Here are a few things that I have had to pass by as I've been shopping at thrift and antique stores, things I wanted to buy but couldn't.
First up, this pinball machine, not because I particularly love pinball, but because the machine is just gorgeous.
This claw machine was in the back yard of an antique store in a small Texas town. I couldn't help but think how awesome it would be for my kids to have their own claw machine to lose on over and over again, but then actually get to keep their wasted money.
I'm a total sucker for needlework framed as wall art.
Beautiful but kinda moldy.
Curse you, Goodwill auction! This was out of town, and I wasn't there on auction day.
And finally, here's my great white whale, the one that broke my heart:
But it was priced at ten dollars. TEN DOLLARS, you guys. For the mid-century cabinet of my dreams. (I say mid-century, though there was not date on it. I suppose it could be '70s or even '80s, but my definition of mid-century is pretty broad.)