There's nothing I like more than a really great auction.
(Well, okay, the beach is pretty good too!)
And then there's Diet Coke, Chipotle, and decorating magazines....
There's a weekly auction on the eastern shore of Maryland that I try to go to every week. It's really a lot of fun because you just never know what you're going to find.
A couple of weeks ago my new friend, LouLou and I met up and spent the day bidding on all kinds of vintage finds! We won some and lost some but had a great time in the process!
Last week, I took my kids with me because my youngest, almost 11, was hoping to find one of these:
He hit the jackpot and had three to choose from!
He was the high bidder ($40) and chose the handsome (in a former life) specimen in the middle! (Don't even get me started about the eyes!)
It's freaky weird!
He was thrilled, my oldest son was appalled and I was happy because he was happy!
(As a side note, we're not a hunting family, so the only way he was ever going to get a trophy deer was to buy one! It's now hanging in the boys' room, and his brother is now begging for his own room!)
Mostly I buy things to sell at one of my two barn sales
Chartreuse and Co., and The Barn Show
something usually ends up staying at my house for awhile. I couldn't resist this vintage dress form that's now in my living room:
So if you've never been to an auction before, track one down in your part of the world, go check it out. Or join LouLou and I here in Maryland, we'll teach you the ropes and who knows, maybe you'll end up with treasures like these: