Monday, March 3, 2014

Auction Blues

I can't believe it is March already.  I think it is because it snowed again last night and today.  This horrible winter has really put a damper on finding good sales and auctions to go to.  And the prices are even more outrageous that I could've possibly imagined.  I tried out an auction again on Saturday, but gave up easily due to the prices.  I did snag 2 old Polaroid Land Cameras.


I also got to visit a new to me antique mall in Centerville, Indiana.  It is along what is known as "Antique Alley."  Here's a few things I came home with:



I always look extra hard in the booths that have sales.  I got some great deals.  2 pieces of pyrex... yes, they both need lids, but the one had the cradle, which was cool.  The mug is unmarked, but I love the colors.  Couldn't pass on the tart tins at 75% off!  The large spring blossom plates will go in my kitchen because I only had a few of this size.  The ornaments were a no-brainer for me.  The Bugs Bunny glass will be added to the swanky swigs and other glasses for sale in my booth, as will this Polaroid camera with original box.  I am obsessed with buying these old postcards lately because they're selling like hotcakes for me in my booth!

So I had remodeled my booth a bit last weekend, but didn't have time for pictures before heading out.  I did manage to snap some while I was there on Friday after work. You already saw the new front display here.









The more I look at those ugly brown bookcases, the more I realize they need a makeover soon.  I'm thinking some vintage wallpaper for the back and some pretty fabrics for the shelves.  I'm also thinking of what would be a great way to add some different heights to some of the shelves... since I only have so many shelves to work with.  AND, I finally have an idea for the ugly roof support beam in my booth... details to come soon!

Have a wonderful week!
Melissa

Linking to:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Nifty Thrifty
Thriftasaurus
Remnant
Junkin Joe
We Call it Olde
Thrifty Things Friday

5 comments:

  1. I hope things pick up for you soon! The weather around the whole entire country has really screwed things up for everyone, huh?

    I love seeing pictures of your booth. My favorite cabinet is always the one with the Jadeite in it. It looks so Spring-y.

    Have a great week!

    Erica

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  2. I'd love to come upon your fun booth!!!

    It seems that nobody is finding very much - I probably have only purchased a couple of small items since the first of the year.. hopefully, it changes!

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  3. I'd spend soooo long in your booth if I lived near year, so many great things to see. Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home Link Party this week, take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  4. Your booth looks great, wish I was there to snoop around in it!!
    Evie

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  5. Your booth looks great and you have such fun items for sale. Thanks for linking to TTF!

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