Sunday, April 5, 2009

Treasures





Since my previous post about D I and D II going hunting, I decided to do some hunting myself. And I did something unprecedented yesterday morning. I got up and left the house to do something fun for myself without making up the bed, sweeping the floor, making sure the washing was all done, the dishwasher was unloaded and reloaded etc.
I went to an auction!! I went with a BFF and we stayed almost the whole day. I did some serious hunting and scored some real treasures (to me).
It had been ages since I had been to an auction and the anticipation of waiting on the items that I wanted and then bidding...was a blast. I had forgotten just how much fun it was.
#6 whoever she is, was my nemesis. She out bid me on two things that I wanted really badly--a set of Fire King tulip mixing bowls in mint condition and a vintage picture of roses.
But I did score a wonderful green depression glass measuring cup that is very heavy.
And a gorgeous platter with dogwood blossoms in a cross that I think was a steal for $2.50. And this beautiful bowl that is etched and has beautiful design for $2.00.
And oh yeah and I got these glasses which are etched and have golden leaves...they look wonderful in my china cabinet with the Flora gold dishes........all 8 were $2.50!
I know that the pictures are backwards from my descriptions, but I thought that they would load one after the other as I wrote the text. I'll have to learn how to do this.
So what do yawl think? Did I do good on my hunting expedition?
Morelater--AngelMc

4 comments:

a painter said...

Yes! You did a good job! Very nice finds! We go to an auction almost every week. So much fun!

Keetha said...

You did great!

I love that picture on your header! I remember your telling me about that place and I still haven't checked it out.

Plain-n-Simple! said...

You did wonderful! I havent been to an auction is 20 years, but yardsale i do!!!! Sorry you missed out on the Fire king tulip set! I love them!!!!!
Hugs,
Jackie

one gal's trash said...

Fab auction finds! I haven't been to an auction in years...used to go when I lived in London. Found so many great things for next to nothing. Thanks for the lovely story about your friend Mable. And thanks too for stopping by my blog!
Pam