Sunday, February 21, 2010

To The Auction!

Ok, I admit it. I LOVE auctions. Am actually addicted to auctions. And I set really good, strict guidelines for myself.
Such as;
1) I will only bid on the items I have picked out beforehand. (That's a good one. Will never happen but it sounds great.)
2) I will stay within the budget I have set for each item. (And how did that work out?)
3) I won't get into a bidding war with the woman from Tulsa. (Oops)

So, it's Friday night. We decide to attend the local auction because they had a mannequin I wanted. Unfortunately, someone else wanted it more than me. (Thank goodness it wasn't the woman from Tulsa.) It sold way too high. Which left me sitting there with a number in my hand and the urge to raise it... over and over and over. Good thing they had other things that I managed to acquire without completely breaking the bank.

The first was a beautiful drop leaf secretary. I'm not sure just how old it is. If I had to guess, and I do, I'd say it was probably made in the 40's. What is really interesting about it is the carvings and the wood pieces in the glass doors. They are obviously hand carved.


As you can see the inside has lots of drawers and places to hide your stuff.


Again, the carvings are obviously done by hand.


The carved feet are unlike anything I have seen before on a piece like this.


Next item (s) up; Aren't these the cutest little cabinets? They are new but I thought that especially the one with all the drawers would be a great place to keep small crafting supplies. You can never have too much storage.


This antique tilting photo frame is in perfect condition... lots of chippy and peely paint!

This table is a reproduction and not in very good shape. But don't you think it will look great when it is sanded and painted and sanded and glazed and ends up looking like it needs to be sanded and painted and sanded and...


I also got a really great, very large bookcase. But it is still in the trailer. It will also need to be sanded and painted and sanded and glazed and...

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time...


  1. Vera

    OMG, you got some great pieces! I love the secretary, I've always wanted one. It's so beautiful. Those new cupboards are perfect for storage. You did good girlie.

    Pale Pink And Roses

  2. Wow.. what a great haul you made. The secretary is gorgeous!
    I need to get back to the auction. Around here there's always a woman from Tulsa I'm bidding against though.

  3. Vera,
    Wow, you got alot of pretty goodies! I love the secretary...and the little cabinets are so cute!

    Shabby Shan's Cottage

  4. Wow ... you really made out well. Great little cabinets. Perfect for storage. I love auctions but there aren't alot around here.

  5. Wow I am so happy for you great finds! Thanks for sharing you really did luck out.
    hugs sassy gail

  6. Hi Vera,

    Love all your great finds! Thank you so much for the darling greeting card. It was really so sweet of you! I hope to be feeling better soon. This was a nasty bug that spread through our house like wildfire.

    I would be happy to give you some ideas for your new mannequin. How fun! I have one more waiting to be prettied up- Ava is her name. I'll be in touch when I am feeling better.

    Thank you again!

    Warm hugs,

  7. Hi Vera,, You did great at the auction. I loved your post. I was laughing so hard.:) Iwish you lots of success on your new antique space too. We can be "shop girls" together too! I was glad to hear you found a manaquin after all too!
    Have a wonderful week, (())gail

  8. What terrific finds! I love each one, but especially the secretary & the cabinet with all the little drawers! WOW!
    Mary Patterson
    Mary's Cottage Treasures

  9. OMG! Where did you find such beautiful things! Oh, yeah, the auction. I LOVE the secretary and well, EVERYTHING! sandy