It's funny how a little "shopping" next door at my parents will always yield a treasure or two.
Look at this wonderful tole tray that belonged to my grandmother. I am SO loving blue these days.
My mom had given me this brass-plated tin platter a while ago and I put it in the storage. Then, while watching an episode of "I Love Lucy" I noticed she had one in her Connecticut home on the mantle. Hmm. I remembered I had this one so I pulled it out. These were made in England so it does fit the English cottage style I have fallen into, but not sure where or how I will use it yet.
I found the measuring tape in the guest house. I can only assume my grandfather dropped it there when they were dismantling the old house around 1960. The colander and the other tin piece were in my parent's basement.
Finally, a trip to the Goodwill yielded this amber lamp for $5. It has a night light in the middle part, but not sure I will keep that when I rewire it. I love it! I'm thinking 1970s. Not sure what form it will take after I take it apart for rewiring, but I can't wait to do something with it.
Today I will be cleaning, and also finishing a little painting with the gray paint I showed you last week. Happy that now I have found what to use on those glaring white french doors:-)