Saturday, June 28, 2008

Auction Time

I went to an auction today and bought a load of goodies for the shop.

I've unloaded it into the driveway to sort it out. And to take pictures like a good little blogger.

Right now I'm in the middle of washing the linens, and cleaning up everything else. But I'm kind of pooped. I love going to auctions, but standing all day, trying to pay close attention, and making decisions about what to bid on and for how much just leaves me drained. So I thought I'd take a break and write a post.

I want to get it all cleaned up and priced and in the shop so people can see it. That's the fun part. I love it when someone finds something I loved enough to buy...and it really trips their trigger and they want it too.

I got a bunch of these trays in wonderful shabby chic-like colors.

I love the aluminum spice set and the red handled utensils too!

And here's the clincher. This is the most gorgeous little platform cradle. I can't decide whether to put it in the shop or keep it to rock my grandbabies in. Now, I don't actually have any grandbabies yet (thank goodness), but someday...........

Joe says put it in the shop and when our grandbabies get here we will run across another.
I guess I will.


Dot said...

You found some GREAT stuff! Hey, what's on those red trays? I might want to buy those! I have 12 of the green trays.

Anonymous said...

What great finds. I would want to keep that cradle too. It's gorgeous, and those trays I love them.

Sue said...

You found some great things....I collect red handled kitchenalia, and love the trays, but yes, the cradle is absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

What great treasures for your shop, I especially love the green dishes.


Sonja said...

What a great fine! Love kitchen tools, my fall back. LOL
KEEP THE CRADLE!!!!!! You'll NEVER find another one.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Thank-you for being a good little blogger and post pictures. Everything is sooo~~ cute!I love the table, I have been looking for one like that but I want to paint it black.The cradle is so sweet!
I would of choic to keep it but I have 3 grandchildren. I am sure you will come across another one even better.
Take care,

KJ said...

Oh what fun! What a treasure trove!

I am celebrating my 1-Year Blogoversary with a Giveaway. Pop on by! (I met you through the Cottage Charm Giveaway.)


Robolady said...

I love your finds, You've got a great eye.

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Love, love, love those trays!Just love 'em!


Cami said...

"Trips their trigger"... How did I manage to live 40 years without hearing this?! Love it! And I'm loving your spice jars. Awesome. So perfect... And you took pics. You're too good. I always have the best intentions, but by the time I enter it into inventory I don't wanna take pics anymore!!!

Linda said...

I love the aluminum spice set, I think they are made by Mirro. My Grandma had them and the canisters for flour, sugar, coffee and COOKIES! She made the best peanut butter cookies. I have been having fun trying to find things tha remind me of my relatives. I have to visit your shop one day!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Joyce...

I'm visiting from Jan's blog Feather Your Nest Antiques. I see you visited her today...someday Tom and I will, too. We live about 1 1/2 hours south.

Where is your antique mall/store?

I love your stuff, too!!!