While I was waiting for my son to get done with his homeschool co-op classes, I had some time to kill the other day, so I ran into a little thrift store. I’ve been really good about resisting the urge to bring new things home until I work through all the things already in my workshop, but I spotted this little vintage style wire basket for $1, and I couldn’t pass it up.
I decided to practice the photography skills I learned about earlier in the week, getting the blurry bokeh effect, so I filled the wire basket with some pretty gala apples, and propped a few vintage metal graders in the background. It’s amazing how the apples really “pop” in the photo, and become the focal point when the background is a little blurry – especially where the light reflects on them.
This wall near my kitchen window, has been an ever-changing display. First, I had the vintage crate cupboard hanging there, then, I hung my Milk & Cream towel bar shelf, but I had both items listed in my shop, and inevitably, they both sold quickly, and I ended up with a big blank space. Even though it seems to be good luck hanging things there, in terms of selling them, I decided I’d rather hang 2 of my pretty ironstone platters, so I wouldn’t have to keep trying to figure out what to hang next.
I love the pretty scalloped border on the platters, and I’d love to find more of them at a reasonable price, so I’m keeping my eye out for them. Are there any pieces you are especially hoping to find on your thrifting jaunts?