I think Garner Dodson and I would have made fine friends.
Her advice on furnishing the new home:
"But in passing I want to remark that it [secondhand furniture] is an ideal hobby for mobile wives and mothers.
Not only can you save hundreds of dollars on your furniture, but you can also fill many an otherwise lonely day looking through secondhand shops and attending auctions for what you need."
--from Making The Most Of Every Move (p. 164) a vintage book I discovered at the library
We bought this armoire from a friend for $100. I don't have a place to put the TV and stereo equipment in the new house, and the living room needs something tall for interest.
My husband thinks it looks too knotty, so I plan to paint or stain it before we move!