A few weeks ago, Wes mentioned that he'd been looking online at a local auction company, and he wanted to go to an auction just to see what they had. So one Thursday night, we went to the auction. We loved it! We spent a whole $10 for some old china we thought we'd try to sell online.
We haven't had the chance to go since then, but the auction company opens on the day of the sale so the public can come in and see the items up for bid ahead of time. We dropped by the site to see a china cabinet that was being offered. I've been looking for a new china cabinet since we moved to Canada 8 years ago; our small one we had since we got married had to be left behind in Texas when we moved. I really liked the solid oak cabinet and hutch we saw on Thursday, so Wes placed an absentee bid and we went on about our day.
The next morning, the auctioneer called to say we were the new owners of the china cabinet! There was a dinette set with the cabinet, and they had offered bidder's choice of either the dining set or the china cabinet. The bids went up to $250 (which was way, way, WAY over what we had bid!), and the bidder chose the dining set. The auctioneer offered the hutch to the next two highest bidders for the same price, but neither of them wanted it. So the hutch went to the absentee bidder, which was Wes. That's how close it came to our not getting it!
On Friday, Wes and our youth director went and got my hutch. I spent the afternoon playing with my good china and finally hit an arrangement that pleased me. At least for now! ;) I love having a china cabinet again. It fits perfectly in the space we have for it. And I'm so thankful that the Lord kept it for me! Isn't He good?