Yesterday, Nick and I headed into the kitchen (each holding a girl) to scrounge up something to feed the babes and ourselves. And Nick says in passing ‘did you know there’s an auction in town tonight?’
An auction? Like where they have sweet old pieces of furniture and random little nick-knacks?
me: ‘what time?’
Nick: ‘five o’clock’
me: ‘that’s in 9 minutes’
So naturally, I whipped up some sandwiches, and we threw the critters in the car and took off for the auction! After last night, I consider auctions right up there with garage sales, thrift stores, and flea markets. Count me in!
I can’t keep my eyes (or my hands) off that fine piece of cowboy holding my offspring.
OK! So check out our finds!
We have an old Duncan Phyfe table that’s been taking up room in our basement for a long time, cause there’s no sense in fixing it up if there’s no chairs to go along with it. But now, there’s nothing stopping us! I love that the backs are high, they’re unique, and they’re solid wood! Things were built so much better back in the day. Can’t you picture these babies with new foam cushions with a cheerful fabric?!
We also snagged this huge antique frame that will be a perfect fit for our massive picture of the twins as newborns. We need to have it professionally matted though. And I haven’t decided if I’ll paint it, or maybe just glaze, or just leave it (GASP!).
I stepped out to tend to some baby-related mishap, and while I was gone, Nick picked up this old can of buttons! My man knows I love me some buttons! We spent a good half hour picking through them when we got home. So many buttons… each different, and with stories we’ll never know about.
And finally, my favorite purchase of the night… this S.W.E.E.T old map of North America! We’re pretty sure it came out of a school or something. I can’t say we know exactly what we’re going to do with it yet. But it’s OURS. And it’s AWESOME.
It was HOT, but the atmosphere was wild! And the girls loved all the action! They got Peeeee-LENTY of attention from other auction-goers.
And Nick and I scored some great finds for stellar prices! I think we’re going to be regulars! Guess who has a new hobby! MEEEE!