Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Auction?

Yes, I went to another auction last night.  I know, I know, it might be starting to become a problem.  But don’t worry, I am not actually a hoarder and these things are not for me. Okay, some of them are for me. But more on that another time…

There are lots of pictures and they are taken in the garage.  It was too much big stuff to try to bring it in.  So, I froze my tush off to take a few pictures before time got away from me.

So here is a run through…

Berry Baskets and a tool box…

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A creel, net and knife (the knife was just part of the package).  These are going right into my Adirondack styled guest room.  Not the knife though, I don’t think you need a knife in the bedroom.

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A Trumeau mirror.  Yes, it is upside down but I am not going to complain that my husband unpacked the truck for me.

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I am a sucker for an old box.  This one is huge and white and chippy, sigh.

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Love this, I don’t know, lets call it a bookcase.  It is made of old chippy wood and a zinc back and roof.  A true one of a kind.  I went to come home with her.

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An amazing coffee table made from rough hewn lumber.

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Some interesting old light covers.

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A mantel.

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Two amazing old benches.

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Another old box, less lovely but still cool.  She was filled with lots of cool stuff.

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An old cart and an extra wheel was included in case I get a flat.

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This time I got the mortar and the pestle, a rolling pin, a galvanized scoop and a pulley.

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Some tin stuff and some amazing old spools.

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Another great old box.  Can you tell I have a weakness for old boxes?

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Some other fun stuff.

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And some more.  The bells ring so beautifully.

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I think if I bring this Victorian letter holder back to the original black, she will be beautiful once again.

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A lovely rabbit and squirrel.

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And just to show you, sometimes I get caught up in the moment and way overpay for something that is actually quite ugly.  Ugh.

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So, I know I still have not put together my giveaway yet, but I promise I have not forgotten.  The good news is now I am going to add something from this lot to make it even better.  Stay with me, I promise it is coming!

Have a great weekend. I am off to straighten up my house and that it is off to dinner for Mom’s birthday.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Oh, and I will be sharing this at a few of the parties on my sidebar.

Take care,



Andrea said...

Ok, I really really need to get myself to some auctions. What fabulous finds! The bookcase is awesome!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Whoo, boy do I want to go to the auction with you! that is a huge load of really neat stuff!

Lisalulu said...

wow is all I can say.. do you take a trailer to the sale to cart home all the goodies>>>

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

What a great group of items! I want to go to an auction with you! Wow, I've never seen that many great things at one auction.
Now you can use that cart for all your loot at the next auction!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Dearest Laura, I am having some SERIOUS envy right now! Can I come stay in this Adirondack room of yours and go to some of these auctions with you? ;) I don't know what is my favorite, too many to pick. I will sit patiently and wait to see what you do with it, I KNOW it will be scrumptious!

Tanya said... found so many great treasures!

Robin said...

Wow, you always find the best stuff. Your auction hual is amazing. I love all the boxes and benches!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Laura, Auctions can be very addictive! It looks like you have found one that sells great stuff.

Ginny said...
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Ginny said...

Nice haul. I'm coming to the Hudson Valley for a auction. The auctions get mighty thin this time of year around here (PA)and that is where we buy alot of our inventory for our booth at the antique mall and our antique shows. Have a good weekend.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love that house shaped bookcase- charming!

Anonymous said...

Love it all! The benches, cart and box are my favorite! You just can't beat white chippy paint!

Enjoy your finds!
~Michelle ;)

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hi Laura, this is my first visit to your blog, and I was blown away at all the great things you bought at the auction. I sure it was a good time! My favorite is the white divided box which would look awesome in my home.

Well have a great weekend.

Amy Kinser said...

Good grief at all of the amazing stuff you found! I love everything you got. I am a box person too.

Just thought I would tell you that Ms. Smartie Pants sent me over to see you because she said our styles reminded her of each other. I would love for you to come over and visit my blog sometime if yu would like.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a HAUL!! Loving all those wooden boxy type things too. You totally have me pegged. I'd take everything off your hands on this one. :)


Angela said...

Wow, you did good!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Great Finds! You really nade a nice haul!

Hope you will stop by and enter my $30 Gift Card Giveaway.

Missy said...

Wow Girl! Amazing finds! I never have THAT much luck. However, when i find something cool, I'm usually bidding against someone...LIKE YOU! lol.
Awesome! Very jealous!

The Zhush said...

Wow! Loving all of your picks, and of course dying to see the bedroom that these will be going into!

michelle said...

Amazing finds! I love mantel!! Actually I love everything my dear! Great buys!! :)
Hope you are having a good weekend!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

You bought some amazing things! I love auctions. :) Very addictive.

Paula said...

Love your blog...and LOVE LOVE LOVE your auction haul! I'm an auction addict, but we have a nine-month old at home, so I didn't get to a lot of auctions over the summer. This spring, he will be big enough to go with me! It will be fun to have a new auction buddy. Is harness racer part of an old weathervane? Or is he a stand-alone piece? I've been looking for one of those forever! Good work!

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