A post from Kelli–
A few weeks ago, I went to an auction in Castalia. When I was looking around, I found all sorts of neat things. One of my favorite thing to do at auctions is look for ideas to decorate. I like to do little DIY projects, but can’t really think too many things up on my own. While I was there, I found this neat little wooden star.
It looks like they took wooden slats and arranged them to make a star and then looped Christmas lights around it. I almost bought this one, but it ended up getting thrown in with a few other boxes and I didn’t want to pay that much just for a start that I would have to repaint, however I think that this is a Christmas decoration that I’m going to make and then climb on the roof and put on my house.
I also found this cool plant stand made out of barn boards. I’m looking forward to planting lots of plants in it next summer. I want to kind of make my front porch into a garden space and I think this would be perfect!
They also had a few neat furniture pieces. I really liked this dresser, but didn’t have a place for it and since I don’t plan on moving again until I move into a nursing home, I’m working really hard on not buying things like this, but it doesn’t make it any less beautiful.
I’ve been looking for a new kitchen table for a bit, but haven’t found anything that I LOVE. I want one that is a rectangle and can be made larger should I host a family gathering or for when I have kids. I want it to be real, quality wood. I also want something unique. This table fit every one of my qualifications. There was a little permanent maker mark on the top, but that probably could have been taken out. I started bidding and it went up pretty fast. The downside was that I hadn’t discussed the fact that I wanted a new table with Jason. I didn’t know if it was something he liked. Also, all of the chairs were upholstered differently and would all need to be redone. I didn’t know what that might cost, so I was a bit worried that I might spend too much on the table and then have to stretch to pay to have the chairs redone.
In the end, I didn’t end up buying the set. I should have and completely regreted dropping out of the bidding. I approached the lady who purchased it afterwards and offered her cash for the set as I realized my error, but she had a plan in place for the table.
Well I guess that will just keep me on the hunt and sometimes that’s okay too.
I did go home with a few goodies. Auction days are my favorite even the times I pass up something I wanted.