Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lookee What I Found!

I love auctions! I went to one a week ago for the first time in almost 8 years. My experience with ebay helped me not get the fever and go nuts bidding on stuff I didn't need for prices I didn't need to pay. Haha! And the stuff I got was incredible!


This being a rural area, folks just don't appreciate the same things that appeal to an eccentric artist type like me, so I was able to get what I wanted for practically nothing. My favorite buy was the altered art shelf with cabinet nob hanging pegs. It came with the fabulous ancient padlock and I won the bid at $2.00. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? I still can't. I added the two ancient keys to finish the viniette. The alligator purse has a small tear on one side (easy to repair with glue) and is luxuriously lined with a buttery soft glove leather. An impulse buy that cost me maybe $6.00. Isn't it priceless looking? The sassy lingerie hamper wasn't an auction find, but I had to include it for show and tell because it is so unique. Found it at my favorite local thrift store, The Classic Shop. Other auction buys were a box of beautiful old, white china dishes ($2.50), a blue glass pitcher (50 cents), an 8 foot x 10 foot "Persian" area rug ($20), a large flat box of silver plate with a couple of sterling treasures in it (50 cents!), a box of antique postage, maybe 25 pages' worth from an album ($2.00) and a fabulous old type writer (in a wooden case) that I got for one dollar because I walked back into the auction room to get my things and no one was bidding on it and the auctioneer looked to me to take it, since I took so much other "junk". There WERE items that got some higher prices, but I got my treasures for a steal!

8 comments:

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Nathalie, that is great! Especially the typewriter.
I hope you get to go to many more wonderful auctions. It sounds like fun.
xoxo Nita

Donna said...

These are Great finds!!! Great prices too!!! I Love the shelf!! Have a wonderful day sweetie!!hughugs

Dannalie said...

I love the lingerie hamper! so sassy! Just my style!
We used to go to auctions all the time. Hubby and I were just talking about them.

Laura said...

Sounds like heaven!!! Tomorrow is Friday and instead of going to work in the morning I wish I could stop at some garage sales and a church rummage sale!! I need to find some good stuff, although if I think about I should go through my closet of stuff from the last couple of years first!

Linda said...

You did good!!! Love the shelf. Need to see the typewriter! It all sounds wonderful. Happy Day!!

Beth said...

Gosh...I love a good auction and I haven't been to one for years...
now you've given me the bug !!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Thinking of you this evening..
xoxo Nita

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Natalie,

What treasure!!! I can't wait to see what you do with them!