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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My First Auction

Saturday, I attended my first auction as a potential bidder.

Weeks ago, out of curiosity, I casually window shopped for promising treasures on our local auctioneer’s website. Suddenly, it caught my eye - a couch that would better compliment my living room than...

the borrowed earth tone one I was currently using. It looked to be in pretty good shape so I marked my calendar and made plans with my brother and sister-in-law to go.

I made sure I got to the auction early in order to look everything over before the bidding began. I looked at all the household antiques, vintage hats and hatpins, quilts, and books. I slowly made my way over to the furniture, not wanting to be disappointed by the reality of what the couch looked like. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was mine.

Allotting myself a set amount for the couch, I set off to bid on other items: winning a vintage hat and some old campaign buttons.

As the auctioneer got closer to MY couch, anticipation set in followed closely by a surge of adrenaline. Sold! Yahoo ~ $85 for a custom crafted couch that appears never to have been sat on.

I love It!

I see a lot of auctions in my future.

7 comments:

  1. Ooh I love it too very nice!

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  2. Oh how I love auctions, before you know it you'll be addicted - just you wait and see!

    Nice blog by the way :)

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  3. Wow! That's exciting. I've been wanting to give the whole auction thing a try too. My husband and I have recently really gotten into estate sales. Guess we'll have to work our way into the auctions next! :) Great finds!

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  4. Lucky you that you have a way (and help) to bring things like that home.
    Auctions can get into your blood, as do yard sales. Experience different ones by different companies to find your fit.

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  5. It's beautiful! And comfy cozy too!!

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  6. I have never been to an auction, they kind of scare me. You got a great deal!

    Carol

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  7. Carol,

    They are so much fun! I'm going to another one on Saturday. Hopefully, it will cool off by then.

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