Faces of a Country Auction

Hey....it's Lynn here with a long time in coming blog post.  How are you?  Well and fine, I hope.  :)  I love attending auctions.  I used to really not care for them because you could be there hours and hours, only to end up with nothing in hand.  However, I have been going to auctions since I was in high school intermittently until I found this small almost weekly country auction a couple of years ago. There is small group of us who are always in attendance and if one of us doesn't show up, there is always concern......'cause you see we are an older bunch, if you know what I mean.  :)  The last six months or so I have been snapping pictures of the faces in the crowd.  Always knowledgeable, generous, funny, and always a gleam in their eye if you get in a bidding war with one.  Faces in the crowd.

My friend bid and got this truck.....

The auctioneer......I bought that mannequin you see behind him.  I have big plans for it.

Just never know what you will find at auction......this guy (not the bearded guy)  was found in the closet of a doctor's old home office.  They also auctioned off lots of his fabulous old medical tables and cabinets but prices went too high for my pockets.  I did get some pretty wonderful vintage apothecary jars though.  :)

This country gentlemen has an antique store and unfortunately, he and I like the same type things, so we frequently find each bidding on the same items.

sweet ladies

this guy gives me advice on old mechanical items, which I know nothing about

doesn't he look very pensive?........ an Englishman who buys lots of old ephemera

always wear your boots....the fields have been so saturated with so much rain this spring....there's mud, mud, mud everywhere

bidding on old architectural items in this photos.... This day I bought a beautiful old door.

too funny.....everyone heeded this sign.  I never saw a soul sit in it that day at auction :)

Have a wonderful weekend....   xoxo

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Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I miss going to old farm auctions like that and bidding against someone that was sure I would quit bidding on same item we each wanted haha

If I really was determined to get it I just left my number in the air for the auctioneer to see

Sarah said...

Looks like fun. I've only been to a country auction once, and it was many years ago. Enjoyed it!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love that you could go to this farm auction Lynn. I bet it was fun. Love that truck your friend got. Terry would have loved that.

Lauren at Wonderfully Made said...

I have never gone to an auction -- too afraid haha. If I could go with someone experienced, I'd jump at the chance. Your pictures are AWESOME -- you really captured the feel of the event. That sign on the chair made me laugh out loud!

Sandi Magle said...

I love this post. When my mom and I used to do auctions in the 1960's we also always went up against one particular dealer, who later became a life-long friend. I learned much about antiques from Wally. He and his wife had a restaurant near my parents cottage. He always knew the best haunts and out of the way places.
And I think ---the characters were about the same---lol, as your pictures. Thanks for the memory jogging trip to my old auction days. Sandi

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I would love to go to an auction but I would have to go with someone seasoned at them like you! I have no idea how to do it all and I am afraid I was miss out on everything!

Our Hopeful Home said...

This sounds like so much fun! My husband would probably hate it because I'd have to go to every one! Thanks for sharing your adventures at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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