Monday, February 11, 2008

My "Watch List" is full.

I spend way too much time on eBay these days,
so it's no surprise that I run across many unusual items up for bid.
I add them to my "watch" list out of curiosity more than anything else.
I just recently discovered you can only have 100 items in your watch list.
I guess that proves my point..I spend way too much time on ebay!

Any way, I'm not talking about weird listings like
An imaginary girlfriend, an ex-husband,
The image of Virgin Mary on toast, or Britney Spears' chewed gum.
I'm talking about the unusual , really cool items that are probably a once in a lifetime find.
I love to watch the auctions, so here are a few of my favorites over the past weeks.

A Confessional...

When I first saw it, I immediately thought ,what a great
pantry or armoire this would make! Apparently, no one else had the need for it because it only reached $10 the 1st time around and $45 when relisted.

A wonderful antique hand carved child's harp

Loved this, and even had the spot picked out for it above my tole tray display.
I thought I might get lucky because it stayed well under $40....until the end.
It sold for $130. Probably worth much more, but
I'm sure someone will treasure it now.

A Carousel Rounding Board

This antique carousel rounding board received no bids
with a starting price of $125, although I see it just re listed.
Maybe it didn't sell because it's 8 feet long, and a pick up only.
I would have seriously considered this piece had it been 4 feet long!
I'd love to see the look on my husband's face if I dragged one of these home.
I saw the potential in this piece, but only because I recently saw an antique rounding board in someone's home recently.
A talented artist, Lori of Decorating with Art was commissioned to paint cherubs & roses across the board and it was gorgeous!
It was electrified and all I can say is WOW ! I know I will never see anything like it again.
I hope to return to the home in a few months so I can snap a picture of it for you all to see.

General Store Price Tag Set

A near complete box of 695 price tags and holders,
sold for $128.00. Loved it, but what would I DO with it?!!!
It amazes me that something like this survived all these years.


a said...

it's that they survived so long! I'm always amazed at stuff like that too;) the! if it could talk can you imagine all of the stuff that would come out of it?hahahahahhahahha!

quiltdoggie said...

Neato stuff! Love those old General store tags, how on earth do you find this stuff, Nancy?? I wouldn't even know what to search for . . . .