Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Slim pickins




I still swing by the local thrift shops as often as time allows. I don't find near as many amazing things as I used to. That makes it extra exciting when I do stumble upon a prize I suppose. I love, love, love spatterware enamelware. I don't ever find it at thrift stores though. In fact, my husband found this bowl at an antique shop for a very fair price.  The vintage, toy toolbox is super cute and I may use it in my greenhouses to corral supplies. I made the quilted mat inside the black tray and now use it to keep television remotes. The white enamelware tray? See the little pour spout on the front left corner? I believe trays like this were used in darkrooms back in the day. I think it looks like a conversation bubble used in cartoons. I'm thinking of hanging it on a wall with a bunch of magnetic letters. An interactive selfie station. Mostly I imagine putting my dog in front of it with the speech bubble above her head. Imagine all the funny things she would say!

-dana

6 comments:

Wanda H said...

Laughing myself silly at your 'speech bubble" I love it!!

Shasta Matova said...

I think thrift stores don't have good stuff anymore because they sell that online, in an attempt to get better prices. Love the speech bubble concept!

Megan said...

Love the speech bubble idea! :)

AnnieO said...

Beautiful mat in the speckle ware. The thought bubble is a genius idea.

Kate Bowie said...

What a beautiful collection of finds. And I do love the speech bubble idea... Humor and beauty, and all recycled ! And carrying a bit of someone else's past? Fantastic.

Jo said...

I love, love, love the idea of turning that dish into a speech bubble for the dog :)