Monday, October 1, 2012

 
What a great weekend we had! Doug and I went to PA for an auction and a weekend of shopping for the Barn Sale, and believe me, we were not disappointed! We got on the road at 5am on Saturday for an auction at this lovely home. We arrived about 15 minutes before the auction started (at 9) and had a chance to scout out the things we were interested in (but were pretty sure I wouldn't be able to get because they were JUST TOO COOL and we need to keep our prices down).
 
This SWEET bench had two drawers and a patina that was BEAUTIFUL

This hanging pie safe was really great and I actually was hoping to get it for my kitchen...but it went waaaayyyy too high for me...even for my own personal use!

A small store counter that would make an awesome bar for someones man cave!

This farm table, well, the price made me think we should raise the prices on the ones we have in the barn (but we won't).  They are waaayyy more valuable than I thought!

They also had a load of enamelware, but apparently it's more valuable than I thought, too!
So, what DID I get?  As it turned out, I didn't get any of the things I really LOVED, but I still made out pretty well.  As I won bids, Doug piled my purchases up, and they are still in the trailer, but my pile looked like :

This....
And this....

And this!
I really love the bench, and the two tables, you can't ever have enough, right?  I got several chairs...I think 4 or 5, to mix and match.

So...the sale was fun even though we didn't get any of the REALLY good stuff.  There were loads of people there looking at the SAME primitive pieces.

After the auction, we stopped into a couple of the antique stores we always hit. I got a few smalls, but really they didn't have any good primitive furniture.

Yesterday morning, we hit Renningers. They were having a Special Sunday Sale, so there were extra vendors outside, but extra buyers, too.

It was a beautiful day, and we just took our time browsing the rows and rows of merchandise...some nice stuff, some really not so nice!

I ended up having Doug take a couple of loads to the trailer (THANK YOU BRIAN AND SHARON!!!) so I could keep going (THANK YOU DOUG for being sooo helpful and patient!).  We finished up there, and went to another antique store and our favorite pizza and sub shop before hitting Shupps Grove for some more shopping.  Doug listened to football on the radio and slept in the parking area on a quilt that I had taken for furniture padding while I shopped. I got quite a few more smalls there, and finally we headed home.  It really was a fun weekend of shopping and I can't wait to get into the trailer and remember all I got!

Hope you all have a good week.  Sharon and I are meeting at the barn tonight to plan the Christmas sale and start working on what goes where!

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