(above photo courtesy of Two Crazy Crafters)
Happy Rednesday everyone! Mister and I went to our semi-annual auction Saturday and had lots of fun, as usual! It runs from 10 - 3. Mister helps out and usually, by mid-day, I'm helping out, too! Here are a few photos.
See the red arrow pointing to a round basket with lid? I have no idea what kind it is, but it sold for around $80!
The thrift store that I frequent (the one beside the post office) is run by nuns, and they are the ones who put on this auction. They use various groups who volunteer with holding up the items and carrying them to the winners, like the Boy Scouts, etc. This time there was a group of men from one of the local correctional institutes - it's a pre-release program.
We have a minimum security prison in the next town over (I grew up in that town); beside that is a maximum security; and a few towns in the other direction is the women's facility. My mom worked as secretary in the school of the maximum security prison - she said the inmates that came to the school were all very nice, never a problem there. Of course, they all maintained their innocence!
This photo is of Mister (gray shirt) with the fellows in orange. They seemed to enjoy being there and were quite funny! The security officer with them was female and I asked her if they got to do things like this often. She said they usually get trash pick-up details, so this was a nice change for them, and her.
I didn't get too much this time. My best score was this wonderful vintage linen table set with cherries! (Yes, Cheese Boy - more cherries!) A table runner or centerpiece; four placemats and four napkins.
Alas, my lovely vintage table isn't wide enough for the placemats on the sides, just the ends.
Here is a huge patriotic tin tray (19" across) that I got for only 50 cents! It has some dents that need to be knocked back into shape.
Teen was up early Monday morning (actually, all night!) and shot this sunrise at 5:30. I've never seen such intense reds before - of course, I'm never up that early, lol! In the afternoon, as predicted, we had a thunderstorm even though the temps were mid 40's (7C). It wasn't bad except for this one crazy extra loud thunder clap that was right over us - scared the bejeebers out of us, and the cats!