Tuesday, August 2, 2011

An Auction and The North Shore Flea

Maybe it's the oppressive heat & humidity, but I just had to cool off my blog template and lighten it up a little today!  You can actually see the moisture in the air here.
This was the scene on Saturday morning as I headed for a farm AUCTION.
I love driving through the rural areas of Wisconsin at this time of year.  
The auction turned out to be not quite as good as it sounded. There was loads of junk that could be repurposed, but since I try to limit myself to things that I can carry, I didn't bring much home.
Someone got a bargain on this old beauty.  It was missing several drawers, but still had a great look.
I liked this old vent grate but after 6 hours of sweating it out, the heat got the best of me and we left before it came up for auction.  I did get two of these awesome old bee traps. This one will be appearing in my etsy shop soon.
These next two items will be appearing at the North Shore Flea in Highwood, Illinois, tomorrow evening from 4:00 - 9:00. 
This unique pulley would be perfect for suspending a light fixture.  (Farm primitives work so well mixed with industrial finds. Add a little warm wood and you've wrapped up a look that I love.)
Here's another favorite find from Saturday...a 19th century rope winder.
 The quality of these old implements is amazing. I love the little details on this old beauty.
Kathy and I will be sharing a space at the North Shore Flea and will be packing our small space with globes, clocks, Fleabags, and a wide assortment of fun finds for you. 
 Any of you bloggers that live in the area, (an easy drive from Milwaukee or Chicago), will want to be sure to be at the North Shore Flea for Blogger's Happy Hour from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Head over to the facebook page to let Melissa know that you'll be attending.  

We're linking up with Capers of the Vintage Vixens for Bloggers Bodega...let's all go see what's being offered today!


  1. Lots of fun goodies! We have been SO hot and humid here, too!

  2. Heya Jan....!

    I hope you've been well Lovey in spite of the oppressive heat....!!!

    I would have LOVED to have tagged along to this auction with you just to lay eyes on some of these BEAUTIES....I'm sorry it wasn't the best for you though....Perhaps NEXT time....!

    PLEASE say HI to Kathy for me & enjoy the rest of your week....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  3. Your new look is refreshing and cool!

    Your were a trooper to be out in the heat on Saturday! What we won't do to find a treasure.



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