Monday, August 20, 2012

Finally, a Good Auction!!

It has been slim pickin's around here this summer. Last summer we were overwhelmed with so many great auctions. This year, they've all dried up. Kind of like our yard. We have a couple of big barn sales coming up in the next few months, so I've been getting a little worried about having enough quality stuff to fill our booths! When I saw the ads and pictures for this auction on Saturday, I was so excited!! Unfortunately, it coincided with our planned trip to Kansas City to visit Roger's family. We ended up adjusting our schedule to make it possible to do everything, however, we didn't get to stay for the full auction. This auction was so big that after they cleared a table, they refilled it! We didn't get to stay for Round 2. We still managed to come home with a vanload, though!

Enough talk! Here are my pictures. Forgive the quality, I was in a hurry and taking them at night in my house, so some of the color seems a bit "yellow".

Top opening breadbox with a cute strawberry pattern, copper colored aluminum pitcher and an Alphabet Soup Game.

I completely missed the game. Roger snapped it up. Not only is the can adorable, it was full of little red plastic letters! I love letters!

New old stock spats! I'm thinking these will be perfect for someone who is into cosplay or steampunk.

A pair of swanky swigs. One of our local glassware experts was at the auction. He knows everything about glassware! I picked up the one with the kitties and he handed me the other one. He told me how they used to come filled with various spreads. They're super-cute! I can certainly see how they would be fun to collect.

Another breadbox! This one opens in the front and actually has a little shelf inside. This was one of the items that I saw in the auction listing that I knew I had to have!

This Holt Howard cigarette holder caught my eye! I had to smile at the idea of this hanging in a housewife's kitchen to keep her cigarettes handy!

I believe that these are intended as a pair of bud vases. Wouldn't those birds look pretty surrounded by posies?

My very first pieces of Blendo. (Actually, my second. I bought a pair of salt and pepper shakers at the same auction that morning.) There was actually a fair amount of blendo at this sale.

I nearly missed out on this set. I saw the breadbox with the goofy "Handyman" sticker on it and just thought, "Nah!" Roger saw it later and told me to open it up. All four cannisters were stashed inside!

I find that I am a sucker for these vintage figures, especially dogs. I don't even especially like dogs.

But, how can I say no to that face?

Technically, this was one of Roger's purchases, because I was out at our van feeding, changing and threatening the children. ("Do not come inside unless it's an emergency.") I'm thankful he managed to snag this Anchor Hocking chip and dip set. And, I'm very grateful to the lady who pointed out its original box under one of the tables!
This isn't even close to all the stuff we bought! There was an entire trailer of salt and pepper shakers. I always swear I'm not going to buy anymore, but they are so darn cute! And, these were going fairly cheap. I also found about four pieces of Pyrex. I'm not kidding, it was killing me to leave that auction before it was done. So many things left behind....


Jackie K. said...

the breadbox for sure!! Love that!

I've just started spotting Blendo. Hadn't seen any in the last 2 years, then all of a's around.

Not sure if that's because I'm more attuned to it or it's just not been available here.

Heather said...

I love the chip and dip set! Ironically, I saw a lime green Blendo version at my Goodwill over the weekend...priced at 39.99!!! Crazy! And yours is much cuter. :)

Nascara said...

Wow! I have a turquoise Blendo pitcher and gave two of the Anchor Hocking bowls away to a friend. You and I have very similar taste. Thanks for stopping over at my blog!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Killer bread box & matching canisters, cute figurines & that Campbells game is absolutely fantastic!

Jill said...

Wow, really great stuff! I have three similar bread boxes that I haven't parted with and use them in my sewing room to hold supplies.

Protector of Vintage said...

Great treasures!! I especially like the bread boxes!!

JoKnows said...

Lots of fun finds here! The chip and dip set is lovely. Too bad you couldn't hang around for the rest of the auction. That would bother me too.

MyFancy's Author said...

Love the red and white kitchen items. Nice finds! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I agree with you regarding scrap quilts versus matched - scrap are the best!

Helen and her Daughters said...

The bread boxes are great and I love, love, love the Campbell's Soup Game!

Van said...

Wow, this haul is a total score. Loving all of the mod and those atomic style tins! Win on all counts!

Danavee said...

WHOA! Between the swanky swigs and the breadboxes I think I'm in love! Good haul!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Fabulous finds! I love the detail on the chip and dip set and the swanky swigs are so cute. Thanks so much for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

teresa said...

Wonderful finds - those spats are amazing and my daughter loves the kitten glass.
Thanks for visiting my blog last week! I'm so glad to have discovered yours :)

Jill said...

I would have bought everything you did!!