Avon bestselling author Victoria Alexander: On to the doll houses!

Complete and preserved in plastic

Started and abandoned

And still in the box

There's the repository of dead computer whatsits: The Christmas closet (although I confess there are still a lot of Santa's lurking upstairs)

And the vintage mixer which I had planned to be the beginning of a collection of old kitchen utensils to decorate my kitchen but turned out to be not as cool as I thought.

There's lots more in my basement because I firmly believe the moment you throw something out, you'll need it. Now, of course, I have to ask: what's in your basement?