Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Iowa Auction

This past weekend, Anne and I, (and dad) drove to Iowa for an Estate Auction.  I wanted to share some photos of what was there.  We managed to fill the back of the car, but were a little disappointed because we would of liked to of brought a few larger furniture pieces back.  Even in the middle of winter there is fierce competion at an auction!  We like to keep our prices very fair, so we tend to be very cheap. 


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This was one of our favorite pieces, but it went too high in bidding.  It is the perfect little shabby piece of furniture. 


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These were both so cool, but again, the bidding was out of our league. 


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Vintage trunks are a common site at auctions.


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There were tons, and tons of great little chairs.  Dining chairs, stools, and benches also.
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This was our other favorite piece of furniture.  We loved everything about it.  It had cutting boards that pulled out on top, and large metal bucket drawers on the bottem.


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This great old mirror frame came home with us.  I can't wait to make it a chalkboard.  It will be fabulous.


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Anne snagged this adorable old chenille bedspread. 


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There were quite a few vintage quilts, and tons of antique linens.


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There were lots of vintage holiday items.  One of these yellow wax rabbits made it way home with Anne.


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These little santa bells were so cute.  They came in their original box which was as cute as the santa's themselves.


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I was drooling over all the old ornaments, which I have an obsession about.  But, unfortunately, so were many other bidders as well.


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These guys made it home with me.  You will either see them on Etsy in the near future, or next year for Christmas.


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Isn't she adorable.  She was in great shape too. 


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Loads of old books and ephemera came home with Anne, including these old craft magazines.  I flipped through every one on the way home for ideas. 


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There were a few boxes of old marbles.  We don't usually see as many large ones as we did at this auction.


Are you a fan of "American Pickers" on the History channel?  Well, on the way home, we drove through Le Clarie, Iowa to visit Antique Archaeology.  They had closed up shop by the time we arrived, but we still got some pictures in.


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