I've been frequenting the Goodwills lately because I'm on the look out for something for work, and when I was there today I found a few things I am super excited about!
I ModPodged a tray similar to this one when I was in college, and since then it was been used in several different places, holding several different things. Its currently on my kitchen counter, holding a bunch of my tea and coffee supplies. Recently though I realized I really wanted something else. For one thing it's bright blue and matches absolutely nothing in my kitchen, and secondly, it's become a bit too small. I looked for a vintage serving tray when I was at the estate sales and antique place in Lynchburg, and really hoped to find an awesome one at World Market with Amanda, but came up empty-handed at both places. But today I found this plain wooden one for $3.97. It's the right size and, because it's plain, has tons of potential! I'm thinking about painting the outside and inside of the frame a bright, cheery yellow, and then finding a kitchen-themed piece of scrapbook paper to ModPodge onto the bottom.
Something else I've been on the lookout for is a fun, quirky little dish to place on my nightstand or in my bathroom to put my ring and watch in when I take them off, and I found this little leaf dish for a whopping .97 cents! I'm thinking about painting it, like my friend Sherri did with this leaf tray she found at a thrift store also. You can read about that here.
This last find is what I'm most excited about! My brother-in-law Jonathan is a big San Francisco 49ers fan, so when I saw this 49ers chips and dip set for $3.97 I sent a picture of it to my sister. I wasn't necessarily thinking about getting it, it just made me think of them, and often if something reminds me of someone, I'll send them a picture of it. Anyways, Amanda must have been on her lunch break, because she responded immediately and asked me to get it. Once I got it home I turned it over and saw that it was made by Pfaltzgraff. I figured something like this, with a NFL team on it, was probably pretty expensive. I googled it and wasn't able to find an exact price, but they were selling sets just like it for $25 on ebay, and another site was selling the bowl alone for $21.99! So I totally lucked out on this one. Jonathan will love it, and I can't wait for him to get it!