This afternoon, I set off with-out children to the thrift stores. I had no real idea what I was looking for, I just wanted to get out of the house for an hour or so. Here is the strange mix of things I came home with after spending around $30.
1- A french drip coffee maker - most likely never been used - circa. 1975. A great way to brew coffee with really hot water - a must in our house.
2 - A wicker towel rack. Totally weird, I know, but I just thought it looked cool. I'm thinking I will use it to display a quilt in my new sewing room.
3 - 3 new ties to add to death row- They are now waiting to be converted to bow ties. I have so many standard looking ties in my collection, I'm now trying to find ties that are a bit more wild. I thought these fit the bill. Fun, huh? I can't wait to see how they look in a bow.
4 - Weird cabinet thing - I don't know what this is, but I thought it would look alright in our 50's brick ranch home. It's really just a wooden cabinet. My husband things it used to be mounted on the wall, but I don't want to do that with this one. I'd like to re-line the top, possibly paint it and use it to store linens in our dining room. For now, it's a fun place for my 1 year old to hide and that's about it.
5 - Throw Pillow- My newest addition to the random handmade and thrifted pillow collection is currently posing as a coal tender for my 3 year old's train (The one with the diagonal stripes and tassels). He likes to line all the pillows up in a row and pretend they are a big train, then he walks away and the dog thinks he has a new bed. Once I get around to picking them all up, the whole process starts over again, sometimes involving houses made with couch cushions. Oh... life with little ones under-toe.