Preparing for Our Memorial Day Auction

As we prepare for our upcoming Memorial Day Auction we wanted to highlight all the steps we are under taking in order to prepare our facility in light of the current pandemic. At our facility, we are continually conducting rigorous cleaning of all public and back of house spaces. Further, we are following exhaustive cleaning, sanitation and disinfection protocols. These … Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Heather Kohler

Today is international women’s day. We are lucky to have so many amazing women working with us on staff. To celebrate we interviewed our president and auctioneer Heather Kohler about her role and the future of women in the auction and antiques business. International women’s day celebrates women’s achievements in science, mathematics and the arts as well in the social and economic sphere. What does … Read More

Darn Kids, Get off my Lawn!

By: Lee Brouwer I have a secret wish… to start a twitter account entitled “Stuff Overheard in my Office”.  Most of the tweets would be non sequiturs and jokes taken wildly out of context…and, of course, for my own amusement. In reality, the most common phrase overheard in my office is “My kids just don’t appreciate my things, they just … Read More

Heather & Lee’s Monthly DIY

We are excited to share a new segment in our blog – “Lee and Heather’s Auction DIY”. Inspired by articles in Country Living, HGTV, and Real Simple Magazine, we decided to tackle a few DIY projects. Not only do they appear easy, but most of them can be accomplished with items that come through auction on a regular basis. One … Read More

An Auction Fit for a Wedding

If you read our blog with any regularity you have probably figured out that I am getting married soon (hopefully, if all goes smoothly), and I have weddings on the brain.   So now I am thrust into wedding planning, and unlike most little girls I really had no vision about how my wedding should be. I keep hearing the … Read More

Vintage Pinterest

If you are alive today (and are computer literate) chances are you have heard of Pinterest. I have often called it “stumble upon for ladies”. If you’re a young 20 something and planning a wedding (ahem)… you practically live on Pinterest. Frankly I often wonder how people got things done before its existence. If you are at all into vintage it … Read More

Vintage Beauty Standards

Today is Spa Day at Gateway Gallery! Heather and Wheezer having a steam bath Even I am enjoying my beauty treatment I can tell you sitting in the Grecian steam bath did not make me feel more relaxed, but perhaps its all in the mind.  Honestly we have some pretty neat vintage exercise equipment in our September 3rd auction. Like this … Read More

Buttons

One of my friends asked me once, “Hey Lee, what are your favorite things you have seen come through at auction”? Although its always difficult to pick just one, usually buttons come to mind. Now, as my grandmother once told me, I sew like a blind man on a fast horse… so for me they are not merely about mending … Read More

Pressed Pattern Glass

Its been a while since we have updated our Auction Blog, but mostly that’s because we have been so busy with auctions! In the past few months we have had some pretty incredible items come through our doors. Our last auction featured pressed pattern glass goblets and it had Heather and I pretty busy! We had nearly 1,000 goblets that we had … Read More

Why shop at auction?

Lately here at Gateway Gallery Auction we have been sitting here racking our brains on why more young people don’t shop at auctions. With the rising trend of vintage, upcycling, antiques, and thrift stores auctions would seem to be a natural shopping destination for young people looking to furnish their lives with quality goods on a budget. Although we have … Read More