This old washboard appealed to me too.
Would you use this for your silk items? I don't think so! They put this in their suit case? Wow, life has changed. I also found this aluminum (I guess) little cocker spaniel. Looks like maybe it was originally for a mailbox. Mr. CH didn't remember ever seeing it, so I don't know where it came from.
The cast iron rooster is from Round Top.
In my MIL's house, the master bedroom had a laundry shoot that had been converted to a cabinet at one time. I was able to open the door of the cabinet, but not the upper hatch for the shoot. Mr. CH was finally able to pry it open for me one day, and I found lots, and lots of plastic flowers (I didn't keep those) and these cute little chickens. I am referring to the two little ones in front. The two chickens in back are from a consignment store.
Thanks for all of the well-wishes; I am feeling ever so much better. But now my fifteen-year-old says her throat hurts, so looks like I'll be taking another trip to the doctor tomorrow. She is performing in a play at school, so I had to work in an appointment between performances. Ah yes, the show must go on, I suppose.