Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Things I Bought At The Auction III

Honestly for the $37.45 that I spent for 4 hours of entertainment Saturday, I truly think that I got my money's worth.  It's the thrill of the hunt, the thrill of the battle and of course the triumph when you do win the item.
For instance, as of late I have found myself fascinated/craving silver plate.  This beauty was a surprise when the auctioneer held it up. It's huge, has gorgeous edging and handles and is footed.

The initials in the middle are CAM...mine are AJM....and it polished up to a beautiful shine.  I love it.  Oh and the guy who is a dealer and was bidding against me, said oh I didn't know you were bidding on it...I have gotten to be friends with a lot of the regulars......I flipped it over, looked at him and said these magic words--"it's Gorham."  Mine for $12.50!!!!

This is a large vintage sewing basked, stuffed to overflowing with all kinds of vintage goodies--wooden spools with silk thread, bobbins, machine parts, needles.....I haven't even looked at all the stuff in the bottom yet.

 Mine for $5.00

I love this amber glass coffee canister..so what if I can't get the lid off...Mine for $2.50!!

This little tea cup has Made in China on the bottom and all that gold all over it. I knew it was going home with me.  Mine for $2.50.

I thought that I had sworn off vintage purses, until I saw this beauty.  Needlepoint....me sighing very very deeply...Mine for $2.50...
All in all it was a very good day... I can't wait until the first Saturday in August.


Affi'enia said...

That's a darn good haul. I love the sewing stuff. That's my kind of find. I could spen hours sifting through old sewing things

DollZandThingZ said...

Great finds! I have a sewing basket like that--in bad condition --that I keep embroidery thread in it. They are often $40-$50 in antique/collectible stores around here.

You did great!

Grayquill said...

You scored. I love garage and estate sales. I haven't been to many auctions. Might have to take a second look that away. Aren't they fun? Why?
Good job!

Anonymous said...

Oh my good gravy! I need to go junkin with YOU! What great treasures you came home with. And I love your blog...Honey, you gots yourself another follower. (And thanks for stopping by my piece of bloggy pie. Glad it was tasty!)

Liz (aka Ninny)

Flutterby Patch said...

Wow! Just my kind of day's entertainment. I love auctions. Lucky I wasn't at the sale as I'm sure I would have bid on the stuff you liked. The silver tray is gorgeous.