After we moved, I decided to make it a goal NOT to fill this house up. We have extra space, but that doesn't mean I need to go bonkers. Still, I couldn't help but pick up a couple of things when I went to check out the thrift stores here. Both are useful, honest!
I found this vintage nightstand/end table at a local consignment shop. A steal at $20! We were looking for a small table to put just inside the front entrance of the house, but everything I found was too big, too tall, or not really our style. This works perfectly.
It's so nice to have a place to put down our keys, mail, whatever happens to be in our hands when we enter the house and need to take our coats off. Like my raven in a witch hat? It's too cute to put away after Halloween. I'll probably keep it out until Thanksgiving.
Second is this retro stoneware crock I picked up for $3. This one was a tougher sell. I really liked it, but wasn't sure what it could be used for. I carried it around the store with me and thought about it (does anyone else do that?). Finally, I decided that it was coming home with me. Sure enough, I came up with a use. What could be inside?
Treats for Dottie! Normally her treats get shoved into a pantry or the laundry room. This is a much cuter way to have her treats close at hand. Now, when she hears the lid come off, she comes running (and yes, I had to give her a treat after I took this photo. We can't have a pouty dog)!