If these pictures make it look like the auction moved right into my house, you're right! It rained today and that makes a lot of mud by the garage where we store things, so everything came inside. It makes me squirm, but hopefully it will all be where it belongs tomorrow. I wonder if other resellers deal with this constant explosion after a big sale? It seems like I no sooner get the house to rights than we come dragging in more stuff to be sorted and dealt with. I dream of a building just for this purpose but I know that for the next few years at least, that will remain a dream. We've got other projects to finish first.
Here's a few things we brought home:
I liked these two old chairs for the detailed woodworking on their backs which unfortunately didn't show well in this photo. They are a matched pair except for the paint. The seat on the natural finish one needs to be replaced. I debated whether to strip the white one but I believe I'll leave them as they are. The little smoking stand needs some work on its top, mostly cleaning and some good oil, I think.
Here's another photo of the chairs, but the woodwork still doesn't show.
I liked this small telephone stand for its simple lines. It needs nothing beyond some cleaning and polishing, although I've played with the idea of painting it. The CD player/radio on top was in a box lot and actually worked so it will end up in the garage, I think.
We didn't just get furniture this trip. There's this old cast iron saw part will go into the booth as "industrial art." I hope someone will see some way to use this old thing. It was in a box lot too, one of those what-do-I-do-with-this items. I think it looks kinda cool, though.
Nice little all-tin spice box that's missing one knob. I'll be on the lookout for a replacement--thought about buying some porcelain ones and replacing all the knobs. What do you think?
I didn't get photos of the bunch of garden tools, the wood apple crate, and a few other things that Larry put in the shed. It was a good haul, a lot of useful items--and a lot of work ahead to get some of it ready to sell.
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