This weekend, I was pretty darn happy that we got an extra hour for that spring forward, fall behind daylight savings thing they like to do to us....
We're gonna use the extra hour of daylight to cut down trees - as you can see, our view is changing fast.
All the burnt trees from lasts years crown fire are now officially dead around the house.
Even my three pathetic "please hang in there" trees.
But we have lots of firewood and poles.
lots is an understatement.
Dexter here is asking "where are all of my bathrooms???"
Me and Mr foresterman went to an auction to forget about cutting down trees for awhile.
And it was a good one.
as you can see by my $10. chair here.
Im pretty sure no one died in it and it does not have any weird smells.
I didnt screw up once while bidding; you'd thought I was Dave from Storage wars, but in a more pathetic passive agressive way, like
with a warm coat and hat and gloves and blonde hair and a cough.
It was like "Miracle on 34th & Rural Street"
*key word for today is.... "pathetic" ...who remembers the game show "password"? okay, i am now really pathetic*
So moving on, this is my $2.50 Krumkake iron I won.
I am going to move on from stuffed zuccini to this.
Wish me domesticated luck.
for $2.50 i can afford to experiment a little....
Then i saw these -
And I bid
and won all of this Wilton/Columbia PA 1970's Pewterware
ALL OF IT.
AS CATS AS MY WITNESSES, I WILL NEVER BREAK A PLATE AGAIN
then it got even better-
Mr. Foresterman bid and won a box of books from the late 1800's.
but none the less, it was won FOR $2.50!
We should have him give us a book report after he's done...
Since we were at the Creative and Artistic part of the Auction,
i then bid on this -
an oil painting by a local artist who died at age 98 just a few years ago.
She painted this Elk family when she was 75 years old.
and I bid on it for $35.
and its now in our living room,
at a very nice price!
But that wasnt the most expensive part of the auction ....
this piece was made in chicago and shipped all the way to Australia, and then shipped back to Montana.
Its traveled more then I have!
Its traveled more then I have!
I love the solid oak paneled doors and trim.
this is where my heart went pitter patter and yes,
i may have went overboard a bit; i bet my lips were murmuring "mine mine mine" the whole time while bidding.
here it is, ready to be dragged up the stairs.
its still waiting to be ready to be dragged upstairs to our bedroom.
For a $130.00 it is all mine though, and i sit and admire it,
while it waits to be dragged upstairs.
But this isnt the most lovely thing to have happen
well, besides this too~
When we got home from the auction that night, this box was on my doorstep.
I love my nice neighbors to the north!!!!!!
They are the NICEST!!!
THEY GAVE ME A BISON BISON skull!!!!!
yes, it needs to be put together, but if you were like 150 to 200 years old,
so would you!
THIS WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS AND I COUGHED/SQUEALED unpassively unaggressively right there on the backstep!
Ive read up on how to put these things together, and pretty soon im going to have a whole complete Bison bison! And no i dont have a brain injury yet, its the real scientific name, "Bison bison"...really. Im not making this one up... this time. My nice Neighbors to the north are THE BEST!
there was something about to happen that was even more exciting then finding a Bison bison skull on your doorstep - REEALLLY!
back at the auction,
I won a beautiful box of fabric
Isnt this lovely? Antique hankerchiefs with tatting lace, embroidered pillow cases,
crocheted doilies, woven Scandinavian mats....
And a Vintage Jacquard reverse coverlet,
All for $5.
the whole big box.
and at the bottom of this $5. box,
there was this -
heres the front of it - no holes or tears, just the felt edge binding has seen better days...
a very old colorful wool blanket woven with 6 colors in an arrowhead pattern.
I waited until we got home to really check it out.
and heres the back - you can see it has a label in the right hand corner...
lets look at the label?
its worn though!
but i think it says
"Cayuse Indian Blanket
Pendleton Woolen Mills
I think i might have something very special here!
what do you think, Blogger friends?