In addition to giant steel bird statues, a couch, dining table and various other large items, over the last few years I’ve used auction houses, both local and a few in other states to procure some interesting things.
A lot of the choices stemmed from snagging three serigraphs up for auction a few years ago. Since then I’ve collected about a dozen more by the same artist and had them framed. They now hang throughout the house and studio.
While I’m quite an Ahlgren fan, we have a few other things on the walls that I snagged from auctions.
But it’s not just stuff for the walls, as we’ve managed to collect a few interesting bits and bobs to decorate the place.
I even snagged a super cute barograph which I gave to Agent Smith for Christmas.
Perhaps the most interesting item so far was an odd little wall sculpture I found at an auction house in Florida. Got it cheap and managed to find a shipping company that didn’t want a fortune to get it out to California. Then the fun began. It was picked up easily enough from the auction house and began it’s journey, but then it vanished. Attempts to reach the shipper via email and phone failed: as in no one answered my emails and the phone line was disconnected. Things looked pretty bleak.
Then one day, back in October of last year when I was in Ohio, Agent Smith messaged me to say it had magically been delivered. So very odd. Once I got back home I dusted it off and put it in place. I think it catches the light in the great room quite nicely.
The above gallery also shows off a super cute glass table I got for next to nothing via a local auction house.
Here’s another table I found from the same auction house. I paid a whopping ten dollars for it!
And one final fun find: a lovely little early MCM dressing table mirror. Eventually, when all the crap with county is resolved (see earlier posts for that nastiness) we are going to redo the master bedroom and bathroom and it will sit on one of the dressers.