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!
These are some assorted frames and artwork that came as part of lots that I purchased.
A great piece that just needs some love.
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 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! 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 falls in the category of junk. I will have to figure something interesting out. A whole lot of frames.
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.
The real reason I went to the second auction was for these...
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.
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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October 22, 2010 — Laura Putnam