|Do I hear 35? Cheri doing what she loves!|
The Gallery does many estate sales. They will load up various items from someone's home and bring them to the auction house for sale. You have heard the saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." I've never seen it so accurately portrayed as at the lovely little auction house. Imagine my surprise tonight as I was sifting through a box of bits and pieces of someone else's life, and came across these treasures!
These are newspapers from my dear hometown of Granville, Ohio, dated 1905, 1900, and 1893...1893!!! I couldn't believe my eyes! To top it off, I overheard the gentleman beside me as he was talking to someone near him. "That's where I'm from," he said.
I turned to him and said, "You're from Granville? I'm from Granville!" Turns out he graduated about six years after me and his dad lives right across the street from My Ol' Man! Small small world...
I tucked the papers under the other items in the box and waited patiently to bid on them, hoping no one else would be interested. When the time came, sure enough, someone else out bid me! But I've played this game before. I trotted over to the other side of the table and asked my fellow bidder if he really wanted those old papers in the bottom of the box. He gladly gave them to me for the hefty price of one dollar! What a deal!
We've had many adventures at the Gallery, from a car for our son, to an artificial Christmas tree, to an entire set of drinking glasses, to a kitchen table and chairs! The folks up there are so nice...especially when someone accidentally bids against her husband! (Not that I would do that, just if someone would...)
I decided to take a photo tour this evening to show you just what you may find at the Gallery. Enjoy!
|Barbie bits and pieces...|
|Bunny bits and pieces...|
at the auction...
bits and pieces
of forgotten history...
|So very very tempted to buy this for a friend, but it quickly went out of our price range!|
|There's something for everyone...even those who are "Horse Crazy"...look closely at that mirror!|
|There are good bits of wisdom to be had at the auction...be polite, it never hurts to ask a question, and do NOT wave your hands in the air if you aren't bidding!|
|You just never know WHO will show up at the auction! Go Bucks!|