I spent my Valentine's Day evening at the auction. You know I have a love/hate relationship with the auctions I've attended, but this one had lots of stuff that appealed to me.
Mr. VJIMT was working late, so I bribed the children with pizza and guilted the teenager into playing Monopoly with his little sister as a Valentine's Day present to her. And to me.
Those of you following my Facebook page saw a few things I didn't get, like the pink birdcage and stand (the photo quality was too small to post here, since it was from the online catalogue), and this Mad Men era ombre bowl serving set. I am definitely having non-buyer's remorse over this one.
I also didn't get these fans.
Or this box of Putz houses.
I really didn't want more Putz houses, as I still have some listed in my Etsy shop from the last time I bought a lot at the auction, but I was enamored of the spun cotton snowman that was perced on top.
This lot of santa candy containers went for about $50. Not to me; I have plenty of those to sell too.
But I did get a birdcage! This one actually appealed to me more than the other, and after I lost that bidding war this one went practically unnoticed. It's headed to Clover Market in April, unless Mr. VJIMT takes a shine to it.
I also picked up this local college pennant to take to the market.
And this adorable little stuffed terrier (?), bulldog (?), who's all of 5 inches tall.
It would have been fine had I stopped there, but somehow I managed to come home with more bizarre stuffed animals, like the scary ones I got TWO YEARS AGO that have yet to be listed.
These guys have Etsy 365 Project written all over them. And have me leaning towards the "hate" part of the relationship!