Saturday, June 18, 2011

AMISH AUCTION II


Welcome to a second tour of the Amish Auction Fundraiser for their
school, held every year in June.
This is a hand-crafted headboard that caught my eye.



One of the highlights of the event is the quilt auction.  Quilters from all over
the US send in their beautiful creations in hopes for a good price.


There was a vast selection and the bidding was brisk.


I could have sat there all day and appreciated the wonderful works of art.



This picture does not do justice to the quilt because I was too far away
to capture the design.


Unlike other sales I have attended, you could not view the quilts ahead of
time so as each one was hung, it was a surprise.


The hand quilting was intricately beautiful.


This is a sampling of the blue pine furniture that was made by the Amish.


There is an abundance of food for purchase.  Kettle corn popped almost
non-stop the whole day.


There were drinks, home-made cookies, pies, doughnuts, and ice cream.
At noon you could buy a dinner plate consisting of grilled chicken, cole slaw,
mashed potatoes and gravy and a roll.  Dessert was a selection of pie.


Wandering alone among the log homes on display.


Beside my stand was an Amish lady selling vibrantly healthy plants from her greenhouse.


It is interesting to watch the people and especially the children.


The portable auction stand seemed to roll along with little effort.
Rain showers at times dampened everything but did not seem to dampen the
enthusiastic autioneers.
The bidders simply unfurled their umbrellas.


If you look carefully to the right of the rainbow, you can see the moon.
And that is how the day ended in Rexford, MT.

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