Friday, October 22, 2010

This Time it is Auction Bliss

As I said in my post last night, I went to 2 auctions over the last two nights and I thought I would share with you some of my finds. This first picture is quite interesting. Although I know it is impossible to tell, these are all the pieces to a three section armoire. If I ever figure out how to put it together I think it is about 24" deep, 80" high and 80" long. Not sure where I am going to put it and I am not sure if it is even in that great of state. However, for the bargain price of $2.50, even if I just use the wood it is worth. The mirror in itself is great. Like I say, it is all about the journey and trying to put this together should be an interesting one!
These are some assorted frames and artwork that came as part of lots that I purchased.
A great piece that just needs some love.
This is a vintage chandelier that was never actually used, the crystals are still covered. It will need to be rewired but it is actually only one light so I think it should be doable. If not, it is so pretty it will work great even with a candle. This was a lot of pewter that I couldn't pass up and no one was bidding. They sure were glad I showed up to take a bunch of the junk no one else wanted! Some more assorted artwork and a set of Italian nesting tables. They need to be painted which is no big deal but they are also wobbly. Hopefully I will be able to fix that. This falls in the category of junk. I will have to figure something interesting out. A whole lot of frames.
Again, falling into the "What I am going to do with this?" category, I came home with vintage tin children's items including a doll bunk bed, a stove and a bassinet type of thing.
The real reason I went to the second auction was for these...
They were the LAST thing sold and I was worried the prices were just going to go too high. The watches were going for hundreds and hundreds of dollars so I thought the big spenders would be going for the clock faces also. Fortunately, there were only two other bidders that were doing anything by that point and I got them. Woo Hoo! My sister and I tried to be very low key but we were pretty psyched! These two are my favorites.
I also will be going this weekend to pick up the pieces that wouldn't fit in the truck! I got a giant old desk (like my Grandfather had - I know an emotional bid but it was only $15. Now I have to figure out where I am going to put it!), two beds, a beautiful french provincial arm chair, a nice side table and a beautiful dresser! Each of them were $15 because no one else was bidding on them. I am telling you, auctions are the way to go! I will post pictures when we manage to get them home! I am sharing this post at:

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10 comments:

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Love the little table. Cute! Look forward to what you do with her. I'm pretty sure my sister and I had doll bunk beds like those. I just dated myself, haha! Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed. Happy Fall!
Michelle

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Oh those clock faces...I'm so jealous! Great finds. I may have to start going to some auctions. Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed.

Angela said...

The clock faces are awesome! I have a small collection, and I am always on the look out for more...what a GREAT find!

Inspired by you said...

What great stuff! I love going to auctions. It is definitely a hit or miss.

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

I love the clock faces. I made one (see my blog - http://followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.com/2010/09/big-clock.html )
with roman numerals but after seeing yours, I need to make another one with actual numbers 1, 2, 3...

Great buys there!

central bark designs said...

I can't wait to see what you do with some of your treasures. LOVE the Italian nesting tables! And that armoire! I must go to auctions!

House On Beach Street said...

I love the clock faces. I would have gone nuts. Congrats to you.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my.. great finds! I love the clock faces too. I'd love just a wall with those!

I remember the auction days. Oh my gosh. I could never grow pretty fingernails while bidding...

Donna

Sherri B. said...

Love your blog, I just found you and I am a happy follower now. Great treasures you found at auction. I'll be back to poke around somemore when I have a few minutes.

Happy Monday!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I love the clock faces!