Saturday, April 14, 2012

Going, going... sold for $5!

It was a busy morning today. Mr Pixie went to an auction while I went to the local Y with the kidlet for swimming and cookery classes.

There were a number sweet things at the auction but the bids were high. The Mr did pick up a few nifty things, including this cool old box.

It's made from an old Camel cigarette crate. I think the hubby paid $5 for it. When the kiddo saw he immediately laid claim to it. "I'm going to fix it up and paint it!" I hid my cringing well (I wanted that box!) and told the kid he could have at it. First things first... let's clean it out!


Inside were loads of old treasures. Rusty furniture wheels, an old school bubble wand, a belt buckle, buttons, a perpetual calendar.

An old clip on earring, rusty keys and a pile of corks.


Couple of old marbles.

A pile of 2's.

The thing was chocked full of great stuff for mess making so I don't feel so bad about letting the kid at the box now. :) Seems we've both made out pretty darn well for Paul's $5 investment.


  1. That's a lot of fun for $5! So much to talk about...stuff to create with. A veritable history lesson! Money well spent!

  2. Does that crate say "Dawson Creek B.C." on the side? My home town!

    My mother used to go to auction sales and buy boxes like that. Usually she'd to an initial winnowing in the back of the pickup before leaving the parking lot, and half would go directly into the dumpster. Anything that wasn't actual garbage would be sorted at home. I think now that much of what didn't make the first cut would be stuff like the contents of your box, which is the kind of stuff I hope to find at sales!

    There's an auction house in Colborne that has regular sales in the summer too. I've avoided it - auctions are too dangerous. The last time I went to one (we were actually there to sell some furniture, not to buy at all) I came home with a set of dishes, a painting and a couple of other things. Oops!

  3. What an excellent auction score! The stuff inside is almost as cool as the box itself.

  4. WoW!!! What a score!!! I just love auctions! Never know what goodies await..... :0)

  5. Oh how much fun! I remember going to auctions at my grandmother's church when I was little - I bought an old bird cage - which is kind of funny because I never had birds when I was a little kid. :)
    You both scored on this one!! (And a pile of twos? I wonder what that story was?) ;)

  6. Lovely finds! And I hope you post your kiddie's finished project!