Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What I found at the auction

Did you enjoy the photos I took at the estate auction from the last post?
I had my eye on some of the china...because you know how I feel about antique china!  I was tickled pink when the auctioneer FINALLY made it over to this table and I won...
all this antique Haviland!
I have a weakness for this kind of transferware...
and though there were just 12 dinner plates and an assortment of serving pieces, I just felt it was too beautiful to pass up!

 The shapes are so unique.
I can hardly wait to use them!
 I was also drooling over this shelving unit next to the barn, with its boxes of of old linens...
none of which were in very good shape -- but since when have I ever cared about that?
Here's what I brought home:
 This is a silk dress -- it's yellow with grey trim.

 Look at the hand stitching...
 Here's the back...
and, it came with this sweet little velvet bonnet!
As soon as I have it cleaned up, I will show you how beautiful it is on a hanger; it came with these accessories:
feathers, from a hat...

spats and gloves lined with real fur; the buttons on the gloves are fabulous: little metal fleur de lys snaps;
and this atomizer was in the lot, too.
Then...in different box: all this...

None of these dresses are in great shape but you know I only care about the details, and the textures...
and the lace...

  Oh, and the buttons!


  


 





This is one of two sewn-in dress shields.  I thought their label was unique.

 I think this one is my very favorite, though:
 When I picked it up, these flowers fell off of it.
 How sweet is the print on this frock?
Yeah, I'm in antique fabric heaven.

13 comments :

Vintage Jane said...

It is all just beautiful, but especially the textiles. I would have been bidding against you for that lot if I was there!
M x

Kathy said...

Oh Laurie, I am speechless! The china is just gorgeous (love the shapes!) and the vintage clothing is over the moon. If you can stand to cut them, the pieces will be perfect in your fabric journals. Can't wait to see what you do with the bonnet.

Lorraine said...

Oh my, I love the shapes of the china too! What a great capture. I know you'll be putting all those textiles to good use. Can't wait to see.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You did good! The detail on the clothing is amazing, love the buttons and all the beautiful lace. The china is fabulous, such a beautiful pattern and the crazing adds so much character.

Di said...

You did awesome. That is the kind of sale I would like to luck into. Di@Cottage-wishes

JoJo said...

Great scores!

P White said...

Auctions are dangerous! I can not believe how great a shape that clothing is in! I mean if people expect something that old to be in perfect shape they are dreaming - but those are some amazing pieces! WOW!

Beth Leintz said...

Love those textiles...I agree, its all in the details. Who cares about a few condition issues?

Linda said...

Oh the possibilities.....

The Junque Seeker said...

Oh my goodness - what success! Every single thing is fabulous!

Kalamity Kelli said...

Oh my goodness! I bet your head is spinning with all the possibilities!

Curtains in My Tree said...

OMGosh

I like it ALL !!

the dishes are wonderful and then when you got to the linen pile WOW and then the old dresses double WOW again
isn't it wonderful how the older generation kept everything precious to them? like the old dresses.
That was a great sale
Oh yes the buttons are marvelous

You did good girl

Tamatha said...

What an amazing find! Love the Haviland china!