Monday, March 1, 2010

Thank you all so much for welcoming City.Cottage with your wonderful comments and emails! Only 4 day left until we draw for a winner.

This weekend Wren attended her very first auction. Sean, Wren, my Dad and I all hopped in the car at 10 am to register and view the items on the docket. As soon as I walked in my eyes immediately registered this beautiful antique Chippendale (spelling??) library cabinet. This security camera shot really doesn't do it justice but I am sure you can see why it held my attention and kept me bidding unitil 4:30 in the afternoon to make sure I didn't miss out!


My next find was a lot of 5 chairs, all different and in various states of disrepair. You can see them at the top of this picture, but unfortunately they were not destined to be mine...

But the awful old green Baetz coffee table was! If all goes well in the paint studio I may not have to chop down that kitchen table I was telling you about.

We scored a bunch of goodies, including a new addition to the "Sea wall". And yes, the cabinet came home with us.

I will try and share the other interesting items in the next day or so, depending on how much dry wall we get done today in the laundry room (we have chipped up all the tiles and removed all the closet framing), and how much painting I get through tonight!

12 comments:

Kathy said...

Congrats on "the" game, we were very excited that you Canadians won on your own turf....good on you! Love your blog and wish I lived closer so i could pop in and learn from you

tara said...

I love love love the auction. Potato chips from the vending machine and pushy competitors are totally worth that feeling when you win something that you really want! Don't forget to hang around afterwards, sometimes if something doesn't sell the auctioneers will unload it for pennies. I bought my dishwasher for a dollar just because they didn't want to pack it up and it works like a charm!

Apple Lane said...

I LOVE your blog! You scored at the auction, how fun! And I cannot wait to see your sea piece, you've inspired me to start a little collection of my own.

-Kaela

Decor I Adore said...

Can't wait for spring! The auction in our area closes for winter. Do they not let you take pictures in there?

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oooh great finds! Can't wait to see them when you're finished with them :)

kerrisdaledesign said...

I love a good auction, and that cabinet has beautiful lines! I'm sure it will be stunning once you've worked your magic :)

I recently completed my own painted furniture transformation if you care to have a peek....
http://blog.kerrisdaledesign.com/2010/02/28/entryway-console-before-and-after/

Karla
blog.kerrisdaledesign.com

Breeanna said...

I love love love the green table. Jeeesh I wish I lived in Canada! Minneapolis is a hard place to find beautiful furniture!!! I'm excited to see the results!

Breeanna
www.simplyelegance.org

Shaunna said...

so fun that you took Wren with you. I went to an auction a couple of weeks ago and deinitely wasn't brave enough to take the kiddos. It is a whole world in itself, right? :) You have totally inspired me to paint more of my pieces white....LOVE IT! i'll let you know when I finish my "office" that is all white so you can see what you helped inspire! Plus, i just found a rediculously gorgeous french chair for 60% off half price (yes!) and the best part? the wood is already bleached and perfect! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Shan said...

I have always wanted to go to an auction. I would have no idea what to do... You need to give some advice...Love your blog!!!

Kacey said...

Great finds! I saw so many pieces in those pictures to drool over.

DustyLu said...

How exciting! Thanks for sharing with us. Can't wait to see your finds and how the laundro is turning out! ~lulu

My Yellow House said...

Wow! I went to an auction this weekend also but the selection of furniture was no where near as good as your auction! I love to see all your transformations - you have quite a talent!
Sarah

 
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