Sunday, August 25, 2013

Estate auction heaven

I had so much fun yesterday at an auction out on a country estate of a well-known Colorado resident.
It was without a doubt one of the more pleasant auction -- and junking -- experiences I've had in a long time.  There was so much to see that I'm going to have to take a couple of posts to show you all the photos.  First, I'm going to show you the pictures I took while walking through the beautiful old, turn-of-the-century house:
Everything you see in all of the photos was for sale...
They were a ranching family on the wife's side, and merchants on the husband's side.

A view from an upstairs window out onto the "barn" where another auction was taking place simultaneously.  Oh, to have been able to be in two places at once!




This little white cabinet/dresser was child-sized!

It was such a treat to walk around the home and admire just what was picked/leftover as this was the second weekend of the auction.  I cannot even imagine what week 1 must have been like.
Inside the house was so crowded that we decided to spend most of our few hours at the sale in the barn.
I took a few photos to show you that, too...
 I loved this old picnic basket (below) with its tin breadbox!
 
  A Planter's Clock -- it was so cool looking!
 Look at that little tower of three fabric foot stools!

 
 





I have to tell you: I left most of the wonderful stuff behind; auctions can be an all day affair and I just didn't have all day for it!  But next I will show you what I did bring home -- so please check back!

7 comments :

JoJo said...

Great stuff!!! As I was scrolling I found myself thinking, 'oh wow I really want that' with almost every picture! The cabinet of awards is way cool. And I would love that jewelry box looking item - although perhaps it's a cigar humidor or box? Or holds flatware?

Kalamity Kelli said...

Can't wait to see it all!

Kathy said...

Oh my, I see all sorts of goodies in that barn. I have never been to an auction and agree it would be so hard to wait for each item to come up for sale.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wowza! I can't believe this is the second weekend of the sale and it's still so packed with vintage treasures. I love all those ribbons and the architectural pieces have me drooling. Looking forward to seeing what you brought home.

Vintage Jane said...

Oh WOW ... we never have sales like that here :(
I would have been in heaven!
M x

The Junque Seeker said...

So many treasures! I've only done one auction because it was so hard to wait for the few things I wanted, knowing that even then I might not get them. It looks like there was so much at this one that you stood very a good chance of getting something!

Lani Robertson said...

WOW...THAT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS AN AMAZING AUCTION! I have been itching to get to a good auction. :)