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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Auctions and Antiques

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I have been gone for a couple of days! I am way behind on so many things but I had such a fun weekend!

I went traveling on Friday to various small towns in Tennessee antiquing and thrifting. I felt like I should be cast in one of those "pickers" show! I didn't have a truck or trailer with me so I passed on a lot of great finds.  Since my garage is full of furniture to redo that is probably a good thing! Some of the places had such great stuff. I can't wait to go back.

It was nice to go into a place that had color!

There was a lot of neutral pieces too!

The funny thing is that even though it was a Friday there were so many shops closed. I didn't understand that one!
On Saturday I attended my first house auction.  I soon found out that people pay way to much for items at an auction.  

Look at the white cabinet on the right. I wanted it!!!!!!
and the trunks to the left.
 I did however get some good buys.

Some of my great finds were:

a vintage scale

a coffee pot with glass top

a great piece of luggage

another piece of English Ironstone

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This is just a few things! I had a trunk load. I will be busy pricing these for the store today.

I want to thank all of my friends who have paid me a visit at The Roost the last couple of months! I appreciate all your support and friendship.

I will announce the winner tomorrow so check back with me!

Do you ever notice that it is hard to get back into the swing of things when you return from a trip?

I need some more caffeine!


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

You found some cool stuff on your trip ~ I just love junkin trips, in fact I am very much due for one ~

TeenaBugg38 said...

I live in Tn and you are so many awesome antique places here :) I totally fewll head over heels for that beautiful blue dresser in your first photo, I love color too :) YOu wound up with some great you bare to part with it is what I wanna know !! Looks like a great time!!!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Looks like you had a fun filled weekend and found some awesome finds. I love to go junking, I just wish my pocket book wouldn't have a hole in it!
Prim Blessings

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Love your great finds!
I love auctions but you are so right about paying too much. Also, you have to fight to get what you really want if someone else has their eyes on it too! LOL.


TheCrankyCrow said...

Fun stuff, Deneen!! Love the ironstone (of course!!) Auctions are so much fun - but I seem to always get in trouble! And after paying way too much for something to find out it was damaged and you didn't see it, quells the fun for a long while! Been there, done that....but oh how I love junking!! Happy Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

We used to have a lot of auctions around here, but not anymore. :( They are fun, though. You just have to set price limits so you don't pay too much. Great finds!!!