We left home just shortly after 7:00 AM. It was almost an hour and half drive to the auction we would be attending.
Here is the house when we would spend the day. The back yard was full of trailers of many treasures, a full garage, and spaced around the tree covered lot were many more auction items.
It was a beautiful old neighborhood, here is the house across the street.
. . .and another house down the street.
Now to show you a few things that caught my eye today . . .
A Poll Parrot shoe trunk. It sold for $75.00. I heard someone say it came out of the International Shoe factory at Boonville, Missouri.
Being from Jefferson City, this beer case caught my eye. I don't know what it sold for, as I snuck away for an hour or two. (more on that later).
Prince Albert in a can. (Wasn't that an old telephone joke you played as a teenager, years ago?) This was not the only box of these either.
At the auction, we ran into some old friends, Mike and Nancy. (Not to be confused with our blacksmith friends, by the same name.) Later during the auction Mike told me Nancy had walked downtown to Rosewood antiques. So off I took for the 3 block walk.
I saw some beautiful paintings across the street from the antique shop. There I had a great visit with Nancy again, and the sewing ladies who were there for an afternoon and a catered lunch. Mike soon joined Nancy and me. They wanted to take me to Back Door Antiques about 3/4 of a mile away.
There I saw Don's wash board collection, all 277 of them with no duplicates!
He and his wife restore trunks that are to die for! He told me the story about a man who called him up a few years ago with some trunks for sale, 14 of them to be exact. The guy hesitated for a bit and finally said $100.00 will take them all. He said he loaded them as quickly as he could.
This might have been my favorite wash board. He called it a washboard tub.
Back at the sale, this was my only purchase of the day. We almost bid for it twice, thank goodness the auctioneer figured out the blacksmith and I were a couple! A bargain at $2.50 for both boxes. Now what do I do with 2 grosses of caps???
When the sale was over, we went down Main street for dinner. Our son (the neighbor) and our friend Nancy had told us we must eat at Emmit's
Here is my Chicken Jade Orzo.
The blacksmith had Jambalaya!
The last picture I took as we got in the car downtown.
Now to see the eye candy that the blacksmith saw and/or bought today visit the Osage Bluff Blacksmith blog.