Saturday, March 31, 2012

Auctions, Pickin's and Rusty/Crusty Finds!

Had an absolute ball today!  Missed the door to door pickin', but found myself a new auction and made some new friends...enemies???

Auctions bring out the best and the worst in some people.  I can remember a time when I slapped my leg and stomped my feet when I missed my favorite item-either overlooked or too late.

I hated being overlooked.  You know... you're sitting there and you're hand is up and down and you are sure you won only to have the auctioneer call out another number and the person is sitting right behind you???

Been in this long enough to know that what goes around once will probably come around again.  So when I lose, I lose graciously.

Some folks have yet to learn.  People say that women are the ones with all the rage.  Well, I'm here to tell you, I've seen some men pure show-out at an auction.  Like today.  My friend was bidding on some shoes molds.  She won!  I thought the man behind was gonna have a conniption fit!  You gotta be in the south to know what a conniption fit is.  He looked like a gentleman, dressed like a gentleman, but I can tell you one thing...he was NOT a gentleman.  Could not believe how he talked to a lady. My friend surrendered her bid after an almost knock-down-drag-out between him and the auctioneer.  And wouldn't you know it, he refused to bid.  The poor dealer, got $10 less on the second go-round. 

Next item up for bid-a bread tray.  We didn't even attempt.  He was dog-gone determined to get that one and we just let him have it.  We passed it to him and he said, "Get your hands off of my tray."  Whew!  ONLY IN THE SOUTH!

I did find a few sweet items on a pickin' trip yesterday.

The chippy, patina shutters made the perfect backdrop for the rusty wire and tin eggs.

Just love the shape of this rusty, crusty wire.

Don't know which I like best, the rusty, crusty plant stand or the chippy, terracotta pot.

 Love, love, love the close up!

Brought it in the shop-SOLD immediately.

This was just my day for the rusty, crusty finds!


  1. Bonnie: You got some good stuff. The nerve of that man! I can see why you sold that little ? right away. I love the kids around it. Happy Sunday..Judy

  2. Bonnie, I do love rusty and chipped. I think you went home with some really wonderful things. I have the Merry Christmas equivalent of you Happy Easter. I love them both! Have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

  3. Love your description of a conniption fit-priceless.

  4. I haven't been to an auction in years. My daughter and son-in-law have been going to one that's held on Tuesday nights. I think I need to join them. Great finds, Bonnie. Sounds like a fun event despite Mr. Meanie.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  5. You made me laugh!!! I have seen a conniption fit or fact I think I've had one or two : )
    I have only been to two auctions (except livestock) before, but had a blast while I was there and came home with some awesome treasures.
    Thank you so much for stopping by...I love your blog!

  6. Thank you for the lovely comments on my home. I've come by to visit your blog, and after reading the opening info on your page, I feel like I know you! So many of the thoughts you shared are a reflection of my own. Nice to make a new friend!
    Blessings & hugs,

  7. Isn't it wonderful making new friends and connecting with those with like interests. I love it!

  8. Hi Bonnie, I don't think we've connected yet, sent you an email about your winning the Leslie Janson Give Away over here. Just email me back OK? xo


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