101 Comments

  1. Cassandra
    January 20, 2015 @ 8:35 pm

    Yes but you and we know that those urns rightfully belong to you. The universe will help them find their way back to you someday. Mark my words.

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  2. Larry @ Ocean State Home
    January 20, 2015 @ 9:24 pm

    I can’t even begin to imagine what it would have been like trying to get those into your van (I’m thinking back to your marble slab video). They look beyond extremely heavy. Then of course, you’d have to get them out. Your husband is a very lucky guy. Maybe he put the secret bidder up to it?
    But I have to ask. What would you have ever done with these?

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  3. Susan
    January 20, 2015 @ 9:29 pm

    The real auction tragedy–the tale of woe… is that the day bed demurely lounging behind those flashy urns has gone to another. I have despaired this live-long day that you were in its orbit, gave it no notice, blinded by the glory of those evil twins. Sigh.

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  4. Meghan Furst
    January 20, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

    Perhaps the urns had high-ticker Drugs shipped in them & the “Mysterious Phone Bidder” had to get to them … or else? Just a thought.

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  5. Emma
    January 20, 2015 @ 11:48 pm

    So I discovered and started reading your blog from beginning to end last week and have now finished. HOW WILL I KEEP PROCRASTINATING NOW? MY LIFE IS OVER. Just kidding, the internet is an endless sea for procrastination. But I am still sad that I caught up. Is is like when one starts binging on a series on Netflix only to catch up to the current season (aka the worst thing ever). Ok-love-bye.

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  6. lisa rasor
    January 21, 2015 @ 9:41 am

    Love the story!

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  7. Julia
    January 21, 2015 @ 9:48 am

    This is why my husband is my auction buddy and I am his. I tell him ahead of time my max. bid and he will turn a blind eye to an additional bid or 2 (or tell me I am being too cheap) or give me “the look” and say OK..let it go. I am not as nice. He will bid on something and I will say “Are you CRAZY?! That is a piece of cr@p!! STOP BIDDING!” ..lol

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  8. Monica W
    January 21, 2015 @ 12:18 pm

    I once fought a similar faceless nemesis on eBay for a VHS tape of the original Bedazzled – back in the days before IMDB and sadly *just* before the news of a new(lesser) Bedazzled was going to hit the screen.

    “Bedazzled” was one of those movies that sat on the shelf in the back of my brain and just on the tip of my tongue, but rarely at the same time. It was also one of those films that other people either said “OMG YES I saw that movie!” or stared at me and tried to remember if I was on any meds while I went on and on about the fry cook and the Devil in London.

    So when I saw it listed on eBay I knew it was supposed to me mine. I won, as long as you don’t look at the financials, and I made every friend I knew watch it with me.

    But in separate viewings so I could justify the cost.

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  9. Yvonne Angus
    January 21, 2015 @ 4:19 pm

    Not Urns, but look at this awesome bed! Pricey, though!
    http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/atq/4835858645.html

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  10. Yvonne Angus
    January 21, 2015 @ 5:14 pm

    Or this one!
    http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/atq/4824297210.html
    It is a Huge fancy mirror turned into a headboard, mounted on heavy duty metal bed frame. A TWOFER!

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  11. Yvonne Angus
    January 21, 2015 @ 5:34 pm

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  12. Teresa
    January 22, 2015 @ 6:05 pm

    Too funny, yet sad all at the same time. I’m sorry you lost the urns. Maybe “Unknown Assailant” is finished buying urns at auctions & you’ll get the next pair, which of course will be more fabulous than these!

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  13. Rachel
    January 22, 2015 @ 9:45 pm

    Wow! Deep seated issues! OMG! Hilarious!!! Exclamation point

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  14. Lois R
    January 23, 2015 @ 9:54 am

    Holy crap, that music is perfect. Sorry to get sidetracked — the urns are fabulous, sorry you didn’t win — but that music is the best! Ten million and two.

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  15. naomi
    January 24, 2015 @ 3:52 pm

    You know, I see urns like that around New Orleans, though the ones I saw for sale stood about eight feet high. If you’re not set on that style (and still have bucks) check out Luna forms. As nice as those above are, down here they quickly turn to rust and melt away, so I lust after cement. It stands a chance against our weather.

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  16. Cheryl
    January 25, 2015 @ 11:25 am

    I just stumbled across something the other day which combines my love of restoration, historic homes, French countryside, and ornate architecture… I think you may appreciate it.
    http://Www.chateaudegudanes.org
    God bless the husband in that project! Lol

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  17. UNKNOWN ASSAILANT
    January 27, 2015 @ 3:48 pm

    Oh how I rue the day I paid $1200+ for this pair of urns!!! I have experienced nothing but misfortune since acquiring them. I learned from a paranormal investigator that the urns are cursed, probably by some vindictive auction bidding necromancer who had loved and lost. Have pity on me…

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  18. Amber
    February 3, 2015 @ 1:49 pm

    Don’t be sad! I’m sure there are some even better and MUCH cheaper urns just WAITING for you somewhere, sometime on Craigslist. (now why do I feel like breaking into the song from An American Tale? “Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight….”)

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  19. JC
    February 4, 2015 @ 12:07 am

    Oh man, I FEEL YOUR PAIN. I was also at an auction (Jan 31st) and lost a bid on the only item I really wanted: a stunning antique French longcase clock. It went for more than what I could reasonably afford (because I’m poor – and I can probably find another one cheaper). If you’re curious to see photos, it’s my most recent blog entry (Feb 1st).

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  20. Lisa
    February 6, 2015 @ 1:59 pm

    This reminds me of you – that American Signature Furniture commercial, “It’s pronounced CHAISE” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=hscFC7istC0)
    Just wanted to share – love your posts 🙂

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