Finds of the Week: Already in the House!!

ScarlettAARGH…I swear if I ever get caught up with my piles of unlisted inventory (known as “death piles” to some), I’m NOT going to let myself fall behind again! I’m actually finding stuff I bought over a year (or more) ago and…still…haven’t…listed in my Etsy stores!

Crazy. Silly. Ridiculous. (And a lot of other adjectives.)

One of the things I unearthed–a tiny ceramic pot–I bought JUST four months ago at a church rummage sale. In retrospect I’m glad I didn’t immediately put this in my store because I wouldn’t have described it accurately. What I learned this summer at our local clay and glass festival is that the distinctive squiggle pattern on this was created by horse hair! And what I learned today is that the potter (Tom Vail Sr.) is Native American. It’s on my mantel now where I can appreciate it till it sells.

But my biggest piles are books and clothes. I love buying them, but find them tedious to list…but I did manage to list this jacket handmade from lace trim that my daughter modeled for me. Sweet, right?!
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Another fun find in my pile…these long supple black leather gloves bought at an estate sale sometime in 2015.

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They almost make me wish I lived in colder climate!

Oh gosh and this book…“Chihuly Over Venice” with splattered paint cover…a beauty I found in a thrift store sale that struck me as something so special. Alas it has sat for over a year in a stack of unappreciated books. Why??  Wish I could say!

Still have lots to plow through. So many piles. But in a way I am thankful. Lots of good things in these piles. And more than anything I want our house to be free of piles…and to have things move on to new homes. 🙂

How about you…any death piles haunting you??

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