I worked an auction today! Lots of neat things from an estate. The elderly lady whose things were auctioned off, certainly had some good taste. Very fun to observe.
1. Where else can you find rifles and Haviland on the same table? :)
2. This cast iron dinner bell was very cool. I could call the men to dinner! ha ha.
It went $125.
3. I loved the large vintage Santa. And how appropriate that he was standing by the snow skis!
4. And lots of pretty glassware!
I didn't bid on anything. You know how I like to wait and see what people leave for the trash!
Well among the broken items, castaway sets of encyclopedias and dusty cassette players, my coworker Steve and I found a garbage bag still tied shut. Obviously, it was included in a box lot, but the winning bidder wasn't even interested enough to open the bag and see what he paid for! Well, it was a Vera Bradley garment bag! Looks brand new! I haven't identified the pattern name yet, but they sell for $135 at www.verabradley.com Now how cool is that!? :) Although Steve didn't want it, he was just as excited as I was! ha. I will probably put it on eBay.
I got another item I'll show you tomorrow. I need daylight for a good photo.
It's a piece of handmade wood working. Very old. Naturally distressed (yeah, that was
before everything was newly distressed to look old! ha ha) and perfect for my zoo. :)