posted by on 2011.02.23, under Accessorizing, Shopping Guide

If you’re anywhere near Palm Springs, California, then you know all about the wonders of The Alley. It’s like an entire store devoted to the back of T.J. Maxx – those few aisles of home goods where you know you can always find a diamond in the rough.

There aren’t enough retro piggy banks priced at $4.99 in the world. It seems like they all exist in The Alley. Or, try a duck bank for the same price.

Retro Piggy Banks, $4.99

These fancy antique classics scream “rich genius,” but really they’re storage boxes in disguise. $14.99-$25.99 each.

"Antique" Books, $14.99-$25.99 each

Display your literary collection with these darling bulldog statue bookends.

Bulldog Statue Bookends, $21.99

With pottery priced to move, you can afford to display a handful of them on that lonely dresser of yours.

Pottery, $4.99

This jumbo red melamine tray will accommodate several martinis.

Melaimine Serving Tray, $16.99

Anything covered in wood grain brings me back to the 70’s, and that’s a good thing. Get your wood grain fix with this tray.

Wood Grain tray, $19.99



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