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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Auction Stories


I worked an auction today!
It was from the estate of someone who collected vintage toys
and antiques!

  1. They had a nice collection of lamps!
  2. I loved the one horse open sleigh!  If I could have fit it in my Jeep, I would have bid on it!  It only went for $50!  It would be cool outside with Christmas lights on it, don't you think?  Or inside to hold a pile of presents or an antique quilt collection?  Hmmm...maybe I should have bid anyway! ha.
  3. Some lovely old pieces of furniture.  This roll top desk with display shelves and glass doors was nice!  I think it went for $750.
  4. There were lots of old tin wind up toys.  What a fun thing to collect!  I wonder if the man was anything like Santa. :)



  5.  I thought the weather vane was cute!
  6.  The green 1941 peddle car went for $550.  The red tractor for $100.
  7.  The cranberry glass caster set was pretty!
  8.  There was a small collection of tin boats that were really cool!
  9.  Old tin pin ball toys.




And my little treasure I brought home was this Bavarian dish.
It had a piece of tape on the bottom that say "Grandma Denison 1893"
Now, why wouldn't someone want Grandma Denison's plate?
The auctioneer called it an underplate, which is a charger or the plate that fits under a gravy boat.  
It looks more like a dresser tray to me.
Whatever it is, I loved that it's 119 years old.....and the sparrows, of course. :)


What did you do today?


38 comments:

  1. Homeschooled, cleaned house, and set up the Christmas tree. :)

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    1. aw, I bet your kids are enjoying that tree!

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  2. Oh the Grandma's tray is lovely...how perfect with sparrows. Love going to auctions with you via your pictures..

    Today I made Cow Girl Cookies to freeze for the Christmas baskets for family members, and made the fruit cake...Oh My Goodness..recipe said two loaves...it made 2 med and 4 little..I'm posting a picture...it's a good thing I love fruitcake!!

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    1. I want to know what Cow Girl Cookies are! Sounds like something I'd like! :)

      My mom always made fruit cake. I've never tried, but I do like it! I always think of it when I see those little containers of candied fruit at the grocery!

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  3. ha, not much of anything. Kind of took the day you might say although laundry was on the list. What an adorable little treasure! that birdie fits to you perfectly.

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    1. your day sounds wonderful! I NEED a day like that! :) There isn't anything on my calendar for Monday and Tuesday and I really hope it stays that way! ha. And yeah, laundry always must be done!

      I couldn't leave the bird tray there! It HAD to come home with me! :)

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  4. Hope you get to take a day off next week! :) My men are all in the hills again (the last weekend till next year, fingers crossed,:) so I didn't need to cook anything and it was rainy and cold so I figured it's the perfect day to do nothing :)

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    1. You've become a hunting widow! haha. It's cold and rainy here, too. I do plan on sleeping in late tomorrow morning before starting on some projects. Looking forward to that! Enjoy your men-less weekend!

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    2. I have indeed! haha - It has it's perks :) but Serena and I will be glad to have them home again :)

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  5. Ran errands, did laundry, wrapped some gifts...
    What a great auction! I love all those old things and I'm amazed that the sleigh went for such a small amount. Nice tray!

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    1. I think people just didn't have room for it or didn't want to bother with it.

      I need to wrap gifts!

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  6. The plate is perfect...sparrows included. I would have bid on that sleigh...and dragged it home behind the car if i had to. Today I helped my friend Erlamae with a few things around her house, she is 86 years young!

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    1. I never thought of dragging it home behind the car..if the roads were snowy, that would have been perfect! ha.

      sounds like you helped Erlamae have a wonderful day! :)

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  7. I do believe I would have bought the sleigh and found someone to haul it home for me! lol I always love seeing these auction pics!

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    1. I know...so tempting. I wonder what The Mister would have said if I came up the driveway pulling that thing! hahaha!

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  8. I did a lot of nothing. Blah! But I did get a good nap this afternoon. haha!

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    1. I envy your nap. I intend to sleep until noon tomorrow. ha.

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  9. you have the best job! What treasures, so sad the family didn't think enough of family history to make room for this lovely plate but good luck for you, you will treasure it, its very "you".

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  10. When the birds came due
    I knew it was grabbed by you haha
    That old too
    Wow, surely worth a buck of two
    I had the dinner
    And got stabbed by a real winner
    In the neck,
    Making it less a wreck.

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    1. Can't wait to hear about your dinner
      I hope it was a winner.
      And a shot, to boot?
      Your day was a hoot!
      At least you didn't work
      as it's your day off when you smirk!
      lol.

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    2. Yeah that is true
      Not sure I can make a post come due
      As thanks to the latest book
      Some people in real life are giving the blog a look
      So hmmm may have to reframe from work life
      Could cause them strife haha

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    3. Your editor would say refrain
      if you want some grammar gain.
      :)

      You'll just have to put your work stories here
      and I'll give them a comment cheer. haha.
      But it's good they are giving a look
      all because of your book.
      So they all like dinos that honk, do they?
      Well, tell them to buy and not just look, ok?
      lol....

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  11. That looks like a fun kind of auction. The sleigh reminds me of story from my uncle. He built half a sleigh and placed it upside down in a snowbank, scattered presents in the snow around it, and made like Santa'd had an accident. I guess it was the talk of the town. Somebody offered him a good price for half a sleigh and he sold the thing.

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    1. Oh, that is an amazing story! How funny and cute!

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  12. oh nice...love those lamps and the tin pin ball toys....very cool....so many treasures you get to see often....

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    1. yeah..it's always fun to see what's there....amazing stuff!

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  13. Auctions are great. I wouldn't call that an underplate either, but what do I know? Well, I know I'd like a one horse open sleigh. But the thing is, I don't actually have a horse here in little car infested Holland. There's plenty of snow though.

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  14. Love these auction pics Betsy they look really nice!
    I love the lamps, are georgeous! you know Im crazy by old things sigh!
    and the bavarian dish is perfect I love so much!! is really pretty!!xo
    Hope you have a nice day betsy, Im laundry too and have to bake :)

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  15. I too love that little plate. Great choice! It's hard to believe it survived 119 years without getting cracked or broken. Have a great weekend!

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    1. It is amazing, isn't it? Not a chip on it, although it must have been used regularly because almost all of the gold edging is worn off.

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  16. That would make a great tray for a Candle arrangement...perhaps with some greens and festive balls..
    Just a suggestion...not sure how big it is...
    Today has been spent crocheting....still...nearly finished my 4th cowl for gifts...
    And I must say..they are looking pretty nice!!!
    Leftover tourtiere for dinner...
    Perhaps a fire...and a movie...
    Oh....and of course...some Red WIne!!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  17. Oh, I too love that sled.;) It would come to a good use here as we are under 20 inches of snow.;) Have a great Sunday dear Betsy.;)
    xoxo

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  18. That looks a good auction. I love your little tray. Maybe you and Grandma Denison were kindred spirits.

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  19. Now there's an auction that I really would have enjoyed!

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