Saturday, June 25, 2011

Clearing Sale (Farm Auction); Part 1



There is nothing better than going to a farm clearing sale, and hearing the magic words, 'this is a fair dinkum sale, everything must sell', and lots of pieces (including furniture) selling for only $2 each. Priceless.




Isn't the view fantastic, and the sky was crystal clear. It was only around 14 degrees C, but the sun was out with no wind, so it was pretty warm.

Here are some of the items that didn't make it home. The kids wanted to buy the ute (utility truck and Australian country icon), so that we could cart some of the bigger stuff home...we sure do need one. This was the only thing with a reserve, and I am sure that it didn't go for only $2.







The kids spent most of the day climbing up this tree.



Aah, country Australia, could it get any better?

I'll be back tomorrow to show you what we did bring home. Bye, butterfly......

10 comments:

Nelly said...

Where was this one Tamara? Wish I could find a auction like that but isnt it sad that someone had to sell it all? Wonder who used to own it?I cant wait to see what you did buy, bet they are good.

A Treasured Past said...

@Nelly Hi Nelly, The sale was about 40 minutes drive from here, between Canberra and Murrumbateman (near Yass, NSW). The farmer was retiring, he was very old. He was still there and was walking around listening to the sale. This property was his mothers and he only used it was a weekender. The property and cattle were sold, and today they were selling the farm tools and small household pieces.

Rosetta said...

Mi piacciono il quadro e le scatole di latta!Buon fine settimana,Rosetta

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hey Tam....!

I'd LOVE to be able to go to clearing sales in the country....HOPEFULLY when I get myself organised I'd like to spend one whole week each month in the country sourcing Treasures....And you know....One WHOLE week would give me ample time to make it up your way for a visit....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

*Maristella* said...

Hi Tamara, ma quanti bei post...con tutte queste cose antiche meravigliose!! Ma perchè sei così lontana?? Sob!!Wonderful...un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Kimmie said...

Ahhh my fav way to spend a day *sigh*

NessaKnits said...

If you are interested in attending clearning sales, they are usually listed in the back of the newspaper "The Land" (in Australia) every week.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Good Lord Momma hold me back I want it all.......all of it . Those little cupboards and the racks, tea tins, all of it! what luck!

simmone said...

I wonder if the relatives had picked some treasures first.Can't wait to see what you bought,I have a little cupboard very similar to the creamy one, believed to be from the late 1890's bought in a country town.Love country shopping.

Hello Vintage said...

Wow, brings back so many memories of when I was a child going to farm clearing sales with dad. I remember playing with new friends all day and trying not to bid on something by accident - lol. We have one of those old trunks on our front verandah that we picked up at a GS. Love them.