Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mommy, This Has Got To Stop...

CiCi and GinGin:  Mommy, you have done it again...you went to that auction didn't you?  Didn't you? You haven't even played with all the stuff that you bought at the last auction, or that estate sale thing...
Me: Sighing deeply.....I know I know...but I can't help myself...it's just so much fun.  Maybe I'll take yawl with me sometime......


Let the bidding begin.....

I go this which is a piece of the Fire King Depression Glass cookware that I collect...and are you ready for this, the auctioneer was selling a box of stuff which included this:
and this



there was another platter that I gave to my auction buddy....oh and a jello mold...are you ready?  All for $2.50 and the auctioneer put the Fire King in at the last minute.

This is the thing that I went to get.  Last time the auctioneer stopped dropping the price at $50.00 and took it off the block.  This time I was determined that it was going home with me.  It is a beautiful little sewing rocker that folds up...I got it for $40.00.

This compote will look great on my dining room table. $7.50.
This was a mistake.  I didn't look at this close enough.  It's a gravy boat, but it is hand painted ceramic piece, and poorly painted at that.  I paid $5.00.  Can I paint over it?
CiCi and GinGin:  What is that thing you bought for daddy that sounds like a duck when he blows on it?
Me: It's a beginner's bagpipe thing.
CiCi and GinGin:  See what we mean...you are slipping.
Me:  No, that just goes to show yawl don't know everything...Daddy loves bagpipe music and said he wished he could learn......so there.
CiCi and GinGin:  Mommy....
Me:  It's true..just ask him.
CiCi and GinGin: Sigh.....

8 comments:

DollZandThingZ said...

Cici and GinGin, your Mommy has great taste and finds the BEST things at great prices! I know that she may seem peculiar to you...but trust me, she has a great eye and good auction luck!

You two are so cute!

Vintage Christine said...

Holly said to tell CiCi and GinGin that all Chi-WOW-WOW mommies are crazy but they also love us more than life itself so they're excused. That rocker is to die for and you have so much self-control to not get it and then come back and get a lower price! I'm impressed!!!

JackDaddy said...

I thought you were supposed to buy multi-million dollar paintings at the auctions? That's what I see on tv! :)

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Hello CiCi and GinGin it is very nice to meet you and your mummy. How wonderful, you are long haired Chihuahuas just like us!
Our mum is forever going to auction sales as well in search of vintage stuff - money, we might add, that could have been put to good use on our toys and treats!
Humans, what can you do.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

DUTA said...

Everyone has some 'weakness;' yours is auctions, and it is something good as it enriches your house on a tiny fraction of money. Besides you get a lot of fun and
excitement during the auction,and a lot of pleasure from the newly acquired items.
Go ahead! Keep on enjoying yourself!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Lots of good deals :) At my first auction, I bidded against myself... LOL!!
CiCi and GinGin...Sweet Pea would love a playdate! I need to find something pretty for her hair!
Small chairs are so sweet.
Warmly,
deb :)

April said...

Oh my, I've never heard of a "Fold-up Rocker!" What a find!!!
Oh...you can try painting over your gravy boat. I have used 2 types of ceramic paints often. One is "Porcelaine" by "Pebeo". This kinds must be baked to be permanent. The other kind is Perm Enamel by Delta. This kind is permanent after 10 days (Uses a glaze as well). I don't know if your painted gravy boat will take to either one- but you might give it a try.

Laura said...

Those are all great auction buys! I have a similar folding rocker that belonged to my grandmother. How nice that you found one in such good shape!