In particular, there was an interesting piece that was a hand carved shelf that was very rough looking. Some other termite customer had given it to him on a previous job. My first thought was that it reminded me of Hobo art. I made a comment about the unusual piece. Next thing I know, he offers to give me the piece for free.
I wish that I had taken a picture of it back then. The back of the shelf had hand carved birds and a bunny in it. It was absolutely charming. It must have laid in water because it was water stained. After some sanding, I primed and painted the piece. I had envisioned my smaller pieces of blue and white china pieces lining this shelf even before I painted it.
There was a precious dutch couple that I had purchased when I was in Holland. A pair of dutch shoes, a tea cup and saucer, a platter and lid and a miniature white and blue water pitcher, and a nest with eggs completes the arrangement.
This piece I bought on a Sister's Weekend in Atchison, Kansas at Nell Hill's.
It fits perfectly in the upstairs bathroom complimented by a Home Goods blue toile shower curtain.
I smile every time I walk into this bathroom. What a story about the 'junk in the trunk'!