I'm fortunate to have a lovely Villaroy and Boch dinner setting (Le Dejeuner) so when a few V&B items came up for auction at Small and Whitfield Auctioneers in Adelaide, I decided to get along to make a bid. I covet the gravy boat and sandwich platter.
One of my good friends trawls through the auction lists. I think it is meditation for her. Thanks Kez for letting me know about these beauties.
I've never been to an auction before, so I didn't know that I would have to wait hours before the items I wanted to bid on would be auctioned.
I decided to leave an absentee bid. I won't know until later today if I was successful.
Like an opportunity shop or a second hand dealer, there's some nice stuff, some stuff that is a bit out of vogue and some stuff I would call ugly. Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
But I question my motivation. Why do we need all this stuff? I'm as guilty as anyone else, but I do wonder what drives us to want more and more? For me it is about beauty and wanting to capture it. I think.