Showing posts from August, 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

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 cann