Sunday, November 02, 2008
If you have never been to an auction, you simply must go. We attended a huge auction yesterday. We did not spend much and came home with a van full of goodies. This vintage Imperial Pottery cat was in a box full of stuff that we got for $1.00. We bought a box full of hats for $1.00 and one was a Stetson that only needs cleaning and re blocking. We also came home with a lovely Lane Cedar Chest for the foot of our bed. Ron won the bid at $35.00. I was in shock and tried not to shout.
Two bidders approached us to buy something out of our auction boxes. Both paid more for the individual items than we had paid for the entire box.
You also hear great stories at an auction. I was eavesdropping on a couple of gentlemen discussing whether to bid on the cowboy hats or not. They were trying them on and one was encouraging the other to bid on that hat that looked great on him. The fellow responded, "My grandpa told me never to hire anyone wearing a cowboy hat or smoking a pipe. The one with the had works harder to keep the hat on his head than he does working and the pipe smoker is always wasting time trying to keep the pipe lit."
See, you get great stuff and great advice for little money at an auction. Great entertainment!
Now, don't forget my November "Color Me Who?" contest. First clue: "This is a drawing of three generations, mom, daughter, grandmother."