A Couple of Great Auction Buys!

So this last weekend we went to a real estate auction.  I have mentioned before how you can get some really great deals at auctions…but this was actually my first auction I personally bought something at!  It is quite a rush, let me tell you!  I came away with a few little treasures:)

The first item was these cute little antique glasses.  I love the pedestal bottom with the beads..so cute!  I won them for a whopping price of $2.00!!

The next item were these great old Readers Digest books.  They actually have some good stories in, but I bought them for their decorating factor.  Look how cute and vintage they are!  How fun to stack on a bookshelf:)  These were a steal at $8.00 for the box!

Such fun designs!

Looks cute from the side

And there’s a whole lot more:)

The next item I scored on was A NEW HOUSE!!  Yep, that’s right…we bought ourselves a 100+ year old farmhouse on a beautiful little 3-acre hobby farm.  The red barn and chicken coop make the scene picturesque!!

The cute sheds…

The fun farmhouse…with the old couches in the front, gorgeous view don’t you think???

The cute front red door..

Another view…potential a site for attached garage in the near future.

And lastly the pretty view of the lake from our side yard.

So, it’s not completely official, but with a month of intense prayer, a buyer ready to purchase our house, and the price of this house in our budget….I think the Lord made it pretty clear that this is where we are supposed to be.  I know all of my decorating friends are probably dying to see the inside…and let me tell you, it’s worth the wait! (sarcasm) But it has tons of potential that we are seriously excited to reveal…and blog!!  I may be taking some more breaks than usual though, since this is going to be a full time job, so please check back every once and awhile as I hope to keep you updated on the progress!

Oh, and for all of my faithful men readers…all two of you:)  Or whoever you are, Ryan is most excited about 2 huge pole barns that came with the property, and wait for it….they have concrete floors!! I know, something I have always dreamed of:)  I am actually really excited for Ry cause I know that outbuildings to a man are like furniture to a girl, and the fact that I will no longer have to look at the backyard full of toys that was starting to get a bit ridiculous is a plus.

So thank you to all of you that were praying for us in this decision, and we are excited to show you how the projects turn out!

Happy Monday!!

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Comments

  1. Congrats on your new purchase(s)!!

  2. Carissa says:

    Wow! How exciting Allie! The house/land looks amazing! I can’t wait to see the inside and the updates you give to the house. Congratulations!

    • Oh you should be excited to see the inside…tee hee…or at least when we are done with it! I’m hoping to post some pictures next week if we can get in there:) Thanks Carissa!

  3. Molly Vesperman says:

    Congrats on the house! I just love your blog and all of your creative ideas! So inspiring!

  4. Wow, this is amazing. As I was reading this, I was sure that you were going to say it was a joke. The red door is ADORABLE and I hope you keep it that way. I used to have some of those books, but I got rid of them as a kid, such a waste now that I think of it. They would totally have looked neat in my house now. lol. Have a bunch of fun remodeling this new home if you end up purchasing it!

  5. I came upon your blog from a friends… and I have SO enjoyed reading and watching all of your decorating ideas come to life! Can’t wait to see this new adventure unfold! Blessings! Ashley

  6. Sarah P says:

    I’m sooo excited for you! I love how the Lord opened all the right doors for your family! Such a beautiful thing!

  7. Nicole C says:

    I am so happy for you and Ryan! Can’t wait to see the inside and all the cute ways you plan on decorating it neighbor :)

  8. Congratulations! That is so exciting! Our house was built in the 1940′s and I love it! It has so much unique character! I know you will have it looking fabulous in no time!

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