Tuesday, June 9, 2009

SUNDAY AFTERNOON AUCTION


Susan at A Southern Daydreamer
is hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Be sure to check out her blog for a list of the other participants in this event. I thought I would take you on a short trip to the Colorado mountains for an afternoon outdoors. Not the usual hiking, camping type of trip as I'm just not that outdoors kind of soul!!
We heard about an auction in a small mountain town close to where we live. So, after church on a recent Sunday, we thought we had better check it out and headed up the mountain.

And I thought we have a lot of junk. The auctioneer in the black hat was selling stuff right and left!

How about an old bathtub?

Maybe, you need a window or door for your cabin! The whole pile of windows sold for $1.

A buckboard to drive to town!

A washing machine!!

The facilities?? Yes, the only restroom around was an outhouse.



I'll take the hint! Guess we better leave.

Of course, the scenery is always beautiful in the Colorado Rockies.

It's starting to rain - time to take the road to home!!

Thanks for going on our Sunday afternoon excursion with us,
Sally

40 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh Sally we would have loved this.....I don't know about the outhouse, though. That brings back a memory or two;-)!

ellen b said...

Sally! This looks like my kind of outing!! Love all that old junk and the road home was sure pretty!!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Sally! Oh my, what a great day trip...and so many interesting thing to see at the auction! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Brenda said...

Okay, I'll take the scenery. Are they selling any of that? And I want a bathtub for my yard to fill with flowers. (Oh the neighbors would love that!) I'll take an old washing machine, just for the sake of nostalgia. And an old window to hang outside.
Brenda

ButterYum said...

I lived in CO as a teen... definitely miss the stunning scenery! Lovely photos!!!

Kammy said...

Hello Sally !
We sure have had the rain lately ! Everything is so extra green- I love that part....
Aren't auctions funny - people buy everything !
Enjoyed your blog !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Kammy said...

Hello Sally !
We sure have had the rain lately ! Everything is so extra green- I love that part....
Aren't auctions funny - people buy everything !
Enjoyed your blog !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What a fun day in a beautiful setting. I'm not real fond of outhouses but I saw a couple of items on the first table I wouldn't mind having :)

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

I love the scenery, and Colorado is on my list of places to visit :-)Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Loved reading about your day trip and auction.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hello Sally! I came over from Susan's. I live in the delta and it's atleast 2 hrs. all around to any mountains! I love the mountains! Your pics are beautiful, well, accept for the outhouse thing! (LOL) God Bless! Lauralu :)

bj said...

I haven't seen an auction with stuff like this since I was a little girl. We lived, for a short time, in Arkansas,(with an outhouse..eekk) and we used to go to auctions just like this.
Amazing, in this day and time..
Didn't you buy a single thing??
xo bj

Still Learning said...

What fun that must have been. And that outhouse.... outrageous. I love a good treasure hunt.

Jennifer

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful drive. I love all those old windows! But the outhouse? Not so much lol. Kathy

Shelia said...

Oh, this looks like it was fun! But my grandmother had an outhouse and I remember I was scared to go in there! Flies and it smelled so bad! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chatelaine said...

I love auctions. Sounds like a great time!

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Boy, this is Jacob's kind of place! He would have had a field day. I would have enjoyed the journey and the view! ~ Robyn

stefanie said...

now thats my favorite outdoor place.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I want to come! If you visit my post for Outdoor Wednesday you can see why I would buy what the Auction arrow is pointing at!!!!!!!!

hip chick said...

What a great place to go!

"Blossom" said...

What a wonderful day you must have had. Did you purchase any items?

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

That sure is a lot of things :-) Everything is already there! Did you have fun?

but even with the busy thrifting, the road going home was a relaxing one :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Li

Sherrie said...

Hi!
ummm, I'll take one of those tubs! I would love to have one to put in my garden! Thanks for taking me on your auction trip! Have a great day!

Sherrie

Maryrose said...

Hi Sally,
Looks fun. I have never been to an auction and have always wanted to. Your post was darling.

Maryrose

Mary said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the auction. It was a great day trip :-). Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

KayC. said...

Auctions are the best
and I always spend
way too much ;-)
I'm sure I would have there because I saw some goodies,
in the photos, that could have came to live a my home!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

That auction looks like it was such fun! I would have bought those windows for $1 in a heartbeat!

Thanks for posting pictures of your beautiful mountains, we don't have those in Florida and I miss them!

Katherinellen said...

Sally,
Love....your photos...Love the outhouse.. Would love to have the window to put it on the wall with transfer words on it...Great photos...thanks for sharing ...I enjoy it...Katherinellen

Mary said...

What a beautiful place to live.
I would have loved to be at that auction!

Regina said...

Lots of action here. Interesting.

Beth at Aunties said...

You make me smile always! What a fun day and such great old items! I too loved the view the best!
I am glad we have son now residing in your gorgeous state!

Love Bears All Things said...

Just my cup of tea. Thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear

Tootsie said...

I would have loved to be there! I wish we had these in this area!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Were they selling the out house? That looks like an interestin auction, and it does look like a beautiful drive. laurie

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful scenery! I love those old windows and what a price! The outhouse though...I would have to just wait.
:-)
Robin

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I would have loved going to this! Love all that junky stuff and the outhouse!

Manuela

curtissann said...

My DH and I would have loved that auction! We used to go to auctions in rural OK all the time. He said just yesterday that he hoped we could get to some auctions soon. And my, the view you had! Thanks for sharing.

Smilingsal said...

I take it you found no transferware.

Kim said...

I loved the excursion! And that is my kind of trip to the mountains.

Light and Voices said...

Sally, I enjoyed this outing so much. My car can hardly pass by a flea market, garage sale, rummage sale or auction. When I saw that out house a batch of memories were triggered. Wonderful blog!
Joyce M

prof en retraite said...

Oh Sally...now this looks interesting! Did you buy anything? I think I would have enjoyed the scenery. It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing...Debbie