Friday, January 25, 2008

Auction News with a Contest if you Choose

Last Saturday I went to an auction in Ottawa, Kansas.
Look at the art deco movie theatre located on the main drag. Cool, huh?
Here's City Hall. It's beautiful. I may have caused a bit of alarm when I reached my camera out the window while I was driving to take this photo. The car next to me slammed on their brakes.....sorry, maybe I need a bumper sticker that says, "CAUTION BLOGGER AT WORK.....FREQUENTLY SNAPS PHOTOS WITH NO WARNING"


Now for the goods.


Basket full of other baskets... $2.50 I'm going to line the basket with linen and use it as a laundry hamper.

Crock....$15.00 I'm a sucker for old crocks. I think it has something to do with my pottery fetish, what a crock.
Sled....$12.50 All farm houses need an old red sled on the porch, don't they? Yes.
Rug......$30.00 This is the item I went to auction in hopes of bringing home. I was not going to lose the bid, and I didn't. Did I pay too much? Maybe, but it has all the right colors and I really liked it, so there.

Chaffing dish......$ ?????

Wanna guess? Should I have my first contest ever? Yes? I, uh, don't have a prize, but um, uh, how would, um, one of my pieces of pottery do? They're not all bad...really. They make great coin holders and pencil cups and jewelry storage and dust magnets and space clutter and, and, and, well that's about it.

So, guess if you want to, but don't feel you have to, it's not a big deal, just do what makes you feel comfortable. Gah, have I ever told you how uncomfortable I am asking for comments? It's the same way I feel about asking people to help me....it makes me feel...bad, icky and in general not good. Yes, I have a problem.

So, if you want to, take a guess, but you don't have to, it won't hurt my feelings, peace and love and rainbows and daisies. The first person to guess correctly wins. I'll post pictures of the pottery that you may choose from, dust out your curio cabinets and make a space for an April original.

Oh, and the dates on the photos saying they were taken in 2005, well, you know, I'm a bit slow when it comes to programming electronics.

25 comments:

Crunchy Chicken said...

$18.50.

Now, go close the comments on this post to ensure that I win.

kathynindy3 said...

$ 21.13 is my guess

Rechelle said...

Whack A Mole! - I say $3.50.

I think I am going to rename my blog to "Whack A Mole"

KellyJean said...

oooooh!!! I wanna APRIL ORIGINAL!!! I am going to guess low because it was an auction and what you paid might be a shock...hmmmmmm... $5.50.

MrsMama said...

$7

Off to clear a spot for some POTTERY :)

april said...

Nope, nope, nope...keep guessing......except Rechelle, you are not allowed to win my contest and you already have some of my pottery and you never sent me the ornament I won in your contest and I think I told you how much I paid for the chaffing dish, so go whack a mole!

annie said...

I'm guessing 10 bucks.

The Thompson Family said...

I am de-lurking because I read your post every day and you always make me laugh. I owe you some comments.

I llike that you and your sister love each other enough to tease each other openly for all the blogging world to see.

I have never been to an auction, but I love finding deals at yard sales and small town second hand stores, so my guess is $12.50.

I don't think you over paid for your new rug. My thought has always been "It's worth as much as you are willing to pay".

Kathy from NJ said...

Something really ridiculously low like 50 cents.

carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

Based on what you paid for the other things, which I think you got great deals on BTW, I don't think you paid a ridiculously low price. Yet, I do think you got a bargain at $42.50. (I feel like I'm on the Price Is Right - only you're not Drew Carey or Bob Barker).

april said...

Still no winner, keep guessing.

Hint: It is not an even dollar amount...so you need to guess dollar and cent.

Okay, proceed.

cndymkr said...

$11.32? Can we guess more then once? And the rug was worth every penny, it's gorgeous.
jean

april said...

Yes, Jean keep guessing. Because your guess was no good.

And thank you I love that rug!

alwayssomethin said...

$13.45

Like the sled.

So glad I am not the only one with wacko dates on my pictures. It really stinks when you are trying to figure out how old the kids really were in that picture.

Stephanie said...

I love all your buys, especially the sled and the crock...
My guess is $1.15

Cynthia said...

I guess $37.75

Do you not get creeped out eating out of a dead strangers stuff?

Just a thought.

Kathy from NJ said...

It is not from a dead stranger. It came from the home of a person who fell on hard times and could no longer afford the silver polishing maid. The floor sweeping/dusting maid refused to polish silver. The cook said it was not her job. So all the silver went to auction.

$1.75

iloveupstate.com said...

$3.50

i want that little blue inkwell-ish jar thingee you made!!! i'm so forward. LOL

april said...

Ooooh, there have been a couple very close guesses, but still no bananas.

Keep guessing!

Upstate, that ink well thingy got claimed by Ellen, sorry, if I make another one I'll send it to you, but it was a mistake in the first place.

april said...

Cynthia,

Ummm, I never thought of it that way, until now. So, yeah, maybe I will get a little creeped out.

But, I live in a dead person's house and so far that hasn't creeped me out....until now.

Nana said...

Just can't pass up a good contest! How about $7.50?

Egghead said...

OK, OK. $1.50. I think you got a great buy on that rug especially if that is what you wanted.

Egghead said...

OK, OK. $1.50. I think you got a great buy on that rug especially if that is what you wanted.

Egghead said...

OK, OK. $1.50. I think you got a great buy on that rug especially if that is what you wanted.

Julie said...

I'm going to guess $1.25. My grandma and grandpa used to help their friends who were auctioneers. She used to buy boxes of stuff for $1.00 that no one else would bid on. She hasn't gotten rid of a thing. It's going to be one BIG auction when she and grandpa are gone.