Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Name is Laura and I am an Auction Addict!

Seriously, this one was just too good to pass up.

I know, it seems like I have a problem, but you know how the saying goes, strike while the iron is hot! 

I really don’t think I will be going to another one in the near future, so I figure I would do one more “share” with you of my treasure finds.  None of the pictures are great.  They were either taken freezing in the garage or at night in my dining room, sorry.  Below zero makes it harder to do “pretty photo shoots”.

Two more tool boxes, love the chippy white paint.

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4 stools, 3 shoes and an egg crate.

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Some really old ice skates.

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A crate.

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A wash bin on a stand.  Can’t you see this on the deck this summer filled with beer lemonade?

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A neat old metal folding chair.

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A great old painted table.  Sorry for the wonky photo, it was crazy cold when we got it home and this was the quickest place we could put it and I could not move it by myself.  Wonky photo and all, it is still cool.

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Blondie counted for me.  There are 72 old zinc mason jar covers.  Life is good.

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Fun old camera.

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I am not sure if these are cute or creepy?

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Some lamp making kits.

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No idea what I will do with these, but neat old photography bulbs.

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These are cool.  Two boxes of slide blinders.  I am not exactly sure, but I am some ideas brewing here.

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More sheet music, no one else bid, couldn’t pass it up.

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An enamelware box with lid.

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A bunch of colored mason jar covers.  I have an idea here too.  Not sure if it will work, we will have to see.

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This auction was fun to go to for two reasons. 

One, they went in number order and all the stuff I was interested in came up in two hours.  Second, my husband and girls came with me.  This was fun to share with them, plus, I won’t deny it was awesome to have my husband drive the truck with the trailer, load it all up and be on our way.

Second, then we went to dinner at old fashion drive up burger joint.  We didn’t drive up (too cold) and I didn’t have a burger (just wasn’t feeling it) but I did have a yummy shake!

And for those of you who are wondering, I have everything but Photoshop set up on my new computer.  Even this posting was written on the old computer and I was able to save it!

Thanks for all of your kind words and encouragement!

Have a great night!

Laura

8 comments:

~Tonja~ said...

Oh my what great finds.....love it all...wish I could find some like these....
Have a Blessed day
Tonja

ChRiS said...

great finds hope was all a good price....the washstand and basin would be beautiful full of flowers....i don't have the stand but i do have several basins and they are so perfect for flowers.

michelle said...

Hi Laura! It is ok, the first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem, not sure what the second step is because I never get past the first! :) I love all your finds, that table, the baskets, the tool boxes and the washtub on legs are beautiful!!! You are going to be a busy lady!

So happy that you were able to get the new computer going and that things were still on your old one! Look at you go, treasure hunter and computer wiz!! :)

Have a wonderful day dear!

All That Glitters said...

i want to go shopping with you!!! Seriously! awesome finds!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Laura,
Now you have me drooling over those two tool boxes!

Blessings,
Linda

Christine Edwards said...

So, have you ever done a post on the Auction process? There's an auction house close by that I gone into on Preview days, but I've never gone back for the actual auction because I don't know what to do. This is probably a hard thing to answer, but what kind of prices can you expect? Thanks!

Sarah said...

Love that table! What are your plans for it? You got some great finds!
Sarah

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

great finds. love the wood on the table.