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Monday, October 19, 2009

A few Auction Finds! What a day!

Last week I headed off to an auction...a good ole fashion , in the country, park in the pasture, porta-potty kind of sale. Mr. OTM ran the shop so I could head on out. It started at 9:00 and I got there at 9:15 thanks to some road construction....ugh! You can miss ALOT in the first 15 minutes let me tell ya! I have been going to auctions all my life and it does't take long to learn the do's and don'ts. First and formost...DON'T BE LATE! In the beginning the auctioneer fills you in on all the details and pretty much that's all you get...no "refresher course" during the sale. Well during the first 15 of this sale I missed a REALLY important detail.......here goes....As the auctioneer was selling like crazy, it didn't take me long to realize that I was not going to be able to afford ANYTHING! The prices we ridiculous! ...50 bucks for kids blocks?....165 .00 for a glass cloche??? C~R~A~Z~Y! So I turned to leave and heard a lady mention that she was going "to the back" for the other sale. THE BACK?? WHAT?? WHERE??? So I did a little research and HAD I MADE IT ON TIME (thanks North Carolina Dept.of Transportation) I would have known that YEP...they were indeed running TWO sales that day...the one up front was for all the fancy schmancy (aka...high dollar, big money) stuff and the one down back was for the "stuff nobody really wants" (aka, rusty, crusty, battered, chippy.......H~E~A~V~E~N!!!! I swear it was like the sky parted and the light shown down and the Hallelujah chorus started singin! Well THIS was MORE like it....GAME ON!! Let's take a peek............... The red chest was used in one of the barns to hold screws and electrical tape (as a bonus I got 8 rolls of it!...surprise in drawer #2) LOVE the old red color!! The little green table is upsidedown in the picture because if I would turn it right side up the legs would fall off! A little glue and some clamps will fix er up good!
The old gray box had this great wire basket inside! The rusty old milk can was one of three I got that day and see the white cupboard leaning against the back window? Well I had to brush off the snakeskin that was attached to the front of it before I could even think about getting it off the wall of the barn......I know.....gross! BUT WORTH IT! Can you say 5 dollars?? Anyway that is only the tip of the iceburg of the stuff I got. The truck was heaping and I took more pictures to share with ya later. Just a hint of what's to come...stack of quilts, chimney cupboard, shutters, blah, blah blah......... See ya later!

16 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just once I'd love to be with you at aution.LOL
Very nice and prim just the way we love it!
Rondell

Sammy Girl said...

Woo hoo!
What a great "revelation" ... lol!
Happy Hugs!
Betty :)

Audra said...

I just love old chippy paint! I am with you, who needs fancy schmancy when you can have good ol' country furniture the way the Lord intended it!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome finds! I can't wait to see more!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Gotta love those auctions! Good for you, but can't wait to see pictures! Thanks for sharing, Dawn

The Whistle Stop said...

That's a gold mine of an auction! Can't wait to see the rest!
Laurie :)

~ RM said...

You lucky duck! ;) Wish we had some stuff like that around here, but it's all slowed way down. Maybe next year...

Beverly said...

I LOVE the red nad green wooden pieces!!!

Lisa said...

Love that red wooden box...yep, I need to find some places around me to find some "junk". Didn't you use to live here in Ohio? Any suggestions where I could go "junkin"?

ohiofarmgirl said...

I so love the red cabinet with the drawers...it would be so perfect on the kitchen counter...you did a great job finding the good stuff. Dianntha

I Play Outside The Box said...

I'm jealous!!!

Wizard of Was said...

Wha whooo Beth...you done good! I thinks me need to be in NC..those items are hard to find in Ca...cupboards with snakeskins included! Can't wait to see what else you got!
My Best
Gale

Tracey said...

LOVE the grey pieces! What perfect patina!

:) T

Willow said...

Wow you hit the mother load there ! Wish I could find awesome stuff for those prices around here. Cant wait ta see more of your finds.
Prim Huggs n Blessins
TJ

Lisa said...

Great finds! I wish we had auctions like that near us. I'd probably be broke though.
Lisa

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Love the little red cabinet!! Too darn cute! Hugs, Janna