Hello everyone! I have read many blogs about home decorating, such as Dreamy Whites, CityCottage, and Canadian Cottage (they are all fantastic!) and have begun to decorate my own home. As my title suggests I love all things rustic and most things white. I will be sharing my trials and tribulations of decorating in a home with 1 husband, 4 teenage sons, 2 male dogs and 1 male cat. I am trying desperately to decorate my home with a feminine touch. Please take a look at my photos as my husband and I start by decorating our livingroom. Hope you enjoy our decorating journey:o) Pleae feel free to email me at rusticandwhite@bell.net

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Some finds at a local auction!!

I love going to the auction with my husband.  We enjoy each others company a lot! We laugh, joke and buy.  I have taken some pictures of what we found today.  I usually find the stuff and then we bid together.  Once we were bidding against each other and didn't even know it.  The auctioneer, god bless him, did notice and then the crowd started laughing once he pointed it out.  Needless to say now we make sure where the other is when we start to bid.  Hope you enjoy what we brought home.  I am so excited because bringing home new stuff means starting new projects:o)

This pic shows the pile of wood we bought for $4.00.  We weren't sure what
was inside the bunch but we were willing to take our chances.  I love
surprises don't you?

This is the side view.  We just piled everything in and then headed for home.
We spent a total of $25.00 for all our finds.  We feel like we hit the jackpot!!

Doors to a sideboard probably.  New shelves for me!

Don't you just love the detail?  This will be beautiful painted white with
old brackets hanging on my wall.  Ooohh I am so excited:o)

Three different drawers.  At least one of them is getting
painted a light gray and then it will be
used in my newly decorated laundry room.  (Pics of that room later)

More pieces of yummy goodness.

 I sure hope you have enjoyed this little preview of all my luscious finds.  I will be sure to show them to you once they are all spruced up! 

Bye for now!



  1. Looks like you have some great finds! have fun with them! xoox, tracie

  2. I like wood an awful lot too. You can create some really nice things with that wood.what a steal!

  3. Carrie, you got great stuff! I love auctions too! We go to one the first and third Saurda..then some "out of towners" came in and drove the prices sky high!! At one point the auctioneer said $2,000.00...I looked at my girlfriend and siad, "Did he just say $2,000.00?" Needless to say we have skipped a couple and hope the Atlanta bunch stay home! lol

    Can't wait to see what you do with your haul!

    Lou Cinda

  4. You found some wonderful treasures, well done!

    You have a darling blog, so happy to have found you. :-)


  5. Wow great treasures!!!
    I love the detail on that one piece!
    Yes a shelf would be so cute!

  6. Awesome finds! Can't wait to see what becomes of them!

  7. I am your newest follower Love your blog
    So jealous of your auction finds

  8. Carrie,
    You did hit the jackpot! I hope you did the happy dance.
    smiles, alice

  9. Oh happy day...you and hubby did great! ~Deb~

  10. WooHoo! Don't ya just love a good auction.I am so addicted to them and estate sales~Cheers Kim

  11. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I know I'm going to love yours! I'm your newest follower!

  12. How fun, I love auctions. I think you found some great wood to work with.

  13. Love your old pieces. I'm always in awe of DIY transformations. Looking forward to yours!

  14. What fun! I love old architectural pieces and old drawers, I know you will something amazing with them.
    Hugs, Cindy

  15. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I, too, am a wood hoarder and have definite drawer envy right now. Hope you will visit again soon....just became your newest follower.'

  16. Wow, what an amazing haul! Looks like you found some great things.

  17. Wow, looks like you found some interesting stuff. Very cool. Thanks for stopping by and following. I am following you back. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

  18. Thanx so much for stopping by Carrie! I love my floors too now that they are glued down and not floating. It has been a trial and error experience that is for sure but well worth the trouble. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  19. Those three drawers are adorable!! I can't wait to see how those look when you're done with them.

    I've never been to an auction but it sounds pretty fun. :)

  20. Hi Carrie!
    Thank you for finding me!
    I see thgat you too are a fellow junker, I will be excited what you have turned it all into :)

    Come back for a couple of more entries, it will add to the chance of a win.
    I will also become now your follower :)
    Love making new friends who steal my heart with great flea finds.

  21. Oh, what great finds! And I don't know how you do it all with 4 boys! btw, if you have any posts on any kids rooms I'd like ot invite you to link them to my new blog party that's just for kids decor. It's called Tuesday's Nursery (but for any age!) and here is a direct link: http://playfuldecor.blogspot.com/2011/08/tuesdays-nursery.html
    I hope you can make it!
    I can't wait to see what you do with all your new treasures!

  22. Four dollars sure goes a long way for you! I can just imagine the wonderful goodies that will come from that stack of wood! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
    New follower,


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