Monday, May 10, 2010

Mrs Spontaneous..I have missed you...

Lately it seems with our 3 little darlings I have to plan every detail just get through the day or to walk out the door with out falling flat on my face.
It is good for me to learn how to plan... I know but Saturdays like this last one was like eating a bowl of warm soup on a chilly day or reading 1 Peter 5:7 when your feeling like no one cares .. Just warms you up inside.
So here's the details.
Saturday plan was:
sleep in ...just a little...
Go to open house at greenhouse to buy flowers for pots.
kiddos outside with their Papa(Thane)
Grocery. -on a Saturday !! I know bad idea anyway (:
Finish Cleaning house.
Finish Laundry.
Make cake for our Mother's day get together.
Plant flowers.
so on and so on
until Thane mentioned the auction at his old school.....
we talked..oh we'll just stop by for few..........
Fly dear plans that make my life tick. fly.
We headed out to the auction..
It was like a reunion for Thane.
Seeing old friends and teachers.
We eyed all the goods.
Loving all the industrial lines of the old school furniture.
Watched the Auctioneers with wonder as their voices carry on..
"Who will start me off...
one dollar bid now here..who will give me two......"
I was too scared to join in or make a sudden movement thinking I would accidentally buy the whole lot of 25 desks
Finally we decided to make the leap and got our own number
# 294.
We still casually observed.
Watching the beautiful doors and transoms sell for a few buck here and there
Seeing the excitement over the delightfully RED lockers
and the first grade teacher getting the winning bid on the amazing vintage pharmacy cabinet.
And then we came across these wardrobes in each of the classrooms...
the watching stopped and the head nods started
the simple door...
the storage.....
SOLD # 294 !!
Soon the hours flew by,
Thaddeus and I wandered
through each room that my hubby had roamed many years before. I was looking for the kitchen to see a large cabinet Kara had mentioned.
It was LARGE, very LARGE ... but that is what we needed with our tall ceilings and long dining room wall for our china dishes . Then I started thinking about how many dollars we would be nodding our head at. Something this big... it surly would be way out of our price range.
I mentioned it to Thane and the wandering continued.
I found myself in the science lab.
Meekly put my bid in on a few metal card file drawers and later some glass beakers that nice dealer "let" me have them.
Chatted with Shannon as we watched in amazement of what sold for HIGH dollar and what was just a few. Love that we are all made differently and all have different interests.
After taking care of my littlest, I decided to go check to see if the other auctioneer had made it to the kitchen.
I peered in to see people removing items!
Asking the closest lady excitedly, "Have they sold in here already?"
What !....Missed it! Oh well.
I went on to find Thane to share the news.
And I found him with his big smirk of a grin.

casually filled until I get the boxes of dishes out.

Here is a few more of our finds

Vintage locker baskets, we got for a few dollars from shop class!

the earlier mentioned beakers

A fun surprise,

the auctioneer added on this cigar box to one of the loots

And the card files

one is to be filled with my recipes

At the end we found some stools, 4 tall and 4 short
and perfect for children.
Our few minutes of spontaneity turn into an all day outing of wonderful memories.
Old and New
Lastly came home to find this beautiful topiary that Arabella & Grandma had picked out for me for Mothers day...
Ahh what a warm and fuzzy feeling day.