Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hodge Podge

It’s been awhile! Again! Where doth the time go? This may be a hodge podge of a post. Today, The Blacksmith and I wandered off to a “draft horse and related items” auction. We saw many antiques and beautiful buggies, and more!

I did not take my ‘real’ camera, but instead used the camera on my phone. I’m slipping!! But, truthfully, these turned out better than I thought they would.

Here -- there are many items shown: an antique v-belt pulley (turquoise) that for some reason I fell in love with, White Vis-à-vis (carriage), original spring wagon, antique seed cleaner, antique incubator (I SO wanted this for a coffee table!!), brightly painted horse drawn mower, numerous old wheels… and so much more. Also, please note the Amish boy riding the “trike”… I really liked his mode of transportation.

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We truly enjoyed our time at the auction, although we didn’t purchase any of the vintage treasures today. There were a few vendors in attendance. My Blacksmith bought me some lucky horseshoe earrings which I love. And I bought this hoodie. If you’re looking for some cool donkey & mule designs (isn’t everyone??)… then I must recommend these nice people. Their company name is Aardvark Graffix and the phone number is 219-267-4799 or toll free 1-888-582-3513. Website coming soon, so they tell me. They also have some beautiful horse designs.

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After the auction, we shopped till we dropped in two different towns. My Maytag gas range has died (for the second time in 5 years or less), so the shopping began for a replacement for that. Then it was home to chores.  And butterflies. They are so elusive!

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How has your week been so far? Missed all of you!!

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19 comments:

Verde Farm said...

Tammy, so glad to see your post. I am ordering a shirt tomorrow!! Love it. The pics are beautiful. I have always wanted one of those old wagons to sit in our yard. Where is this auction you attended? I can't find anything like this near me and I want to go to a good one:)
Amy at Verde Farm

Mz-Cellaneous said...

aww the donkey shirt is CUTE.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Tammy...I've never been to an auction like tht...but it does sound really cool. I'd love to go, because I know that I'd get some really cool photos of some super cool vintage stuff. Once I drove past a red barn sale. I thought it was the actual barn for sale. Later realized, it's a type of auction INSIDE the red barn :) :) :)

You're photos are lovely. If you ahdn't mentioned that it was on your cellphone, I would NOT have known the difference!!! So cool :) :) Have a lovely day tomorrow. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Rural Rambler said...

Hodge Podge from Flat Creek Farm Tammy is very pretty, fun and interestin'! Ooooo the antique incubator would make a wonderful coffee table :) Aren't day trips with our husbands fun? I'm telling you, they feel to me like a day out school or Friday at 3:00 when I was a kid still in school! Love the flutterby shot and your header :)

morningbrayfarm.com said...

Man, oh man, Don and I would have been in hog heaven at that auction! And yes, you got some great pictures with your camera phone - good for you. And wow - beautiful shot of that butterfly! Wow!

Jill said...

Glad to see your post. And some great pictures. It isn't always the camera but the photographer behind it! Hope you have better luck with a new stove. My hubby has been repairing appliances for 30 yrs. His first words are "don't buy Maytag anymore" not the same product they used to be. Whirlpool is the best shot with what is on the market today. :) Good Luck!
~ Jill

McVal said...

Wow! Your camera phone takes great pictures! What a wonderful day out! I'm looking forward to a day out ourselves in a few weeks similar.

from my front porch... said...

Would loved to have been at the auction with you!
Great shots with your cam phone, too!!

Hoping things settle down now that Fall is coming! Miss You :)
xo, misha

Nezzy said...

The collage is just amazin' especially with a phone camera.

May God bless your beautiful day!!! :o)

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I'm impressed, a girl that knows how to get the pictures on her cell phone to her computer. Wish I knew how!
Love all the wheel picutres. I can tell the blacksmith aka wheel wright was at your side.
The butterflies have been so beautiful this year, they are everywhere!

Cheryl said...

I love all the photos of the "country" antiques, especially the amish boy. I too love the hoodie and the earrings at the top. Beautiful butterfly. Glad you had a great day!!

Ellen said...

Would have loved to have been with you! Thanks for sharing and so glad you're back.
xoxo,
Ellen

Kilauea Poetry said...

Terrific mosaic, I use my phone often now too as it certainly comes in handy.. and ya- they turned out terrific! Glad you had a good time and you have a nice pair of earings to boot! Luv luv the pretty butterfly here on that flower with the soft background!
Enjoyed your update Tammy- hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend..coming up just around the corner:))

Jenny said...

Wow, I like your style. Awesome stuff at that auction. I would probably have to drive a u-haul there! ha!

Deanna said...

That butterfly picture is so pretty. I love auctions - doesn't matter whether I buy anything or not. Your collage is really cool.

Rural Revival said...

Gorgeous butterfly photo Tammy and I love your watermark!

Auctions are always fun to look, aren't they? : )

~Andrea~

Country Dreaming said...

Great to see you again. The pictures are great.
Looks like you had fun.

Happy Friday!


Melinda

Dandy said...

How on Earth did you catch that butterly picture!

I love the amish boy pic too :)

Feral Female said...

Lovely shot of that monarch!

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