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  1. Lynne Hooved
    August 6, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

    65 dollars!!!???? I salute you. We are unworthy to walk in your footsteps. What a deal!!!


  2. Suzanne Melton
    August 6, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

    Cube van, Victoria, cube van! If the auction/estate sale is far away, you can take Elvis, get there the day before, sleep in the box, and arrive fresh and ready to bid/deal/whatever.

    We (and when I say, “we,” I mean Dave) just won three pallets of bi-fold doors for twenty dollars. Final count: 129 raised-panel doors, 87 flat doors, and 22 louvered doors, for a final total of 238 doors. Including bidder’s premium and sales tax, we paid about eleven cents per door. I think people don’t bid because they have no way to retrieve their winnings.

    Dave also does what he calls, “low-balling” — he’ll bid five dollars on about a hundred lots before even previewing them. He’ll be outbid on most of these lots but we usually end up with stuff that is neither big, nor fancy, and not even usable. But, “they were good deals!”


  3. Miss Kitty
    August 6, 2014 @ 10:26 pm

    I just THOUGHT I was living vicariously through you at the auction by reading your narrative but THEN I got to see a video too! That was so much fun!!!


  4. Susan
    August 7, 2014 @ 7:22 am

    Honestly, I love (adore) mirrors. I love (am lusting after) your newest mirror. But, I cannot stop looking at the marble column/pedestal sitting to the left of your “Fancy Piece of Junk”. And, I can only see a portion of it! I am now anxious (very) that it existed & I was oblivious to that… which allowed someone else to see it, possess it. How it burns that that someone is somewhere glowing with pride and beholding its loveliness. And I am sad. {Sigh}


  5. Julie
    August 7, 2014 @ 7:59 am

    You are hilarious! It sounds like your husband and my husband are cut from the same cloth! I was telling him I was going to the auction and he said, “great! just what we need more junk!” He also calls me a hoarder too. Little does he know that I have many pieces stored away in my mother’s garage. I think your piece is lovely. Thanks for giving me a giggle this morning as I read your post:)


  6. Susan A
    August 7, 2014 @ 11:13 am

    You rule. Period.
    More posts……PLEASE!!
    Every day I check your blog for a post and when there isn’t one, I sigh.
    More posts……PLEASE!!
    And I think you should keep Paul.
    More posts……PLEASE!!
    Elvis is spoiled and she knows it. As it should be.
    More posts……PLEASE!!
    More posts……PLEASE!!


  7. Ann Flora
    August 7, 2014 @ 1:14 pm

    You. Keep. Making. Me. Laugh!



  8. Dot Gillis
    August 7, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    Oh my…I so enjoy reading our site. I loved this vid…you are so excited…”what did I pay”…and calmly your hubby replies…too much and it’s trash, but that doesn’t discourage you! Thanks for keeping us entertained.


  9. he{art} of assemblage
    August 7, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    you mean it’s not just me that finds the largest item at the auction and has to try to drag it home? check out my website ( to see all the huge pieces I’ve rescued and restored or renovated. The worst one was a 12′ x 16′ Persian Kashan rug that I got for a steal ($200) without thinking how I’d get it home…had to hire 3 guys to roll it up and put it in their truck then drive to my home (40 miles away), then move all my furniture to put it down, have it cleaned…but still, it’s one of my favorite things. I think, however, it might be time to move to a larger house…


  10. Ruth Barnes
    August 7, 2014 @ 10:06 pm

    Love your blog!!!!


  11. Yvonne
    August 8, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

    “He said – this is a piece of junk… look at here, and here, and here… It is missing this, and this, and this.

    I said – I see that. And I do not care. And I suspect you know this and are just taunting me. Besides, if I really wanted to I could make a latex mold to repair the missing fancy bits.

    Paul said – sure. That would work. Will you complete that project in my lifetime?”

    This so sounds like my boyfriend/life partner! When I say all it needs is upholstery/paint/refinishing/repair/anything, I get the same kind of inquisition. One of the best times was when I had the opportunity to buy one very fancy vanity stool for $5. or two very fancy vanity stools for $7. Of course, I got grilled as to what I would do with fancy stool #2, and when. I had to PROMISE it would be my next project. I still haven’t done them…we have moved, and I have purchased more fancy things, and I have done projects, and have many more projects left to do. But, who in their right mind could pass up two VERY fancy vanity stools for $7.00???? And, did I mention they are ANTIQUE????? Not to mention the ornate frames I have acquired that need some latex mold repair. Even if they don’t get the fancy bits replaced, they are still awesome!


  12. judy
    August 8, 2014 @ 3:53 pm

    You have topped yourself with each subsequent posting and I know this is an impossibility in Blogger land(most start out amusing and inflated with followers only to start losing Air and lay deflated and defeated soon after). This must not happen to you-I pledge to follow your blog if you only post what you and Paul and Miss Elvis had for Breakfast. A tiny video would be nice-if of course you had the time- but absolutely no pressure. And thanks for the chuckles, guffaws and downright Hysterical laughter.


  13. MissFifi
    August 8, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

    Elvis looks immensely pleased and really, that is all that matters.
    Not for nothing, but that dresser to the right of the mirror in your picture is fantastic!!!


  14. Lori
    August 9, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    I can see that Elvis is wondering how in the world she lived this long without that kingdom mirror in her life. That is hilarious. So many corners… little time…….lol


    • Sharon
      August 14, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

      I agree with Lori…100%!


  15. Kelly
    August 12, 2014 @ 8:09 am

    A Popsugar article reminded me of your kingdom of mirrors – a few similar to yours. Only they were in the real apartment of Carrie Bradshaw. It is for sale so perhaps the mirrors will go up for auction and now that you have real world auction experience…….

    Take a look:

    ‘What Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment Really Looked Like’:


  16. Johanna
    September 23, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    I am supposed to be leaving for my first ever auction. I wanted some “what to expect” advice. And so I stumbled upon your blog. And now, I am late. Because I cannot stop reading. And giggling. You are fabulous. That is all.


  17. Stacey
    January 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

    You are my new favorite person on the internet; your posts are freaking hilarious. Thanks for the laughs and for sharing your awesome finds.


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