I just love auctions. I have been going to them as far back as I can remember. My mom would take me when I was little once a month to the local auction at the legion hall. I had so much fun. I think it was because I got french fries and a coke. But I also think it was listening to the auctioneer and of course being with my mom.
I still go to them sometimes with my mom or lately with my eleven year old. He is really into it. He started watching Storage Wars and Auction Hunters. Which I think have peeked his interest even more.
So yesterday afternoon I was rummaging through old emails and realized that their was an auction in town. It must have been an oversight on my part that it wasn't already in my calendar. I dragged both boys to the viewing (this is a time before the auction that you can inspect all the items). I have to say it was one of the best I have seen in a long time. Mainly because it was everything I loved. Ironstone, French Metal, Military, Swedish, I could go on and on. Luckily my oldest volunteered to come back with me for the auction. He was such a great help and great company.
I got some really great items. I even felt like Dave from Storage Wars at one point in time and wanted to yell YUP with a last minute bid. I bought so much that I had a number of people ask me if I had a shop. You know you have a problem when... This morning I am regretting I didn't buy more...I should have gone $10 more to get that Ironstone Pitcher Box Lot it could have been mine! I even left before the main auction - I was only their for the box lots. I thought if I stayed I would have truly gone overboard.
So what did I get...
I have been looking for a French Zinc Pitcher for a very long time. I love this one on dreamy whites
This is my pitcher. I also got a box lot of Ironstone. These 2 amazing chairs were $10 (for both of them).