Tuesday, February 19, 2013

~*At The Auction*~

Hello Dear Friends!  This past Saturday I decided not to open up the shop... so I could attend a local estate auction.  Oh I do just LOVE a good auction!  Don't you?
 (What a BLURRY... picture!)

I didn't come home with a lot of things, but was pleased that the truck was loaded with some goodies to help fill up our booth at Ellie Lou's and my shop.  Here are a few of the things... the good, the bad, and the ugly...

These items will stock our booth... vintage & junky, but fun!
 I put these tin toy parts in a baggie... I just know someone could use them for some Pinterest jewelry making!

 These items are a little more primitive & antique.  They will stock my shop...
 I LOVE old irons!  I use them in our house as door stops... to keep the doors from slamming shut when we have all the windows open.  Which we can't do that right now, of course.  Tomorrow we are expecting a HUGE snow/sleet/rain storm... with 5-10 inches!  ICK!
 Old school readers & books...
 An old scale...
 This is a REALLY COOL Shasta Water bottle... from the late 1800's/early 1900's... (and it still has a little water in it!)


I promised to update you on my furniture re-dos.  Remember this?
 Here is what it looks like after being painted, sanded, and waxed with brown wax...
 And the partial chair?
 Here is how I played with it...

Both furniture pieces have been put in the shop... and I picked up several more junky pieces at the auction that are waiting re-do.  Hopefully I can get to them soon.  I'll share with you when I do.

I hope to update you on some other crafty fun soon.  

Until then... wishing you warm smiles...



  1. Betty ~
    You found some good stuff. Not certain, but those tin clowns and horses might be old Cracker Jack toys and worth a few bucks. I know I've seen that polka dot clown somewhere!
    Hugs :)

  2. Great finds, I need to find some auctions around here. People tend to up the prices now, so hard to find good buys.


  3. I haven't been to an auction in years ~ oh what fun!!! You found some wonderful goodies there. Love the furniture redos!!!
    Prim Blessings

  4. Those re-do's finished up great! Some great finds at the auction... that water bottle is neat-o!

  5. Looks like a lot of good finds at the auction!! Never been to an auction but hope to go to someday soon. Your furniture redos are awesome! Can't wait to see some more.

  6. Great auctions finds! Never been to an auction but hope to go someday! Like the partial chair redo, too. Can't wait to see what other furniture redos you come up with.

  7. I love an auction, even if I don't buy it's fun to look at everything. I think I use to own that brown glass divided dish!

  8. We are waiting for the Big storm too.
    Should be interesting.

    M :)

  9. Hola pase a saludarte, hace tiempo no entraba a tu blog y dejame decirte cuanto me encantan estas antiguedades, y ni decir de esa linda silla

  10. Do you mind if I borrow your "toys" pic? My mom bought that set for me when I was around 4yrs old for our car trip to Washington D.C. I had a major flashback!!!

  11. Love all your goodies! I love auctions but I'm not very good at keeping up with all that fast talk! LOL Would love to come visit your shop someday!!!
    Blessings sweetie

    P.S... when I get just 5 more blog followers, I'm going to have another cool give away! :o)


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