Barbara Heathe

Hi! I’m Barbara, founder of One White Orchid and long-time South Miami resident. A self-confessed estate sale addict, it was my passion for this business that inspired me to make a living of it! For many of us, estate sales are for fun, for some they are opportunities, and others they are simple necessity.  That’s what makes this colorful world of estate liquidation so deeply rewarding for me.

Before One White Orchid, I spent over 20 great years with Macy’s - the nations largest retailer! I was a buyer, a merchandiser and a financial planner across a whole range of product categories (perhaps you’re starting to see the buying and selling theme in my career now!). Please don’t be surprised if your home or office looks like a retail store when I’ve finished setting up your sale. There’s a reason why successful retailers do what they gets results.


June Vargas

Hi, I’m June, Barbara’s partner and an estate sale enthusiast. The chances are I’ve liquidated an estate in your neighborhood. And bought from one!

Ours is a people business, and the greatest privilege of all my local experience over the last two decades is being part of the lives of the people that make up our colorful community.  From those who’ve struggled through difficult transitions to the feverish collectors of every conceivable kind of item; from the professionals who make a living buying and reselling estate treasures to the eager enthusiasts that hunt for the rare, unique and downright funky, I know them all. And I’m now proud to call many of them friends.

Over the years I’ve learned so much about our city, its people and the great many treasures to be found in closets, yards, garages and attics from Coral Gables to Key Biscayne - as well as a thing or two about finding new owners for them!   


Louis Payne

Hey, I’m Louis, One White Orchid’s marketing director here in Miami, and the ‘chap’ (I’m British) driving buyers to your sale and making sure they leave with arms full of merchandise. I use a lot of tools to achieve this for you and I’m always looking for new and creative ways to make your sale a success.

I spent over two decades marketing major consumer brands and products, both with reputable creative agencies and also on in-house marketing teams. Marketing to shoppers is in my DNA.


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