Finally Sharing My Auction Finds

A bit of a bug has gotten me behind this week so I haven’t shared for a bit. I actually had no voice for a few days and now I am just a little squeaky.  Since I do tend to be a bit of Chatty Kathy, I am sure some people may have enjoyed the silence.  

I promised to share my auction finds, but really there are so many, I will do it in two postings.

I don’t know if it is just this year, or if it is always this way, but there are a ton of auctions this month.  There is also very high attendance, so things got a little competitive at times.  Starting with this find…

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I really had no intention of not getting these but I really wasn’t sure how far I was willing to go.  In the end, it didn’t go too far, and I came home with these, minus one skeleton key.  There was a young boy who wanted them so bad because he was sure that it would open a treasure chest, so I gave him one.

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This bin was full of all kinds of keys and I am looking forward to what projects I am going to do with them.

These were tough to photograph, but they are a portfolio of a furniture designer from the 30’s.  It is a mixture of ornate drawings of specific styles and technical drawings of all different types of joints.

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They had me at hello.

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I also picked up two small tables, the first being a Hepplewhite style, a piano stool and some children’s books.

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Two chairs.  Unfortunately, I did not catch how broken one of them was.  I will try to fix it, if not, I will use the parts for another project.  The hazards of auction buying.  I am a sucker for embroidery.

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Tomorrow I will share some more of the items I also bought.  There are two more auctions this week I am planning on attending as well. 

Are some of you wondering if I am just a hoarder or do I have a plan for all of this stuff?  Stay tuned…

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6 thoughts on “Finally Sharing My Auction Finds”


  1. These are all great finds. What a cool lot of keys you picked up. Can't wait to see what you do with it all!


  2. Hi Laura, I love auctions and have been able to find lots of neat things. You got some great things and I especially love the old keys. How sweet of you to give the little boy one!

  3. More great finds! I love those chairs, can't wait to see how you fix them up! The keys are fabulous and how sweet of you to give one to the boy, hopefully he finds a treasure! 🙂
    Hope you are feeling better! 🙂

  4. That boy had the right idea. Those keys certainly hold the secret to some treasures somewhere. So sweet of you to indulge him. What a great find. Would love to hear how much you were able to get everything for as well as what will become of them.