Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Auction Burn

Finally! An outdoor farm auction full of bargains, treasures, beautiful weather and.....sunburn. When you show up at an auction wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt, a sweatshirt and a vest, sunburn isn't really on your mind. And, then you start to shed the layers, and at about 1:00 in the afternoon, you notice that sizzling sensation on your neck. I came home Saturday with a carload of treasures and burned face and neck. And it was totally worth it.

This cannister set was the highlight of my day. I'm standing next to a trailer full of garage junk, and one of the guys starts pulling these beauties out of their original, ugly, water-stained box. The original plastic was flaking off of them. My heart nearly stopped. I had no idea they were even on that wagon! That color! I've had them for four days and they still give me butterflies!

I love picnic tins. This one is in perfect condition. Definitely a no-brainer.

These little trays are collapsible, and their gridded tops make me think they were meant for being used outdoors. They're rusty, but I'm thinking a can of spray paint would fix them right up!

Not one, but TWO yellow Lustroware cookie cannisters! Perfect condition, just need a bit of cleaning.

If you go to enough auctions, the auctioneers start to know your taste. Saturday's auctioneer is of the opinion that I like the "ugly stuff". Like these beauties! There was a display case full of costume jewelry, a pocket watch, that sort of thing. The bidding was for choice item. I let them first several rounds go, because the bidding was high for the more desireable pieces. Finally, I was the only bidder at $1. The auctioneer looked at me and said, "You want that green one, don't you?" I said, "Can I have the matching earrings, too?"

This is probably my second favorite find from Saturday's auction, and they were free!! This partial box of Kordite Freze Boxes was in a big box full of vintage kitchen utensils. I was bidding, but I'm cheap and the box went for a decent price. I approached the winning bidder and asked if I could buy the boxes from her for a dollar. She told me I could have them! I love the cute graphics and colors.

More vintage goodies at Thriftasaurus!


Mid Mod Mom said...

I have yet to go to an auction. I am afraid I will bid more than what I should. Better not try. Great finds, the canisters and the tables are my favorite.
Thank you for your comment in my blog. Nice to meet you.

Pam said...

Wow! I would have feinted when I saw those blue canisters. I love that the auctioneer knows what you like!

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Nice to meet you! Loving all your scores - don't you love free stuff??
And I LOVE that little collection of toasters on a previous post that I just scrolled down to! Awesome work on your airstream..
Happy Days!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Beautiful blue canisters! Lucky yellow Lustroware canisters - all the ones I have found have been kinda faded. & you can't beat Cookies!

ThrifterSisters said...

An outdoor farm auction? I would have died and gone to heaven!

Love it all but especially the Lustro Ware. Be careful when you clean them. I was cleaning one of mine and cracked it from holding it too tightly when I was drying it. So sad:-(


Tilda said...

I love that picnic tin. Perfect!

Jill said...

Love the canister set!!! It's a beauty!!