Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Off to the Auction

Saturday I was really looking forward to us being in town and hitting some great sales.
So out the door we headed. After an ok sale, then a dud sale, we finally hit the jackpot right around the corner from the house.
The Expedition was full so off to the storage unit we went to unload.
Then we decided to hit the Nursery Auction in Washougal. I am soooo glad we did.
We ran into a really nice couple that we had met the previous weekend at a farm auction.
They are so nice!!!
Here are some of our finds.
Vintage Tree Baskets. Are these cool or what?

Not sure what this galvanized thingy is but I knew I had to have it.

We purchased two Japanese Maples that will find a new home in our yard.
They are sooo beautiful.

Mugo Pines will make the trek to the beach property for their new home.

This vintage garden table that I got from Debbie (Ormalulu) at the Camas Vintage Street Faire. It will also go to the beach property for us to enjoy next summer.
The rustier the better!!!

This great little wooden box I purchased at expo in July.
I wanted to keep it but cant find the right place in my home.
I intended on painting it cream but now I am not sure.
What do you think???

I have been busy making soap, soap and more soap.
The Holidays are just around the corner.
Be sure to come by and see Chandra and I at the Portland Expo next Fri, Sat and Sun.
October 23-25th.
We promise you wont be disappointed.
Until then
Julie :)


Raggedy Angel said...

Nice Finds...I love the little chest!
I like the buttermilk over brown...I am seeing that alot these days.

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow Julie, you found some great things. I love hitting the jackpot! I have to say I am still waiting for it, it's been a long time since the last one.

Florence said...

Wow you really scored good, I am hoping to get to expo next weekend. This weekend on Saturday is Vintage Treasures at The Manor Grange on 72nd Ave in Vancouver. Hugs Florence

Andy's Attic said...

I really like your treasures. In the picture the chest looks like the paint is original. Great shade of blue....I would leave it as is. But then, I love color..

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What terrifically fun finds! I can see why you were so glad that you stopped.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

The Flying Bee said...


These are great finds! I just wanted to stop by to tell you that I am having my first giveaway! If you get a chance come by and check it out! Oh, and I love, love, love that picture on your header!


Maison Douce said...

Love your finds!! And I love that drawer cabinet! I would leave it as is... But it would look great in a cream color, too... Tough call!

Barb said...

Great finds!!

I love shabby white, but, that chest is a unique, and right now very popular color.
I would leave it as found.
You will find some other great little pieces to go with it and have a great display at one of your sales.

barbara jean

Bellamere Cottage said...

Mmmmmmmmm..........I do love that Portland Expo....Isn't it an awesome sale? I usually only make it part of the way through and have to give up...


Sammy Girl said...

Hey, Julie!
LOVE your "stuff"! Just enjoying thing and scrolling along, and then I noticed you talking about the "beach property" ... What they hey! Here you are working your brains out at shows all summer and we ... oops, I mean YOU ... could be resting at the beach!!
ha ha ha
Just let me know if you need any help hauling goodies to the beach property .. *wink*
Hugs and smiles!
Betty :)
ps ... won't see you at expo ... on my way to funky junk and visit pink princess in Seattle ...
B :)