I have lots of things that I have bought on a whim for no good reason (as I am sure you all have too). Here are a number that were close to hand at the moment of photography.
These gloves (shown with my 4 year old's hand for reference) I have had for ages. I don't remember when it was (high school at least) but I do remember the extreme thrill of finding them. Because there are 5 pairs, I used to put one on each finger and arrange my hands just so and imagine that the picture would make a great album cover. I don't know for who and I am not much of a music person but the idea persisted for a long time.
I have a cooking friend who looked at this and said "oh, an egg poacher" and looked at me curiously as to why it was perched in my studio. I don't know, it is just a funny thing and I am not an egg poacher so keeping it in the kitchen wouldn't make sense.
Now of course, I need to be on the lookout for some egg cups so I can put my boiled egg cosies on some boiled eggs. (Then I would have three egg related things...and so, a collection that would necessitate a whole separate post!)
I just got this the other day at the Salvation Army--I am pretty sure the lady gave it to me for free. I am also pretty sure that it is not a detergent bottle cosy but it just had that shape and I do not have any dolls to fit this (or, actually, any dolls). The fabric is very stiff and the red is some kind of stiff, shiny, nylon tablecloth material. I did not take a picture of the back but it has a big zipper sewn in with white thread. It is hanging on my wall now--I had a small hanger. (of course I did--I have EVERYTHING!! ( Send for help!))