Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sparkle On

Monday afternoon was spent pruning my hands in a kitchen sink full of water, vinegar and these...
As far as instant collecting goes,  Sunday's auction was a success.  A giant flat full of gorgeous glass prisms.
Loved the gray ones in particular.  Don't see those as often.  Did not love the creepy old guy bidding against me.  Really sir, what are YOU going to do with them?  I lost out on a flat of Free Order membership correspondance from the 1800s to him (oh the handwriting was divine!).  Grr... 

2012 remains the same as 2011 in some respects. 
Folks are STILL paying WAY too much for stuff at auction. 
If dealers would refrain from spending too much on the front end they wouldn't need to mark up so much in their booths.
And their inventory would sell MUCH more quickly!
It gets harder and harder for me to buy things reasonably. 
But the thrill remains!
Linking to:
Thrifty Thursday


Pam @ Frippery said...

Fantastic buy Carrie! They are beautiful. Too bad the prices are getting so height for dealer to dealer sales. I am really going to have to try an auction.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those are gorgeous! I don't do auctions, they scare me!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Where I am at, the owner takes a percent of my sales and then there is rent, so I have to mark up to make anything. Then dealers come in and want a break. Almost not worth it. I paint my things and work hard on them. I am afraid I might scratch my head and buy something I wasn't bidding on LOL.

Terry said...

I love these. I don't think you can have too least for me that is.

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Those are incredibly beautiful! So glad you got the winning bid (I can only imagine the 1800's handwritten items!) Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

Tales from Bloggeritaville

Cassie Smith said...

These are beautiful - I keep thinking of the jewelry I could make with these - great find!!