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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Here are my winnings........our local auction on the internet..........



The ottoman will be used either in the great room (I have a Ethan Allen table in there now but the grand-kids scratch it up) will be better for the grand-kids. This ottoman was less than $135.00.
The picture I wanted for the frame. It was less than $40.00. I don't know where this will go yet?
I just love auctions.
I adore beautiful frames and a lot of times I will buy the picture for the frame or the photo and change them out to fit the look I am trying to get. I have 9 pictures that I recently bought over the last 4 months in the over all scheme of getting some unfinished business done in completing my decorating before summer of 2009. A lot of planning; I make list for each room and what I think I want to do and then keep that list in my purse and when I go shopping I pull my list out. It helps keep me focused on my vision.
Blossom

27 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Blossom, Congrats on your winnings.. They are wonderful. Can't wait to see them in place. I hope things are well your way.. I think of you often. hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

I just LOVE the ottoman! What a beauty and a great deal! ;)

Bo said...

Good morning Blossom...your auction deals look great...even the painting in the frame is pretty! Have a lovely week, ;-) Bo

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Blossom! I love internet auctions. Just wish I had a faster computer (ie. slow dial up internet!) because most times I get outbidded in the last two seconds! But looks like you did really well here and the grandkids will love climbing all over that ottoman! The picture & frame is beautiful too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You should try refinishing something - just start with something small. And they say adding "black" to your rooms gives it sophistication - so I am all for that! so you can always spray paint! Good luck! ~ Laurie

"Blossom" said...

Laurie, spray paint is like glue to me. I spray paint lots of items, but never furniture.
I spray flowers fresh and silk and that's not hard; with furniture it's " I don't want to mess it up".
Blossom

Lady Katherine said...

Love your ottoman and the print!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Blossom, I love auctions, too! We do not have a local internet auction. It's probably a good thing. You got a great deal on a fabulous ottoman! And I love the picture frame, too! I also spray paint a lot of florals. I think it's a designers trick. Hopefully our blog friends will try it and see how easy it is. I spray paint a lot of things, too. But, I am like you. I don't do furniture unless I really don't care much about the piece.
Hugs, Terrie

Jill said...

Hey Blossom!!! Great winnings!!

:)

prof en retraite said...

Congrats, Blossom! The picture is really beautiful...gorgeous frame! And I love the ottoman!...Debbie

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That's a great ottoman and what a great price!!!

Blossom,

Oh yeah I've been selling fulltime on ebay for over 8 yrs and I also teach classes on how to sell on ebay. In fact my success on ebay is what enabled us to start the custom rug business. We also sell on etsy & Amazon. I was really wanting more blog hints & tricks. Thanks for entering the giveaway!

Darlene

Shelia said...

Hi Blossom!You have some lovely things. The picture frame is gorgeous and I love that ottoman!
Thanks for stopping by and I found the little sugar scuttle in a thrift shop for $2.99! Keep your little eyes peeled in those junk shops! Hope you find one. You could also look on ebay!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynette said...

Hey Blossom - great finds and lucky you.
Oh, your lamp re-do with the feathers is great!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Ohh, waht great buys! Love that ottoman. I haven't been to an auction since last year. I got my bombe chest for $200. I haven't done the internet auction yet, although my local auction features it...maybe I'll give it a look see this weekend. My hubby will love you for inspiring me! ;o)

Thanks for following me..now I'm following you!

julia said...

Hi New Friend,
Thanks for comeing by my little connor of blog land. I love you place.
Love Julia

Ma'dame French said...

OOhhhh you did good;0 Love that ottoman! French;)

Miss Janice said...

Love your ottoman...I make the same kind of list!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Beautiful! I haven't done many auctions...online or otherwise. I might have to start!

Happy To Be said...

Anita...great finds girl..glad you won..and I seen a sugar shuttle at Second Sunday swap meet..she wanted $20.00 for it silver so not a bad price..wished I had known you wanted one sooner..I just got one from EBay 2 weeks ago with the scoop..hope all is well in your world today..give your mama a hug for me...hugs and smiles Gloria

The Kramer Angle said...

I love auctions too and go to one out in the country every Wednesday. Three football field size fields and an indoor auction all going on at the same time. It's fantastic. I blogged about some finds a couple of months ago, stop by and look through my old posts to see the treasures I found.

I love frames too and like to turn them into chalkboards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That ottoman is so pretty and so useful. I can't wait to see where you put it. laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Blossom, What a great ottoman and picture! I'm looking for an ottoman for hubby's room, he wants one with storage.

Thanks for taking a look at the frames. They would make a great engagement or wedding gift. I appreciate your intrest, let me know if I can help you or your brides in any way! Kristen

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Blossom,
It looks like you "scored". I love auctions too. Our town has an "on-line" type garage sale complete with photos. It's amazing what you can find and the money you can save if you take the time! Good job! Be sure to post a picture of your lovely ottoman once you get it in your family room.
Warmly,
Alisa - Carolina Panache

Bo said...

Hi Blossom...just coming by to thank you for your well wishes...I do feel some better today! ;-) Bo

Helen said...

Wonderful treasures! Glue gun is strapped to my belt ......

Happy To Be said...

GM Anita...thanks girl for coming by...and for your prayers for my Great grand baby..we have had a rough way to go with her...hugs and smiles Dear friend...Gloria

Bobbi Jo said...

Great deal and wonderful ottoman. I just love auctions.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

prof en retraite said...

Hello, dear Blossom...I hope you and your mom are doing well. I think of you often. You are so sweet to drop by. You are in my thoughts and prayers...hugs...Debbie