Monday, March 23, 2015

First Outdoor Auction of the Year

It was a very beautiful spring day on Saturday!  I first went to an estate sale in the town over from where the auction was.  I was the only person in the sale when it opened at 9.  I got to pick up everything I had seen from the pictures at a great deal.

The first outdoor/onsite auction of the year was also on Sunday.  Above is a picture of the line of cars down the dirt road that the auction was on.  Even though there wasn't anything I was particularly interested in, I really just wanted to be outside.  It only lasted about 3 hours, so thankfully I didn't feel like I was wasting my day.

Here's my favorite buy from the auction.

I was able to head to my booth after the auction and bring in all my buys from the last few weeks.  The cooler filled in a big empty spot that was in the front of my booth.

I also got all of these books for a steal at the auction.

These Big Little Books can be quite valuable.  There are some that can be worth $1000 or more.

 I got the big primary yellow 404 at the estate sale.  Here it is in my booth with it's unnumbered true opal twin.

I got this metal advertising parts cabinet with plastic drawers at the estate sale also.

The linens also came from the state sale.  The little dress pot holders are my favorite. 
I forgot to take a picture of a yellowware (so I found the exact same one on Ruby Lane).

...and stoneware bowl that I picked up at the estate sale.  These bowls are not it - they're from an auction I went to back in November - but the one I got is similar to the light brown ones in the back, except it's white.

 And after all your comments on how to sell my sheet music, I decided to bundle it.  I tied jute twine around each set and tied a pretty vintage wallpaper tag on each one.

That's it for this week.  Keep your fingers crossed that a big ol' farm auction will come up soon.  I really need a big truck full of stuff.

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  1. Yay! It's auction season. I love those little dress potholders - yet another one of my collections (any and all of the grandma crocheted potholders). I went to an estate sale on Sat morning - was in and out within 15 min with the 1 item I really wanted. But I'm fostering it. :D Yelloware has done pretty well for us - one of my sisters does a lot of primitive business. Have a good week.

  2. Its always awesome to be the only one at an estate sale and get all the good stuff. My fav find is your pot holders (of course) but that green and white tin is sooo cool! Is it a cooler?

  3. The sheet music bundles are perfect!

    Have an awesome week,


  4. Chrissy Barnes(Treasuresofindiana)March 24, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    Wow! You always find some great things! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Gosh, I guess I need to suck up my impatience and sit through an auction. I cannot remember farm auctions around here. Love those little big books and the glorious green cooler.

  6. I'd love a big auction like this to pop up in my neck of the woods! Don't you love it when you get to an estate sale and you're the first one there? Fun goodies. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  7. I love all of your finds :)
    I hope you will share them with our new Link Up - Idea box:


  8. I love auctions! You scored some great items.

  9. You scored some wonderful finds yourself! I haven't been to an auction in a very long time. I see you live in IN, we are neighbors (kind of) since I live in IL. In my booth I cant sell stoneware bowls, so I hope not to run into any cause I keep them!b Thank for stopping by and likin my junkin finds!

  10. Your favorite buy is my favorite buy, love it!! I have got to go to an auction some time. You found some other great stuff as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC


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