This was a private auction for an English Landscaper/Designer who passed away at only 53-years of age, one year ago in October. Her home reflected her love of design and her garden was just breath-taking. I can only say it is what my garden aspires to be. I've already been fined for using too much water and I have removed much of the grass, so I can only imagine what her water bills are (if you live in a climate where you actually have rain, oh how I envy you!!!) Such an incredible home, I felt so comfortable there that we were there afternoon.
I haven't forgotten that is is Friday, and the plan was to introduce a blog, but because of this week's work commitments, I will post it over the weekend.
The auction had actually started Saturday, and there were many items already taken and many with sold signs. The prices were amazing; items were priced so far below what they were worth that people were actually having piles of finds placed by the exit.
When I saw this lovely little sofa sitting in the master bedroom, I immediately rushed over to one of the attendees for a final price. When I was told that it had been $250, but since it was getting late, only $100.00, I asked for a sold sign! This is a feather down sofa that had been purchased during the last year of this lovely lady's life. It is very substantial and firm, however, not at all squishy. I even asked Edgar to sit down on it and he said it was firm (and he's a big guy!). I felt really happy about it because at least 6 other ladies whistfully said to me 'oh, you got the white sofa!' yay! why it was still there, I do not know, but
Creamy-white color, it can be styled with any color palate. It is now in my master bedroom and is adorably beautiful.
I'll include a 'styled picture' in the series of auction items!