Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday


If you're my friend or have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that Wednesday is my favorite day of the week, right?

In fact, you're probably 
tired of reading about it 
and already know I love
Wednesdays because it's my
auction day,
blah, blah, blah,
and wish I'd tell you 
something you don't
already know!
Like what the hell's happened to my hair!  
Someone asked me that this week.  
Seriously.
So, for the record, listen up people, 
I just don't have the time
or the inclination to straighten 
my hair anymore - it is what it is, crazy!
Get over it.

But, I digress, let's get 
back to the auction talk!
I know, I know, 
but I just can't 
help myself!

I love everything about this day -
the drive over the
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
(it was beautiful this morning!),
the hour long drive there,
and back because it's my
time alone,
the regulars,
(heck, I even had a dream about one last night!)
and the
 built-in dinner plan
(The Amish sell rotisserie chicken that my family eats every Wednesday night!,
and the thrill of the hunt!

Some weeks it's awesome,
some weeks it's horrible
and some weeks it's so-so,
like today, but every Wednesday,
no matter what, beats any other
day of the week, hands-down!  

This is what caught my eye today:

I liked the scale on this medical cabinet, 
because it was on the small side
and I thought it would make a great bar or
would be perfect for toiletries in a bathroom. 


The yellow base and enamel top
was a cheerful combination, but
I saw this early in the day and didn't
end up bidding on it because I didn't
know what was waiting for me in the fields.
(As it turned out, I should have bid on it!)


I passed on the full size 
styofoam Liberty Bell replica.
(I know, what was I thinking, right?)
 

I loved the base on this factory cart
and would have had a new zinc or 
salvaged wood top made for it because
it would make an awesome coffee table.
But, I forgot about it until it was too
late and they had already auctioned it off.
Dang it.
Double dang.

 

Okay, if you know me, you already
know why I loved this piece, but
for those of you not familiar with me
and aware of the fact I should be on a 
12-step program to shake my addiction, let
me just sum it up in two words:  
metal 
drawers
Enough said.
(Oh, and yes, I got it!)
 

Some of these metal chairs
were fabulous, but most of them
were just "off"; wrong scale,
wrong idea, too big, etc., but I
have to admit, I liked the big seats.
(and I can not lie!)


The headless men?
Uh, I'm not sure what to say except
I think they'll make great
Christmas presents for my girlfriends.
 

Another workbench I thought
would make a great bar.
(Noticing a bar theme with me?)
Hmm.
 

Now you totally get the gift idea,
don't you?   It's the gift that keeps
on giving coming and going.
 
 
 - TOY STORY 4 -
Woody and his friends are
mistakenly sold at auction and bought 
by a crazy-haired
auction obsessed junk chic.
Good stuff, right?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of these days I'm going to the auction with you so you can show me the ropes!

Carolyn

Pigtown*Design said...

i have the cabinet with the metal drawers - 30 in all - and i use it to store SHOES!