As I said in my post last night, I went to 2 auctions over the last two nights and I thought I would share with you some of my finds. This first picture is quite interesting. Although I know it is impossible to tell, these are all the pieces to a three section armoire. If I ever figure out how to put it together I think it is about 24" deep, 80" high and 80" long. Not sure where I am going to put it and I am not sure if it is even in that great of state. However, for the bargain price of $2.50, even if I just use the wood it is worth. The mirror in itself is great. Like I say, it is all about the journey and trying to put this together should be an interesting one!
This Time it is Auction Bliss These are some assorted frames and artwork that came as part of lots that I purchased.
This Time it is Auction Bliss A great piece that just needs some love.
This Time it is Auction Bliss This is a vintage chandelier that was never actually used, the crystals are still covered. It will need to be rewired but it is actually only one light so I think it should be doable. If not, it is so pretty it will work great even with a candle. This Time it is Auction BlissThis was a lot of pewter that I couldn't pass up and no one was bidding. They sure were glad I showed up to take a bunch of the junk no one else wanted! This Time it is Auction Bliss Some more assorted artwork and a set of Italian nesting tables. They need to be painted which is no big deal but they are also wobbly. Hopefully I will be able to fix that. This Time it is Auction Bliss This falls in the category of junk. I will have to figure something interesting out. This Time it is Auction Bliss A whole lot of frames.
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Again, falling into the "What I am going to do with this?" category, I came home with vintage tin children's items including a doll bunk bed, a stove and a bassinet type of thing.
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The real reason I went to the second auction was for these...
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They were the LAST thing sold and I was worried the prices were just going to go too high. The watches were going for hundreds and hundreds of dollars so I thought the big spenders would be going for the clock faces also. Fortunately, there were only two other bidders that were doing anything by that point and I got them. Woo Hoo! My sister and I tried to be very low key but we were pretty psyched! These two are my favorites.
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I also will be going this weekend to pick up the pieces that wouldn't fit in the truck! I got a giant old desk (like my Grandfather had - I know an emotional bid but it was only $15. Now I have to figure out where I am going to put it!), two beds, a beautiful french provincial arm chair, a nice side table and a beautiful dresser! Each of them were $15 because no one else was bidding on them. I am telling you, auctions are the way to go! I will post pictures when we manage to get them home! I am sharing this post at:

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