I am joining Simply Neutrals Tuesday today. You can learn more about it on Wen’s blog…Simply Neutrals Tuesday
Last October, I went to my first ever auction in a little town an hour away. It was held at the community center in that town in the late afternoon. The items being auctioned were from a former antique dealers collection of goods. There were box upon box of goods outside on tables and inside tons of other collectibles.
I was there for hours as they auctioned off tables of goods, and the winning bidder could pick a second box for the same price. People were hovered around the tables (they did the outside lots first) that they wished to place bids on.
It was so addicting hoping you were going to be the one with the winning bid! But, we all were low bidding, so that part was a little confusing to me until I got the hang of it. In the end, the treasures I walked away with I could never buy again for that price.
In those lots, boxes of Edwardian and antique laces for $2.00. Antique books (a box full) from the mid to late 1800’s for that price as well. It made me understand what I had been missing out on for years, and how many grab up items for the shops on Etsy or booths in antique malls.
Many of the treasures I will not be able to part with. They are too amazing and beautiful. In recent years, I have learned to appreciate the beauty of old books/ephemera and now I had lots of musty smelly books in my hands…pure heaven. The fonts, sketches inside were so lovely.
So today, I share just a few of my favorite items found the day of my first auction with you. I keep them nearby in my studio because the simplicity is just beautiful to me. I hope you will enjoy them too!