Monday, July 2, 2012


Updated to say...I'm not blushing anymore...I was 
able to delete some old albums in Picasa and fix the problem.

the blog father allows me to upload many pics in posts
but will not allow me a banner :/ he says I'm over
my limit of uploads. 
(i'm embarrassed)
it's akin to going out in public without
(i don't do it) 
or foundation
(i don't do that either)

I DO however have three antique birdcages
in brass, one with a stand. 
I've been to an incredible auction. 
The original seller's price tags were still
on them at $265 each! I got 
them for $5 each. 
I felt sorry for the seller with things going
so low...she just had SUCH a huge 
amount of stuff that everyone there
got tons without spending much. 
Rare situation, I know. 

Yesterday a lady said to me,
"I heard you bought four truckloads at that sale!"
I told her I don't have a truck but she wouldn't
stop. (word gets around, doesn't it?)
 I did bid and win all day and boy was it
hot! Things were really old and going for such
low prices...I couldn't help myself :)

This is the item I intend to keep (not sell)
out of my haul. 
I haven't seen a floral enamelware pitcher 
except for online and I love them. 

I blame our trip to Key West after Christmas
for my wanting to have this Coconut Key Lime
pie in the fridge at all times. 

It makes me feel better to place some 
blame somewhere. 

Stay warm friends! ;)


susan@avintagefarmwife said...

You lucky girl! Sounds like you hit the jackpot. Don't you love small towns? Everyone knows everything about everybody-or some version of it! You are funny.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We used to live in a small town in Africa and everyone knew what you were up to!! Loved this post. Diane

Glenys said...

Wow! Those are very low prices. The pie looks really enticing!! I would love to try them some day.

Vintage Jane said...

Sounds like my kind of dream auction. Well done you.
Ooh, that pie looks good and it's my lunch hour too! M x

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Its' nice to find a few bargains now and again, it sort of makes up for overpaying for other items! LOL!!! I've never seen floral enamel, I really like your coffee pot too!

Anything with key lime is dangerous in my opinion! LOL!!!

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!


Amy said...

Wow! I want to go to an auction with you! What wonderful finds!!!

Crafting by Candlelight

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh my....that sounds like a dream sale you lucky girl :) Love your little enamelware pitcher, it is so sweet ~ good choice in keeping it!! Enjoy your 4th!!
Karla & Karrie

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hi,Phyllis! What a gorgeous finds you`ve got there! Love them all! This birdcage so cute and the pitcher is adorable! Sounds great, lucky you :o)
Happy 4th

see you there! said...

It sounds like you had a really good time at that auction. I love the enamel pot but if you offered me that or a slice of the pie I'd be in a great dilemma as to which to take.


Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I collect enamelware;
but I'd take the pie any old day!

Paige Thomas King said...

just getting caught-up on your blog. LOVE that bird cage! i don't go to auctions--maybe you can show me the ropes some day.