So, to celebrate 1 year in business yesterday,
I went to an estate auction.
Actually, I didn't need a reason to go to the auction -
I would have gone anyway,
but this sounds like a valid excuse for my behavior.
I completely maxed out my van and my daughter's car
and had to tie a shelf on the roof of the van.
My living room looks like it has a hangover.
Excuse the min pin - she had to come sniff everything.
I stayed 5 hours - almost til the proverbial band went home,
and ran up quite the "bar tab".
I'm sure you already spotted my favorite item, didn't you?
Yeah, you guessed it.
A 1900's Underwood Standard typewriter - a big one.
I planned to bid on it for resale,
although I would dearly love to keep it for myself,
but my soon-to-be 21 year old son was with me
and commented that he'd love to have it.
Sssshhhhh....it'll be a birthday or Christmas present for him!
I'm really hoping he'll decide to put it in our living room,
instead of his room.
And I also hope he doesn't move out anytime soon
and take it with him.
I'll struggle with envy whenever I visit him.
My husband hid it in the shed so my son
won't realize I bought it, so I'll just have to
enjoy looking at the photos for now.
He also wanted some old soda bottles,
so I got those too, as well as a Charles Dickens book he liked
and a wooden coat tree.
I'm keeping some of these old doorknobs.
I love this pair of men's old ice skates
with their wooden blade covers.
And isn't this antique egg beater sweet?
It's missing the wood handle, but I think it's adorable.
It's dated 1891 (looks like 1681 from the direction of the photo).
And I will not be going to any more auctions next week.
There's just so much celebrating
my husband will let me get away with.
Kidding aside...I'm not a partier.
It's a good thing.
I clearly lack some self-control.
But, I may be visiting these parties this week...
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