I went to my first auction this weekend. Have you ever been to an auction? I found it a little stressful as auctions are fast paced and there is no room for hesitation, but it was also a lot of fun to come home with some great finds.
If you have never been to an auction then here are a few tips:
1. Get to the auction early enough to register and have a look at all the goods. You don't want to be bidding on items sight unseen and then be disappointed later when you see the item up close.
2. Take water so you don't have to leave to get a drink, a tape measure so you can make sure the items will fit in the car, a pen and paper to note the number of the items you are interested in, a bag to carry all the small things you buy in, and nerves of steel.
3. Be fast and decisive. I missed out on an inexpensive vintagewooden tool box as I waited a split second too long to jump into the bidding. It was actually good practice so I knew how fast and decisive I needed to be for the things I really wanted to buy.
Want to know what I bought?
A clock -
A knocker -
And a bust -
There was also a few tables of things being sold like a yard sale so I bought this little gray transferware bowl and two brown transferware plates.
The best part was this was the house my husband had grown up in, so buying the front door knocker and the other momentos made it especially meaningful.
Hi, I'm Grace from Toronto, Canada. Welcome to Sense and Simplicity. This is my little corner of blogland where I like to talk about family, decorating, photography, food, and travel - all done with sense and simplicity.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org