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.