Yet another successful online auction is over. The 1500 lots containing over 10,000 items are starting to leave the building and not soon enough! The next wave is coming and all the Pook and Pook employees are scrambling to get things set-up. This morning on the way in I had to wake the rooster up. I found out that I wasn’t the first one here in the building either as Beth Pook said she woke the same rooster up just 10 minutes earlier. He must have hit the snooze button! So, the September 14th and 15th catalog sale is in the mail and if you didn’t get yours check again tomorrow. With over 650 lots there has to be something that you want to take home. As many of you know I struggle with selecting one item. I love Pennsylvania Germanic items and this sale does not disappoint. Names like Schtockschnitzler Simmons, Ben Austrian, Chrsitian Mertel, and Wilhelm Schimmel can be found throughout the 200 alluring pages. I will admit to betraying my Pennsylvania side and going to something from the New England states. Lot 246 for me has caught my eye from day one when Kaitlyn and I visited the collection of Dr. Carl Mogil of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Everything was displayed in the perfect spot with each item complimenting the next. As we entered the foyer the tiger maple clock made me pause but as I turned to the right this rug hanging just inside the living room set the tone for the entire collection. The shirred rug with two central potted flowers bordered by a serpentine edge really caught my eye. Graphic, simple and very folksy. The earth tones in the background bringing out the vibrant red and blue flowers even more. Measuring 32” x 62” it would be a great accent to any room, I can picture it in a room with a stone fireplace built in 1802 just as easily as above a sofa in a contemporary white wall dwelling. Whatever you do after you buy it, please don’t put it back on the floor.