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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Auction Stories

Today I worked an auction that was 95% vintage jewelry!
I guess that made up for the auction Saturday that was 100% farm equipment
out in the freezing cold! ha.  This one was inside, warm and low key.
There were lots of vintage baby carriages, vintage wedding gowns,
and furs.  And there were gorgeous pieces of jewelry.
Not the gaudy mannequin.  haha.  I just snapped that photo
to give you a look.  The nice stuff was on the front tables in
glass cases and I didn't have time to take photos of them.
There were some lovely old brooches that went for up to $100.
And literally thousands of pieces of jewelry.
Fortunately I was busy working and that prevented me
from buying most of it myself. :)


The gold fur stole on the dress form below was parked right in front of me, calling my name.
And yeah, I had to bid and bring home so it could accompany me
to all of those black tie dinners The Mister has to go to!
It's in perfect condition and I paid $35.
It has a label inside from Rike's.  Any locals will remember that
Rike's, downtown, Dayton, Ohio was THE place to shop back in the day!
It has a pretty satin lining with the previous owner's monogram 
stitched inside.


I also bid on these three rhinestone stretch band bracelets.
I'm keeping the top one, but might put the other two in my Etsy shop.
Can't wait to clean them up and see how sparkly they really are.
Won't I look all dolled up in my fur stole and sparkly bracelet?  Very fun!

And lastly, there was a rack of damaged furs.  I had intended to bid if they
were going for dirt cheap.  I thought it would be fun to make a couple of pillows out of a coat,
 but I missed the bidding.  Well, remember the
guy that was inspecting the Barbie dolls so carefully?  He bought a rack
of them for $1 total!  And he gave me this one!  It has a rip near the shoulder
seam.  It's a full length mink and weighs a TON!  I'd fall over if I tried to wear 
it!  haha.  So, it will be turned into pillows or a throw or maybe I'll sell it
just like it is and let someone else enjoy it.

Fun day all in all...even got home in time for dinner!
We had a frigid day again today but bright sunshine!
Happy Spring!

  

39 comments:

  1. now thats more like it, a fun auction!!I think you'll look amazing in the stole, I hope you don't have happen to you what happened to me when I cut up my aunts fur coat.I was making pillows also and when I cut it I had fur flying every where!!!!

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    1. oh, I'm glad you warned me! Maybe I'll cut it outside! haha.

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  2. OK, now we demand a photo of you with the shoes AND the fur. Inquiring minds want to know. (well, in this case, see!)

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  3. woot...what a cool bracelet you got...or bracelets...a little bling bling...haha....sounds like a bit better auction this time...maybe smelled a little better too...ha...

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    1. smelled much better. and not a farmer in the bunch today! haha.

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  4. Betsy what funny and interesting auction:)
    Happy Spring betsy and Happy Autumn to me :))))
    xo

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    1. Happy Autumn to you! yay! :)
      Are you home now or still at your mom's?

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    2. Im still at my Moms home and I have a terrible headache sigh! hope to go home soon, here is late too Betsy!

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    3. ok...hope you're mom is feeling better! Safe travels home!

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  5. What a fun auction! You did great!

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    1. It was a lot of fun! Better than the tractors. ha.

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  6. I could not have resisted the vintage gems ....

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    1. I could have spent a lot of money. ha.

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  7. More fun than the farm
    Keeps you out of cow patty harm lol
    Lots of sparkly stuff
    The cat would eat it even if it went down rough
    And a big old dollar, wow
    At least with heavy fur it will be easy to bow haha

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    1. no cow patties, I'm glad to report
      and even give a sparkly retort!
      I'd never wear that heavy fur
      although it would prevent me from saying 'Brr!'. haha.

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    2. haha but you like snow
      So no brr would show

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    3. that thing is so heavy I couldn't talk at all!
      It would be very quiet at my hall!

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  8. my Mom has a carriage like that in her attic.

    another nifty auction!

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    1. Does she? Oh, that is cool! Did she push her babies in it or was she pushed in it herself?
      I think they are beautiful. I think one would be great to own for baby showers...it would be beautiful full of wrapped gifts, wouldn't it?

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    2. yes it would be neat to use it for gifts! cool idea! baby shower perhaps?

      I'm not sure if she ever used it for us or if she has it because she collects antiques.

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  9. With all the cats you have in the house I wonder if you should turn that fur into pillows. They might REALLY like them :-)

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    1. I have that mink coat laying on the dining room take right now, just to see their reaction. So far, nobody has touched it. I imagined at least a few cats rolling around on it. haha.

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  10. Barbie Man to the rescue!
    I expect to hear more about him the future...
    This auction looks like much more fun.

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    1. Barbie Man..lol... his name is Gerald. He comes to all the auctions. In fact, he was in one of my photos from today that I didn't even up using. ha.

      yep..much more fun. I see Saturday is supposed to be a good one, too!

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    2. It does have a nice ring to it, doesn't it? ha.

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  11. This auction sure does make up for the Farm Equipment Auction!
    Fur and things that bling,perfect.
    What a nice guy the "Barbie Inspector" turned out to be.

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    1. He's a very nice guy! It was the icing on the cake to my day! ha.

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  12. Good for you Betsy! The fur stole is a real steal...=) Everyone needs some 'fufu' stuff and fun in their lives.

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  13. Wow...a great day at the auction. I love that wicker carriage!

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    1. I loved it, too. There were probably 8 of them there!

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  14. It sounds like fun, love the Barbie Man :)
    And that basket and the bracelets are beautiful.
    But the furs creep me out, and I am glad it is at your home and not mine.

    Can't wait to hear about Saturdays auction.

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    1. No fur for you? haha... I can kind of see what you mean. I think they are an aquired taste.

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  15. It is amazing what people buy and sell.;) Seems like you made some good deals.;) Have you read about that family that bought a bowl at a flea market for $3 and later made a fortune selling it for millions at an auction as it was a Chinese antique bowl? One day maybe you will have that kind of luck.;)
    Have a great weekend Betsy.;)
    xoxo

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  16. It was a fun day wasn't it? Neat stuff to look at...I am still relishing my Chenille spread...and making plans for it!

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  17. Oh Betsy, how I would have loved to be there!! We just got an invitation for the wedding of some good old friends´daughter and I could make use of a lovely fur stole... I would not think of buying new fur, but these animals can´t be spared anyway. Does this sound frivolous to you? Anyway the wedding will be in June and hopefully it will have stopped snowing by then. Today it does snow again!
    Have a nice, cozy weekend!
    Christel

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  18. That would of been a cool auction to be at. The bracelets are nice.

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