I'm so glad that auction season has returned. Last Saturday I went to a sale at the estate of an old farm family. Lots of stuff that had been stored in sheds for quite some time. There were a lot of great mid-century pieces there, but most of them hadn't been stored properly, and would need some love to get them looking good again.
I didn't buy a lot, but I did enjoy the day. I was a little concerned when shortly after they started the sale the auctioneer was working on selling boxes of books on a table. Out of one of the boxes slithered a little snake... Now, I am not a snake fan, so buying books was definitely out.
Anyway, here are the few things that I got.
One of my favorite finds was this Seth Thomas starburst style clock. It needs a new mechanism and a couple of the pieces need to be straightened along with a thorough cleaning. Still, nobody else wanted it and I got it for $2. I am as tight lipped with the name of this auction service as I am with the name of that thrift store that I get all of the good deals at!
I also picked up a box full of kitchen stuff - mostly purchased for these two Pyrex pieces... I took the fragile pieces out of the box, and the rest rode in the bed of the truck home. I wasn't wanting to risk ending up finding a snake in the box I got!
Anyway, a Town and Country piece and a Butterprint piece - $8 for the whole box full of kitchen stuff.
I also picked up this vintage clothes drying rack. I have been needing one of these for some line dry clothes that I'm tired of hanging over the shower curtain rod. It was a bargain at $2.
Lastly, I picked up a vintage Firestone tractor tire ashtray. I have wanted one of these for years since seeing one on the desk at the local tire dealer as a child (complete with lit cigarette - lol). Not a steal, but not bad at $15.
That wraps up my finds for the week. Hope you all had success in your hunting!