Sunday, March 29, 2015

Prospects at the End of the Road



Yesterday found me up earlier than usual on a Saturday morning.  Located far out in the country, at the end of a road, the location was idyllic and incredibly secluded.  



The property belonged to a local small town doctor who practiced medicine for many, many years, right here in Smalltownland.  His collection of antiquities was vast and interesting.  




The front porch of the cabin was loaded with cherry chest of drawers, (swoon), along with a fantastic plantation desk, which is hidden in this photo.  



Antique medicine bottles, marbles, medical equipment, and oddities rounded out the items for sale.  




At one point they had people bidding on a hat and, upon closer inspection, I realized it was made from a cow's udder.  It went for $325.....seriously.  




This tractor was a gem and still running, as I heard men say.  


This old gas pump went for several thousand dollars to an out of town antique dealer.  There were several of those floating around the premises.  



This gentleman made the best of his situation and procured a stool, to make a spot to see the action.  




At one point I was looking around inside the cabin and I struck up a conversation with a sweet, elderly man.  We both loved the property and the ancient cabin.  When I told him my husband thought there were just too many outbuildings, he let me know that I could just divorce my husband and he and I could run away together.  

Just goes to show you that there are prospects even at the end of the road.  





49 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to attend an auction like this, but never have - must add to bucket list. Your conversation with the gentleman at the end made me smile!

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  2. I have been to sales but none of that quality, I haven't seen many lately as they just don't bring money like they once did around here but then nothing does.

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  3. Wow what beautiful old furniture...sad that is all has to be sold. Loved the older mans comment and your response? Maybe just a smile? What a fun day.

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    1. My reply was just a smile. It was all in good fun.

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  4. I have never been to an auction but I bet it would be fun to watch. Looks like there was tons of fun stuff to see. I am glad that your gentleman found interest in you...at nearly his end of the road...ha!

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    1. Karen, I didn't think of it that way, but you are right! lol

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  5. Gosh this looks like a fun day out. I love auctions although nowadays I don't really go as Idon't want to buy anymore 'stuff'!

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  6. Love the humor, in the last lines of your post !!

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  7. Love the cabin and the grounds. My husband would love to have a gas pump like the one in the photo.

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  8. So did you make getting up early on a Saturday worth it? A blue bottle, a few marbles...?

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    1. I went to look at a blacksmith forge for my son, but didn't some away with it. Had a good time anyway!

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  9. Very very cool. What lovely finds.

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  10. What a wonderful encounter you had!! I'd have swooned over the place and a lot of the items there.

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  11. Thanks for the giggle at the end of the post! Always prospects . . .
    Great auction site . . .

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  12. What a fun place! I would LOVE to see that place! I love the offer from the old gentleman.

    I had an offer for a date the other day. It was the other top officer here asking me out on a date while my husband was standing next to him. I don't wear a uniform, but they do. Pretty funny to those nearby who didn't know the relationships between/among the three of us. ;) I told the other guy I already had a lifetime date. ;)

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  13. There are some very fine antiques at this place. Great auction site!

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  14. I love that cabin! It sounds like the elderly man was still on his game. LOL

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  15. Had to laugh about your encounter. Some amazing pieces in that auction, so much history.

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  16. I'd love a secluded cabin, even one with too many outbuildings. :) Beautiful old furniture, gorgeous marbles...pieces of history!

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  17. Now that would have been a fun outing! Love the story of the old guy.

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  18. Ooooo the cabin is so neat! I'd love one for myself. I saw lots of goodies in your photos!! Great finds! Sounds like your little guy had quite a sense of humor....

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  19. Surely wood have been swooning over a few things..smile.. ~♥Amy

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  20. Wow, what a fabulous sale, Michelle. xo Laura

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  21. Well come on.. tell us if you got anything! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  22. I started to say, "why didn't you call me..I'd have gone with you" but those kind of prices would have scared me away. Hope you had fun and hope you got at least one thing to remember the fun time.....:) xoxo

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  23. Hi Michelle, I love the cabin, so sweet. Lots of treasures, really neat Blessings Francine.

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  24. I did not know there was such thing as too many outbuildings! I certainly wish we had more!

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  25. my mom has a huge marble collection. so cool!! love the old gas pump. awesome!! great finds or treasures. ( :

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  26. Blogger ate my first comment--I think. This looks like an amazing estate sale! So many treasures and antiques. I would have been tempted by that wood box full of marbles. Did you buy anything?

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  27. Love that story about you and the elderly man. Will keep me smiling all day! Wishing you a fine week ahead! John

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  28. Love this type sale, and hope you got something special.

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  29. Oh Michelle,
    Prospects are good even at the end of the road! In all seriousness, what gorgeous antiques-I am going to have to take another look.
    Jemma

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  30. I would love to have been there. Wow.

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  31. hehehe...nice pick-up line!!!

    but throughout this post all i kept thing was "someone's life, all their treasures"...seemed a little sad!! the cabin is gorgeous!!!

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  32. A quite surprising, very interesting, and absolutely funny post!

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  33. Lol! So... and... and... you aren't telling us whether or not you managed to buy something or not... :-) I think I would have gotten up early too (and that would be a feat for me on weekends!)

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  34. haha...oh, that's cute!

    You know I love an auction! I see some clay marbles in that box! Blue bottle with the label is cool. An udder hat...now that's something I've never seen!

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  35. A great post that made me laugh! Looks like a ton of great stuff. I'd be buying up all the old medicine bottles.

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  36. What a fun way to start a Saturday... It is always good to have a back up plan lol

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  37. What a fun way to begin the day...AND a proposal, to boot!

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  38. OH very cool! the kind of place i'd just like to wander around. love all the OLD stuff. treasures. i really like the stone work around the bottom of porch...and the rocks around the little pond.

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  39. What a fascinating collection of items.

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  40. I used to go to auctions like that one. (And, that old man had good taste!)

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