7/12/07

Show & Tell Friday~

Here are some photos of the items I bought at my first Auction. This is just a small sample of the items I bought. It took me two days to sort through it all....and put it away. I donated to a thrift store the items I didn't want... which was bags and bags full! I still managed to have a huge stash left! This is just what I grabbed to show: I got two lots of Christmas items for $2.50 each, there were boxes upon boxes upon boxes! In the boxes were vintage gift tags, old ribbons, old glass beaded garlands, old glass balls, lots of vintage ornaments (housed in glass jars now) I also got 54 vintage hankies (show below) for $2.50 along with the hankie box and an old mirror and an old vintage jewelry box. Old crocheted pieces, some that look like they were made with thread, they are so delicate. A large box of vintage linens, embroidered samplers, embroidered dish towels and a few pieces of vintage fabric. All of that was $12.50, more than I wanted to pay, but because of the quality of the pieces, I just had to have them. I also bought several boxes of vintage greeting cards, old postcards, envelopes, stamps alllllllll for $2.50. I am wanting to go again and again and again to any and all auctions. I am so hooked! Of course I was buying the cheap "junk" there was antiques to be had... there were people spending tHoUsAnDs of dollars on items....wow. I am so pleased with my "junk"..... probably just as pleased as those antique dealers with their finds lol. I encourage everyone to try an auction if you have a chance, it was so much fun!
This show & tell Friday is hosted by: Kelli



20 comments:

Pam said...

It looks like a treasure trove!

I really liked the vintage hankies and fabric. Enjoy creating!

Jada said...

Wow! Lots of good stuff. Looks and sounds like it was a fun day for you!

~Jada

Tiany said...

How neat, I love the christmas finds!!!

PEA said...

Omigosh, I would be in my glory to have been able to buy all that stuff!! Whenever I go to antique shops, that's the kind of items I look for...old Christmas ornaments, vintage cards, postcards, etc. You certainly did hit the jackpot:-) xo

Lallee said...

I have to go to an auction. I loved your purchases. Very encouraging for making me want to go to an auction. Thanks for sharing!

Penless Thoughts said...

Wow - great finds.
Susan

Mrs. U said...

Oh my stars!!! You found the pot at the end of the rainbow!!! What wonderful finds!!!

What kind of auction was it? What was it like?? I've never been to one.

His,
Mrs. U

Lyndy said...

I was the same way after my first auction. I loved it.

You got some neat things. Thanks for sharing.

Lyndy

Barbara H. said...

Wow, what wonderful finds! Makes me want to go to an auction!

charish said...

Auctions are my favorite I always say other peoples junk is my treasure. Thank you for sharing. Sarah

Kelley said...

What a neat stash of treasures you have!
I love vintage linens and hankies!

Myrna said...

My gracious1 what a lot of treasures for little $$! I know you will love thinking of ways to use your finds!

Sharon said...

Beautiful treasure finds! I love the hankies!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Absolutely fabulous finds! It's exactly the kind of stuff I'm always on the hunt for! Thanks for sharing the great pictures!
Blessings to you! Claudia O.

jennifer said...

I think that getting this *junk* is priceless. I love going to antique stores.I had no idea that such inexpensive bids could be placed!!

I will plan to visit an auction soon.

oliveoyl64 said...

I was following a link on another blog and stumbled on yours. I know I will be a frequent visitor even if I don't comment much.

May I post a link for you on my blog? I don't get a huge amt. of traffic, but the ones that do visit are regulars that would enjoy your blog as well.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

You totally scored! I'll be attending my first auction in August! We don't have them around here, so I'm totally excited to be attending!
I've heard from other antique dealers that the boxes of stash like that are the best way to go to get fun stuff like that. You get some junk, but it's worth it for all the other treasures found!

oliveoyl64 said...

Hi, thanks for visting my blog and I will add a link for you.

I am looking at Craigslist for selling my junk. I put a duvet cover on there but it hasn't sold. We are taking a ton of kids clothes to a consignment store that pays cash. She said she will give me better than garage sale prices.


I could not reply back via email, as it is a non-reply message.

Gina E. said...

Wow - lovely loot! You have the best yard sales and markets over there!

Jennifer Conway said...

Oh - What great Christmas finds....for $2.50!!!! That's unheard of here in Vancouver, Canada. I collect vintage Christmas, and go to auctions frequently and you got a smokin' deal!! Good job!