The Last Auction.

The Last Auction.

Tomorrow we will have our third and final auction of my great uncle PJ Allen’s estate. As you may remember (last fall I wrote about this and Jenny did too), PJ was a professional Parade Float and party decorator for festivals, parades, bar mitzvahs, debutantes, and a variety of other celebrations from  the 1940s to the 1990s. Five decades. Five barns. And it’s all going tomorrow. Hopefully. I say that, but I will miss it.

On Sunday, Jenny and I trudged through the barns for one last floaty time. And it just wasn’t the same. A number of things found new homes last fall…to be used in school plays, haunted houses, sold at Uncommon Objects. And Maggie even saw a ton of PJ’s stuff at a market in San Francisco. So freaking cool. Many things have found new homes. Many more will this weekend.

If you’re around, stop by. We’ll be saying goodbye to a lifetime of work…and waving happily as our long-time paper mache neighbors drive off to their new homes.

I’ll miss those crazy guys.

Here’s more info and photos of all that will be sold. 

Photo by Jenny Lawson.

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One Response to The Last Auction.

  1. Claire J says:

    Hopefully it’ll all be going to good homes that can put a new lease of life into old stuff that’s been sitting in a barn for so long. Good luck with the auction!

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