Monday, February 24, 2014

Going to auctions

On my birthday, February 1, we went to our first auction in years.  And it was a lot of fun.  Before we had kids, Hart and I would go frequently.  We acquired our pie safe that way and numerous other antiques.  When Lauren was a toddler she went with us and once I gave her my tape measure to play with while we perused the items for sale.  I looked back at her and there she was measuring a man's spacious back side that was bending over in front of  her!  Quickly I grabbed her hand and the tape measure...before he noticed!!  Needless to say with five kids we didn't go to auctions, but now with my vintage Etsy shop, and grown children,we've rediscovered our love for them.  Nan, my 17 year old went with us and bought a leather bound book of Byron's poetry.  Now she wouldn't let me sell that...

  I love this china pattern that I got--

                          Olde English Countryside Johnson Bros. 

                          Vintage Rose Blooms Teacups and Saucers

Dainty tea cups and saucers, trimmed in gold and sprinkled with lovely pink rose blooms.

I'm looking forward to attending more auctions this Spring and going to yard sales too!!

1 comment:

  1. OH so hard to find brown transferware. Love these! How lucky!