Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Awesome Auction Primitives

unusual 6 sided hardware cabinet on cast iron base
probably home made with triangular drawers.

wonderful mint condition wagon wheels

not sure what its purpose was, but would make a great garden piece
or placed on a platform for a bench.
We took in another auction this past weekend and were amazed at the prices people are paying for STUFF!  I was able to get a picture of the storage unit before the new owner wrapped it in a blanket and hustled it off to its new home.  Winning bid was $625.00!  Hate to say this, but usually customers expect that antique stores are going to nearly give things away, but judging by how much auction goers are willing to pay for take home treasures, I am amazed they would think they are overpaying in a shop.  Actually, we usually do most of our shopping in other antique stores because the prices are much more reasonable than competing at an auction or even going to estate sales.  Oh well, hope you enjoy the unusual pieces that sold at the auction.

Yesterdays looks

Here's that moss which was being nurtured in Gail's house!
Perfect idea for thinking about spring which might be late this year.

Remember those antlers I talked about in an earlier blog?

Since winter is just getting started in central Mn., this display
is perfect---using a suitcase for a winter boquet on a sled on a BIG table!
Gail, Ron, Jeff and Cardie have been busy again bringing in fun looks at Yesterdays Antiques in Alexandria, mn.  Always something to catch the eye and tickle the imagination.  Gail does gather moss, but only for quirky projects so look and enjoy.