Monday, September 15, 2008

A Fun Day At The Auction!

Treasure hunting looked pretty bad this week-end. I didn't find anyplace I wanted to go on Friday. Saturday went about the same way. My #1 and I did make a stop to a favorite stomping ground though and found a chandelier and three wonderful old pillars, I was pretty excited.

I hope you can see it through all the "stuff" behind it!

Sunday after church we decided to hit a sale that was 50% off. I didn't expect much but was wonderfully surprised with the things I found. I'll try and take some pictures of those items this week. They're still all wrapped up.
After that we headed to an auction down the street. It was an on-site auction, which is always fun. But, boy, was it hot. This was a car parts auction but you never know!

This is what the auction looked like, not too appealing.

Not a pretty site! I was hoping there would be something pretty beneath all this "guy stuff", and there was. Here are a few things I came home with.

A couple of vintage photo albums, no pictures, shoot! But still a fun and pretty find.

Now don't drool, but I came away with old hand written books from the early 1800's. The writing in them is so beautiful. I can't believe the time it must have taken to write this way, what an art! They seem to be the schoolwork of a young lady. One book is where she practised her handwriting and another is notes from a basic accounting class. Many of the pages are signed with her name and a date. They are very beautiful and special.

I have to say I was pretty tired when I got home. We stayed there about 5 hours waiting through boxes and boxes of car items before the items I was interested in came up for bid.
Overall a pretty good day!

I wanted to do an update also on my mom. Her MRI came out good, I was so glad! And guess what, little by little her hearing is coming back. God does answer prayer!


komatsu caterpillar said...

wow, very special, i like it.

Denise said...

oh my what great finds!! That writing is to die for! Good for you. I love auctions!

Gail said...

Oh my goodness! Those albums are amazing, I've been buying them when I see a good price, especially to use with my collages (only if they're in really bad shape).
And absolutely love the handwriting in those other books you bought, I'd be over the moon!!!

Shab-n-Chic said...

Super finds! We just sold a column like that in our shop. It didn't take long to should do well with all of your finds!

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Wow! You found some awesome stuff. I'm am soooo jealous! LOL Definitely worth the wait. I have never been to an auction. But after seeing all of the lovely things in blog-land that people are winning, I might have to start going. xoxo, Joanna

A Thing for Roses said...

So glad to hear about your Mom! Wow, you sure did score some excellent finds! Love that rose covered box and the pillars. The hand written books are fab too. You have such a wonderful eye for finding treasures!



P.S. It was fun seeing you and your son at Monticello last week.

melanie's all my favorite things said...

love your albums! and the writing...wowza- I always feel so lucky when I find a signature like that- imagine, you have whole books!!! I am soooooooo jealous! thanks for stopping by my blog- hope it is ok that I am adding you to my favorites!

Kim G. said...

I want to be your sidekick!! The pillars are too cool and those journals...Awesome!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What fabulous finds!!!