Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rosy cheeks

It's a little gray here today. A little cold. A little Winter precipitation on its way. And my cheeks are rosy. But not from the cold. I think it's coming from a little thrifting smile. Why?







That's why.
Another metal tray.
I love them so, so much.

And I love this one because it's not perfect. It's worn and scratched and when I brought it home this weekend it had icky rings where glasses had once sat. I like that sort of thing. It's fun to know that someone used and maybe loved it and it's really wonderful to me to run the water and fill the sink with suds and see a piece like this smile again.

17 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

Pretty!!!

glenda said...

What an enchanting tray...
I'm with you on the character of the piece, someone else loved it before...awesome...
It doesn't have to be perfect...
to be beautiful.
I'll be so happy to see garage sale signs again.
blessings,
glenda
{pop by and look at my new fella if you should have time} byeeee!!

Low Tide High Style said...

Love it! The colors are so cheerful and perfectly vintage!

Kat :)

just jill said...

so full of character!! love it!

Linda said...

Oh that is a wonderful tray! I love the flowers on it. Glad you saved it and gave it a new home.

Diva Kreszl said...

oh what a lovely chippy old tray...perfect! just the sort of thing I love!

Country Girl said...

Well it does have a lot of character, this pretty tray.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I thrifted just for a quick minute today, too and I found an old cafeteria plate, white ironstone...your find is much more adorable and in your sweet home, it will be welcomed by its cousins!

We're having unusually warm weather and a ton of sunshine this week, I'm so looking forward to spring, and this tray looks like spring!
xoxo
joni

Laurie at The Turner Farm said...

Great find. Love those old trays and the stories they could tell. Been busy and just catching up, read your post on your potting vessels too. I am longing for spring to and to get playing in the dirt. I'm loving those vessels you have.

Chrissykat said...

Found your blog today thru Country Girl's blog. Oh my...I'm gonna like it here! I started from the beginning & I'm 2 months in...we have a lot in common. I love cats, farmhouses, thrifting, the rain & last year I bought that very same vintage Christmas table cloth on ebay! Kindred spirits we are...

Chrissykat said...

p.s. oh, forgot...I will ride any roller-coaster on the planet! ;)

Theresa said...

OH MY, gorgeous! I can see why this made your cheeks rosy! Have a blessed day!

traci said...

so pretty. what are ya going to do with it? i have seen them made into magnet boards. i love that idea.

ChristineM said...

Love it! I know exactly what you mean about that "vintage, used" look! I also like to daydream about where an item came from, who might have used it...I just love the hostory of things!

Cozy Little House said...

You're such a thrifty, fun girl. I love your style!
Brenda

Rural Revival said...

What a treasure and great find! I love the detai of the roses..beautiful.

~Andrea~

Jackie said...

Love this post. The roses are so cheery!
Jackie