One day, Austin and I were in Salvation Army buying up ridiculous project pieces. On our way out, thanks to my Amazon-like stature, I spied this little box mixed amongst nonsense on top of a clothing rack. Then I looked inside, swiftly took it under my arm and practically ran from the store.
I can’t even tell you how detailed these little ceramic pieces are. They are so unique, and all the pieces are there and almost in mint condition (only one rook has a chip). They’re not designer pieces, but I love them all the same.
I’ve been trying to think what to do with them, and was leaning heavily towards selling them. Why? Because they’re hidden in a box, we don’t use them,and I can’t think of a nice way to display 32 tiny statues. Any ideas? Plus, I didn’t think there was a midcentury chess board that would match. At least I didn’t think so, until I was mindlessly perusing Pinterest this afternoon.
According to an auction website (found here), this is a Lane checker board storage ottoman. Now I have something new to look for. Sadly, the one on the site had already sold for $99, but hopefully there is another one out there…and in the Iowa area!