Saturday, July 25, 2009

Going once.....going twice.....sold!

Auctions! I love 'em. They are pure entertainment for us. Plus, you can get some mighty good deals if you know what you are looking for.

Since we moved to North Georgia, Body Guard and I have been to a plethora of auctions. We have been to auctions of all, and I mean all......kinds.

They are usually spontaneous ventures for our Saturday nights. Tonight was one of those nights. About 5 oclock today, I said to Body Guard......."hey, I wish we knew about an auction tonight." That would be fun! Within a few minutes, he just googled online and found out that there was one within 10 miles of our off to the adventure we went.
We stopped by the Chinese restaurant and got a "Pu-Pu Platter", and I will spare you the reason why I think they call it the Pu-Pu Platter, and headed out to the auction. We usually have no idea what we may be walking into.

Once we stopped spontaneously in this old, country church and we knew right away, this was not going to be a good one. I mean, they were auctioning toilet paper, garden hoses, Bill Clinton dolls, and lots of junk. We really laughed more at the interaction of the people in this auction.

Another time, we went in and there were signs all over like......No spitting on the floor, No cussing........and we again, knew this was not going to be a good one. Only in North Georgia does this happen probably! We slid out of the building hoping no one recognized us! LOL

Then other times, we have found some really good stuff for little of nothing. Real antiques, trunks, and treasures.
So, tonight we really felt lucky at some of our finds.

I have found that my closet sewing nook has expanded so much that I want to make a stitching area in the basement. We have the room for it, so I have planned ahead the basic things I wanted.
I got a long, old...very old oak table for my sewing machine and matting board that would seat 4-6 people for 50.00. I got the solid wood chairs for 7.50 each! And the coolest is that I got a china cabinet, again very old, with the glass panels----beautiful, for 25.00. Yes, this will hold my fabrics and fat quarters and other sewing treasures. I got an old, large trunk for 20.00 and BG got a "Gentlemen's chest" for 25.00. I also got a Windsor type old rocking chair to put in my stitching area for 30.00. The Gentlemens chest has not been opened so we have no idea what we may find in there.
Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me or I would take pics. But tomorrow, when we pick it all up, I will snap a few. I'm so excited to have a big table to put the sewing machine on and have more elbow room!
The auction was 4 hours long. We have settled back in now and reflecting on our really great finds!
Hope you had some good fun on this Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Sounds like you found amazing treasures!

    Your description was hysterical....what is it about the northern part of states that make them so different than the rest of the state, would you believe that as you heard to northern CT the people there have southern accents and wear camo? however they are the funniest and sweetest folks and much more laid back than us southwestern CT folks.

    Enjoy your treats and your wonderful sewing area, it sounds like heaven,


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