By now you probably know that Mark and I love going to auctions. A couple of weekends ago we spent our Saturday morning at a local estate auction run by our favorite auctioneer. At first, nothing stood out that we planned on bidding on…then we took a second look, a third, and so on. We ended up hitting the jackpot. THIS is exactly why we love auctions, you never know what you will end up with. Case in point…
Bidding on and winning an item is only half the fun (well maybe more like 75% thanks to the adrenaline rush) the rest is figuring out how to incorporate what we buy into our home. It takes an open mind to think of how items can be used or repurposed.
This time around, I started with the books to makeover our mantel with a few other pieces we already had. It took a few attempts at rearranging to get it “just right”.
My favorite piece out of this group is the candy scale, which is now a centerpiece on our kitchen table and also has the perfect spot to hold a small candle. I think it was made for our house.
Mark’s favorite item is the trencher platter, he picked it out. It is now on display on the kitchen counter and is also currently holding a candle. Apparently I turn everything into a candle holder. It is a very unique piece that I’m glad he spotted, he has a good eye!
Last, but not least, the fowl feather artwork. Small and simple and a perfect accent in our guest room. For my own peace of mind, I am convincing myself that no birds were harmed in the making of this piece 🙂
Let me finish by saying, not every auction is this much of a success. Sometimes it is hit-or-miss but that is part of why we enjoy going, it is always a gamble. Here is a little more insight into our love for auctions for anyone who might be interested.
If you are a fellow auction enthusiast, please share! Experiences, favorite buys, etc…
OMG! Those books!! LOVE! Even though I have an irrational fear of anything even remotely antique, I would totally risk a haunting and get my paws all over those!
Also I will be renting you out when it’s time to stage our house! Hehe 🙂
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HA! There are certain items that are a little spookier than others but it is definitely worth the risk 🙂
That would be so fun, your place is going to be beautiful! And I haven’t spent nearly enough time on the east coast 🙂