Sunday, November 7, 2010

Things I Bought At The Auction IV

The only thing that I really do for just myself and the only time I ever leave the house messy on a Saturday is the first Saturday of every month.  That is the day of the local auction.  I only miss it when we are out of town or I am sick.
I check out the website before I go and look at the pictures.  That is the time I decide on the things that are coming home with me.  No matter what. I do have my set point...but if it is a certain thing that I need it is most definitely coming home with me.
Case in point. The glasses that match my every day china are Fostoria Virgina in the color brown. I have 8 but that of course is not enough at Thanksgiving or any other family get together.  And we wind up drinking out of plastic cups--which is just not right.  I have been trying to complete the set now for a couple of years.  I find them on eBay and have found some pretty reasonable prices...but the shipping is always prohibitive.  So imagine my joy/excitement/etc. when I saw 16---yep count 'em 16 on the auction website.
Long story short--I got 'em for 20 bucks!!! Whoopie! Yeah! And so on. Now I have 24.  That's right 24.  I probably could have waited until the auctioneer went down to $15.00 or maybe even $10.00, but sometimes that starts a bidding war.......nobody but me bid on them.  So I figure I did really well.  I got about $160.00 worth of glasses for $20.00. I will be patting myself on the back for the next few days.
The other thing that made me happy was this almost complete set of Oneidacraft stainless set--Lasting Rose.  It is service for 12, 3 of the knives are missing and a couple of the forks, but everything else is there--the serving pieces-butter knife, sugar spoon, pickle fork, cold meat fork--you name it.  All in the original plastic holder.  Now here's the thing, flatware is like socks around here--it just disappears and I always run out at Thanksgiving.  So I bought it for $10.00.  A good run through the dishwasher and it is as good as new and now resides in the china cabinet awaiting the next family get together.
And I bought a small box of silver plate flatware for $5.00 that had 4 serving pieces, 4 forks, 4 salad forks, 12 teaspoons, a butter knife, a sugar spoon, a pickle fork and a few other pieces that went from this...
to this with a little silver polish.......
the patina is very pretty...these pieces too now reside in the silver drawer of my china cabinet...I've decided that I will continue to buy random pieces of silver plate...for you know when I entertain here in rural MS...
Oh and I really didn't mean to have a theme...but I bought these two gorgeous coffee table cookbooks.  And the recipes are wonderful as well......I wonder if I could sale 'em on eBay.........
Oh and I bought a cool old trunk too, but it's still in the trunk of my car....all and all it was a great day.

7 comments:

Oklahoma Granny said...

I am thrilled for you!

Mid-Craft Crisis said...

How satisfying to get all those glasses! They look really nice. You always seem to find the good stuff :-)

DollZandThingZ said...

Excellent finds! What a deal on those glasses! You will set a wonderful table this year---no paper cups!

DUTA said...

I have to admit you're very good at finding fine objects at very low prices. Enjoy the stuff!

Grayquill said...

You are the bargin huntress. Good work. I like the way you shop!
I am impressed.

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Wow, what wonderful bargains. I love them, my granny used to have cutlery like that. I wouldn't envy our snow too much, after more than a week it is a pain in the you know what to drive in, walk on and I can't get the poor chis out because it comes to the top of their little legs and they get tummy freeze, lol.
Lynne

Jane said...

That's awesome that you were able to find your glasses and get more to add to your set. And what a price! Great deal on the silverware too.
Have a great week.
Jane