The Early Bird Catches the Worm (or a Silver Tray)
Last week I was running early for my nail appointment so, to kill a little time, I made a stop in the Salvation Army thrift store across the street from the nail salon.
When I spotted this tray I think I gasped out loud because, for at least a year, I have been looking for a large rectangle shaped silver tray to use on my coffee table.
I almost never see silver trays in the thrift stores but on the rare occasions when I have come across one at Goodwill, they usually aren’t in very good condition, plus they were priced between $18.00 and $22.00, which was more than really I wanted to spend.
This one is big, ornate… and heavy. The thing weighs SIX pounds! Yes, I actually weighed it when I got it home.
And it was just FIVE bucks!
Ooooo baby! Being an early bird really paid off!
After a couple hours of polishing, I could see that some of the silver has worn off in a few areas but overall, it’s in pretty good condition.
Good enough for me.
I’m quite pleased with my thrifty $5.00 silver tray and the coffee table vignette I created with it so I’m linking up to these parties :
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 44 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 35.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.