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Friday, April 20, 2012

Auction Time!! Lots of Pictures!!

Trev and I have been having a blast on our vacation.  It truly is a "stay-cation" as we have been home every day.  We did go to Lincoln last Friday to go to thrift stores.  I didn't have a lot of luck, but I did find a pair of CJ Banks jeans for $4 and an Abercrombie and Fitch leather belt for $2.  Then I went to The Quilted Kitty quilt shop; there's a reason that it is just better for me to NOT go into quilt shops.  It was a fun day!

The auction was at the bottom of this hill...this was the half-way point between where our car was parked and the actual auction.

On Sunday we headed to an auction out in the country.  There was TONS of stuff!  There were two auction rings going the entire day.  One auction ring was selling farm equipment and one auction ring was selling household items.  For the most part, it didn't seem like people were bidding very high on much of anything...which is exactly my kind of auction because I prefer to not spend too much money.  I spent $25 on's some of what I found in the boxes:
I'm a sucker for relish trays and candy dishes!
I really, really wanted the purple candy dish.  The chicken juice holder with matching glasses--not so much.  Also, don't ever buy 'new' 25th anniversary or 50th anniversary stuff.  It can be bought cheaply at any thrift store!!!  These 25th salt & pepper shakers were kind of cool; they were marked 1957 on the bottom.  I don't know if that's when they were made or some kind of manufacturing number...they are going to Salvation Army either way.
I was excited for everything in this group except for the weird San Francisco tourist vase (right next to the blue pitcher) and the stuff with gold--the tea & creamer in bright gold will be joining a shelf at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

The stuff on the left--going to Salvation Army--UGLY!  The pink 'canister' in the back is marked Tilso Japan 52/637 so I am holding on to that one.  I am also holding onto the green in front.  It is marked RUM RILL 711.  The man who designed Rum Rill from 1933-1937 went on to work for Red Wing.

This was my AMAZING box.  For $1, I got a ton of Christmas...look below!
Crocheted Snowflakes...TONS of crocheted snowflakes...I think there are more than 150 and they are gorgeous!
Plus...two bears with music boxes.  Trevor thought they were pigs...I told him to try again.
PLUS...a musical clock (which would drive me nuts, but I'm sure someone would think it was awesome!) and a carousel music box.  The horse moves up and down to the music.  There were also three shelf sitters--a bear, a reindeer, and a Santa.  Not bad for a buck, right?!?
In addition to all of the above glassware, I also got a huge bag of assorted blankets, pillows, and bedding.  There was a wool blanket in the bag that has a faded tag stating: "Australia 1944."  That's kind of cool, especially if you've watched "The Pacific" and know some of what was going on in Australia during that time period. 
Booger snuggled right up to the "new" pillows.
Lola claimed this afghan as her own.
 We left after four hours and some cold rain.  There was still a lot of antique farm equipment to sell.  Even if you don't buy anything, I think it's fun to go to an auction to see what people kept and what people are willing to pay for different things.  It's a great place to watch a wide variety of people.  Trevor only wants to go to auctions when the lunch is provided by the old ladies of a little town because that's when he gets "the best pie!"

Do you go to auctions?  If you do, what are you always on the lookout for?

Have a wonderful weekend, and take care of you!

1 comment:

  1. Lol...I am one of the ones who thinks musical Christmas clocks are fun. It was the only thing Christmasy I bought last year. Can't wait to see what you do with the snowflakes. They look well crafted.