Monday, April 6, 2009

Patience is a Virture

As I may have mentioned, I had plans to go to an auction this past Saturday. I did go, in fact. It was a very unusual day, though. Nothing went really smoothly. I had to bring my son along. He's such a good sport, he didn't complain. His baseball team scheduled a last minute practice near the auction site (thank you!)

Now I've expressed my love of box lots. Luckily, this particular auctioneer (Wears Auctioneering) does the box lots first thing. I had planned on staying for those. Then, and after the first hour I would leave to leave to take him to the diamond. I returned to the auction and I bid on a few items but nothing I couldn't live without. So, it's several hours later and I'm still empty-handed.

After baseball practice I return to the auction (son in tow.) They are close enough to finishing that I make him stay while I wait to bid on a few items. Five hours into the auction I score my first item. FINALLY! Normally I would have left long ago. However, with baseball season looming I know my auction jaunts will few. So, my big purchase? This basket purse. A short while later, I end up with a flat of linens. I was happy to finally get something and something I had more than a slight interest in.

So, once I get home I have to find a spot for my new lovely. This is where it ended up. On my stacked benches. I might add, I made all these benches except the black one. Yes, me, not my hubby, me. Several years ago my aunt and uncle were tearing out some barn board and asked if I wanted it. YES PLEASE! If only I could have some more!The stuffed animals are a favorite of mine. I found them about a year ago at a flea market. If you want to see the other items close up, just click on the pic!

I will try and get those linens clean and post them soon. It's going to be a job! There is rust on my favorite! Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. I had to pop into your 2nd blog for a visit. :) You did find a SWEET treasure at the auction! And your stacked benches are SO adorable Shelley! I hope the linens clean up well... TFS!! :)