Auction Finds, Part Two

Before I share more of my auction finds…

I would like to thank Fingerprints on the Fridge for featuring my daughter’s Christmas gift project.

and

The CSI Project and Beth at The Stories of A to Z for selecting my Winter Mantel for their Top 10 Winter Projects.

Not only are these painted copper letters amazing, but they came with a photo and an explanation saying that came off a building in Brooklyn in 1971 and the person paid $10 for them. They were ahead of their time. In the picture, the “N'” and the “K” were still on the building.

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Can you love letters?

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I will not deny it, I am not sure if I like this or if I think it is ugly, but either way, it is fun.

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I don’t usually go for crocks, but these spoke to me.

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These, I had to work for. When I say work, I mean pay more than I was hoping. In the end, still a good deal.

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Several of them were actually copper.

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Some great measuring sticks and tape measures, a few levels thrown in for good measure (ha, ha – that actually was not intentional).

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Some incredible old hardware. It will be a delicate balance to clean this up a little without taking away any of their character.

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These mother-of-pearl and copper opera glasses are stunning despite the fact they are missing several of the mother-of-pearl panels.

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The eye piece on one is missing, but the other clearly reads Paris. L.O.V.E.

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Two more wooden – I can never remember, are these the mortar or the pestle?

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Some fun vintage kitchen stuff.

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And a random grouping of stuff that was in with the “BANK” letters. Anyone have any idea with those tool type things are on the right?

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I have a project in the works for the candlesticks, at least one of them and it does not involve candles.

There is still one more set of things that I still have not managed to get photographed, but other than that, that is all, until this week of course.

I have been thinking about putting together a basic guideline and direction posting on going to auctions, to help people who may be interested but intimidated by the unknown.

If you are interested, let me know.

If you are a seasoned auction attender, any advice and direction you would like to share to be included would be appreciated as well.

I am working on cleaning up my workshop area this week. Once that is complete, I will have gathered up all of auction items for my giveaway, stay tuned…

Have a great one!

Laura