Monday, August 10, 2009

Going Once, Going Twice........

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....
But, anyway,

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:


LuLu said...

How cool are you!! Your son must be so excited!!! that cracks me up about his big brother being horrified! That would be my second daughter!!
SO glad you had fun hunting {no pun intended!!!} and btw I am coming to Chartreuse on the 22! Would be there on the 21 but hubby has a BIG work thingy i have to attend!
talk to you soon,

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great time! I'm going to have to join you next time!


Maisy said...

I only want to go if you go with me....

Anonymous said...

I love auctions too and find the best stuff at them!

Happy hunting.


Unknown said...

How fun, I've always wanted to go to an auction but just never made it yet! Looks like you found some great stuff!!

:) T

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

hanks for stopping by to visit and following my blog. Looks like you love to junk as much as me, I had to follow along with you blog as well!! Blessings, Janna