Isn't she something? Her name is Katharine, also known as Kate, and she is a country gal at heart.
I met her at the auction I attended over the weekend and we hit it off immediately.
If you look closely, you'll see her adorable antique wear...handmade with delicate details.
This setting is her previous home. She now lives with me. I have some special plans for her. She needs some fancy footwear (base) and I have the perfect piece. Future reveal.
Hubby and I went to this auction thinking that it might not produce anything special. The listing in the paper did not even mention Kate or that there was a barn with good pickins in it! That's the barn behind Kate in the above photo.
These barrels were in the barn. This is a picture after we arrived home. That is my Kit Kat inspecting the barrels noting that they definitely smell like a barn. And see that humongous mailbox? Super heavy, too.
Largest mailbox I've ever seen!
The next pickins we came across in the barn were old chippy doors. Had to climb into a loft on a rickety ladder and lower them down to hubby after we won the bid. Oh what fun!
Here are some of our other pickins from the auction.
Yes, that is another dress form. Kate's cousin, maybe?
A nice piece of Samsonite luggage.
An antique fan, also known as a finger chopper.
Three pretty vintage bedspreads.
A box of hangers.
Primitive scale and a scale face.
Did you see the latticework? Now I have a couple of great pieces to fancy up the garden.
Jars and more jars. You are seeing only a sample. I have so many jars. I think I need help.
Auctions can be long and exhausting days, but oh so worth it.
Next weekend is our big pickin' weekend where we'll be putting some miles on the truck.
With a shop that always needs to be stocked, one can never get enough.
Just wondering...did ya do any good pickin' over the weekend?
My pickin' best,