Hope everyone had a great weekend. I did! Number one reason...No migraines! They seem to be getting better.
Saturday morning, bright and early, DH and I headed over to an auction that was being held about 2 miles away from home. This was the estate of a farming family that has been friends of ours for over 40 years. We went to school with their children, and they plowed my garden when needed. The last remaining one passed away this winter and the kids took what items they wanted and decided to hold an auction to sell the rest. There was a lot of farm equipment! Tractors, plows, discs, etc...
An old time country auction with the auctioneer whom we went to school with too, standing on a wagon calling out bids. That cute redhead is my cousin.
Lots of old furniture that needed some TLC.. I love that the back of that chair was held together with a woman's dress belt! I wish I had taken a photo of the seat. It was a Parcheesi board!
I really wanted the Brownie drink bottles but who knew they were so collectible? There was 5 of them and I bid up to $15.00 but they sold for $30! The most amazing items of the day were a pint milk bottle with the cardboard lid.. it sold for $380! Then there were the yearbooks of the local school from 1950, 1957, and 1958, they sold for $80 each!
Anyway, all I ended up buying was this green depression glass dish
There were a few other non descript dishes in the box with it. DH bought a brass fire extinguisher for his shop and a box of old bottles. But all in all it was a fun day with our neighbors and friends.
Now, if you are Chris from Perfectly Printed you need to click off my blog right now because I am posting photos of my Witches Hat from Viv's Witch Hat Swap!
I used the paper mache hat form from Michaels and Modge Podged black and purple scrapbook paper that I had cut into irregular shapes.
Scrapbook paper medallion, silver tinsel, glittered letters and metallic pipe cleaners, all incorporated into this hat. A small Christmas ball of Halloween green, sits right on top. Of course my witch would be very feminine too so....
The back of the hat has orange and purple flowers over a wired orange ribbon with a rhinestone spider hitching a ride.
This has all been packed up and is being mailed today! Thank you Vivian for hosting such a fun swap!
Have a great day!