Several people have given me the same advice for packing to move...eliminate, eliminate, eliminate.
I agree. I just think it's so much more fun to acquire stuff.
I bought this last month at a darling vintagy store in Redlands. I justified the purchase by calling it my "birthday present," although by then I'm pretty sure that excuse had run its course.
When I brought it home, Jack said something like, "Oh Kate! Wow!" (Which I've learned is what dutiful husbands say when they're thinking, "What on earth?")
It's a dress form. And I had to have it.
I understand Jack's confusion at the time (and, admit it, yours right now), as he was not yet able to catch the vision.
I didn't want the dress form, I explained to him. I needed the dress form. To store the girls' hairbows.