An Auction, Some Cheese and a Little bit of Painting!

So today I headed to Birr with Millie and the boys. One of my sisters has lived there for almost 20 years so it's a town that we are well acquainted with. On the first Saturday of each month, there is an antique auction held at Purcells Auctioneers. My father has a great interest in antiques so this is one outing that he rarely misses. I have always had a liking for old bits and bobs but it was really since I started the blog and was in constant need of props for my photos did I really become an avid fan of the auctions.

As I had Millie on my hip I didn't get a good root through all the lots today but upon glancing around the room a few pieces caught my eye. At these auctions, it is always paramount to check out any item that you intend bidding on. As blemishes, cracks or woodworm are only really noticed when a full inspection is carried out. There appeared to be a lot of copper pans and pots there today, which I love even as ornaments in the kitchen. I picked up a few but then Millie declared that she had enough. In fairness to her, she did sit quite contently for 2 hours just watching the goings on and chatting with her Grandad! I had a few more items that I was really interested in including a little box of teaspoons and a hand painted biscuit jar. Dad stayed for the rest of the auction and did the bidding for me, as well as picking up a few more items that were going for the right price.

While in Birr I had to take a trip to the organic store to pick up one of my favourite cheeses, Mossfield Organic. I have mentioned it before but it is such an amazing product and that is best enjoyed in a large chunk completely on it's own. Totally delicious!

On returning home the boys remembered that if the sun was still shining there was a promise of painting boards, as my props for food photos. This wasn't as stressed an activity as I had imagined and really a fairly relaxing way to spend the afternoon - once everyone kept to their own board!

All are now in bed, most asleep, and I'm having the nicest cuppa of the day with a slice of homemade white soda topped with a slice of Mossfield Tomato and Herb cheese.

Mossfield Cheese on top of one of my newly painted boards.


WiseMóna said...

Sounds like a great day was had by all ..... And I love that cheese too!
Nice to have all the little painters. Great work!

Nessa Robins said...

Thanks Mona :)

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Love your blog just found it recently. So REAL. The newly painted boards look great . Well done to the kiddos!

Nessa Robins said...

Thanks Donna. It's lovely to hear that people are enjoying the blog. I'm looking forward to taking lots of photos on the boards!