Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fabulous Auction Fix!

Saturday night was spent at a country auction! I'm thrilled with the goodies I got. Keep in mind that I'm only showing you a fraction of the hats I got. I'm going to keep my mouth shut and just let you look!

Okay, you know I can't keep my mouth shut!

All of these photos were taken at SuzAnna's Antiques!

I had to borrow the beautiful Hathead Tina for my model.

Hathead Tina belongs to Debra who has a fabulous booth at the shop!

Of course, live models are always best. Thanks Jenny!

But, the shop was rocking so Jenny had to give up her modeling career and wait on customers!

Thanks guys for letting me use your props and background!

I'll shut up again and let you continue to look!

Milk glass was abundant, too.

Somebody's hard work will be passed on!

Santa was too dang cute to pass up!

Pretty dishes make me happy!

I'm not sure what this is, but I liked it!

This is my favorite purchase of the night. It's a vintage yardlong. The photo doesn't do it justice!

There are loads of other goodies in the basement, but my memory card was full!

I do love me a good old country auction!


Pixie said...

I just adore those hats! There is a charity shop here in town that has the most lovely vintage hats that I am always tempted to buy, but Justin always says 'no, mom!'

Gret buys, I am soooo jealous!

Linda said...

Looks like fun and such great finds! So when do we got shopping together??

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Wow!! You scored! I love the glass thingie and the rose picture =D

Vintage Christine said...

I think that thing you didn't know what it was was an ashtray holder. (Yes, and now someone can hit me over the head because of that first sentence). Look, there's nothing in the world you can do with all those hats so you have GOT to send me that green one, and when you start getting tired of most of the others you can send me those, too. I cannot BELIEVE the stuff you've been getting at these auctions! Why in the world do you want to travel to B'ham when you've got all the good stuff up there? I think a trip to NC is a MUCH better idea!!!!!

Vintage Christine said...

P.S. Your comment on my post today made me laugh out loud and I'm still chuckling. I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT!

Jenny S said...

OMG! That yardlong is beautiful! That live model leaves a little to be desired though!! hehehe!

Midcenturymadam said...

That is the most amazing hat collection I have ever in my entire life laid eyes on. Wowowowow. SCORE!!

Chickens in the Basement said...

There were at least 40 hats in that lot. I thought there were only about 10, but after I won the lot, the girls kept passing me boxes from behind a green box (which I also got). I was thrilled!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What an AMAZING collection of hats!!!
You really hit the jackpot there girl, I'm trying hard not to be jealous! :-)


LemonyRenee' said...

You are one lucky ducky! What a lot! And I love "Hathead." She's beautiful -- such a face for hats.

And I love Jenny, too. Good to see her smiling. And WHAT, pray-tell is that lusciously large pink thing behind her in the photo? A giant piggy bank?? What is it? Save my squinting eyes.

Fun post and lucky you.

Ninny said...

Oh, honey, you scored big time!!! I am drooling over the plates and the milk glass. I have a milk glass collection and I make bonbon stands out of the plates. (I posted pics in my blog once.) Anyway, wish I had been there with ya!!!


Mick said...

There is smok coming out of my ears because I dont know what to type on or comment first!

THE HATS! OH EMM GEE! Do you sell thoe sin the booth? Iv entranced by the Big hats 'oh, no I need on of the big hats with floppy brim...and a really nice hatbox' (My FAVORITE line from "Crazy In Alabama) from the 40's and 50's but can NEVER find them! You made out like a bandit! The dishes, EVERYTHING! I too like the Santa! My friends think im retraded picking up christmas and halloween stuff at Goodwill in Feb, BUT if im doing another vintage christmas what the heck do they know!

dobco said...

I wish I had known you when we cleaned out my mothers attic. I gave a bunch of hats to a little shop in our town for her tea parties with children. I think there was one almost exactly like the yellow one. You scored big time!

Barbara said...

Oh, I hate you so.

I will BUY that rose print from you. I will.

I love the hats. Damn you for making me look at things I can't have.

But I will buy that rose print. Seriously. I'll throw in a puppy/chicken/stuffed animal.

Off to sob now.

Chicken Boys said...

Coulda done without all those hats. Really. But I like that thing that looks like a votive holder. We do a lot of tea lights. They just make the place look a bit nicer instead of burning bright light bulbs sometimes.

red.neck chic said...

Girl - I see me in oh....half of those hats? No... maybe ALL of those hats? And sitting on the tractor seat? See - I would have been a model for you for the small fee of...uhmmm...3/4 of those fantabulous hats!!!

good grief - can i go to auction with you sometime?

;-) robelyn

decorator to the stars said...

those are super great finds & i should give you a prize for visiting my blog every five minutes LOL

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

What a haul! Don't you love a good auction? Those hats are the best!

Amber Von Felts said...

There are not enough Sundays in a year to wear all those purty hats!

Julie said...

My goodness, sounds like a great auction. I haven't been to a good country one in ages.

God Bless,
Legacy of Love Crafter

Keetha Broyles said...

I LOVE the title of your blog!

When I was little, members of our church often gave farm produce to my dad as a way of "thanking" him for being their pastor.

Once the "produce" was a live chicken. We literally put her in the basement overnight until she could be prepared for the cooking pot the next day!! She even laid an egg for us that night.

I found you from a comment you left at "A La Carte" Love what I see over here - - - think I'll follow you, even to your chickeny basement!

Louisiana Momma said...

wow such wonderful stuff!!! I wanna come visit your basement!! I can't promise I will be leaving emptyhanded :-)

Jill said...

I'm jealous! I love hats. I love auctions. I love junk. You had it all!!! Is that Jenny from the Red Bulletin Board? How fun if it is--to see bloggers who I "know" who really know each other!