Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Night at the Auction......

Last night my hubby and I went to a local auction and had such a good time! It has been years since I have attended an auction....and had forgotten how much fun they can be:) I was the lucky winner of an extremely low bid on some chairs (pictured above...sort of) I first bought 4 and was asked did I wanted any more for the same price????? Oh no, now what! Rog said "Yes"! We ended up with 6 of these little beauties for a total of.....you ready???? $30.00!
First thing this morning I put them on Craigslist! Not wanting to appear greedy......I listed them for 20.00 each! Well..............................probably not enough LOL! Within an hour I could have had them sold 4 times:) By noon, they were sold and picked up...........................now that is what I am talking about:)
The other lucky event of the evening is wrapped in the cover of that little book you see in the collage! There were several books for auction and I found this little one when we first arrived. I figured they would sell the entire lot together (maybe 15 old books). When the auctioneer came to the table.....I held my breath:) He picked up two of the books and started his song......I went ahead and bid, not knowing what I would be getting. At 9.00, I was the lucky winner......then.....he said, "Come on up and pick out the books you want". WOW.....I fell into that! I only wanted this French Children's Book called "Totor Et Tristan" about 2 little soldiers and how they learn life's lessons:) The illustrations were what I was after....and....now they are mine. Can't wait to integrate them into the twins books.






2 comments:

cheryl kuhn said...

Are'nt auctions so much fun! Glad to hear that you did well and congrats on selling the chairs so quickly! Not a bad return on your investment of $30!!

nelda ream said...

Sounds like you should be going to more auctions. That Craigslist sale certainly was timely in this down-turned economy.