My Shops

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Auction Finds (aka What shop? That's for me!)

I go to a local auction once a week. I'm a regular with a permanent number and a reserved seat, lol. The aucioneer knows my number even if I don't raise it! There are a lot of regulars and when I bid on something I  can pretty much tell you who I'll be bidding against based on the type of item it is, but the hardest part of auctioning is restricting myself to buying for my shops. There are soooo many things that are perfect for my taste, or just the right price for an addition to my project list. Here a couple I could not resist...

This one is on my project list. Won't it make a great hall tree! Well, the front hall is as far as it's gotten so far. I did find an old oak table that I will be using for its shelf, but right now it's in the upstairs bedroom serving as my table for photo shoots, lol.

This cute little figure came ready to move in. She's out in the front yard contemplating the fact that the daffodils are blooming in February.

Doesn't she look cute? She's not really made of concrete, she's actually some lighter man-made material. I was glad, I don't think I could have lifted this large a concrete item out of the car!
If you look closely from the side you can see she's not perfect. She was once a cherub with wings, but lost them somewhere along the way. Good for me - this made her a steal at the auction!