Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Auction Last Saturday

I love box lots. I always think I will find some great little treasure amongst all the stuff. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Generally I don't pay much for the boxes, just in case I get burned. These boxes were just average.

The grade on this group: CThis lamp is one of the items I really wanted out of the box lots. Unfortunately, I didn't notice the chip (I turned it to the back) and that the cord had been cut off (easy enough to fix.)
This is a picture of the rack stuck in one of the boxes. It has damage, too (big sigh) but not enough to keep me from using it. It's already found a home in my laundry room. The clothespin caddy was made by me out of one of my great grandmother's aprons. She was such a tiny lady, I would have never been able to wear it! I felt a little guilty at the time, but I got over it. The other apron was from another grandmother.
These are the textiles that came along. That apron is super tiny. It has to be a child's apron. I love the towel and the trims. The pot holders in the center are the prettiest shade of pale pink. The doily near the center is edged with variegated violets, very pretty.Some pictures and a few prints. Love those calla lilies and the other floral print is beautiful, too. A lovely shade of blue in the background. I'm kind of drawn to the man on the bottom, he's a priest, interesting.
A mixed bag in this photo. The Shiny Brite box caught my eye. Unfortunately just 4 plain gold balls inside, but that's OK. I hoard them all! I like the artwork on the cigar box. Really amazing close-up. The Workbasket magazines are interesting to look through. I love the editions that have the embroidery transfers still attached in the center.Lots of chipped and broken dishes. I was hoping for a good piece or two. The transfer ware may be destined to be broken and the shards used for mosaic pieces.
This is a maple doll crib, not really old, but handmade and worth saving. I will glue it back together. Maybe I'll make a little quilt for it, too.

Please leave me feedback on what you see. Should I only include the best stuff I find? Not enough description of what's in the photos? Should I use larger photos? I'd love to hear from you!

New Blog Launch!

Hey....anybody out there? I've decided to start another blog! It's been 11 months since I started the Stampin' Garden', my blog devoted to my card making and paper crafting hobby. I love doing it but I've been yearning to venture into other areas, maybe even get a little personal! This all started when I found Barbara over at Oodles and Oodles while searching for information on vintage ornaments. She has a fabulous blog. In addition, she had a blog roll, as many bloggers do, of the sites she likes to visit. I discovered a world of crafters, garage sale hounds and all things vintage that kept me busy blurfing for days!

So, that inspired me to start a blog on my many crafting and more inportantly vintage treasure hunts! I just want to join this world of vintage lovers and learn as much as I can. I hope you like what you see.

Let's go!