But I go and go and keep going. Going, going.....gone! So won't you join me in this past Wednesday's auction? Look what I saw as I was traveling down the road. Look at all that rustique. Some people see that as pure unadulterated junk...but not you and me. I see a roof for a bird house, a fabulous display piece for hanging prints or maybe some wonderful objets d'art for your garden.
PINK. This particular auction is held out in the country (where I live) and is mostly country items....no fine French furniture here, at least none I have ever seen. And yesterday was no exception. The auctioneer has built this unbelievable place where he has replicated an entire little town. From his life time of collecting and selling, he has the most amazing array of antiques and collectibles....every building filled to the brim. And this is where I found my first PINK of the day. This little building is the very one I would want to rent and use as my little shop to sell my pieces. Don't you just love it? Look at that pink gingerbread. I could sit on that front porch and wait for you to visit. :) I did mention to the auctioneer, whose name is Bucky, that he really should consider renting out his buildings to the public. This place would become a huge tourist destination. Right now....no one but us treasure hunters knows where it is, tucked away on a little dirt road.
Okay.....enough dilly dallying....let's get to the rows of tables set up and see what we want and what's on the auction block today. And while you are here check out the rest of the replicated "old town".
Oh ....here we go! ....I spotted some more PINK. She has the best seat in the house. I stopped and chatted with her. She was so sweet. Her husband was bidding on a fine old mantle clock.
Now this just broke my heart!!! Can you spot the old lady laying upside down? She is just laying there in that pile of mess on the front porch of the "General Store". I WANT HER! Problem is, I don't think she is for sale. I think she may be intended as a prop in the "store". She has the most gorgeous patina and her stand is a gorgeous stair step cast iron square. I couldn't ask the owner/auctioneer since he was still auctioning and I had to leave but my plan is to go back next week and find out for sure. That old dress form has my name on it!
As I mentioned before I had to leave early, so I paid for my winnings, threw them in the trunk and off I went. Did you happen to spot what I might have bid on?? Yep...that vintage Italian tole lily chandelier....woohoo. I had a set price in my mind on what I was going to pay for this piece and apparently there was another bidder who wanted it really bad too. The bidding got pretty intense and all eyes were on me and my opponent but I won at only $5 short of my set price. I did mention that bidding could be nerve wracking....didn't I? :)
And a picture I accidentally snapped of myself as I was fiddling with the camera. OOPS!
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY
I hope you enjoyed your day in the country and I want to give a big thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for running our fabulous Pink Saturday. For the mostest pink you will ever see just click here. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you spot an auction this weekend to attend. Never know what you might find. xoxo