What I didn't buy:
Who donates a whole rack of bowling balls? These would be an awesome art installation type feature if you had an enormous rec room. You could make a huge marble roll thing--like a gyrotron? those wire sculptures from the 70s...but huge, with bowling balls instead of marbles. If I didn't have children I'd be a famous artist, or just a famous crazy person, clearly. But I'm terribly busy doing whatever it is I do while they're at school. I guess I go thrifting, and blog.
What I did buy:
This fabulous mid-century magazine rack/ash tray. This styling lady was thrifting with her styling husband. Who gets a husband who will thrift? Lucky! She approved. I put it in the new bathroom, where it looks so groovy. The place where the ashes once were tapped now holds the soap. I haven't even revealed the new garage lounge/bathroom. Maybe next post.
I also bought:
Would you wear these shoes? If I had small feet (size 6, narrow) I would wear the ones on the left. They are so gorgeous that I bought them anyway, for $10. They still have the price sticker on the bottom--you can't quite read the numbers, but I looked them up: Chie Mihara shoes run between $300-$400. I knew they were pricey, but that took me by surprise. Sadly, none of my friends has feet quite that small. So there they are, all $350 retail's worth.
The ones on the right, I would not wear, myself, but they are brand new Salvatore Ferragamos. No wear whatsoever. They set me back $5. Some well-heeled (haha, sorry) country club lady never must have decided red wasn't her color. Or something. Size 11B. Make that a well heeled country club lady with rather large feet.
So I am dabbling in Ebay land. I have thought about this literally for years. I was intimidated: Ebay involves technology. It turns out to take about 8 minutes to do a simple listing. I have 3 bids on the brown shoes and one on the red ones. 5 days, 19 hours to go. I'll keep you posted.