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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sneak Peek At Friday’s Upcoming China and Silver Auction

I have been doing a bit of spring cleaning at Décor To Adore manor. It’s a necessary evil as my cupboards are overflowing and I will soon leave on a buying trip to France seeking new merchandise for Metis Linens.

So what’s a girl who wants a little less clutter and a bit more spending money to do? Share the wealth. While I could place the lovely pieces in my Etsy shoppe or on Ebay, I thought it would be fun to give DTA readers first dibs.

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The auction will run from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon (2 pm Arizona time). Most of the items will have an opening bid of $2.00. Yes, you read that right~ $2.00. For pieces with such notable names as Limoges and William Rodgers.

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How it will work is that there will be several posts up on Friday. Each post will have one item complete with a description, potential uses for the item, as well as links where you can see other similar items to get a feel for value and pricing.  You leave a bid by leaving a comment. If you are the winning bidder on Sunday I will then send you a Pay Pal invoice or make arrangements for payment by personal check.

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Shipping will be listed for each item mailed within the 50 states. I am willing to ship to other countries, but please know it will of course cost a bit more.

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If the auction is a success it might lead to additional Friday auctions which could feature vintage and antique linens, jewelry and ephemera (vintage and antique collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as magazines, letters, or postcards).

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Don’t forget to join in on tomorrow’s linky party. There are some great prizes available. Details can be found here.

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Laura

Linking to:

The Plumed Pen

Silken Purse

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor

Artful Affirmations

A Stroll Thru Life

18 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am having surgery tomorrow... so hopefully I am up to stopping in here on Friday!! I love what I am seeing! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Susan said...

Laura it looks like you have some beautiful things to auction.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

How fun Laura, can't wait and I'm thinking I could probably even avoid shipping charges :)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Forgot to say - very jealous of your upcoming trip :)

Pat said...

Sounds lovely, Laura.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I'm really excited about this!

Vicki said...

I sure hope the auction goes well! And I'm very excited at the tease of maybe having additional auctions in the future. I love vintage linens and postcards...

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sounds interesting and fun--I'll try to stop by!

Mary Ellen said...

What a great idea Laura!!

I love your sweet header!!! Is that the front of your home? I don't know if I have ever seen a picture of the outside of your house before. It is so sweet!! Love all the green- so soothing and cheerful!

Lucky you going to France again!

bee blessed
mary

On Crooked Creek said...

Laura,
Thank you so much for your sweet comment and visit today! Stop by again soon. . .I'll do the same!
Enjoy France!
Fondly,
Pat

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That is an interesting idea...and fun! I love auctions:)

Sonia said...

Wow, such pretty items...I know you will get alot of bids!!

Hope you are having a great Fat Tuesday and thanks for your sweet visit..I feel like I should be eating gumbo tonight!! :)

Miss Bloomers

xinex said...

This sounds like fun, Laura!..Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such beautiful items you've shown Laura. My cupboards are full too, but I'm afraid I'll be here bidding anyway. laurie

Grannys Attic said...

WOW that sounds like a great idea and I love auctions. Just became your newest follower stop by and visit if you have time. Blessings, Vicky

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Laura...when we lost our computer I lost your email address. I am soooo confused...forgive me, but when is the tea at Carefree? I thought sure you said the 9th of April....but then I see it is the 26th of March?
If you have my email on file, please email me. And no, I don't have any bridesmaid dresses to show....sorry.

trouvais.com said...

Great idea, Laura. I've been editing for months, all closets spilled...a head start on Spring cleaning. Good luck! Trish

Sarah said...

Laura, the auction looks like a fun idea. I'll be there.
Thinking of you in your time of loss. ~ Sarah