Monday, September 14, 2009

Dennis The Menace Doll, Exhibit Pin Up Cards & Art Nouveau vanity items

oooo! ahhhhhhhh!

what a fun selection of vintage and antique items we found at one of our favorite auction houses last Thursday! their ad was pretty meh, honestly, but they did say there were some windows that would be available, and since we're building a garage/workshop in the back yard, we decided it'd be worth it to see what they had...and BOY! are we ever glad we went!!

In addition to obtaining some fabulous casement windows for a fraction of retail, we also picked up a very cool Dennis the Menace Doll from the 60s, 3 cool pin-up "exhibit" cards by Elvgren and Art Frahm, and some delightful art nouveau era vanity items including a Fairy Tray (by Royal Zinn) and a beautiful floral brush and beveled hand mirror set!

We'll have them all listed this week on our Ruby Lane website "And This And That".

What a fun sale, though! they had 2 rings going at the same time, so passing between the rooms to see where they were at as well as keeping tabs on how pricing was developing over the evening was a challenge, but worked out really well! The team over at Wilson Auctions are happy to help out in such situations, so thankfully they were really supportive in watching for my number to come popping in the air!

we had JUST returned to the main room when a box with an assortment of bakelite belt buckles and slides were starting...and we had forgotten to tell Mikey that was on our potential bidding list, fortunately we made it in the knick of time and happily will have those to offer this week for you, too!