My pal, Andrea and I went to an auction on Saturday and had a great time. At least I did, mainly because I did so well in my bidding. Andrea left a few bids on things, and we’re not sure if she won any of them yet.
I had previewed the auction on Thursday and had checked off a few things on my list, including a couple lots which I deemed to be “must haves”, or must have up until a certain number. I warned Andrea that I was well-prepared to shove her out of the way if she bid on anything I had my eye on, but luckily, that didn’t happen!
I had seen these gorgeous Wedgwood teacups and saucers and just fell for them. The colours are so perfect for this time of year and Andrea, who in addition to designing great handbags, is also a floral designer, suggested that these might make fabulous centerpieces for an Easter table with some beautiful spring flowers arranged in them! A bit late to be planning that, but there’s always next year. I love the little gold dots around the rim of the cup and the edge of the saucer. The mark on these dates them to between 1950 and 1962, but they’re still very contemporary, aren’t they?
The next lot, and the one I was sure would have a lot of frenetic bidding, ended up having the opening bid dropped to an “insultingly low number” as pal David says, and I swooped in and got it for a song.
This was a massive stroke of luck, since I’d been prepared to go the distance on it. The lot comprised of more than 50 items, including the bar set above, which includes eight of the tall glasses, eight of the short ones, three decanters, one each for gin, scotch and rye, a water pitcher and a carrier for the decanters!
But wait, there’s more!
Here are a few more pieces from the auction.
I am still unpacking things, but I am really pleased with the pieces I won. Look for them in my Etsy shop in the next week or so. As much as I love to collect, I love the thrill of the hunt even more!
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I am still feeling the effects of last week in High Point. I had to buy a new camera because I couldn’t change any of the settings or download pictures from my camera. And I am still editing the hundreds of pictures I took at the various showrooms, and at my Sponsors!