But you are probably wondering about the above-pictured chalkware cat. I did too--was it was meant to hold an ashtray or perhaps a beverage? The auctioneer enlightened us. It's for a goldfish bowl! That got my hand in the air, for it seems the embodiment of whimsy. I am tempted to keep it, though not certain I want to get into goldfish maintenance. I could put flowers in the bowl, but that just wouldn't be the same--it so obviously needs goldfish. Actually I would love to put it on the checkout desk in the store, but then I'd need to hire a goldfish babysitter, which isn't in the budget.
See my lovely hydrangea shrub in the background?
I also bought these child-size Adirondack seats.
And a box of doggie prints.
Some may be be original pencil or pen and ink drawings--I have to take a closer look.
This one is titled "Lost".
So what do you think? Should I buy a goldfish?