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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Silent Auction and A Flea market

This weekend was the most relaxing in a long while, hubby and I just took off and did things together,it was to take a break from certain obligations, in other words we needed to get away but couldn't leave the house for reason's beyond our control so we did the next best thing, we had a mini staycation.

One of our most favorite thing to do years ago was go antique hunting, and this weekend was a silent auction and flea market at a local church.One of our dear friends was putting it on and this lady collects antiques big time !
We bid on 3 things and won all 3 !

For my hubby who loves anything relating to a milk product... we won a milk can, and a vintage milk bottle from the 1900 from a local dairy, and some Magic Cream Siphon Straws from 1920, and a delicate cardboard container for eggs from 1934, and some milk caps, he was so happy with his winnings, he has has quite the collection of milk bottles etc... been collecting for some 25 years.

I bid on 2 pictures one was framed and one was an unframed print, both relate to the area we live in, the print I will get done in a frame with mat etc and give to my brother in law when he turns 70 next year he will just adore it.

Then we did a few yard sales that were on the way, that was fun, I didn't pick up too much , a handfull of jewelry that I will separate into beads and recycle into other jewelry and I found a vintage bean crock pot with the #3 crown on it, it was in perfect shape , just a little dirty but its not like I will use it I just wanted it and some strawberry glasses I can just taste the lemonade in them already !

One lady wanted to sell me some clothing she had out on a table... I felt badly to walk away, but I don't buy other people's clothing ,esp covered in hair... yuk... does that happen to you too?

Then we took ourselves for lunch and enjoyed it.......... then took all of our treasures home and left again for a ride to where ever the car took us.... (it took us to Micheals I needed a good look around and I bought more wool for my granny squares)
Well you get the picture... we did that all weekend long and it was wonderful !

Update on the retaining rock wall.~
Oh Hubby and a neighbor worked on the retaining rock wall, all it needs now is cement, but hubby was too tired to do anymore, so maybe this weekend coming we will attack it together.The neighbor will also put out some cages to catch this critter,lets hope it works!

Here are a few pictures we took, I didn't take a picture of the crock pot I don't know why and I noticed I forgot to take a picture of a few other things ... oh welllllllll... but here are some of our purchases over the weekend.


Lois Evensen said...

Oh, what nifty treasures! I like those strawberry glasses, too. In fact, I am drawn to anything for the kitchen or dining room. I had some old milk bottles under the counter in the butler's pantry a few years back. Hmm. I wonder where they are now. I'll have to look when I get home! :)


PEA said...

Ooooh, love all of your treasures! I think spending a weekend going to yard sales and such is the perfect way to spend it:-) Your hubby would love the auctions I go to, they always have vintage milk cans, bottles, etc. xoxo

Oklahoma Granny said...

All of your treasures are fantastic. I especially like the second picture and the milk memorabilia. We used to have a large milk container that we used as a stool at our bar. Not sure what happened to it. I'll have to ask my husband.

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a positively delightful weekend. You really did get a lot of wonderful items too.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

" take a break from certain obligations, in other words we needed to get away but couldn't leave the house for reason's beyond our control"

-le sigh- Those reasons beyond your control. I remember them. Not fair! Is husband, the only child? Bet not. :-(

BetteJo said...

Oh Diane I could SO hang with you! You are a woman after my own heart. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that kind of stuff. Love all the old containers and tins and yes - milk bottles. I have a fondness for depression glass and Fire King creamers and sugar bowls and old juice glasses. Would love to putter around a flea market or 2. Thanks for sharing!


HI Diane..
I love the strawberry glasses~!!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

What a great haul you made. I especially love the egg box.