale:

Figurine of woman and Puppy
Red Pepper Earrings
Lone Salt cellar
Paul Smith hat
Antique sheet music book
Baby pink rouched sleeve collarless Zara blouse
Vintage, collectable white polaroid land camera
Lemon baby dress and pant – 3/6 months
William Burroughs spoken word record – Spare Ass Annie

“Since undertaking the House Clearance event at the end of the Home-Maker tour it’s made me think about the personal investment and sentimental value I give objects in my own home. I was suprisingly upset when I waved off the van full of objects that I had selected for the touring show. My consolation was that I didn’t need the object to maintain the memory and after the initial sadness, I felt an overwhelming feeling of relief and liberation. I no longer had to think and worry about all this stuff that I was responsible for. I put 75 items up on ebay and Greenmetropolis and slowly the clutter in my house is reducing, very slowly. With this in mind I developed Home Clearance for Sidehow. I’m interested to see what sells, what doesn’t and whether the sentimental provenance described will add any value or if it will put potential buyers off who don’t want to consider the item’s previous life. “

'Carters' wrap over kimono style, sleeveless baby dress in lemon yellow, with floral motif and matching pants in gingham check.

‘Carters’ wrap over kimono style, sleeveless baby dress in lemon yellow, with floral motif and matching pants in gingham check. 3-6 months
Immaculate condition – worn only once

I bought this set for my daughter when she was 7 days old on our first trip out together as a new family. I was in a daze of hormones and sleep deprivation but still managed to shop. My daughter only wore this once, by the time I came to dress her in it again she had grown out of it.

 

 

 

 

Vintage white polaroid collectable land camera very good condition

Vintage white polaroid collectable land camera very good condition.

I used to collect Polaroid cameras and had a collection of around 20 of them. This last remaining camera is my most beautiful one and I have never used it, it used to be displayed in my living room on a glass shelf. When I left University I set up a classic car insurance business partnership with a photographer and we used to run arts workshops in galleries and with community groups. Boots HQ is based in Nottingham and they used to donate out of date polaroid film tous which we would use in the workshops to create strange photo stories and each image usually had the tell tale signs of old stock – brown and blue water marks. Our arts organisation lasted for 2 years and then we went our separate ways – me to be an artist on my own, Jo to become a photographer.

 

 

3/4 length shirtBaby pink rouched, collarless cotton mix shirt from Zara with drawstring 3/4 length sleeves.

Very good condition – worn only once.

I bought this shirt on the same shopping trip as I bought the Carter’s dress that is also for sale. My daughter was only 7 days old and it was our first trip out together as a new family. This shirt reminds me of the day I wore it when my Grandparents came to stay and my Mum came for the day. We had a photo taken of four female generations of the same family all together, Summer was just starting and I look so happy in the photos.

 

 

 

Lone salt cellar

Nigella’ Baby blue ceramic salt cellar, atomic design in pointed egg shape, 1950’s, one of a pair

Some signs of wear and tear – this cruet set fell off the shelf it was being stored on, the pepper didn’t make it and the salt sustained a crack.
I got this cruet set as a birthday present from my old friend Sarah when I was 25, in the days that I was working with her at Broadway Cinema as a Box Office Assistant. Sarah moved to France about 6 years ago and I bump into her occasionally when she visits Nottingham and we keep up sporadic email contact. This lone salt pot reminds me of my old kitchen on Chard Street and Sarah working in Luna, where she bought the set.

 

 

 

Spare Ass AnnieRare Limited edition Vinyl copy of William Burroughs Spare Ass Annie

Audiophile limited edition vinyl edition, no: 3149

A collaboration between Burroughs, producer Hal Willner and politico-rappers Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. It features Burroughs reading excerpts from seven of his books set to music by the Heroes, mostly a slow, lazy funk that sounds like it was lifted from a ’70s blaxploitation soundtrack.

Condition: (VG+) – VERY GOOD PLUS
Cover and sleeve shows some sign of wear around the edge.

I bought this record in 1993 from Selectadisc in Nottingham, the spiritual home of my then boyfriend who used to go in for regular top ups for his vinyl addiction. At the time I was dj-ing as “Shabby Chic” and got this as a potential record for playing out, instead it ended up on a lot of mix tapes. The best track is “Words of advice for young people”

Red Pepper earingsA pair of Red pepper slice earings in genuine plastic.

Brand new, in original packaging, only taken out for photographing.

My friend Carol Crowe bought these earings for me in 2001 on one of the last days of our trip to Tokyo, Japan. It was the fist time either of us had been to Japan and we were both very excited by the array of unusual things for sale in the shops. At the time I was redesigning my Ruby website and was collecting images and objects that were red to be incorporated into the design. On the day I was speaking at the conference I’d been invited to Japan to attend, Carol was out shopping and spotted these. The other reason she bought them for me was that I spent most of my time-off seeking out the plastic food that appears as a menu in the window of almost every cafe and restaurant. In the end I bought a ‘petrified’ looking bowl of ramen noodles which now lives in my kitchen.


FigureNew ‘Cascades’ Royal Doulton-style ceramic figurine of woman holding a puppy

25cm tall, never used.

Box shows some signs of wear and tear – it has “Finlay Spare” written over it and the cellophane has been broken but still offers good protection.

This figurine was bought from Hyson Green, Nottingham as a spare prop for a touring art installation Home-Maker. Like a substitute footballer she followed the show as it travelled the country and was unpacked, then repacked at Angel Row Gallery, Folly – Lancaster, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre – Nottingham and Hatton Gallery – Newcastle. Sadly she never made it off the bench and remained in her box for the whole tour.
In March 2006 the Home-Maker set was stripped and cleared away by Heaton Used Furniture therefore this figurine is no longer needed, can you give her a good home?

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