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.
This simple little primitive bench will remain exactly as it is. On top of it is a stack of antiques reference books that were another lot I bought--even though they're older, they have a lot of photos and information about glass that I can use--they only thing out of date really is the price listings, and that's not nearly as important to me as the photos and other information.
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 really have no idea how silverplate flatware sells. I know I like it and use mine daily, but will it sell? I took a chance on this set (not all matching, either) because it was going cheap, so I guess I'll find out. There are some nice old pieces in here, and some that I might keep.
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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