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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Our Day at the Auction

There was a big antique auction here Saturday and we spent the entire day there!  We visited with friends, ate lunch, and did a lot of buying.  I got some great stuff...

I bought a box of vintage clothing...It was full of treasures.  I won't be able to show all of them, but here are a few...  This is a vintage baby dress from 1910.  I loved it that it had a post card attached with a picture of a child wearing it...

I can't believe that I actually have the dress this baby was wearing!

This is the other side of the post card with a note to Mrs HBN!

These are calf length leather socks.. there was also a black pair in the box and several hankys...

This is a sweet pillow cover...

I am going to make a lampshade with this petty coat...

There were several other baby dresses.
My box of  treasures was $7!!!

They had tons of vintage hats...I bought a few spring ones...

Soft colors...

gorgeous flowers...

Three hats for $9.

I have a small doll collection and I have always wanted a bride doll...they had her standing on this baby high chair so it was included in the price...

She has a beautiful long train...

She is a JC Penny Nichole doll and I got her for $20.

I bought a lot more treasures and will do another post soon! 

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  1. Sounds like fun! I go to a local auction almost every Saturday night. I get great deals there! Have a wonderful week.

  2. The baby dresses and the postcard are so sweet. Wow, did you find some great deals!

    Laura from

  3. What fun and what a beautiful bride doll. She looks like an Ashton-Drake issued bride- xo Diana

  4. WOW - love all the items you purchased. The doll is beautiful. Know you will have fun figuring out that to do with your great finds.


    What a find and you got it all !!!!makes me want to go to an auction and I have resisted for months not to go buy any more treasures

    I love that baby dress , so very sweet and the picture makes it priceless

  6. What great finds...I love a good auction....gets my heart a racing!!

  7. The bride doll is fantastic. You found lovely and delicious things.

  8. These are precious treasures. It's always hard to believe that someone gave them up.

  9. Penny,
    Your bride doll is stunning but the box of vintage clothing takes the prize!! The price you paid for all of that has to be the Steal of the Century. Someone surely had no idea what they were selling.....

    The child's dress with the picture of the child wearing it I believe is called Providence. Meaning that you have proof of antiquity by the picture of the child actually wearing the item...So Cool!!

    Can't wait to see what other treasures you snagged....

    Thanks so much for your encouraging words about "My Challenge". I started my healthy eating program ( I will not say diet) and we bought an exercise bike that I have started to use... I had to put it in our bedroom so I can watch TV and be in front of the air conditioner in the Summer!!!


  10. I love the vintage textiles and most of all the dress with the postcard!

  11. You found such wonderful things and I cannot believe the price...especially for that box of clothes!

  12. Your lace and vintage finds are so beautiful. I was sighing with every picture !

  13. I will dream of that box of vintage clothes - what wonderful buys. Love the hats, too!

  14. Oh my Penny, where do you find auctions like this? I love it! Blessings, Patti

  15. Wow! I love all the vintage clothing you found. It's amazing that the child's dress and picture are still together after all these years.

  16. LOVE your box of treasures fro $7.00
    Great buy on some wonderful goods.


  17. My eyes immediately go to the vintage baby gown! So beautiful--but all your finds are. I'm so envious!
    Thank you for joining Country Whites Weekend!
    Blessings from the Farmhouse,

  18. Happy Country Whites Weekend! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at our party. Love the vintage clothing and at such a great price!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  19. Oh my Gosh, can you stand it. My heart is beating faster just looking at those vintage/antique really baby dresses, love, love them! What a darn steal to boot.
    You must be thrilled beyond...
    Thanks for sharing.


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