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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
. . . showed auction swag
Yesterday I had a chance to unload the stuff I bought at the auction Sunday. I had a few surprises. . .
Clockwise from top left: What I thought was a rustic Matelasse tablecloth turned out to be a bed cover, as evidenced by the deep cutouts on one end where the bedposts should be. It definitely needs to be for a small bed, but I will probably still use it as a tablecloth, for the kids table. It's cotton and washable so I won't be too concerned about stains. There was a tag in the bag that indicated the price for the "bedspread" was $100. If that's so, I got a bargain for sure. Because in the same bag, which I didn't realize until I unpacked it, was the cut lace tablecloth and 12 napkins, shown in the next picture. It is in excellent condition, although I don't think either of these items are particularly old. Maybe I'll use this set in the dining room for Thanksgiving, but it will need to be laundered and starched and ironed. . . yuck.
The mirror I found is pretty cute if you like that sort of fancy decoration. Actually, I could see it in a contemporary setting, hanging on a dark colored wall, in contrast to the modern furnishings. Although I was going to give it to my mom for her birthday, I just now had the idea of using it as the base for a centerpiece in the middle of the dining table, filled with candles and flowers. Oh, who am I kidding?. . . nobody in my family would notice. I could have Thanksgiving in a barn with the meal served on haybales and we would probably have more fun. But I don't have a barn.
And the last picture is of all the tinware I purchased. These are going to be fun to experiment with. . . and the extras I'll give to the little ones to play with. I guess I was emulating Eddie Ross (http://www.eddieross.typepad.com/) this weekend, except I was a scrounger before scrounging was cool.