Back From the Cyber Abyss- A Country Auction

After more than 3 weeks w/o a computer (software issue, don't ask!), I am back and posting - if anyone is still left to read me!!!LOL
I went thru' complete , severe, cold turkey withdrawal, but managed to get back to doing REAL stuff- instead of sitting in front of the computer all day. So, maybe, in a way, the computer dysfunction was a good thing!!!
Down the road from us, the neighbors were having a Saturday auction.

Now, I LOVE auctions, but have neither the patience, nor, most times,  the money, to hang out all day, and hope that I get what I am bidding on.
These auctions can be an all day affair, with food, alot of socializing, and just hanging out, whether you are bidding or not.A time for neighbors and friends to get together, reminisce, and maybe take home something to remember an old friend by.

I think it is a sad commentary on one's life- to be reduced to the collections, treasures, and detritus of the days of your life- all assembled on tables, for friends, neighbors and strangers to rummage thru'. And, someday, too, there will I be- or at least my collections will be....... .

Now someone's treasures, will belong to the highest bidder; and  friends, relatives, and total strangers will get an inside peek at the bits and pieces that made up your life. And, also, a great  lesson on the past, with some of the historical ephemera, tools, and furniture that are up for bids.

This particular auction, was the estate of a neighbor's mother- she had some wonderful pieces- oh, but for a bigger house and deeper pockets- there were many things I coveted!!! I am sure it was difficult for the family to decide what to keep, and what to part with.

Since I have no "need" or room, for anymore treasures- I thought the best way to "have" some of these, was thru' pictures!

                                                     Come, DROOL with me!!!!!

                                Be still my heart - I LOVE this worn green pie safe above!!!!

                                               I have a weakness for church pews........

                          The rockers would have come home with me, if they could!!!!

 Close up of the trim on my fav rocker - would have fit perfectly with my Eastlake dresser!

                                                                        Child;'s chair
                                      Always wanted one of these..........................

                                                 Mixing bowls and crocks!!!!!

Wish I could have just bought this teapot outright- forget the bidding!!!LOL(This might be the McCoy teapot listed on the flyer)

                                    Some great aged bits for a mixed media piece

                                                           Shovel/pitchfork  still life

Old hog butchering tool (in the middle),  for squeezing fat out of pork rinds 
(Enterprise lard press listed in flyer?)
No auction is complete without EATS!!!

Saw this beauty in the field as we it!!!


  1. Looks like a fun time. I love the blue design glasses. So glad you are back.

    oxo Judy

  2. Lol, what fun! I don't think of it as sad that someone's collections are being offered. We all find out at some point that we can't keep everything (lest we end up on that TV show about hoarding). Plus, passing treasures on to someone else to appreciate is like giving our things a new life! :)

  3. I Loved your pics and especially liked the blue tulip glasses, that's me. The tea pot is really old and very interesting. Happy to see our blog this morning, oh happy day! Lennie

  4. welcome back!
    that looks like so much fun!!!
    it would be awfully hard to have to wait all day though to find out if you get something!

  5. I want the green pie safe too. How pretty would that be filled with finished quilts.

  6. Welcome back!

    Yes, auctions are so much fun for us as well. We love finding treasures.

  7. Yes your right it is so very sad........