Monday, October 26, 2009

Takin' Hubby to the Auction....a Dangerous Thing!

This is what my kitchen island looked like when hubby and I returned from the auction on Saturday. He never comes with me, just not his thing. I'm sure it will be a LONG time before he comes again! When we left our vehicle was packed tight. I had to keep a couple boxes on my lap! Other than a dresser for my son and a nice primitive table, everything was a box lot. I have so much to show I'm going to break it up into a couple of posts. (And because I didn't post last week, there will be a couple items that I bought last Saturday.)From last Saturday, a pair of Lefton turkey salt & pepper's. I just had to have them!
A few years ago I thought, who collects this stuff? It's so gaudy! I admit it, I like it now! Just for fall, though. It has it's limits!
A celluloid Santa, again from last Saturday, I wasn't going to let him get away either! One more thing from last Saturday, a candy container Santa. I have a hard time buying Santa images usually....not this day!
Lots of garland dispersed among the box lots. Bits and pieces. Which do you think is older? The white or silver? The white is really stiff and it's shedding terribly, so that's my guess. I love 'em both! The gold....OK.
I've recently had an epiphany. I must collect glass bead garland to combat my husbands love a tinsel icicles! Last year I convinced him to let me put glittered hydrangea heads on the tree. It looked great, my daughter loved it, but messy, messy, messy!
This is how I decided to store the bead garland so it doesn't get tangled. Cottage cheese containers! I doubt I will put the lids on, I don't want any moisture to be trapped inside. How do you store yours?
A few ornaments on a plate with a piece of mercury glass in the center. I didn't see the pinecone until I came home and unpacked. I squealed when I saw it! Another fetish, I am so into pink balls right now! (That sounds a little funny?) I don't like pink that much, but not this year!
Now until I started reading Barbara's blog I would have thrown these away! Now I'm starting to see the value. Click on the pic to get a closer look!
This poor little angel! She's lost a wing. The chenille stem is off her base. I have no idea what she is suppose to be holding opposite the tree. I will do a little surgery on her....I hope she's better for it!
Just a cute glass glitter house ornament.

That's it for now! IF I make significant progress on my daughter's Halloween costume you will hear from me again....soon! I won't even bother to tell you her choice! I'd never heard of the guy, yes guy! Some video game character. Maybe I'll share when it's done!


  1. Shelley - can you hear me gasping for air? Oh. My. Goodness! I was woozy when I saw the Santa candy container and the celluloid Santa - and it continued from there. That little angel may be the sweetest thing I've ever seen. And all those pretty little goodies in the picture? Wow. I might be ordering some of those gold angel wings - if I do, I'd be happy to send a pair to you. Great stuff - really great stuff!!!

  2. Barbara sent me over to check out your blog...great auction finds. Who doesn't love a car full? Good luck with the little angel - she definitely deserves a second life and a little crafty love. Also great idea on storing the beaded garland in the containers - mine just gets dumped into a baggie and zipped shut!

  3. That angel is so so so sweet.

    I store all my garland in a GIANT glass jar where I can enjoy it.

  4. P.S. That etsy link I sent you has the dresden angel wings you need to fix her on it. I just noticed that.