Sunday, August 14, 2011

Auction Hunting & A Chair

It has been an incredibly crazy weekend!
We spent Friday and Saturday in Hannibal, Missouri.

I have tons of photos of our time there.
I'll share some of them this week.

Hannibal is a wonderful place to hang out with your family.

Lots of shops and lots of fun things to do.

Today my sweetie and I went to an auction at The Green Parrot,
which was a wild place in the old days,
but under the new owners,
it is an auction house.

It was a long day with lots of sun,
but the temperature was only in the 80's,
so it wasn't too awfully hot.

Have I mentioned I have the best boyfriend in the world?
After having started the day by giving me a one car load limit for this auction,
(like he makes the rules!)
he spent 90 minutes cramming everything into the car.


A determined man is so sexy.

Of course, it was either pack it all in,
or something (or someone) would be left behind.

As it was, one little trunk was left to fend for itself.

I'm sure it will find a lovely home.

Want to see just how well he can pack a car?

He did an incredible job!

I've only managed to squeeze in one small project this week.

A child's rocker that needed just a little sanding and painting.

I saw this chair and it reminded me of one
my brother had when we were little.

We each had a rocking chair.
We loved our rockers.

I'm thinking of giving this to my niece.

Maybe it needs a few daisies.

Girls love flowers.
I love daisies!

I am so completely exhausted,
but it's been a wonderful weekend with those I love most. 

I can't wait to do it all again soon!

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  1. the photos are so beautiful!
    *stopping by a not-so-moody monday*

  2. oh my,what lovely finds and what a sweet BF you have. being a super packer is such a great asset and he did an amazing job.

  3. How fun. I love the finished rocking chair and I love the color. I would love it if you would stop by and share this at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.

  4. Looks like you made some fabulous finds. I love the color of the rocker. I think daisies would be a perfect addition.

  5. pretty color blue on the chair! <3

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  6. I also stumbled you, my post is :)

  7. What an adorable rocker! I wish I had more patience to tackle projects like that...
    I stumbled you, and my post is

  8. WOW~I really like the white and coloured pots. After a good cleaning they will be so nice! Stumbled it!

  9. Great vintage finds! How fun to think of all the events they've witnessed.

    Btw, I stumbled this! Please stumble my Firefly Lanterns back.

  10. Love the color you chose! Thanks for linking with 2nd Time Around!

  11. Wow! That was some packing but oh what I wouldn't give to pilfer thru your treasures!:) Love the lil' rocker. The blue just makes it pop!

  12. Oh, I forgot to say thanx for coming over to party!:) Silly me!:)

  13. This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  14. What a cute chair! I LOVE the color you painted it!

  15. There is a lot of fabulousness packed in that car! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. I hope you will party again tomorrow!


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