Thursday, October 16, 2008

a little secret....



I wanted to show you a little treasure I found. It's a Pipe Rack. I don't know exactly why it struck me, but it just called to me...."buy me, you can love me....". I wish I knew its history, and where it came from. I wish I knew the Grandpa that perhaps used it. And I also wonder how I should use it. I can tell you that I don't even smoke a pipe so I don't need a storage rack on which to hold my collection! I can't decide whether to hang it as it is, and face the ridicule I know will come my way......"why did you hang THAT right there? Where in the world did it come from?"...he WILL ask. Or do I use my trusty little spray paint can, make it green or black and cover the little back with some terrific paper, maybe antique or distress it a little bit? What do you think?

Well, my little secret source (and I know it is a bit risky telling you about it, because it will drive up the traffic over there, and drive up the bidding wars over there, etc.) is shopgoodwill.com. There are some treasures to be had!!! The only thing you have to be careful about is the shipping charges. Some of the locations seem to be very reasonable, and use a good alternative for shipping prices. Others seem to use the MOST expensive source for shipping, and the deals are no longer deals. Yes, I know I can go to the Goodwill Stores myself...but sometimes I am a lazy thrifter,plus I can see thrift stores across the nation this way, without leaving my own home! Good and bad, you decide. But do at least check it out. I guess.

So let me know what you think I should do with my cute little pipe rack.......I'm still deciding!

6 comments:

duchess said...

What a great find.
My hubby smokes a pipe - he would love that.
Thanks for the website tip - I'm headed there right now.

Nancy said...

Paint it black! Thanks for the website info...I will check it out! Nancy

Heather said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have never heard of that website and will be heading there soon!

Liz said...

I would paint it (I know, cringe, but I paint everything). I might spray paint it a crisp white and put actual pipes in it. LOVE it like it is though.

Darlene said...

Could you display something else in it? Collectible spoons or something?

Cathy said...

I think I would paint it. What about adding cup hooks for keys and hanging it at the back door.