Category Archives: Auction

In the Garage

Hubby has been in the garage.  He’s still trying to clean out some of the projects that have been lingering in there.

This was a table I bought at an auction back in June.


It was VERY primitive.  I paid $1 for it.

Hubby and I have been debating and debating what to do with it.  The table wasn’t very tall so we couldn’t figure out how best to repurpose or fix it.  That’s why it sat so long.

The other day Hubby suggested that we cut the legs off and make it into a coffee table.  I loved the idea.  He also built a new top for it.  Here’s how far along he is… Continue reading

Your Turn to Bid: Vintage Quilts and Linens

You might remember sometime back I went to an auction and there were vintage quilts and vintage quilt tops there.   Here’s a peak at the quilts…


I was so surprised with how many there were.


I debated on bidding….I don’t need any more quilts but I knew Kalissa wanted some for decorating purposes.  I also knew that some of you might like some so I bought a few.  I am offering them here on the blog today via an auction.

Here’s the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at 5pm Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail as soon as possible.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.

On to the bidding.

Item #1:  Red and White Feathered Star
Cost plus postage of $17
76 1/2″ x 79 1/2″

This is in good used shape for a vintage quilt.  I don’t see any structure issues.

The top and the bottom star on the left side are either faded or the reds aren’t exactly the same.
Folded, no one would ever know.

Item #2:  Blue and White Quilt
Cost plus postage of $17
65 x 83″
This is needs a little attention.
I saw one spot that needs a mending.
This has some fade damage that goes through the center of the quilt.
Over time the batting has deteriorated.
Even with the defects, this still would look great in a display cabinet with other vintage quilts.

Item #3:  Double Wedding Ring with Ruffle
Cost plus postage of $17
52″ x 71″ for the center of the top.  A ruffle is attached that has a 16″ drop.  This was designed to be on a single bed and have an attached ruffle.

This one is in VERY good shape.  The photo makes it look like it’s faded.  That is not that way in person.  It’s different fabrics.

These two pieces are included.  I thought they were shams but I think they were meant to be on night stands by the bed.  They could easily be made into shams.

I saw no flaws or stains on any pieces of Item #3.

Item #4:
Cost plus postage of $17
67″ x 69 1/2″

This one is structurally in very good shape.


The white has turned grayish from “bleeding” of the blue fabric.  I didn’t try to wash it or use a color catcher.    Folded, the discolor could be avoided.

Item #5: Double Wedding Ring TOP ONLY-CURVED EDGE Continue reading

My Saturday

Saturday was a whirlwind for me.  It had been a bit since I was up at the antique booth and brought in new goods.  We had a couple good days with good sales leaving a few blanks spaces.  We didn’t sell a HUGE bunch of stuff but the stuff that did sell took up a lot of space.

So my plan was…go to Decorah.  Stop at an auction.  Go to Harmony.  Come back to Decorah and get the groceries and do the Wal-Mart run.

I was up early and sewed…then off to stop at the auction.  I really had no intention of staying at the auction.  The goodies they had shown in the pictures really weren’t anything I was interested in but, auctioneers can get late additions to the sale or what I think is valuable isn’t valuable to them.

Well I got to the auction and “HOLY POTTERY”!!!!


It was never ending!!

The tables were filled and under the tables were filled.
Ah…I spy little lamb planters.  I would definitely bid on these.

I haven’t really bought pottery like that before so I had no idea how that would sell.  I didn’t know what it was worth…Oh I hate that.  I get to an auction and suddenly feel dumb about what I’m bidding on but at the same time think it’s something that would sell.  We’ve been told that it’s a good idea to display several like things together in the booth so that it catches the eye of people who collect it.  Well…there were enough lambs.  Hmm.

Well I continued looking around.  Costume jewelry…again something I know nothing about.
Um…Button jars.  They would sell.  

Salt and pepper shakers.  One would think I had enough but if they sold cheap, I would consider them.

I loved these boats.  Would they sell?  They would make a nice display in the summer.  Hmm.
…and then there was more.  More of everything.  Again notice the loaded tables and under the tables.
Oh…I spy this… Continue reading

Auction Time: Your Turn to Bid

When the girls were home, Kelli and Kayla helped me process some shirts.  These have been in the hallway of my upstairs waiting for me to give them some attention.  Well the day finally came.

I am a little lazy when it come to shirt distruction.  I take the backs off and keep them for myself…then I sell the rest of the shirts.  I’m lucky.  In my area I can find shirts reasonably priced.  I know others have trouble finding shirts so I have periodically offered them for sale here on the blog.  Today is one of those days.  I’m doing ONLY shirts for this sale.  I will be having another sale soon and that will feature antique quilts.

Here’s the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at NOON Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail as soon as possible.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.

PLEASE NOTE ALL SHIRTS ARE 100% COTTON.  Sometimes a shirt is fronts only but most of the time it’s a shirt with attached sleeves.  If it is only a front, we have tried to make the count fair by adding another shirt.  These are all shirts I would happily put in a quilt.

I apologize that the photos aren’t the best.  I would retake them but the shirts are all already packaged up and I didn’t want to ruin the packaging.

Item #1-  Add $13 for postage.
These are all shirts that are NOT plaid or striped.
14 shirts total.

Item #2-  Add $17 for postage.
These are all shirts that are pastel colors.  Great for girl or baby quilt.
25 shirts total.  

Item #3-  Add $17 for postage.
These are all shirts that are neutral colored.
25 shirts total.

Item #4-
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