An Auction + Winners!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Auction Troy, Ohio
 First up:
Congratulations to Jill ,  Susan Baldwin & Sarah Beth for winning Jeanne Oliver's Creatively Made Class! Have fun learning, you will love having Jeanne teach you......

 I suppose I still have some auction how-to's to learn. There really is an art to bidding.....& I don't have it down pat in the least!

The friend I was with accidentally leaned on the doorbell while the furs were selling inside. Think of the old style ding- dong that chimed through the entire first floor and sends the maid flying to the front door. I missed the entire thing, but the retelling of the story was funny too! Classic! Makes for a fun story to tell her kids when they are older!

 This place was decorated in 1960's & 70's and then the lady of the house stopped decorating then. The house's interior design is now back in style. {if you are into the Midcentury looks}
 The auction company said they rarely come across auctions like this one. While they were staging for the auction $700,000 worth of jewelry was found in various places in the house, crazy.  The jewelry and other valuable items headed to auction houses in Chicago. They threw a way a couple of dumpsters full of stuff before the auction and there was tons of stuff still left for the auction.

 I didn't watch the furs sell although heard some interesting stories. The lady of the house had notes as to what went with what. Purses that would match certain outfits were noted. I have never seen so many purses. Below is a small sampling of them.......

 This would've made Apartment Therapy's blog and it's all original!

 The paint color was a yellow/green.

 Shucks, there was even a fancy party room---think 70's and you get the picture. It's ok, if I didn't snap  a pic of it!

 Some of my purchases, including a $20 chair.

 If I want to make another pillow? No problem I found another roll of the same chair fabric in this tent. The chair was c. 1973 on the tag, 1 year older than me. haha. There was boxes and boxes of fabric and entire rolls of fabric. I felt like I was in JcPenny, etc. museum.
{I don't know if I will keep the fabric on the chair?? }
 House down the street from the auction.....very Main Street America.

 We stopped in at the Lost Creek Show in beautiful Elizabeth Township outside of Troy.

 I didn't purchase anything just enjoyed the lovely surroundings......

 Deb's garden house for dining.......

 Expressions of the Home's tent, I enjoy her style. Diana has a brick & mortar shop in Troy!

 I picked up some patterns for Vivi and handed the fabric and details over to her Grandma to sew it up!

 The $15 dollar fountain I found at the auction....yes, it's missing a piece on the back where the water would pour out. We will find something at the concrete place to suffice.

 Finally! Finishing capping the stone wall.........We just need one more 16 x 16 stone for one of the end pillar thing-ys. We  Matt will need to go sort through a pile at our friend's house. Happy it's basically finished.

{Luke sold treats at the garage sale}

 Had a garage sale last weekend.  I was crazy, Matt was gone Monday -Thursday....what was I thinking? I was feeding Vivian her breakfast and people showed up at 8:30. I don't think I will have another garage sale for a looooong time. No early birds for this momma!

 Hanging out at the pond...... the kids had a happy Saturday afternoon.
 Wishing you a blessed week.....


Anonymous said...

I stopped in your sale. The brownies were wonderful!

molly said...

Kara, this made me so happy! So glad I was in on some of your adventures! xoxo, you are AMAZEBALLS!

Sarah Beth said...

I'm so excited I won!!! And boy do I love auctions!!! This one looked great!

deborah said...

Love that house that was down the street! That porch-swoon!

Jill Elaine said...

Wish I had been at that auction with you! You got some great stuff. You can definitely pull off keeping that chair fabric :)
Me - I'd change it to something on white end of the color spectrum!!