Friday, March 06, 2009

The one about Texas and the silent auction at the shop

Hi, so I leave for Texas in 20 days for the big antique fair centered around my favorite haunt Zapp Hall. I'll need some space for my fabulous finds when I get back, so I'm implementing a silent auction on some great pieces in the shop that need a new home. This is how it works: I've placed bid forms on the items up for auction. The starting bid is way below cost. You will be called or emailed on April 1st if you are the high bidder. Daybed - SOLD
Vintage potting table with gazebo attached SOLD The wonderful 1953 bullfighting poster I bought on my first trip to Texas antique fair - SOLD
My gorgeous circa 1880 paper mache over wood Madonna. I love her. Still available...
A lot of customers got some really great deals, much more than this sold. Feel free to steal the idea if you leave more than 50 miles away, just be sure to give me credit :)

7 comments:

Design Well, Live Well's ECO-BOUTIQUE said...

Colleen, NOT my favorite camp bed!
I have to have it!! I LOVE THIS!!!

Colleen Hickey said...

I'll put you down for the first bid. If you win it will be so easy for you to pick it up too :)

Anonymous said...

is the madonna gone? if not, do you have any specs on her? colors, height, width? i called about her months ago, when i first found your blog...

pls get back 2 me.

thanks,
janine

Colleen Hickey said...

Hi Janine, I'm so sorry I wasn't here when you first called, I did not get a message :( She is about 66" tall with the corona removed, just under 6' with it on. Her hands are about 30" wide, the rest of her I would say is 2' ish around. Her robe is dark brown, and paper mache, but she is on a wood base and not the lightest thing to carry, but I can, very carefully. Her face is skintoned and might possibly have been touched up at some point a very long time ago. Her hands are wire and cloth and were plaster, I assume but are now worn down and look very mummified, which I love. The corona is plaster and paper mache I think on wire, and slips out of 2 slots for moving. Send me and email if you would like to see more pictures.

Halo Hill said...

OH My GOODNESS Colleen! Can you tell me more about your Madonna? Is she still for sale? I adore her! Did you make her? Oh my gosh.

Thank you!

Sheila

Colleen Hickey said...

hi Sheila, Thanks for asking, actually all of the info about her is right above your comment :) Let me know if you want me to bring her up to you, my sisters family lives right near you!

Halo Hill said...

I STILL adore her! She's the BEST! If I win the lotto (and first by a ticket before someone else buys her)... she's mine!

Hugs!

Sheila