Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Inventory at my shop, Dwellings, is dwindling and that's a good thing!
With this in mind, it was time for Mr.Heart and I to head to the Auction.

We always have a great time, find lots of pretties and sometimes find some unusual things!

Sharing some with you...

This is the sweetest little cup and saucer.

Though it is now hard to read it says, "To my Friend."
I wonder who originally purchased this sweet gift
who the special friend was that received it?

They must have enjoyed sipping their coffee and tea from this rose painted cup as the lettering has faded over the years...

These sweet cups and saucers are so pretty
and marked with Adams, Est 1657, England. 

We brought home quite a bit of furniture.  Several bedroom suites and many occasional tables.
I'll share more of them soon, but here is a peek...

I've been busy, busy...the silver pieces were black, but they are shinny now!

  Now, to the unusual.
Once we got home, we found several rings and a stick pin in one of the silver pieces. Looking closer at the stick pin, I thought,
this looks like a June bug!  But surely NOT!!!

 But the closer I looked, the more it looked like a June Bug!
So, I searched online and found one that is currently listed on ebay as a rare Victorian June Bug stick pin
at a price of $129.99.


 This picture spoke to Mr. Heart...
Do you know anything about this artist?
His name is Abner Firestone and if you have any information, I'd love to know!

There were a number of vintage postcards...

 This sweet Easter post card was sent when postage was one cent!

As usual, Bella and Ellie-Mae were right in the middle of everything!  What is it about boxes and crumpled up newspaper that makes kitties go wild?

Well, that's it for now.  Hope you enjoyed these Auction finds!

Your comments are so special, please let me know you visited.

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  1. Success! Those are some really fun finds! I love auction days - finding great stuff and meeting fun people as well. -diane

  2. Looks like you had a grand old time. Love seeing your pretty old finds.


  3. Amazing about the price of that stick pin. It really does look like a June bug. I love all the vintage dishes and other trinkets you found.

  4. Cindy.
    I love all your auction finds! I used to love to go to auctions but haven't for quite a few years. I have no more room! I am more apt to visit favorite dealers and do a little shopping with them.


  5. Lovely finds!
    Funny, I usually spend lots of money getting RID of bugs, not buying them...LOL!

  6. Great finds! I love the stick pin! I love finding unusual and unique things like that and then searching for the's like a treasure hunt.

  7. You have such cute finds dear. Thanks for sharing. Happy Rednesday...

  8. Looks like you all really scored. You have some beautiful things there.

  9. Fabulous finds. I see lots of things I would love to bring home!

  10. WOW! So many pretty things...and the June bug pin is amazing! Oh...what a treasure! And I love the tea cups especially the one with your friend worn off from use. How sweet is that?!!! ♥

  11. Wow, lots of great auction finds! That june bug pin is so unusual, and I'd rather have one on the end of a pin than in my garden!
    Happy REDnesday!

  12. Gorgeous finds Cindy!!
    That beautiful blue bowl that you found my mother has the same one except it is burgundy where yours is blue ..I love this bowl!!

    Love your pets too! Isn't it funny how they all like to get in the middle of things?

    Pamela ox

  13. Hi Cindy...what an incredible trip. You are lucky to have your own business. That's sort of a dream of mine but I'm not sure it will ever happen. Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments. I so appreciate it. ~Ann

  14. Hi Cindy,
    Looks like you found a lot of neat stuff at the auction, I am sure that was fun.
    I so enjoyed all your floral pics on your other post too. Wonderful shots!
    So Springy!! Ahhhh!
    blessings, Nellie

  15. What amazing finds! I want every single piece. Except the June bug! :)

  16. Wow Cindy! What wonderful treasures! I think I will just come on by now and take all of those blue and white dishes off your hands! :-)

  17. Hi Cindy, you came home with some wonderful pieces!! That cup and saucer is just so precious!
    Thanks for linking up for VIF!

  18. I absolutely love the china you found!

    I see you are in North Carolina! I am too!

    Let me know if you plan a trip to Raleigh!


  19. You sure found some lovely items! The pieces of china are so pretty and I love that painting!

    Thanks for sharing.


  20. Cindy, these are such great finds. So you buy from auctions and then sell it in your store? I would love to do something like that, but I would have a hard time letting some stuff go.Thanks for joining WUW.

  21. You two must have had such a great time together bidding on all of those goodies, Cindy! Your shop is going to be brimming with treasures! :) Thanks for sharing them with us!

    xoxo laurie

  22. Hey Cindy over from French Country Cottage.. I love an auction but haven't been able to find one in forever! You scored.. My favorite is the Christmas tree stand.. I love it. I am your newest follower.. great blog.

  23. Oh those sweet cups! What a treasure. I am hosting a online auction today through Sunday on my blog~ stop by.

  24. Holy buckets Batman...what great finds!
    Love your babies "helping" out also.



  25. I am so glad you linked up your fun treasures! I'm getting the itch to go to our local auction house, but haven't done it yet. I love that little cup and saucer too- the colors on it are fantastic. I just came across a similar plate in the photo below the pinecone dish set- so pretty! love the edging. Sounds like a super fun day you lucky girl!! Thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!

  26. You really hit the jackpot! So many pretty and useful items. It must be hard to part with some of them!


  27. Wow, you did well! We don't have many auctions here. I watch that show on TV, Auction King.
    What is your favorite silver polish?

  28. My goodness, you really found some goodies! I loved the June Bug stick pin and the Adams cups and saucers.

    Happy Pink and Green Saturday
    Deanna :D

  29. You found some treasures, and that pin is so interesting! I'm having a hard time picking my favorite, but it might be that beautiful plate with the scalloped edge and the bright blue border. I have never seen one like that. I don't know of any auctions in our area--probably a good thing because I would be so tempted! Linda

  30. Wow what fantastic finds!! You scored for sure!! I love your silver too- looks like you got a ton of it!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  31. You really got a lot of amazing things, Cindy. That June bug pin is something else :). I really like the stack of floral teacups, so pretty.

  32. so many great finds! I LOVE that scalloped blue edge bowl in the first photos...

    and your pup and kitty, they're gorgeous! What kind of dog? I have a poodle/Westie mix that looks similar, but yours looks to be a purebred, maybe Maltese?

  33. OMG!! So many beautiful treasures!!
    I would definitely say that you scored well at the auction!!



  34. What fabulous finds. Love that stick pin ... & such a beautiful pooch & kitty.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~


  35. Oh, what fabulous finds you made Cindy! I love the blue and white. The occasional table is beautiful! What a sweet Missy Bella you have. Thanks for linking up!

  36. I too love auctions .Can not go I just have no more room and I must buy Have a good week Laura

  37. You really brought home LOTS of wonderful treasures. I LOVE Auctions!!! They are so much fun, AND you did so well... LOVE that "To My Friend Cup&Saucer". It's always such fun to ponder wondering who bought it, and who received it! I'm sure it was her favorite cup!It IS such a great thing that your inventory needed replenishing! I'm sure these things will NOT LAST long either!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Hugs, Donna

  38. Very nice finds Cindy!

    You have a lovely blog. I enjoyed my first visit.

    Warmly, ~Melissa

  39. Great treasures..I/m with you, though, that little teacup is the sweetest!
    THANK YOU for the sweet anniversary wishes...we had a wonderful time together!

  40. Thank you for linking up last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!} Great post you shared!

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara


  41. You really scored some incredible finds, Cindy. I miss going to auctions. But hubby and I made a pact that we wouldn't go to anymore auctions, until we get our barns cleared out. Ouch! It's so much more fun to shop! ;)

    Thanks for linking to the part. Hope you'll keep joining the fun.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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