Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Furniture Find

My husband does not share my fondness of picking up used furniture. I can't say I blame him as I buy pieces with the intention of fixing them but I do not have the skill or the ambition to do so. Instead of complaining about the junk I bring home, he could be supportive and offer to help fix my treasures.

I found this bookshelf on Saturday. Since I walked over there, I wasn't able to bring it home right away. I asked Bill if he could pick it up for me Monday morning and he said he would. Of course, that never happened. Don't promise to do something if you have no intention of following through. I finally got it this afternoon after reminding him 3 times to pick it up.

I think at one time it had some doors or glass as the top shelf has grooves underneath and the bottom has them as well. The second shelf is also narrower than the top shelf. I think it would be sweet to add them back.

I found the drunk bum on Friday. The thrift store I went to, usually prices items like these high. I was surprised that he slipped pass them. He also plays music. I can't find anything like him listed on Ebay so if anyone has any information on him, let me know. He has a foil sticker on the bottom that says Fancy Doll.

If you see anything on my book shelf that you like, shoot me an email krzi1@yahoo.com


  1. I don't have any help on the drunk bum, but he sure is cool looking.

  2. My great-grandmother gave my little brother something similar to the drunk bum -- a mechanical bartender. (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=vintage+mechanical+bartender+-wind&LH_Sold=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&LH_Complete=1&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xvintage+mechanical+bartender+-wind+-tin&_nkw=vintage+mechanical+bartender+-wind+-tin&_sacat=0)