Tuesday, April 5, 2011

REDNESDAY


(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!

29 comments:

Angela said...

Well teen sure did take an amazing pic for this Rednesday. Loved those items you purchased, just beautiful. WOW for 80 dollars on that basket..whew, way out of my league,,lol. I thought of you when I did my video for tomorrow's Rednesday post..you will know what I'm talking about when you see the one item...it's SO you!!

JunqueMagnet said...

Naturally I am in love with those cherries!!Lucky you.Enjoy.

DoanLegacy said...

I love going to auction, since it's interesting to see things that offering..

Cindy said...

Love auctions. The picture of the sky is beautiful!
Blessings,
Cindy

Susie said...

Sue~I just adore your posts. I was about to ask if the fellows in the orange shirts were up for auction too until I read that they were on a field trip :-).

I love your finds. I can tell you right now I want the wicker baby carriage in the back!!!!

Shipping out your towels tomorrow.
Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

Ann said...

Cherries--who knew you'd grab them!!!! They are so cute on the table. Happy Rednesday.
Ann

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Very cool auction and great finds. And what a lovely photo of the sunrise. I've been getting up early with a friend to go exercise. I'll have to grab that easy to use digital camera of mine and give it a try one of these days. Thanks for the fun idea!

Sarah said...

Love those cherry linens. A great find! ~ Sarah

AshTreeCottage said...

I love those linens with the red cherries. Perfect for you and I am glad that they found a good home!! Happy Rednesday!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Diann said...

The auction sounded fun and interesting. I love the vintage linens you got! they are so sweet!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sue, that was a beautiful red sunrise! There have so many storms everywhere this spring.

The cherry design linens you found are so pretty!

Desire Empire said...

I have been so looking forward to this party so thanks for hosting
Best Carolyn

Marigene said...

Gorgeous table...I have been looking for one for years.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great post as usual! Love your find of the vintage linens.Blessings, Debbie

Melody said...

Sue...I am so dumb.....would you please delete my #29/celebrate a month of sundaes. I absolutely forgot I'd already linked in.......
I'm losin it over here.....sorry to be a pit in your cherry.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ooo! Maybe you could frame those cherry linens! So perfect! ♥

DearHelenHartman said...

Followed the links and found your site - why didn't I get here sooner? LOVE IT. New follower, love your style.

Made By Gen said...

Thanks for hosting and your entry is cool..Mine is up too.

LV said...

Enjoyed your red variety show for today. I liked all your shots, but the last one of the weather is great.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Love your blog, love auctions, love cherries n all things red - even barn doors, so HAD to join in your fun party! Sorry it's an old post. As soon as I can figure out which camera to buy and can post better pics, I'll be back w/lots of vintage reds to share. Thanks so much for hosting!
hugs,
Leslie

Barbara said...

Oh I love your blog, and such a name, love it, have a blessed day, Barbara

bj said...

Thanks so much for hosting this fun day every week.
Loved all the reds but that last photo is amazing.
xo bj

Sherry said...

Thanks for posting the giveaway! Have you down x 5. :)
Sherry

VintageBettys said...

Those cherry linens are so pretty. Great buy!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I wanted to say how nice it was of you to give us credit for the image. You are so nice! I often visit Rednesday posts, but have never participated. We are going to have to join the fun one of these days! Have a nice week! Twyla

Ann said...

I went once to an aunction with my firend, We both had young kids. After a while, we left. Aunctions are no place for young kids.

~~Carol~~ said...

I've always wanted to go to an auction, and that looked like a good one. I'm sure it's always a good day when you come home with some cherries! And it's a good day for me when I get to see your beautiful enamel table!

Cheeseboy said...

Is there a real auctioneer? I'd be so good at that job? Seriously, I can talk so fast when I have to.

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