Saturday, December 8, 2012

Antique Receipt Holder Up Cycle

I spied this at an antique market.
I knew right away that I wanted it, but I just couldn't think
what I would do with it. So, I walked away.
Needless to say as soon as I got home I had a plan.
This was a mistake because I don't live close to the market.
My Daughter however. Does. So I begged her to go back and
see if it was still there. She was very busy and the weeks
went on finally I gave up on being able to buy this piece.
Thanks Giving rolled around and she surprised me with it.
It was dirty and bedraggled when we brought it in,
but I loved it. I am still a little beside myself
with awe. There are enough plates for me to do
several decorative layout type plates.
This is the bottom plate and looks very pretty
even when it is closed. The drawer still held
a few interesting bits and bobs. Ink bottle
a few nibs. A well used date stamp.
For now, I have stamped most of my loose
stamps and started an organizational prompt.
This way, I can quickly flip through the
separated by theme images,
see at a glance who the manufacturer is
and then go to the storage place {written on each}
I plan to move on to photos and events. It has the
capacity to hold hundreds upon hundreds of photos.
It is the latest addition to my 'Happy Place'



Micupoftea~ said...

Wow! What a find, Pam! SO glad your daughter was able to pick it up for you. Clever girl, you are- Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Vicki said...

I'm in love with this Pam. Enjoy it. It is a great find.

Rita Barakat said...

Very cool find! Love it!