I am sooo glad you guys mentioned that Estate Sales company- I love estate sales and being new to the area (just moved from San Fran), it is great to have this info. There are all sorts of treats to be found. Of course I wish they didn't always start on Fridays, when I'm working, but you do get good deals on the last day of the sale. I once went to one where the wife had been a HUGE sewer and I bought most of her supplies- a lot thread on wooden spools, snaps and such on old school packaging and a ton of other assorted items.
Once I get to know this area better, I ill be sure to post any treasured spots I find!