Monday, September 15, 2014

Farm Fresh Finds

I was lucky enough to attend an auction on Saturday out in the middle of no where. 
Just the way I like it.  It was a bitter cold 47 degrees when the auction started. 
It was a pretty large auction, so I'm lucky mom came with me to help out.

Breathtaking views.

Lots and lots of box lots.

 One of the many trailers full of goods.

 Lines and...

 lines of goods.

They should have a dumpster at every auction.  
There's always stuff that just needs to be thrown away.  
It's not even nice enough to donate.

 More beautiful views.

Seriously, aren't these views amazing?

Still more stuff!

 So many canning jars!

I could've just snapped pictures all day of this farm.

130+ acres of beautiful Indiana countryside.

So, do you want to even see what I bought?

Here's what my truck looked like when I got home from the auction.

And spread out all over my garage floor.

 Some of the old grain and coffee sacks spread out on
the driveway to be cleaned. Still more to go through.
Only one dead mouse made an appearance. So far.

And a few apple baskets.

Blue canning jars and crates.

 Galvanized buckets!

 My army of Prince Albert tins.

More galvanized buckets and a few enamel lids.

The first round of finds.

Second round of finds.

Plenty of ephemera.
A Happy Days coloring book that 
kind of looks like Magpie Ethel.
"Happy Day" is her catchphrase, too.

And it's always a good day when there's 
vintage Christmas involved.

I'm linking up this week with:


  1. Whoa. Junk in the middle of nowhere is often the best, Looks like this was no exception!

  2. Wow! You got some wonderful treasures (minus the mouse of course) . I love the blue jars and the grain sacks. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week :)

  3. Gorgeous views and great junk!! Wow!! Love all those treasures and just drooling over some of your finds!!

  4. The farm views are fabulous. I would love to wake up to that each morning. But the lines of boxes! I think I love everything you bought including the dead mouse - I hope you gave it a nice bon voyage.

  5. I wish we had auctions like this out here. I used to hit them in Kansas with my Mom and they were always so much fun. Love that Happy Days coloring book of course!

  6. What a scenic place to go to a sale and what a sale! You certainly got a lot!

    xo Danielle

  7. Oh my gosh, I would not know how to act if I found a sale like this! What fabulous stuff you got. The scenery is gorgeous and what treasures! So glad that you will be sharing this with SYC.

  8. I hope there wasn't too mich competition!

  9. So much cool stuff. We never have anything good like that around here.

  10. Beautiful country out there in the middle of nowhere...I would have fought you for one of those bushel baskets or the aqua canning jars!
    Have a wonderful week.

  11. The pig with red bandana cookie jar had me squealing (Mom had one like that many years ago).

  12. Melissa, you found some great stuff. I am hoping to go to a farm auction on Saturday. I love the scenery photos.

  13. I can't believe someone saved all of those Price Albert cans. Holy Moly!


  14. Great haul and thanks for the scenery pics. Had to laugh when I saw the "army" of Prince Albert cans. Seems like everyone from the previous generation saved those, but to keep an army of them ... too funny.

  15. I love the scenery, but I love the Pyrex and red canisters even better. Wow...what a haul!!!

  16. Wow, what a haul! Love everything! I wish we had country auctions like that around here. Thanks for sharing everything at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  17. What a great sale that was! I'd love to find one like that, I'd probably spend all day. Thanks for sharing at History & Home.
    Dawn @ We Call It

  18. That was a good haul! Someone really liked Prince Albert tobacco!


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