Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Auction and Fleur De Lis



I walked into a "back woods" flea market and bought this beautiful iron Fleur-de-lis a few years ago for a fantastic price...$3.00! It reminds me of the time my friend sold a statue at a well-attended auction.  Though not a bust, the artist did not sculpt the lower half of the arms to focus on the face and shoulders.  Well, the poor auctioneer said, "Folks, this here stach-ewe is in good shape exceptin' for the arms done been broke off. Whattya gimme fer it?"  No kidding!  Are you surprised to find out it didn't bring anything? Enjoy the classic-inspired and modern takes on one of the ancient symbols of France.  Any auction "bargains" you want to brag about?   Photos 2-6 : Double Old Fashion glasses, metal trivot, serving tray, small cannisters, bath soap!






31 comments:

Tracy said...

Hi Janean, Thanks for your visit and comment...nice to "meet" you. Hope you like that apple strudel! I have to tell you I'm completely swooning over that header photo...that looks like my kind of place! <3 Charm with a capital "C"!

Although I've scored some amazing finds from the thrift store, up to this point, I haven't been much of an auction girl. I've been thinking about checking out a few in our area this summer...your post makes me want to all the more!

Blessings,
Tracy

Mari said...

Those are some great finds! I love that trivet!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting, I love Fleur DE Lis as well, there is an beautiful abandoned home I pass every day while taking my kids to school, the entire front wall is topped with beautiful metal fleur de lis, it's beautiful! I should really do a post on it, if I should win the lotto then that's the home for me!

Flick, said...

Those designs are so beautifully timeless aren't they? My latest bargain buy is an old display cabinet I won on ebay for .99c!! It is going to look pretty when I finally get around to sprucing it up!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such lovely comments, they always brighten my day!
:)

RCUBEs said...

What a great find! Those things are beautiful. Blessings to you.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What a great find! Love all the other things too! Thanks for stopping by - and guess what? YOU are in today's post, with a link. Stop on by when you get a chance!

Cathy said...

Love me some fleur de lis;)!!! What a great find!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Andrea said...

You find the coolest stuff!

Thanks for your sweet comments on arise 2 write.

Blessings, andrea

LV said...

Seems everyone else finds neat and interesting things, but I do not. Guess I do not know what to look for. You did very well with your finds. Enjoyed seeing all of the,. Most of all pleased you visited me with a nice comment.

Blondie's Journal said...

Fleur de lis is certainly seeing it's day!! I have a few pieces myself but your really scored on the flea market piece!! Fabulous!

xoxo
Jane

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, Janean.. Doesn't it just make you feel fabulous when you can get such a GREAT deal like that????? They say that if you take the time to look and 'dicker' ---you can get tons of antiques and other little 'pretties' at great prices. You did good!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Gaston Studio said...

Love fleur de lis and you got a super fantastic bargain!

Thanks for visiting my blog recently; hope you come back often.

Charlotte said...

Beautiful. Great bargain.
I'm glad you visited my blog. I've enjoyed my visit here. I really liked the black wrought iron post. I was amazed when we were in Boston in October that there was so much of it there.
Charlotte

golonghorns said...

I love good bargains and that sure was one! Thanks for your visit and glad you liked the sunday verse I posted. I first had a typo... I love god bargains... guess God is the best bargain! Have a blessed day!!!

Vanessa said...

Great find Janean! I love getting little treasures on the cheap!

fairfieldhouse said...

Janean,

I love the story about your friends 'broken stachew".
Priceless.

Most of my amazing finds at thrift stores are antique books. Although, I did score a brand new (still in box/never opened) wine cooler for Thomas at a mere $15!

Deborah

kimsound studios said...

"The Antique Road Show" ~ We took a trip to Savannah a few years back hoping to strike it rich with our carefully saved "flea market" bargins... and line after line we were politely turn away with greater wisdom :)

pk @ Room Remix said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. These are some fun finds. I especially like the glasses. Have a good day!

Kristina said...

Never been to an auction, but I've always wanted to go. Your fleur-de-lis is a terrific find.

Kristina

Sweetfern Handmade

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi,
I found a wooden Fleur de lis one time at a 3 day thrift sale. I didn't snap it up the first day and when I came in the next day,of course, it was gone! I still think of that and I will know better in the future! Thanks for stopping by and saying "hi."

Jean

Just Breathe said...

I love that symbol.

Olivia and Me said...

Just a touch of french is what I love to decorate with. Little dabs here and there. Not overbearing just smidges works best in my book. But everyone's book is different and that's what I love about interior collections!!

Love ya sweeties

Olivia

4thelove! said...

Hi...I love this post because I've got a good friend who loves finds like this...and thanks for stopping by earlier this week. Look forward to stopping in again.... ~Court

shydub said...

Great find! and great deal

Karena said...

Hi Janean, I have Fleur de Lis Bookends that believe it or not my hairdresser found at a goodwill. He would not tell me what he paid, they are really beautiful!

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore fleur de lis! Your blog header is FAB! Merci for stopping by... come back and visit!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Love those finds!!!

And, I love your blog! :)

countrynmore said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like vintage aprons as well. You sure can find some fantastic finds.

French-Kissed said...

Your fleur de lis is beautiful and how fun that you paid so little for something so delightful. ~jermaine~

Laura Lis said...

What a great find! All things in your blog are beautiful. Warm regards from Spain!

Porch Days said...

Aren't auctions fun! We used to live in Maine and going to the auctions (and buying) was our main entertainment. Once left a bid with a friend while I went out to change a diaper. Returned to find I owned a lovely metal bed at more than I expected to pay!!!