Friday, November 6, 2020

Computer Desk

 I walked over to the thrift store I volunteer at yesterday. They had this ladder desk shelf I wanted but I didn't have a way to get it home. I asked the manager if I could borrow one of the furniture carts. She said yes and I got the shelf home. However, when I went to return the cart, the wheel fell off and rolled into 1st Ave. I got the wheel back and couldn't fix it because the nut for the bolt was gone. I took the cart back and Alice was understanding. I did find the nut on my way back home so it must have fallen off when I was bringing the desk to my house. I returned the nut and hopefully they can get the wheel back on.

I've been searching online for this desk because I'm wondering what the bar on the back is for and if it is missing a shelf. I haven't had any luck. Any ideas? Also, I can't really figure out where my computer should sit. Right now it's on a glass shelf and there is another shelf that pulls out for the keyboard but it doesn't look quite right. What do you think?

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Human Floor Lamp

 Last week Wednesday I went to Goodwill and found this lamp that looked like a person. It was pretty cool but someone had cut the cord and the one hand was broken. I left him there.

I was talking to my husband about this lamp and he said he could rewire it. I went back Friday and got him. The cashier told me how they were going to throw it out but she convinced them to cut the cord and sell it, that someone could rewire it. I'm not sure why they cut the cord in the first place but Bill was able to rewire it.

I posted him to Weird Thrift Store Finds on FB and apparently he was sold at Spencer's. I got a lot of name suggestions from the comments but still haven't named him. What name would you choose? 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Discord: My Little Pony

 Yesterday, I went to Goodwill and found this weird creature. I didn't know who he was so I posted him to Weird Secondhand Finds that just need to be shared on Facebook. 

He is a villain from My Little Pony. His name is Discord. He causes chaos and can make it rain chocolate milk. Mine is missing his throne and his wings. My son also managed to break one of his horns.

Apparently, he has quite the following as my post got over 3.6K reactions and 1.4K comments.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Oil Rain Lamp

 I found this rain lamp on Facebook Marketplace last night. I asked if it was still available and it was. I have never seen an angel one before. The seller said it belonged to her mother. 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Ikea Keyhole Clock Cabinet

 I found this really cool clock cabinet at Goodwill yesterday. After looking online, it's from 1995. The inside has two shelves for storage.

Friday, October 2, 2020

R.I.P. Jackson

 Our dear kitty, Jackson passed away on Monday. Although I was allergic to the little furball, I miss him lots. He lived with our adult son for several years before coming to our house. Our son was not supposed to have him in his apartment. We had Jackson for almost a year.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Mika Werewolf Doll

 Yesterday, I was in Goodwill and spotted this doll in the Halloween shoes. It looked like someone had changed their mind and discarded her on the shelf. I'm not really a doll person, but I do like creepy, weird items.

At first, I thought she was a vampire because of the fangs so I posted her as such in Weird Secondhand Finds on Facebook. 

A few commentators said she looked like a werewolf and one found the artist who created her on etsy.

I messaged her, Soraya from AntiqueShopDolls to find out some background on this doll. She told me her name was Mika and she was the only werewolf girl she made. She is a fake Mui chan doll and was priced at 199 or 229. 

I'm still not sure how she found her way from Spain to my small town in Wisconsin, but for now she is being displayed in my shadow box.