Friday, October 19, 2012

Auction Finds!

While on vacation, when I went home I got to go
to the weekly auction with my friend.
We so enjoy it.
Not too much this week, it is hit or miss.
But I picked up a couple of things
I had my eye on this....as it was the end of the auction
and entire tables go for $1.
this great pitcher in perfect shape
with turquoise, pink and black.
It was $6
it may go to my friend that collects
turquoise Pyrex?

Then these came up
2 chenille candlewick bedspreads
My cousin had been looking for one to make crafts with.
Even in bad shape they seem to run $25 at the antique stores?
How about $1 for both of them!
I didn't care how they looked since I was giving them
away for crafting.
But........

What do you do when both are in great shape?
no stains no rips
this one has a pretty edge on it.
Looks like one may be staying at 1515.
I have my Mom and Dads bed
and it always had 
that kind of bedspread on it.
Actually ........
yes I have that bedspread
here it is in my spare bedroom

there was more fun when my cousin and I saw a yard sale
I really do not do yard sales but something said
"pull in"
it was close to 1515.
It was a couple who had been antiquing all there lives.
There garage was set up like a little store.
And of course as we talked we learned their life story.
He was a retired teacher and superintended.
She married and moved away with him so she thrifted to get
to know a new town.
They were downsizing.
a cute little red radio flyer for $6
Christmas present shhhhh...

coin glass spooner
another Christmas gift

cute little pitchers
great to put a fall flower arrangement in 
the one is a hull
So it all added up to $24
and 3 Christmas gifts.

How was your finds this week?










17 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

The spreads are lovely. If they need to be brighter soak them in OxyClean powder 3 scoops and warm water- then wash as normal. That was an awesome price.xo, olive

AshTreeCottage said...

Wonderful finds! I can never pass up a chenille spread. Love the little red wagon too! Have a great weekend.

Hugs from Idaho,
Susan and Bentley

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Wow!!! $1 for 2 chenille blankets?!!!! You are one lucky lady!
I love that pitcher. So retro! :)
-Denise

Liz said...

Fabulous prices - love the Pyrex!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great shopping time! I love the spooner. I have always loved chenille/candlewick spreads,,,so homey!
Ruth

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh that pitcher! It has my daughters name written all over it. :)

Protector of Vintage said...

Love the bedspreads and the charming Pyrex!! You have such a lovely blog. Thank you for pointing me in the direction of The Thrifty Groove Party!!

Shirley said...

Hi Ann,
great find on that pitcher. It sure does go well with your corning ware..and how nice to have the spreads too. Looks like you had a great day of treasure hunting.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Great Job! I love everything that you found, the pitcher especially! It would go great with vintage Pyrex!
Erica :)

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Ann, you found some great things! I love the price on the bedspreads and love that little wagon. What a fun time you must've had!

Have a great week.
Pam

Gail said...

What great finds Ann! I love the chenille spreads. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Ann, my mom has almost always had a white chenille spread on her bed since I was a young girl. And she still does!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

GREAT finds!!! I LOVE chenille bedspreads! I'd hate to cut them up when they are in such great shape. The pitcher is awesome too-I bet your friend will love it!

Jann Olson said...

Oh Ann you did yourself proud too girl! Love the pitcher! The chenille spreads, what a steal and in such good condition! I had not heard of hull until recently. Glad you decided to stop at the yard sale! Can you believe that I have never been to an auction? Don't hear of them around here much. Would love to someday!
Hugs,
Jann

Susie said...

Oh my gosh, what great finds. That will make wonderful gifts. Smart girl. Smiles, Susie

DearHelenHartman said...

What an amazing haul for $24! I esp love that little red wagon.

Tammy's in Love said...

Good heavens! I looked forever for a spooner! LOVE LOVE LOVE!