Sunday, August 19, 2012

Auction Hunters

Yesterday evening, Zach and I made a thirty minute trip to the Magnolia Gardens Auction House, the cutest little auction we've ever been to. And let me tell you, my auction-loving husband has taken me to a lot. If you're in the Houston/Woodlands area, I would highly recommend visiting this auction house on a Saturday night. We felt like we'd stepped back in time; there were even complimentary homemade snacks and drinks to devour while you sat back and enjoyed the bidding.

Our original purpose was to bid on a few coins that Zach had his eye on, but they went for a tad bit higher than we had anticipated. When this baby piano made it's sweet appearance, I nudged Zach and our paddle went up immediately. We just couldn't resist. I'm hoping it will make a lovely little addition to the nursery, and luckily the wood almost perfectly matches that of Baby's crib. Score!
We even love the worn, well-played look of the keys. Gives it a touch of character and charm.
The children's chair (an Ikea purchase) was set there simply to show the size of the piano. Isn't it a cutie? The woman sitting next to me at the auction leaned over and said, "We have a baby piano just like that one. Our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have all loved 'making music' on that thing. I'm sure your little one will, too". What a special piece to pass down through generations.

There's talk of building a small bench for Tiny to sit on while he "plays"...what do you think? Maybe miniature Beethovens prefer to stand?

Happy Sunday, friends! Hope your weekend has been a wonderful one.

7 comments:

  1. How adorable is that!!! What a good find at an auction. We will have to look up that auction house and see how far it is from us. I would love to go!

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  2. Well if that isn't the cutest lil piano I have ever seen! Tiny will LOVE it!

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  3. What a sweet little piano! :) My dad loves it! I showed him and he thinks it's awesome :)

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    1. Thanks, Leah!! Any instrument your dad says is awesome I'm totally flattered by...he's pretty much an expert in the music department!

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  4. oh my heavens, that is adorable! i can just imagine the sweet photos you'll take of tiny with that piano! :) what an awesome find!
    love the chair too!!
    <3<3<3
    maria

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