I went anyway -- because I could -- and because a lot of the things I like aren't likely to make it into the promotional pictures.
|A gorgeous day for an outdoor auction!|
|Most of the auction looked like this...|
I blew a big amount of money (for me, anyway) pretty early on this great wooden card table with a map of Great Britain on it. I just had to have it and went over the limit I'd set for myself. I immediately texted Mr. KV and told him I'd just bought my birthday present. The couple who's farm it was were at the sale -- they're moving to a smaller place -- and the man told me that the table had been in his family as long as he could remember, and he's 81. He said his mom and dad had glued a National Geographic map to a plain wood card table. I love it!
|Sweet wood card table with map of the British Isles|
|The quilt box lot (there wasn't really anything else of value in it)|
|The quilt 'after' -- I soaked it in Biz, then rinsed it well and laid it out on the grass in the sun to dry. It's lovely!|
|A wooden farrier's box|
|A clothespin bag|
|This cool horse lamp (it cleaned up well) I think it would be cute with books in the middle|
|Each side of the lamp has this cast iron horse & horseshoe.|
|A big paper roll holder & cutter -- probably from a store|
|A little paper trimmer|
|This cool mid-century picture was FREE! The guy who was forced to take it didn't want it and gave it to me. It's really big, maybe 24 x 36|
|A monogrammed art deco hamper and waste can from the 1920s or 30s. It turns out that I know the man whose grandmother it belonged to (how weird is that?|
|A cool two piece metal utility cabinet. It has great bakelite pulls|
|I even like the old red linoleum that lines the drawer!|
...BUT there's always another great sale...and another...and another!