Most of our Sundays are spent relaxing at home, shopping casually, or painting a little because we're behind. This Sunday, however, we decided to try something new...
Being that most auctions happen on Saturday, we were SUPER surprised to see that an auction was happening only an hour and a half away. We may have a slight auction addiction to drive an hour and a half away...but TRUST me...it was TOTALLY worth it!
The auction started at 1:00 p.m and was in a small
sauna warehouse that was located in Salisbury, NC. The second we walked in, we were surprised to see that DON was there. If you're not sure about who Don is, check out our recent post: Don's Window Box. I'm a little obsessed with Don, and I desperately wanted to get his autograph. Mr. Dump told me to play it cool and stop drooling.
Here he is reading calmly before the auction begins...
As the awe of seeing Don began to wear off, we noticed that many other dealers were walking around as well. Even though we've only just started in this business, we felt like we were rolling with the big dogs. Have we found the mother load????
They decided to auction the room of furniture first. We were lucky enough to stand behind Don, and watch him win EVERY piece of furniture that was auctioned off. Seriously!!!!! Have you seen the buildings and tractor trailers??? You have enough, Don! Leave some for the little people.
Here's Don bidding...on everything...
Here's Don's trailer after he finished with the furniture room...(this was empty when he started)
Here's our trailer after the furniture room...(okay, it's not really a trailer, it's a 4Runner)... PATHETIC!
So after the furniture room was auctioned off, Don decided to take his place back on the couch (that he bought of course). He let his posse handle the "chotchky" room (see the six pictures at the beginning of the post).
FOUR AND A HALF smelly, sweaty hours later, we added some of these items to our collection...(not pictured are five boxes of bottles, two boxes of Ball jars, three knock-off candy jars, an old lantern, and an antique wooden washboard).
All-in-all, it was another great day (even though it was a little intimidating to play with the Big Boys!).
Our title tells one of our other obsessions... Storage Wars!!! Has anyone ever bought a storage unit? We are fascinated by the idea but too scared to pull the trigger!