Ivan and I just happened to walk by as these pretty chairs were being auctioned off. We scored two for a dollar.
I was very proud of how I got these glasses. I had my eye on them but they didn't get auctioned off until really late in the evening. The auctioner ended up auctioning off the entire contents of the table they were on as one thing. Some other lady won and there were a lot of different things on the table so I took a chance and asked if she would be willing to sell me the glasses. They were not what she wanted on the table so she very nicely sold them to me for a couple dollars.
I had my eye on this pretty melmac set for most of the evening but then Chantilly and Jesse mentioned they were going to bid on it so I let them have it. Little did I know they were buying it for me! So sweet of them! I love it and the colours match our other dishes really well.
Ivan and I each got a bunch of books and records as well. Oh, and I got some really pretty (completed) paint by numbers that are now hanging in our "Black Lodge Room" in the basement. I'll show you those another time!
I love those glasses, they're so cool.ReplyDelete
You have such good taste! I am so jealous, especially of the chairs.ReplyDelete
Incredible finds! Love the started-but-not-complete paint by numbers...there must be a way to find out what the color chart is!ReplyDelete
these stuff are so lovely <3ReplyDelete
Love these, I love how you scored the glasses! I was at a thrift store once looking through bags of fabric and mentioned to the two elderly women next to me that I wished I could mix and match from different bags, they told me if I buy a bag with something they want and vice versa maybe we can "work out a snag" in the parking lot. I ended up not buying anything but I wished I did just so I could have traded fabric with those hilarious women...ReplyDelete
Two things: First, I LOVE THOSE GLASSES! Jealousy fills me. Second, are you going to display your awesome paint by number in Kaylah's collection? :D You guys are my best friend idols. I'm such a dork.ReplyDelete
Fantastic finds!! Chantilly is so sweet to buy you those pretty plates!!ReplyDelete
Nice finds! The designs on the glasses remind me of the cells we looked at in science classes (not in the bad way). I believe in you to figure out the paint by numbers!ReplyDelete
I've never been to an auction and I always wonder if prices are cheap or like "antique shop" prices. Great finds!ReplyDelete
I love the chairs! And the paint by numbers are incredible. I used to love doing them. It's kind of curious how complete that first one is. It looks like the painter had one, maybe two colours to go, but never finished. I wonder why...ReplyDelete
I absolutely love doing paint by numbers. I like any repetitive type project- like latch hook rugs and puzzles. You should finish them up!ReplyDelete
i love the glasses! my parents took me to an auction when they were running their vintage furniture business... it was intense!ReplyDelete
Such cute finds! I love the pattern of chairs a whole lot! And those glasses are amazing too, but those Melmac plates! So swoon worthy, but of course I have such a Melmac problem. Glad you had fun!ReplyDelete
Incredible finds! I love your tenacity for getting those glasses. Good job!ReplyDelete
You could open the unfinished paint by numbers in photoshop and try to mess with the colors in there to get ones that would be close to accurate..if you're ever really bored one afternoon :-PReplyDelete
I love the glasses and dishes. Such great patterns. :3ReplyDelete
AH paint by number! I used to be SO obsessed with those when I was a kid. I actually got one for Xmas this last year and tried it out...... NOT as much fun as it used to be, but still pretty rad.ReplyDelete
Great finds!! I would love to do a paint by number painting. Auctions are so fun.ReplyDelete
Those plates... my gosh.ReplyDelete