Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Auction Hangover!

Hello, my name is Elise and I am an Auction Addict!!! O my I get such a crazy ridiculous rush from bidding.  I guess some people need skydiving to get their heart pumping, all I need is to hold up that little card with my number on it.  Boom, boom, boom I feel my heart just thudding in my chest, my eyes are wide. My vision blurs at the edges. I feel a little woozy.  Oh and that's just when the card goes up, if I win?? Well forget it, I'm gone! I can't even hear the next bid, all the voices in the room are muffled and sound like they are far, far away, my heart pounds I hear a roaring rushing in my ears and a warm flush creeps up my neck and into my ears. My head feels all warm and kind of swirly....and ...and (come back Elise!)   And that was over a box of magazines!
The box had 10 issues of Life magazine from the 40's and 50's. I'm a sucker for old magazines.

One of these days I'm going to buy something really amazing and I better have paramedics standing by! 

This is my favorite lot I bought. It's a collection of vintage stick pins and a few other misc. pieces of vintage jewelry.
So with all that adrenaline surging and the excitement and the thrill of the treasure hunt and the fact that the cheap stuff doesn't sell until the end (10:30-11:00PMish) I don't usually get home until after midnight and THEN I'm so hyper and pumped up and I have to look through my boxes and bags and bins and see what I got and look stuff up and ...... well I think you get the picture.  I'm bouncing off the walls when I get home so sleep is completely out of the question and then sometimes 2-3 hours later I finally crash and then I wake up the next morning exhausted.  I mean wiped out. I feel like I've been hit by a truck and then backed over and run over again!  I need my sleep I'm too old for this crazy party lifestyle!  
I call this a bonus. I didn't even notice it in the box I bid on.

These are what I was bidding on.  All of these are from the 1960's. The astronaut Snoopy was made to commemorate the 1969 moonwalk!
So a little of the hair of the dog that bit's a few pictures of my newest treasures.


  1. Hi Elise,

    I can hear Diane Ross's "I've got the sweetest hangover, I don't want to get over" running through my mind as I read your post! :-)

    Thanks for joining me at Create With Joy. I'm delighted to follow you back and hope you'll be a regular commenter on What's On Your Mind!


  2. I've never been to an auction. You make me want to go! I love the bonus glass that was in your box.

  3. Awesome wins! I've never been to a live auction, but I am an addict on eBay so I try to stay away. ;D

  4. I'm an OZ Op Shop tragic!! I don't think I could cope with the excitement of auctions ... but I'm so jealous of your treasures!!

    So is this a virtual support group?!?!

  5. Oh yeah, it's a support group alright, I support more auctions!!!