Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Auctions, Teacups and Peter Pan!

Make haste slowly.
       Latin Proverb


Oh, how I love an auction, a day with My Hero and time off the farm. This particular auction turned out to be very special. I met brother D and J there and after a little chat and photo taking of unusual items at strange angles (you know me), I went to find My Hero who I left by a wagon covered with an enormous variety of boxes of tools and such.

Since My Hero was basking in the world of tools, I decided to leave him and go with brother D, and J for a little adventure. I am positive My Hero would be able to keep himself occupied and hopefully out of trouble. I gave him a hug goodbye and told him I would pick him up something to eat after all it was a church bazaar and tea we were heading to.


We jumped in their van as I decided I must leave the old pickup for My Hero in case he bought some treasures of his own. I was excited at the thought of wandering through tables of things and meeting new people.

When we arrived at this beautiful church I was struck by the sheer beauty of the steeple with the gold covered leaves draping over it from the century-old maples that surrounded it. I headed inside, my heart was beating faster and my mouth started to water as I noticed plates of cookies exiting the building.


The first table I came across had rows of canned dills and pickles of different varieties, there was Swiss chard, potatoes, carrots and my favourite fresh leeks. I did buy a huge bag of leeks and dreamed of the leek and potato soup I was going to make hopefully during the week. I wanted to buy everything but I was trying to pace myself, there were many tables left.

Oh, I am doomed. The bake table, why did I not have any breakfast, oh yes My Hero said we would just go check out the auction then come home for breakfast and then go back. I knew that plan went out the window when he came across that wagon full all tools. Anyway, back to the bake goods table. I watched as the nice lady proceeded to place brownies, cookies, homemade oat bran bread, and cinnamon buns in my bag. Oh, I was hungry now it was all I could do not to start digging right in and not even go look at those other tables. I moved on drooling, and gripping my bag tightly.

I moved on to a table covered with an assortment of flea market items, one framed print attracted my eye and I bought it for K (don’t tell her). I made my way to the book table, oh now I know I am in trouble something I love just as much as baked goods is a table full of books. I picked up a couple of novels for M (don’t tell her) and a few other books then I saw it. I was smitten and had to have it.


I ran my fingers over the textured blue cover and my mind races back to another time. I remembered sitting on the floor of our old house as a child watching the play of Peter Pan on the old TV I was immediately whisked into a magical world that I have never forgotten. I opened up the cover and seen a signature of a woman and the date 1926 written in pen and ink. I carefully turned the pages to see perfect colourful lithographs of those wonderful memories of Peter Pan. I was smiling ear to ear. I could not believe this I paid the lady the $1. and thanked her for making my day. I could hardly wait to read this book. I picked up another book with the title Montreal Yesterdays, a history of Montreal oh I am truly going to enjoy this.


After pulling myself away from the table, brother D, J and I went to sit at a lovely decorated table, with lovely printed menus and beautiful tea cups. We had a delicious carrot muffin and a hot cup of coffee. My mind wanders to My Hero standing in the cold drooling over tools and probably wondering where I am (well maybe not),and probably thinking to himself why we had not had breakfast. I sip my coffee and eat my delicious muffin and think Oh well and remind myself I have a very large bag of homemade baked goods for him to choose from when we get back.

OK while driving back I could not wait. Oh Peter Pan.

Oh, a walk around an auction and then teacups what a truly enjoyable couple of hours. I will let you know how the auction went if I can pull myself away from all this warmth, friendly atmosphere, great conversation, and delicious food to head back to My Hero.

Later



25 comments:

  1. that would be a few hours I would have loved as well. I don't remember where you live? If it was close I would have popped by to join you!!

    Gill

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  2. What a great day. I love books too. I have a ton! Too many actually.

    Cindy Bee

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  3. It sounds like a perfect day Buttons; especially finding Peter Pan!

    I adored the book as a child and remember my father taking me to see it on stage when I was quite wee; perhaps 5? Can't wait to find out more about your adventure!

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  4. That is a great deal on Peter Pan! We used to go to this country auction all the time before kids - but we haven't been since we've had them. Maybe when they're a little older we can start going again. It is a fun hobby!

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  5. What a wonderful outing. Those quilts are gorgeous.

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  6. I would have had a terrible time decided which of those baked goods to buy! My mouth is watering too...I'll bet it smelled so good in there!

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  7. I love auctions. Looks like you had a great day!

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  8. I love church bazaars. So many treasures and oh yes, the baked goods. What a deal on Peter Pan.

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  9. What a great day to have a warmth, friendly atmosphere.

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  10. Lovely stone church, so much nicer than the modern community-hall types. You have more restraint than I, one of those cinnamon buns would have never made it into the bag!
    I love auctions too, my husband and I work the local auctions, I clerk and he is the relief auctioneer and ringman.

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful day for you all. I used to love going to auctions and I love getting home baked goodies.

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  12. I saw this title in a blog sidebar and I was intriqued!

    I adore auctions.

    Haven't been to one in years, but your little post and pictures may change all that!

    I miss the rural auctions I attended many years ago...food by 4H, treasures of every kind.

    Just lovely.

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  13. I've always been afraid of auctions. :-) Seriously, I don't know what I expect will happen-- that I'll cough and bid something I didn't intend? -- but I've yet to be at one...

    Pearl

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  14. This day of yours is my definition of heaven on earth. Yummy baked goods, old treasures-and even a hubby happily engrossed in tools. Perfect! The Peter Pan book, with the signature and the 1926 date in it-for $1...icing on the baked goods table cake:)

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  15. What a fantastic day!! I bet your Hero had one as well. It does us good to get away from them for a bit now and then.

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  16. you had me with the baked goods, too. yum! the carrot muffin sounds good as well! you're so cute with the 'don't tell her'. :)

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  17. You find some of the best auctions and sales, Buttons!

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  18. What a great find on the Peter Pan book! Sounds like a wonderful day looking at special treasures and eating delicious food. The church is gorgeous!

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  19. What FUN!! I wish I could have been there with you!! :)

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  20. What a deliciously delightful fun day B! Oh those yummy treats sound so nice... much better than making breakfast at home ;D)
    Loved your photos too.

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  21. Now that sounds like a perfect day!! Although I would have skipped the leeks...

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  22. I just love stuff like that. I am as happy as you going to something like that and walking a little of this and a little of that. Much happier than I have ever been spending a bunch of money on something I later regret.

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  23. I don't know about the auctions. Like you I love them, have that momentary feeling of victory when its is won but then just wonder if I overpaid...

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  24. Seems like you enjoyed your day...it's good to read about the auctions you go to my friend....M xoxox

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  25. I too love sales and bazaars like this and I understand your feelings :) That looks to be a beautiful copy of the book by quite a famous illustrator and so maybe it's worth something too :)

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