Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Day At The Auction

“Who'll give me a dollar? One dollar bid, now two, now two, will ya give me two?”

I haven’t been to an auction for years, but I found an auction bill at the grocery store in Battle Lake a few weeks ago. Among the usual auction fair it listed a large collection of costume jewelry. I was intrigued (and hooked!). The auction was Saturday, and since we were at the cabin I decided to check it out.

I forgot how great auctions are, everyone’s checking out the items, pretending they’re not really interested.

Now I don’t have a poker face…so I’m sure it was easy to see me drooling over all the vintage pearl beads, fantastic vintage brooches and clip on earrings!

Even though I didn’t hide my excitement I did pretty well. Here’s my auction bounty.

I can’t wait to get started on some new pieces! I already have an idea for the pearls!

“Well, the auctioneer was goin' about a mile a minute
He was takin' bids an' callin' them out loud
An' I guess I was really gettin' in it
'Cause I just shouted out above the crowd!”
~ John Michael Montgomery- “Sold”


  1. Oh I LOVE Auctions!!! You got some pretty great stuff!!!


  2. How fun and exciting! I've never been to an auction before but I'd love to go. It seems a little intimidating though. I envision a lot of aggressive antiques dealers outbidding me at every turn but it looks like you scored!

  3. You got some really great-looking treasures, Renee! It is funny, how you have to be all cool when you're scoping things out, like you don't really care, but inside your heart is just thumping with excitement!

  4. Great booty Renee! Can't wait to se what you do with it.

  5. Great score, I also am waiting to see what you make.

  6. Ooh! Such pretty things! I've never been to an auction before. Sounds like fun!

  7. Hey everyone, thank you for the great comments. And if you have never been to an auction I suggest you go sometime. They are fun, exciting and the people watching is THE BEST!

  8. What a gorgeous vintage haul! Never been to an auction but think I may have to find the next local one, sounds like fun. Stopping by and following from Etsians on FB Team :)

  9. What wonderful goodies you snagged!!

    Happy Saturday