Since I had never been to an auction before, I got the run down from my relatives and went to get my number. It was fun to see everyone get excited over certain items. They started off selling things one by one, but then they had to start grouping items because there was just so. much. stuff. It was incredible the amount of items this lady had.
Then, as they were approaching the punchbowl, I got closer to the front again. This time, I ended up with the punchbowl, a ceramic candle train, and a glass cookie jar. All for only $2! Can you believe it? I spent $14 total and ended up with 4 items.
Get this, as I was walking to my car with my purchases, they lady that was bidding against me for the birdcage offered me $20 for it. I had to laugh because she wouldn't go over $12 to begin with. I told her no, though. This was my first purchase at an auction and I was really excited about it. I had plans to repaint it and make it really cool.
(It's hard to see in the picture, but there are subtle sparkles on it too.)
I also attached a little black crow (for Halloween) and placed it on top of my wine rack for now. I think that it will have a future home in the living room of my future apartment.