Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sold to the highest bidder

Attending an auctions is one of my favorite things to do.
Saturday we hit one close to where I grew up.
Me, Jackie, my niece Ellen, Abbie, Maggie
Annie, and Ollie
battled the heat, the crowds,
and made a haul. 
This was the farm auction of the parents of 4 sisters
who went to the same country school 
Jackie and I went to.
It was the first of the "barn stuff" auction.
There is to be another and
then the house stuff will be sold.
There were 2 auctioneers going at once
so we tag teamed and got most of what we wanted.
There was lots of stuff.
We had a pile going from the start.
There was a mega fan where we took turns
hanging out with Ollie
while the rest of us followed the wagons
and bid on the furniture.
Maggie was shopping for stuff 
for the house 
they are going to start building 
later this summer.
Annie scored lots of galvanized treasures,
an iron bed and a dresser. 

  Abbie got a trunk and a great door.

Old funeral baskets for me and
a wooden phone box.
A sweet pony for Caroline.
 A large wall slate from my grade school and
a cabinet for the garage 
to hold my garden supplies,
birdseed, and spray paint with 
room to spare.
 Ellen scored a big rural mailbox, 
a garden chair,
some flower seed prints,
a small wooden trunk,
and  a garden gate.
Jackie took home locker baskets.
 Everyone got something they wanted.
We all got some sun.
We came home sweaty, filthy
and smelling like the smoke from the pit
where they were cooking
rib-eye sandwiches and pork patties.
It was a great day.
I love a farm auction. 
Even more, I love time spent with
some of the people I love the most in the world.
Thanks girls for a fun day.
Start saving your bucks for the next go-round!



  1. You can't imagine the case of auction envy that I have right now! I'm seriously happy for you guys though, and won't rest until I see what you do with these great finds.

  2. Don't you just loooove a good farm auction!


    wish I was there....excpet for the heat, and maybe there would have been some hair-pulling over all that good stuff! haha!

    So happy you got such a good haul!


  3. I am so jealous! What a score! We don't have anything like that around here. What great stuff you picked up!

  4. oh that brings back some fun memories. i can just hear it now. great finds! i spyed a locker basket i would have loved:)

  5. Oh my gosh! Awesome stuff! I want that door!!

  6. You guys got some great stuff! I am so loving that huge door!


  7. oh wow. those are some beauties!!! I LOVE the chippy paint everywhere!! Looks like the perfect day :)

  8. I've never been to such an auction, but it sounds so fun! I saw several things I'd like to have in your pictures.

  9. Wow...I would say you scored! :) And you got to hang out by the big fan with Ollie, sounds like you had an amazing day!

  10. that is one sweet pony. I love how you are repurposing stuff. SO talented.

  11. Hey, I think that's my old crap The Farmer hauled away! ;-P Seriously, I have the same tastes and loves. Now could you please come here and help me DO SOMETHING with my barns of "treasures?!" I need your energy and creativity!


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