A few weeks ago me and my two musketeers (mom and god-aunt) went to an auction. My aunt had just re-located here and had not been to one, and since she’s shopping for things for her home, we decided to go. I use to go to them all the time (it was the start of my “hoarder” sydrome) getting stuff “just in case”. While there I could feel the excitement building up in me and seeing all those fantastic items, my mind was racing 50 mph, and my mouth was salivating over all the goodies I could bring home with me. I could have really done some purse damage if I hadn’t stopped myself, and mind you.. my mom kept saying.. “Kim, where are you going to put anything..” but yet I was listening like Charlie Brown to his teacher “womp womp”
This was just a tip of the iceberg.. there were lots and lots of good stuff inside and outside. It’s so funny, I always joke about this scenario, but while I’m sitting there, I clearly envision my sons telling them to “SELL IT ALL!!!”.. lol.. all my worldly posessions.. gone to the highest bidder… I only hope they’ll get sentimental and keep a few items. But moving along and enough of that thought…. You know I have a chair fettish, and the white chair you see below almost made it home with me. I did give a bid at 25 but I wasn’t going higher…. (I know what you’re thinking.. foolish me.. and yes I regret not getting it.. but I had no space and had to let it be the “OTGA” mind you .. it sold for $35.00
I wish I had taken more pictures to share with you, but I was just too enthralled with watching the auction. But ….I’d like to share with you exactly what came home with us. My eyes zeroed in on this brass chinoiserie lamp and I snagged it for $10.00! (shade included but I want to change it) You know I was excited..
I also got this lamp for $10.00 too.. I said “shucks” for ten bucks its got to go somewhere..
I got a box of shades and vintage belts and evening purses all for $20.00
This rolling utility cart guess how much – $10.00 (yes, that’s my clutter behind here.. and I’m embarrassed.. so glad the yard sale is this week, because it’s all coming out and major cleaning is about to happen). I promised my sons I won’t let this pile up happen again.. (insert eyes rolling) yea right…
My aunt was the big winner – she got this outdoor sofa set for $120.00
The set included the sofa, chair, coffee table, side table and cushions and it was like new. The colors were perfect for her porch and not to mention, how comfortable it sits.
She found the cute mosaic candle holders at “At Home” – (we’ve found our new addiction..lol)
and last but not least she bought two of the Victorian green chairs you see in the back drop for $35.00 each.. I’ll be showing you a closer look later on when they’re all set in the house.
This was by far one of the best auctions I’ve attended in a long time. High five to my buddies Johnathan & James of Ammons Auction for coercing me to come. I’m so glad we decided to go, but really wish I had taken more pictures.. but next time, I’ll have more pics to show. Have you ever gone to an auction? Auctions and estate sales are just other venues to shop for home items and they’re really fun to go to. If you had never been to an auction, get there early, and be prepared to be there a long time, so pack a lunch or snack and something to drink and enjoy the show. You never know what you’ll find and as always – Happy Hunting – thrifting your house into a home.
Until next – smooches!