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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Awesome Auction Finds/Treasures & a Custom Order

Hello friends! Happy Tuesday! 
I hope you're having some nice weather like we are! We've been enjoying some warmer sunny days in the past few days, and it's been super wonderful! We've already grilled out a handful of times and are enjoying working in the yard. I can't wait to start planting some flowers and make another fairy garden!! Here's last years if you'd like to take a peak *FAIRY GARDEN*.

I had a custom order to make this cute little Elephant softie. I just love how he turned out! In fact one of the girls at work, loved him so much she wants me to make her a pink giraffe for her bed.  :) 

I made this hoop for my booth at the shop, 
{you might have seen it in a picture in my last post about my booths} :) 

~Now~
onto some awesome finds and treasures I brought back with me from the auction last week!
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I think I must admit to myself that I'm addicted when it comes to going to the Shipshewana Auction!
You never know what kind of goodies you might come home with! 
A lovely rug (that has been washed and laying on the floor) Jerry thinks it's another bed for him, he loves it! 
I got a lot of vintage cigar boxes, some aren't in the best shape, but I might find something to do with them still, and for the others I have a couple ideas in mind. 


um...yes I bid on these lockers, and then was hoping they weren't the super heavy ones, considering this time we went it was only me and the hubby. But they weren't too bad, we got them loaded! Lol.
I only paid $15 for them....how could I pass that up! :)  I want to clean them up, and do something neat with them. ~Maybe in our back door/mudroom area. 
 Ohhh yes I spotted some dishes! I think I might have got just the box of dishes for like $5 
I can't pass up pretty vintage dishes for that! 
If you look up a couple pictures, where you can see the box of dishes sitting on the bench, you can see I got two black hands. I've been wanting some of those so bad to sit around or display jewelry on! 

I got this rusty headboard (left side) I'm excited to put it in a flower bed. That's another project coming up soon and i'm excited for, we're going to put a couple up in the front yard, kind of by the Arborvitaes trees. 

Speaking of those, here's some that we planted up in our front yard.

Hope you enjoyed looking at some of the pictures, I always enjoy and "swoon" at looking at all your pretties!!! There's always so much inspiration on your blogs! Thank you for that!!

Wishing you a lovely and creative day! 
xox Holly




27 comments:

  1. Looks like you got a good haul there! Can't wait to see how you creatively turn them all into beautiful things.
    Have fun!
    xx

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    1. Thank you Gilly for your sweet comment! :) Hope you have a wonderful day!! :) xx

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  2. How fun! I've never been to an auction before, looks like you got some great deals!

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    1. Thanks Liz! They are so fun! You never know what you might find! :) Have a great day! xo

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  3. What great finds!! Love the metal stool! Look forward to seeing what you do with the locker! Have a great day! xo Heather

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    1. Thank you Heather! I was excited for the stool too! :) I think I want to paint it a pretty color and maybe make a cute cushion for it :) Have a great day! xo

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  4. Hi, your elephants are adorable, it is easy to see how you are getting more orders for them. Your finds from the auction are terrific. I am also interested in seeing what you do with the lockers.
    Have fun with your treasures.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Thank you Connie! Hope you have a great day! xx

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  5. I love the headboard. I think it will look cute in the garden. What are you going to do with those spindle things? They look interesting. I like the lockers too. Wondering if you might paint those or leave them the way they are. Fun finds!

    xo Danielle

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    1. Thank you Danielle! I'm looking into making a dragon fly out of the spindles for outside along the fence or out in the garden :) I'm going to see if my dad can make some wings for me out of metal :) We were thinking of cleaning up the lockers, but I also kind of like them the way they are too! They actually have a lot of shelves in them, so that's nice for storage. Hope you have a great day!! It's suppose to be 81 here today!! I'm so happy for warm weather, I'm planing on bathing the horses, Jerry, and maybe my car! :) xo Holly

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  6. I so miss living in Indiana!! My grandmother used an old headboard to grow sweet peas on.

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    1. Oh how sweet! I bet it was so pretty! Have a great day! xx Holly

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  7. Aren't auctions fun? You got a great haul! Love the headboard in the garden idea and hope you show us when it's done. Love the dishes, can't resist dishes either. Sweet elephant and hoop too! xo, Pam

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    1. Thank you Pam! Oh I love our auction that we go to, it's every Wednesday and always so exciting there! You never know what might be there or what you may come home with! :) Have a great day!! It's suppose to be 81 here today!! I'm so happy for warm weather, I'm planing on bathing the horses, Jerry, and maybe my car! :) xo

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  8. What wonderful bargains and the fairy garden is so cute look forward to seeing this years. Sarah x

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    1. Thank you!! :) I'm excited to make another little garden :) Have a great day! xx

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  9. What great finds!! Love the headboards and can't wait to see them in the yard! Look forward to seeing what you do with the lockers too!

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    1. Thanks!! I can't wait to get going on all of our outside projects and make the yard pretty! Hope you have a great day!! It's suppose to be 81 here today!! I'm so happy for warm weather, I'm planing on bathing the horses, Jerry, and maybe my car! :) xo

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  10. Fun! I'd love to find an old braided rug like that. I've always wanted to make one, too. That and a million other things! :)

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    1. Hi! I've wanted to make one too....along with all those other things! :) Have a great day, Happy May 1st! xo

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  11. Hi Holly great picks you got!! You are lucky to have such awesome things available!! I mailed you the check for my order sorry I got busy playing outside with the weather being so great that it is alittle late!! Looking forward to receiving it!! You are rockin the creations!! Keep going girl!!! XOXO Love Fran.

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    1. Thanks Fran! I just mailed your parcel yesterday, hope you get it soon! :) I know I'm loving this weather, we've had some great sunny warm days too! :) Have a great weekend!! xo

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  12. What great finds!! Those lockers are amazing and all the better because they are rusted. Thank you for the congrats on my dress form adventure...We'll see!

    BTW did you know that when you reply to people on the comments here,they never see it unless they come back and read your comment? It is a little confusing since it says reply, I think it is just for people to add a comment onto comment like to keep a conversation going. I just see that you spend a lot of time with sweet notes to people and they probably never see it!?

    Happy weekend!
    Carol

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  13. Hey Holly,
    Oh boy! Did you score!! I love everything! The lockers were a steal. I love the elephant. It is the sweetest thing ever! Have a wonderful night and I can't wait to see your flower "bed" :) Holly

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  14. Tremendous treasures. My favorite is the lockers - love the rust and all!

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  15. What a sweet little elephant. Love all of your treasures. Those lockers are fabulous and what a bargain at just $15. I have a braided rug similar to yours that I bought at an antique show, I've been using it on top of an old trunk for years. Great finds.

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  16. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! such awesome finds! IN LOVE with the lockers and that elephant is precious...you really rocked the finds my friend!!!! Sending hugs to you and hubby and of course my pal Mr. Jerry!!!!

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I love reading each of your comments thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!!! :)

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