Monday, March 21, 2011

the elephant parade

We love to attend our local auctions, as one never knows what one may find there.

This past Saturday, there were elephants upon elephants. I have never seen so many elephants all together in my entire life.
Tables were chock full of them, all shapes & sizes. WAYYYYY too many. A scary amount of them. This person's elephant-mania bordered on deranged, in my humble opinion.

It is just a humble opinion. Not a medical diagnosis, mind you.

There were elephant statues, for sure. Like, 500 of them.
But also the following:
elephant art
elephant lamps
elephant bookends
elephant planters
elephant tie racks
elephant ties
elephant coat racks
elephant books

-and much much more. My fave was a party item: a plastic bubble-making elephant. You plug it in & it blows bubbles from its trunk. It went for five bucks.

When it was time to start selling elephants (there were many other items beside elephants up for auction), the auctioneer ( who entertains us for hours on end with his witty quips) geared up by asking for "all hands on deck".

While a line of auction-workers hefted trays of elephants past the discerning eyes of the crowd, he whipped up a frenzy of words that left us breathless with laughter. People bought those elephants, every single one of them.

It was an amazing thing to see.
And no, I did not buy one. single. elephant.


Blogger Backyard Garden Musings said...

we so should have bought at least one elephant each!!!! and we really missed it not bidding on the blowing bubbles elephant. what were we thinking?

9:20 AM  
Blogger Ilene Rose said...

Oh my goodness! Where was this? Leah has a worst obsession with elephants! I should like to tell her!

7:33 PM  

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