Okay people, before you ask who the hell Hookerson and Blough are, I have to tell you that if you're in Toronto this Thursday, March 21, you won't want to miss a fabulous auction happening at Mrs. Huizenga's starting at 7pm. You can preview the goods starting at 5:30pm and even put in an advance bid if you feel brave. I will be contributing some items to the sale and I also have some inside info on a few of the attendees...
Like this guy. This guy looks like half of the guys at the Junction Flea except he is from the 1920s version of the Junction Flea, which would be a farm show with jams, inbreds and chickens, no? (This guy definitely looks like someone who'd be named Hookerson)
This hot stud will also be there in his vintage garb. Apparently he has a time machine where he can travel into the future, find out what is trendy and then report back to the 20s so they can all have a good laugh at us!?
These guys? All I can say is watch the fuck out for these bad boys. They're going to roll you for all your auction winnings as soon as you walk out the door. You just know the kid in the striped shirt is going to make fun of everything you buy and then make you eat it.
This poor kid (Li'l Blough) will just be there for the baloney sandwiches though, so don't worry about him.
The whole gang will be there (for sale) as part of this awesome panoramic school photo from Salt Fleet High. Pretty much all of these people are now dead or in a senior's home pooping their pants and eating mush... is there a better reminder that life is too short to stay home watching TV?
Get your ass out to the auction!
This massive shipping crate will be on the block...
As will this 60s typewriter table and Belgian file cupboard...
And this Mason's steel trunk, it will also be for sale. Apparently this thing was used to carry around aliens, potions, mathematical tools, dead bodies, incense and candles! Oh, and robes and uniforms. That is mostly what it was used for (note the mirror inside). It even has the Cunard label still stuck to one side from when it travelled by ship to hell and back in the 1940s.
This industrial milk strainer light MAY be making an appearance but I'm not sure yet. I am having a really hard time letting this one go, as I made two others that are now in my dining room, so the only way to know for sure is to come to the auction and see.
Same goes for this pair of massive fibreglass bell lights. I can see these sprayed black hanging over a huge harvest table, being all nautical and shit, and I can't quite bring myself to let them go. My love affair with them has been going on for two years now. I have to commit and fix them up or part ways to avoid hoarder status, so let's see what Thursday brings shall we? I have some other goodies coming down the pipeline too, not to mention amazing items offered up from several other cool shops in the city.
See you Thursday!
See you Thursday!
Thursday, March 21
7pm (Preview at 5:30pm)
28 Roncesvalles Ave.