I visit our local thrift shops fairly often. And lots of cute stuff finds it's way home with me. Like the tin child's ironing board. Do I need it? No. But I have this compulsion to buy things that I know nobody will love like I do.
Tell me you do that too?
Rescue things from the thrift shop that you know need saving?
Just this week I slammed on my brakes (don't worry. it was on a back country road) just as I passed the metal salvage yard because I saw the most adorable vintage 1950's kitchen stove. And it desperately needed rescuing. Upon inquiry I discovered it was already set aside for some other fortunate soul. The fact that the special-ness of the stove was recognized and saved for someone that would appreciate it gave me just about as much peace as if I'd taken it home myself. Almost.
The vintage toy ironing board and fruit printed glass pitcher recently came home with me. But I'm not keeping them both. Which do you think I'm keeping?