Secondhand Surplus

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's still kind of hard to talk about...

I found this pretty Ben Seibel "Orb" bookend at the thrifts this week, and sadly it was all by itself. We searched high and low, and even asked an employee, who said there was a pair when they were put out. They were priced individually and at $1.29 a piece, it still kind of hurts my heart. When I told my husband how sad I was to miss out on the other one, he said imagine how sad the other guy would be to find out his new " catfish sinker" is an expensive bookend. We both had a good laugh, and then I got really sad again imagining a big hairy guy in cammo stand in the isle at the Salvation Army, yelling to his wife,"we're going juggin' tonight sweetie, found the weight we've been need'n"


  1. If the trauma ever gets too much for you, I'd gladly adopt your lonely bookend. I know it's a big sacrifice to make, but that's just the kind of guy I am.

    In all seriousness though, these things are pretty darn cool. Great find!

    1. Ha! This guy has already made its way to a new home!

  2. omg, that is so painful. well, hopefully it will find a new mate soon....

    nice job!