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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Great Finds at Centerberg Auction

As I told you after my first auction, I think going to auctions is now in my blood. Yesterday's auction was in a very Mayberry-ish little town in central Ohio. When my Google directions didn't lead me to the right location, I stopped to ask directions.

I found two older gentlemen (Barney and Otis) sitting outside the Post Office, of course I did. I asked them where to find the street I was looking for and they chimed in. "Are you here for THE auction?"

The entire town, except
Barney and Otis, must have turned out for this Event of the Season as it was very crowded. The auction was to settle the estate of a woman who lived to be 94 years old. It's doubtful she ever discarded anything because it was a huge auction.

Here's a sampling of what was up for grabs ~

There must have been 20 clocks;
cuckoo, anniversary, mantle and grandfather.

Over 200 kerosene lamps of different sizes and design.
They ranged from 2" to 24".

Now, for my finds of the week:

I picked up this, one of Helen's 20 cake pedestals for $15.
Some of the cake pedestals went for well over $100.
This one has gold trim around the lip.

I also found some sweet friends for my pretty little pink table.

I couldn't resist at least one of Helen's kerosene lamps.

These plates will look pretty on the wall or on a shelf.

Here's an overview of the rest of the glassware I picked up.

This table was mine for $5. I'm going to re-do it for my bedroom.

All these handmade afghans were in a box for $3!

This sweet little clock is actually a music box that plays
As Time Goes By. $5.

I filled my car trunk and back seat for $45. I would have bought more if I had a truck with me instead of my coupe. A very nice oak microwave stand I would have loved went for $10 but I had no way of getting it home.

Be sure to come back tomorrow because I have an item I'd like your input on.


  1. Oh my goodness, La! How much fun! I have never been to an auction, but now I am thinking I need to go! Love the clock and the cake stand! And...did I see a pink depression glass juicer in there?? Wow! Great stuff! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. WOW! What a great sale! Love the cake pedestal and clock. The table is cute too.
    I've never been to an auction. That's probably a good thing what with my thrift store and yard sale addictions,LOL
    Have a great week, Annette

  3. Such amazing finds. I feel like the midwest must have the most amazing auctions and tag sales. Out here in the pacific northwest we have nothing of the sort (that I can find anyway)! Thanks for introducing yourself on my blog! Nice to meet you!

  4. Hi La! Nice to meet a fellow Ohio blogger. I'm in the SW part of the state. You found some neat things at the auction. They can be a blast and you can spot some real interesting things at them.
    Don't know if you're interested, but there's an occasional sale going on in Mansfield, OH o the 24th. It's being held by my junker friend, Kathy. You can see info on it on my blog. Hope you'll stop by for a visit. I'm over from Rhoda's par-tay.
    :-) Sue

  5. Oh man! When I lived in Ohio I totally loved going to auctions! I really miss those things!


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