I had a plan when we visited the thrift shop for the second time this week, but the shiny things distracted me.
First it was this little doggie. He either needs to live in the sewing room to hold patterns or maybe in the house to hold mail. One way or the other, I'll use him.
Then there was this!
A couple of years ago, I found a full size shopping cart at a barn sale for five bucks. And my husband was wonderful enough to load it into the back of our SUV. Now it lives in my barn, at least until I make a good space for it in the sewing room and convince the boys to maneuver it up the stairs for me.
This one is the perfect size to sit on a table top and fill with yarn or pretty fabric scraps. They had them at Craft Warehouse a few years back and I had to keep reminding myself that I didn't really need an adorable little shopping cart and that one was definitely not in the budget. At the thrift shop, for $2.99, the budget argument no longer applied.
This fella, as wonderful as he is, didn't come home with us. He appeared handmade and wriggled from side to side as he rolled. But I don't have kids the right age to appreciate pull toys.
I also don't have a place to put a table like this one. I keep seeing them and swooning, though. They're just neat.
This was labeled "Play Kitchen." It's not one yet, but it's the perfect candidate. I need a play kitchen even less than I need a wriggly alligator.