Monday, July 1, 2013

I Lied...

So I had my first class for my MBA program on Saturday morning.  I thought it was going to feel like it would never end (ya know, because it was 4 hours long), but the time flew by.  It is a social media marketing class.  Which is really relevant to my business, so I just ate up every word the professor had to say.

So, because Saturday morning are prime auction and estate sale times, I thought I was going to go home after class and not get to go buy anything.  Well, I lied.  The night before class I was alerted to an auction that had an aluminum Christmas tree.  The sale was being run by my favorite auctioneers.  I called to put an absentee bid on the tree.  They just told me they'd hold off on selling it until I got to the sale.  They knew what they were doing, because of course I was going to come and buy more stuff!

It was over an hour drive from campus to where the auction is being held.  And it was pouring down rain.  And I hit some pretty horrible traffic due to the rain.  When I finally arrived at the farm, I jumped out of my truck and ran to the barn where they were selling the remainder of the stuff that wasn't outside getting wet.  They saw me come in and the next thing that was up for sale was that tree.  And I won it!  Of course, I wasn't going to drive that far to let that beauty out of my sight.  I won a table full of stuff too.  Usually if you stay until the end you can get some pretty great deals.  Ya know, like tables full of stuff.

So here's what I got:

All the pieces are there.
Thankfully I had a tree stand.
Now I just need a rotating one.
And a color wheel.

Chairs!

A bookshelf and the stuff that was
at  the bottom of the box that the tree was in.

Stuff from the table full that I bought...

And more...

And more...

Yesterday afternoon I went to the estate sale in one of the Meridian mansions in Indy that a friend had alerted me to.  Not McMansion.  Early 1900s mansion.  The house was beautiful.  It was also 50% off / make a deal day...

Some depression glass...

Anyone need a doily?  There are 37 here.

So when you promise yourself you're not going to go junking, usually it still finds you.  So, maybe I should say again that I'm not going to go junking this coming weekend.  But, it is probably a lie.

I'd say happy Monday, but I'm home sick from my day job.  Yuck.

Melissa

Linking to:

Costal Charm: Nifty Thrifty
A Living Space: The Nifty Thrifty
Sir-Thrift-a-Lot: Thriftasaurus
Remnant
Joyful Treasure Hunting
The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday
Apron Thrift Girl: Thrift Share Monday

5 comments:

  1. Hope you are back up to speed soon. Score on that tree though..that would make anyone feel better!

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  2. You did great with your finds. I have a little red rocker like that! My favorite dollie is in it! Hugs!

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  3. Hope you feel better soon!
    I'm so jealous of your tree score! It's a thing of beauty for sure. It's great that you have such a good relationship with the auctioneers. They know what they are doing for sure, luring you in, but they wouldn't do that if they didn't like you.

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  4. Does a color wheel work well on a tree like that size? That's the size of my tree, but I had always assumed a color wheel was only for the larger, more filled out aluminum trees. The chairs look great pictured with them & the other Christmas goods seem funky enough.
    Hope you feel better soon!

    ♥ Sir Thrift-A-Lot
    Thanks for linking up with THRIFTASAURUS!

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  5. My great auntie had a tree like this in her attic. Wish i kept that cutie! Pinning yours:) Been thinking about MBA myself. Swing by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/bicycle-basket-up-cycle.html

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