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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Auction Day



I worked an auction today.  Fun day...gorgeous weather, nice stuff,
interesting people-watching, even my not-so-secret admirer 
(normally grumpy old man that has a serious crush on me
was there to pay quite a few really sweet compliments. ha.
I even brought home some loot and trash pickings!
But I think the best part was that since the boys are home
on summer vacation, going 'to work' seemed like a vacation
day to me! haha.  Nice!

  1. Loved this antique wicker English baby carriage.  It went for $65, which I thought was a steal.  I should have bought it for future grandchildren!  And until then, wouldn't it have been beautiful at a baby shower full of gifts?  What was I thinking?  ha.
  2. This white porcelain pot with the handle was under a table of box lots sitting in front of me all day.  Perfect condition and calling my name.  I love ironstone and crocks...this would be right at home in my house.
  3. This acorn and oak leaf hand sewn quilt was really lovely.  It went for almost $400.
  4. Several tables of figurines and collectibles.  I always enjoy browsing through this stuff.  It goes for pennies and some times you really can find a treasure.
  5. And look!  Bidder 164 won that white porcelain pot!  That would be me, of course! I got it for $7.  The bottom is stamped The US Porcelain Company, Wellsville, O.  Semi Vitreous Porcelain.  And thank you to my coworker, Julie, who bid for me while I was busy with customers. :)
  6. And this is the box of stuff I saved from the trash.  I really love the little transferware mug in the corner.  Might be drinking my coffee out of that tomorrow!  The china, mug and vintage Christmas bulbs are sitting on a pile of sea shells, which I collect!   Nice!

Maybe the stuff I brought home will make a reappearance after everyone
has had a bath in the kitchen sink.  :)





64 comments:

  1. Gee....you got some really nice "free" stuff...
    It must be very interesting...seeing all the people...are you like the gal on Storage Wars??? "don't forget to pay the lady"...
    Who takes care of your boys when you go to work??
    Is that too personal a question??? If so..never mind...
    Enjoy your evening...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. yep, I'm the lady they pay. ha. ;)

      Usually the boys are in school, so The Mister or my son Taylor cover the couple of hours I need after they get off the bus. And since it's summer, Taylor and The Mister have been available to share 'boy duty' :) If that ever doesn't work out, I do have a few girlfriends willing to step in. :) And no, not too personal..thanks for even thinking to ask!

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    2. It is always fun to see what you find at the auctions.

      That is nice that Taylor helps out with his brothers.

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  2. You did good! I love that carriage and can't believe it went for that price.

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    1. I know! What was I thinking? I think it's charming!

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  3. I love number six of course is the same I would buy!! LOL lovelyz pieces Betsy!

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    1. the old man is the same you put a picture tomes ago or is other??

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    2. haha...no, no...not that man you think it cute. haha. This is a different man. :)

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    3. Ypu remember the other that always go to the auction?

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    4. ha! wait Pat see the bider who knowa what will tell you LOL

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    5. oh yes, I remember that one you liked! :) He is a really nice man. Always wears that hat! :)

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    6. I didn't see him today, though!

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  4. beautiful buys today, my gramma had a childs chamber pot that looked like that, they kept it under the bed for night time calls of nature when all we had were out houses, I think the idea of the carriage at a shower is great,

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    1. I wondered if it was a chamber pot but it seems too big and tall. I'll have to do some investigating!

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    2. we have an old china chamber pot with blue flowers on it that my mum planted a jade plant in, it was an inside joke!!

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    3. I was just thinking it would make a nice planter. And I bought a new little jade plant just last week that needs to be planted in a bigger container! haha...yes, seems like it would grow well in one. lol. Even as a vase for a large bouquet..that would be pretty, too!

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  5. Looks like there were lots of goodies at this one!!! Glad you had a fun day!!

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  6. lovely! your auction days sound like fun! my Mom used to have (or maybe still does) in her attic a baby carriage just like that, but not in as good condition as this one. $65 sounds like a steal to me too!That baby shower idea was/is perfect!

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    1. I should have done it! Oh well. It's hard to think outside the box sometimes when you're there busy working.

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  7. Hi Betsy, looks like a very fun day for you. I like your free cup and Does the tall pot match it? very nice find.
    don't feel bad about not getting the buggy, it is very cute but certainly not up to baby safety standards.

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    1. yeah, but just for looks, it's gorgeous! ha. Yes, it was a fun day. The cup doesn't match anything but I think it's lovely..and very old!

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  8. cool i like the tea pot you got...the porcelin canister looks like a chamber pot to me...glad you enjoyed your vacation day...smiles.

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    1. I think you're right...just found one on ebay...has the lid, but has damage and it's going for quite a bit! I also found lids alone up for bid. I might have to find a lid for it! :)

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  9. Hey Betsy,
    I love reading about the auctions and the pictures that you show us. 8~)
    Next time you try to visit my blog....try this address: 2momsofafeather.blogspot.com
    Take care,
    Nancy

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  10. Oh, I love your auction day posts!! They are so fun :) You always find the most random things. lol

    P.S. Your scare cat still scares me!! hahaha

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    1. thanks, Jax! You know, my house kind of has that random look to it, too! haha.

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  11. Looking at your box of 'trash' so reminded me of the antique shops I visited today! Maybe you need to rent you one of those type booths. Seems like you could keep it well supplied with what others are putting in the trash. But for sure, I want to go to one of these auctions!

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    1. I'm sure you can find one around you...look online! So fun!

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  12. Now THAT looks like a job I'd like to do too :)

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    1. a very fun job and not every day...perfect for me!

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  13. What a nice collection of "stuff". That little transferware mug would have come home with me too!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. I'm drinking my coffee out of it this morning! :)

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    2. Isn't it sweet? I looks and feels very old to me.

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  14. I would LOVE to trail behind you at your auctions. I would be in heaven. I am one of those people that if I buy something new...there is no thrill. I just came back from the goodwill with 4 adorable tops...all from Ann Taylor. I love them...and the thrill of paying DOLLARS for them gives me such great satisfaction. I finally have convinced my daughter (now that spending money is important to her) that bargain shopping is the way to go.

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    1. Oh, I totally agree! Old is almost always better! And I love to find expensive things at the thrift store like your tops. So nice! And, the hunt is the most thrilling part! :) How fun to do with with your daughter now!

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  15. I didn't know about your grumpy not so secret admirer! LOL!! Oh dear!! Oh but the wicker baby carriage is amazing!!! What was the history behind it!?!? So interesting!! Take care
    x

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    1. He's really quite something...and always gives us a little chuckle. :) I don't know anything about the carriage...but it was amazing!

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  16. I absolutely love the wicker baby carriage! And your porcelain pot is lovely ... even if it is a chamber pot. Your might want to give it an extra long bath ... lol!

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    1. haha...I bleached it and ran it through the dishwasher on the 'anti-bacterial' cycle. :)

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  17. Lovely treasures! I covet that beautiful baby carriage, not that I have any room left in my house for such an item. ;) I am a collector bordering on being a hoarder, trying to mend my ways. Alas.

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    1. collector bordering on a hoarder...oh, I know! It's in my genes! lol! I have improved SO much in recent years, though. :)

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  18. The acorn quilt is beautiful! I'm trying to downsize...working at an action wouldn't be a good idea for me. I'd be a 'picker" for sure!

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    1. I think we all like those beautiful old things! The quilt was especially unique and pretty!

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  19. You little "mini" vacations are so much fun! I really like crockery also. And a few compliments from even a grumpy old man are nice. :)

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    1. yes, nice day all around...need to get a photo of the grumpy man. haha. He could easily become a blog series! haha.

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  20. haha a nice get away
    From your zoo bay
    As you get hit on too
    hahaha so funny to hear that it came due
    And technically the bid was placed for you
    So a win was kind of cheating as things flew
    But still grand to win
    Adding more things to your bin

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    1. It was a grand escape
      to a different place! ha.
      If she was bidding with my money
      It's not cheating, honey. lol.
      Still not winning like you do
      as that $500 came due!
      Maybe I need you to come down
      and make the bidding rounds!

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  21. Congratulations on all your "loot!"

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    1. thanks, silver....wish you lived close...I'd let you put some of my trash pickings in your fleamarket booth! That would be fun!

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    2. If I lived close, Batman could patrol your neighborhood every night. (And whenever you're soaking your feet in the kitchen sink!)

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    3. lol....sounds like you and Marmalade would make a great team!

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    4. Maybe I'll dress him up in a Robin outfit!

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    5. Batman and Marmy. lol! That is too funny. :)

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  22. Ooooo, a REALLY good auction. Wish I coulda worked that one! I could use a vacation day too! :)
    Love that mug...so pretty!

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    1. it was a fun one and we were done early, too! :)

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  23. I like that baby carriage! Looks quite like an interesting auction!

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  24. Nothing like a good bargain Betsy,I often go and look i what we call here charity shops.I think theyare called thrift shops in the U.S. Lovely to find something lovely!

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    1. oh yes, I love the thrift stores too...such an adventure! ha.

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  25. I love that white porcelain pot too! Looks like a lot of fun. Maybe one day I'll see you at one of your auctions :)

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