Monday, September 17, 2012

My Witches Hat..AKA.. Chris NO PEEKING!

Good Monday Morning! 

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!

Linda

16 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

This is my kind of auction. Just getting a chance to see such old things is fun. Your hat is fantastic. I know Chris will love it...smiles..Renee

Kim K. said...

I've never been to an auction. I'd love to try it sometime. Your hat is fantastic. Love all the special embellishments. Chris will really enjoy opening your special Halloween package.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Oh my goodness, that is a beautiful hat. I absolutely LOVE decorating for Halloween. You did a great job. I hope Chris didn't peek.
I think the auction sounded like so much fun, just my cup of tea. Out in the country and with lots of nice people, very much something I would have enjoyed. It is sad though, the passing of a family from the property. I just wish someone else in the family could have taken up where the others left off. Sad, but part of life.
Have a wonderful week. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving the nice comment on my blog. I'm thinking little Ellie and I are going to have lots of fun!!! Well once she gets a little bigger at least, but until then I'll just have fun holding her and kissing those fat little cheeks.
Hugs,
Julie

ImagiMeri said...

Oh geez, your hat is amazing woman! If Chris doesn't like it (she'll love it) then you can send it to me...;o)

Wish we had auctions like that out here, how fun.

Hugs,
Meri

Debby said...

Love your witches hat. I am in the same swap. I have everything ready to mail but don't have the address. I personally know the one I am swapping with which makes it worse. Such a fun swap.

Shirley Hatfield said...

I am so glad to hear you had a fun, migraine-free weekend! My husband can't be trusted at auctions, so we don't go to them any more...he once bought half of the stock of a local sporting goods store that went out business...took forever on eBay to get rid of the stuff! Yikes! I am loving everyone's witch hats...isn't it fun to see the different styles? =D

Tammy's in Love said...

I wonder what in the world was so unique about that pint milk bottle? I have several and one with a top. Who knew, I better put it under lock and key! Smile. I'm pretty sure that Halloween concoction will elicit at least one reciting of "bubble, bubble, toil and trouble!" Nice work!

Tammy

Nan said...

Glad to hear no migraines for awhile. Nice hat you made. I've only been to one auction and that was for paintings. Looks like fun.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Your witch hat is so cool! I love the Spider...hitchin a ride! LOL
Auctions are so fun even when you don't buy a lot of stuff. Your green dish is really pretty though...what a great day!
Erica

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Sounds like a fun auction! So glad you were migraine free. Your witches hat is adorable! My favorite part is the back with the flowers and spider pin! So cool!!! She will love it.
Blessings,
Susie

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, what fun, Linda! I have never been to an auction but it is on my bucketlist.
Yes, It's wonderful to finally have some cooler temperatures. Fall is my favorite season with all it's color, wonderful kitchen smells and crisp air. Your baked goodies sound scrumptious...and, Pumpkins Snickerdoodles...Oh, how wonderful!
Thanks for you thoughtful comment on my blog. I appreciate your friendship so much!
Blessings,
Carolynn

vintage grey said...

What a neat auction! So fun! How pretty is your Halloween hat! Love all the sweet touches! xoHeather

retrorevival.biz said...

Happy to hear you're feeling better:) Looks like the auction was lots of fun.

~Cindy

Creative Breathing said...

Linda! Your hat is fantabulous! I absolutely love the color you chose and the hidden flowers on the back. Beautiful!
I absolutely adored your story about the MS rabbit cake and letter. Her elves MUST come to your house. If I may have your address, I will post them to you. My e-mail is elizabeth.andrus@yahoo.com
PS It was fun to see what a real auction looks like. I have always wondered. Elizabeth

Mountain Mama said...

I am amazed at the size of the corn in the top picture! How did you get it to grow so big?

I used to enjoy estate sales but haven't gone to one in a long time. It looks like you had a good time there. The green dish is so pretty and your witches hat is just in time for Halloween.

Celestial Charms said...

An auction sound like bundles of fun, especially if you know your prices. I've never been to one, but would love to get the opportunity to do so in the future. Your witches has is delightful. Love all the elements you added to it.
Have a happy Sunday.
Maureen