Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A-1 Auction

The day before we moved in I was browsing the pictures from A-1 auction in Phoenix. If you've never heard of them, I'm not particularly surprised. It's kind of in the ghetto and a huge pain to get a trailer in and out of. But they had something last week that caught my eye. So me and my sister Tara, from junkrestore took a trip in and gave it a go. Here's their website if you're curious. They usually update pictures on Tuesday night for a Wednesday auction.

You pay $100 as a deposit and whatever you buy comes out of that. It's actually really fun but the competitive side of me gets a little crazy at auctions. I just set myself up with a limit and say I WILL NOT bid more than this. I walked away with 3 things, two that I specifically went to get, so I consider it a success. Here they are in all their glory.

I got this amazing farmhouse table. Which is why I'm getting rid of my old table! It's a little rough on top, but that's the way I like it. I'm going to have to do something with the top though because I know I won't like cleaning ramen out of those grooves.

An antique shoe rack. This baby now resides at my new front door. To house all my mismatched flip flops.

The third thing was this huge vintage map of Arizona. Caleb likes this one because he can actually use it to scout out new landing zones. I couldn't fit it into my pathfinder on the way home so we tied it to the top. I swear we were actually getting some lift from it driving down the freeway. I told my husband we'd be landing a little later than usual. I don't think he got the joke :)

We also stopped by a great store in Phoenix called Modern Manor. I'd been wanting some old giant letters and knew from a previous trip that they had a bunch of them. So these were my mothers day present I bought myself from my husband. Thanks Caleb, how'd you know just what I wanted?


  1. LOVE your new table - that's exactly what I'M looking for too! I have a feeling that I'll have to end up making it cuz they're just nowhere to be found here in UT - plus I need it to be a certain size to fit our small dining room. Your mis-matched chairs are awesome too, but I doubt I'll have luck finding nice ones myself.

  2. That table is great!!! Looks like you found some good stuff, I don't think I would be that lucky :)

  3. Will you call me when you go again?? I'm stashing money away to start a barn sale pile.

  4. You should just put a big piece of glass over the top of the table.

  5. I'm so jealous of your farmhouse table! I've been begging Billy to make me one. There is a sign guy that rents an office where Billy works he is always throwing out old letters like that! If you want anymore let me know and I'll keep an eye out for some!