Thursday, June 12, 2014

Auctions Only in the South

I have some funny stories about auctions that I have attended.  I wrote this a couple of years ago and thought I'd share with you.

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...or 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 anything.

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.

I'm ready for an auction. 
It's been too long. 



  1. oh love your glad you came by for a visit too

  2. I've had a conniption fit before. It's not a pretty sight. *lol* I like your picks. Hubby and I want to go to an Auction some day. I think it would be fun to watch. ~:)

  3. Bonnie, What a fun post. I love the "rusty crusty" hardware on the shutters. I hope you have success at your next auction.

  4. WOW...I have to say that things don't get quite as nasty here in WV as the "gentleman" (notice the quotes) you and your friend met. At least not when I've been to the auctions.

    Enjoyed your stories! :)

  5. Wow! What some won't do for a "material thing" Sounds like you have a hootin time. :-)
    I like your iron holder, and am sure you will make something wonderful out of it.
    Beautiful blessings to you!

  6. I hate to tell you this, but us Northern folk know what a conniption fit is too, and I've seen one or two in my day. :)
    Gotta love a good auction, preferably with people who are behaving themselves!

  7. Havent been to an auction in years. Loved he story, too funny!!! You get great finds.

  8. When you end up not buying mom would have said ,"It wasn't meant to be." Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  9. We used to attend auctions or estate sales almost every weekend, so much fun, and yes even a fist fight or too at one in Colorado we
    Such a funny story you have shared, I could just imagine..
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments, we have lots in common, I like "old" too :)
    Hope to visit often !

  10. I remember this story-so funny and well written.

  11. Yep, only in the south..sigh..we haven't been to one here in the great north understanding it is quiet and mannered. Blessings

  12. Hello, Oh my a fit like that does not do anybody any good! I have never been to an auction! Can I go with you??? Can I.... If you tell me NO I might just have one of those fits :o)
    Conniption fit must be what my grandson had a while back. LOL
    Roxy xo

  13. Well I know all too well what a conniption fit is! Too funny. I've never been to an auction that I was participating in. I went to one when I was a teenager with my parents. It was quite an experience!

  14. Ha Ha Bonnie I am from the North and I know exactly what a conniption fit is LOL! Wow about that guy!!! Too funny how peeps can be sometimes. Love all your finds.

  15. Oh yes! Some people can be a bit mean at those auctions:) Love your purchases and I sure know what a conniption fit is:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

  16. Wow! I've never been to an auction but I'd love to! It sounds intense.
    I love the goodies you found. I like them equally :)

  17. I LOVE auctions...but they make me so nervous!!
    You found some purdy things!
    Have a good weekend.


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