Saturday, October 25, 2008
I hope this starts to get you as excited about this years Christmas as we are, here at the store. Now you know why I couldn't resist the tease.
COMPETITION AT AUCTION WAS FIERCE THIS WEEK
Between the dead framed owl and the primitive benches we were able to pick out some surprising deals. This shot of Susan was taken around midnight, ( the dog door stop already sold) the pair of holiday paintings will be in hiding till HiHo's open house in November.
The best purchase of the night was this beautiful three piece set. Hand painted with a lovely worn patina and sweet cottage roses.
WAITING TO BE LOADED ON THE TRUCK
NOW FEATURED IN THE FRONT ROOM OF HIHO SOLD
Hours spent at auction are filled with visiting other shop owners. I even spend time drawing and planning future changes to the shop, I pour over trade magazines and edit choices in wholesale catalogs. Many auction houses have slices of homemade pies and cakes, always hard to resist. Susan even says "it wouldn't be an auction if Heidi wasn't eating". Often when Claudia joins me she will comment "did you just buy something?" I have attended so many auctions over the years it's second nature for me to bid and continue on with my pie,catalog, drawing or my visit with a friend. Long, long nights, loading the truck in the heat, rain, snow are a part of the business. To my surprise, I still love the hunt, we refer to it as "Auction Action".