2.16.2011

vintage finds wednesday...

Hit the auction on Sunday and thought you might enjoy coming along.

That woman in the black visor is looking at some prints I really wanted - I was outbid on them..


This is the auction I go to several times a month.  They sell everything and I mean everything.  I go mostly for jewelry of course because you know, I'm a dealer, but there are always other things that catch my eye.  These are things I liked but did not bid on...






These are things that caught my eye for a different reason, also did not bid on (which is probably obvious)...



Things I did bid on but didn't get.  These fantastic fashion prints and advertisments from the early 1900's - still kicking myself for not staying in the bidding, they were fabulous.  I just get nervous sometimes and bow out, oh well...


Tried to get this very old but in beautiful condition set of Dickens for my daughter.  I was outbid by a woman who was going to be re-selling them individually - BREAKING UP THE SET, saddens me...


This is what it's like for me at the auction - I'm short so I often can't see when I'm trying to bid...


and my feet are always killing me from the 5-7 hours of being on them (chairs are hard to come by)...


but I was with Andrew Henry who rubs my feet when we get home and my Mom who bought me french fries, gave me a bite of her candy and always whispers in my ear "if you want that just bid what it takes and I'll buy it for you" so it's a good day in my book.  Plus I did manage to bring home a few goodies for the shop!


I do love the auction.  Did you spy anything you would have liked to bid on?

30 comments:

VildesVerden said...

Looks like fun! Used to go to auctions with my parents when I was young, but have not been to one in years.

Felicity said...

What fun!

How sad about the Dickens - that just sounds greedy to me.

I haven't been to an auction in years but love the thrill of the bidding.

Thanks for taking me along for the ride,

Felicity x

PS: I think your favourite word might be "Sold!" especially if the person with the gavel is pointing to you.

Krystal said...

i can't see why you don't want that big brown statue?? I would have loved to see who bidded on it!! And that kind of broke my heart about the dickens books :(

jandjhome said...

How fun! I've never really been to one of these. I also love looking at all those jewelry pieces.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I can't believe that you bypassed that pink mask. :)

Maria said...

How fun! I wish just once I could join you at one of these!
I liked the tapestry ruggish looking red piece in the first photo and the little silver box with the jewel on the front in the 3rd photo. The fishing basket too - cuz my dad had one just like it. And, of course, I liked everything that you bought as well - beautiful!

MJM said...

BREAKING. UP. THE SET. That's horrifying. Also, I loved those candlesticks. Dramatic, awesome.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I should have known that would possibly traumatize you - sorry about that. The candlesticks were from a gothic church and indeed fantastic.

koralee said...

Oh what fun....your treasures are amazing...you never know what you will find! Hugs for a great day. xoxo

kroney said...

There is definitely 'something for everyone' at those auctions.
Maria, I liked the silver box too but didn't bid as it was part of the group of perfume bottles and I had no interest in those.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I haven't been to auction in years. It's so easy to get caught up in the bidding - I must stay away!!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Looks fun and unique. I love vintage.

angryparsnip said...

Looks like you had a great time but that would have been to long on my feet.
The two Gothic Church pieces look fabulous but where would I put them ?

cheers, parsnip

Andrew H. said...

There definitely is everything under the sun at these auctions. You didn't get to snap a picture of the tanning bed :-). The auction people found it under loads of stuff in the back. Had been there for years and they finally sold it.

pamela said...

oh that gold headdress would have been a fun thing to try on! and i actually liked the old man mask. i enjoyed having a peek anyway! b.t.w. yesterday i commented on how i liked to clip articles and recipes and my laptop ran out of battery!

Merisi said...

I am so upset about that woman breaking up that precious Dickens set! :-(

The jewelry you gathered looks quite enticing.
As for the lost bidding, I'd say it gives you more freedom to bid for the next treasure. Good luck! :-)

Beatnheart said...

Dang, I’m there!!!!! ah shucks, we’d be bidding on the same stuff. Just the same, when can I met ya?

Debby said...

Love the weathered Dickens novels... they would add so much charm to a book shelf! xo

Tess Kincaid said...

Fun! I would have bid on those lovely prints, as well.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Dare I tell you that I have never been to an auction. I have been to the viewing days as we have a very large auction house quite near to where we live, but I have never been to an actual sale.

Diana Mieczan said...

You are amazing with all your finds. I would love to go to one of those auctions one day:) Enjoy your afternoon, sweetie
Kisses

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my, I see a few things I would have loved to bid on!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

that place looks like a gold mine! great finds!

audrey marie said...

oh how fun! i've never done a live auction but i do get quite the thrill on ebay!

Stacey said...

That's it, i'm packing my bags and moving the house to where you are! You have way too much fun either thrifting or bidding:-). Love the weathered Dickens novels.

Pam said...

I would have had so much fun - so much temptation. I have a Dickens'Bleak House' from that era, obviously once part of a set. I found it for next to nothing in a charity shop weeks ago, and am enjoying reading it...and I love that religious icon mantle - if only I had the right place for it.
I've seen those brown tribal statues around though and they give me the creeps, guess that's their purpose!

Brunch at Saks said...

What fantastic finds! I love a good vintage auction!

Hugs xoxo

little t said...

Such a pity about the dickens set!

bronwyn said...

I would have liked to bid on the Dickens set (intact please) and those perfume bottles!

Nicole said...

Oh that Dicken's collection was cool! And it's sad when people break up things like that. Grrrr!