I know, I know...I promised in the last post that I'd have a giveaway this week. But I just realized that there is a big holiday weekend coming up and many American readers may be away from their computers. So, I'm going to save the giveaway for next week. Don't worry...it will be worth the wait!
Instead, I'll share $29 worth of finds from the last few weeks. Everything except the chippy white plant stand and the cream-colored hat stand were from thrift stores.
No, that is not a big roll of toilet paper. It is some kind of fabric strapping. Maybe for upholstery? I was surprised to find the military photos at a thrift shop - I usually don't find things like that there. They are basic training graduation photos circa 1950 from The Signal School at Fort Monmouth in NJ.
I was told that the cream-colored wooden thing is a hat stand, but I thought that they were usually round at the top. The woman who sold it to me had a lot of antique hat-making paraphernalia, so I assume that she knew what she was talking about.
And then there is the dollhouse. It came from a kit and it is in pretty bad shape, but I think someone could really spruce it up. I'm tempted to keep it for myself, but I know I'll never end up doing anything with it. I'd rather just sell it to a talented, dollhouse-loving person and use the money to buy myself some wine.
The previous owner obviously did not have a flair for decorating. I would have created a quick escape with a rope ladder, too, if I lived in house with all those damn hearts.