Auctions & Tablescapes

Today I have the privilege of being guest blogger at Between Naps on the Porch. The subject is auctions, and I’ve provided a tutorial that includes lots of pointers, pics, and tablescapes! If you haven’t seen it, I hope you’ll check it out HERE.


If, however, you find yourself visiting my blog because you’re coming from Between Naps on the Porch, thank you–and welcome! I hope you’ll come back often. I’d love for you to leave a comment and tell me you saw my post at Susan’s.


Just in case you have time for some auction-themed, toe-tapping fun…check this out.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to see you again soon!


  1. Oh, I adore those plates! Everything in this post is wonderful, Susan, and I am crazy about the pearl-handled knives with the silver ferules. Lovely!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you…


    Sheila 🙂

  2. I’m afraid that if I attend an auction that I will be hooked for life! I am in love with the pearl-handled knives! Your guest post was very well done. Thank you for the valuable information. I’ll be looking for auction signs 🙂

  3. I love going to auctions but am always afarid to actually “go for it!”. I always think i’m going to get took but after reading your guest blog on BNOTP, I just might try it out.

  4. Thanks for the tutorial! I went to an auction in Orange Co. CA once years ago and made a mess of it. Never went back. Thanks for helping me feel more confident…

    Yep, followed you here from BNOTP!

  5. Enjoyed your guest post for Tablescape Thursday. My nephew paid his way through law school as an auctioneer. So much to learn; your tutorial was well done. Thanks for stopping by my post. I like your Etsy shop. I’m always searching for Coalport, Z3137, Exotic Bird (Apple Green Rim) in the dinner plate and the luncheon plate. Would love to know if you ever happen on them. I have a number of other patterns that I would love for you to watch for, if you’re interested. What is the dimension of the cobalt glass plate, please? I’m your newest follower. Cherry Kay

  6. Susan, I’m back to say that I read the entire post over on Susan’s blog, and WOW! That’s some great info to know. I am coming back later to ogle the things in your store. LOL!


    Sheila 🙂

  7. I did come by your place via Susan’s as I do each week. Great post! I enjoy popping in on your blog each week to see what’s new. Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by my place earlier this evening! I’ve been downstairs consumed with the falling snow…all billion inches of it! 😉

  8. Came by your blog via Susan, loved your tutorial, adding your blog to my favorites.

  9. Susan. LOVE your AUCTION info post at Susan’s blog “Between Naps on the Porch”… so much great advice. I have always wanted to attend an auction and now with your tutorial I just may. Thanks for ALWAYS sharing your talents… I am headed over to your ETSY shop for my daily check of your treasures!!! take care

  10. I’m a new follower after reading your guest blog on BNOTP! Loved all the info about acutions…can’t wait to hear more!!

  11. I just found you from Between Naps on the porch. I am in love with the cobalt blue salad plates.
    🙁 Too bad I don’t have the cash at this time.
    I really enjoyed your blog and can’t wait to read more.
    Blessings Loree

  12. Wonderful post that brings back great memories. We used to go to auctions just about every weekend. Fun times.

    Beautiful dinnerware!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch.

  13. I just saw your post over at Between Naps on the Porch and just love love love the Holly Hobbie coffee set! My birth year is 1973 and I played with anything Holly Hobbie growing up! If you’re willing to sell them could you let me know? Plus I have 2 daughters who love Holly Hobbie and Little House on the Prairie and would love a lesson in tea and coffee service with this set! Thank you so much!

  14. Mindi, I couldn’t find a working email address for you, so I left a comment on your blog. In case you check back here, though… Yes, the Holly Hobbie set is for sale. Send me your zip code, and I’ll send you cost info including shipping. Thanks for your interest.