Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday Shopping Fun

ChiPPy! ShaBBy! Sale

Yes, some things are worth getting up early for on a Saturday morning.  I was out the door by 5:30 to shop at the "ChiPPy! ShaBBY!" sale in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  A line formed well before the 7:00 a.m. opening, and the two gals next to me were up at 3:00 a.m. ,(!), to drive down from Upper Michigan for the event! This chair at the gate gave just a hint of what was to come.
Jeanine's staging was amazing; at every turn was another dreamy vignette.  The place was packed and it was difficult to get many pictures; check Jeanine's blog for more.  I came home with a big old barn key and a large tin vase that I dearly love.
By the time I left, there were cars parked along the road for as far as I could see in both directions.  Congrats to Jeanine, (& crew!), on a great sale. 

Farm Auction

Rushing off from Cedarburg to get to an auction in Franklin, my hopes were high.  When I pulled up it certainly looked promising.  
As it turned out, there was a lot of stuff but little that was of interest to me. Condition was poor on most of the vintage items.  This birdhouse was quite charming; it sold for far more than I was willing to pay.
A few linens, some doll clothes and a couple of carnival canes were the only items I purchased. The most memorable thing about this auction was the fact that the family had been unable to agree on the division of property, thus all items were up for auction and they had to bid on anything that they wanted.  The large crowd was stunned when a common china cabinet sold for $19,000.00, (yes, you read that right!)   Two family members were dueling it out for the right to have it. I always feel a little sad when I see a situation like that.

I hope that your weekend was fun, that your finds were fantastic and that the coming week will be a pleasure for you!


  1. OMG!*!*! Jan~ YOU are just a doll for snapping those Sale pics!!! ~ ThAnKs soooo much!!! I especially LOVE THE ROADSIDE FULL OF CARS!!! SOOOO glad you were able to make it to the SaLe... C-U-Soon @ the Northwind Show... We'll be able to chat a good part of the weekend... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  2. Oh that looks like so much fun! We just don't have these here in Florida.
    Enjoy your week!


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