Sunday, March 10, 2013

Something old is new again from the auction...

Going a little stir crazy here.  There was a nasty cold wind yesterday and there is too much snow to do anything outside.  We decided the best way to spend the day was at the auction. 

There was a huge collection of advertising crocks being sold.  I fell in love with the Wildman Grocery.  Isn't that the greatest name for a grocery store?  It was a very early store in Rapid City. 
My husband wanted this sign and we were lucky enough to get it.  He had it up five minutes after we got in the door.  He remembers these trains going through his town as a kid.  NorthWestern was employee owned from 1972-1975.  I love how well it reflected the light when I took the picture. 

The mirror/thermometer below was our real prize.  We both really liked it.  It works well with our cabin decor. 

That was our excitement for the weekend.  Today is going to be a quiet day of quilting and my long run.  I will be glad when the weather warms up and I can start running outside again.  Ella misses running with me.  Oh, I suppose I should do a little house cleaning also.   Hope everyone else had a productive weekend.


  1. Morning, love the crock, can never have enough crocks I always say.....great sign too, fun to go to the auctions.....Enjoy the day, Francine.

  2. I was hoping for a productive day, but the "lost" hour always throws me into a spin! Love your finds--what treasures. Wish I lived closer so I could have gone with you, XOXO

  3. I love the new stuff you bought, but especially that thermometer! The crock is cool too, I love crocks!

  4. What lovely treasures! I like that mirror too. I also really like old crocks and yours is fantastic. I do have a weakness for signs too. It looks like a wonderful day.

  5. I love all of your finds..but especially that crock! So cool! I'd say it was a pretty good way to spend the day :) Cheers, Jenni

  6. Great finds, nice treasures!! I really like the crock!

  7. What fun things! I especially love the sign and the crock. But the sign is just so special. Makes me want to cover all my walls in signs and Civil War art. (because that's what I mostly have). :-)

    Enjoyed your blog. Hope you have a nice St. Patrick's Day!


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