I now have a bulls head (fake) to go with the Queen of the Rancho (I know it's just a loan sister). Who could resist? I also acquired some lovely porcelain Mexican items to put in my succulent collection. Are you seeing the quality?
The big Bowerbird mentioned she would like a desk for her room this week and voila, as I walked up to the Auction stand no one was bidding on this treasure. Sold to the ecstatic looking lady for $5. I love the auction, watching who will buy what, and wondering how much items will sell for. I could have bid a bit higher on that lovely door mirror, but there's always next year...
The family laugh at my keenness to arrive early so as to nab the best bargains, poor dad is quickly placed on kid duty as I nudge my way into the crowds. I even left a guest with baby to arrive early, it was 10am and we did find her easily when she arrived later (yes I am feeling a little guilty). All those old wordly goods, I just love to look and wonder who owned them before. What stories they could tell. What they say about our town and its history.
All the kids got their faces painted, this is post long hot day but you get the idea. One cat, one owl and a monster.
Then to cool off, a wicked water fight. Luckily I was holding the camera and hence untouchable.
Then we sat with a beer on the verandah bathing in golden sunlight, watching the children slurp quickly melting icy poles.
A perfect day.