Posted by cyberpunkjunk
I’ve been looking and looking for some old vintage metal trays. I thought they would be cute with their inner sections painted in chalk paint. Cute to display around the home – handy for whatever the “Message Du Jour” is! Thing 1 and Thing 2 always have fun with things like these and there’s no telling what message someone might leave, tempted with a blank slate and piece of chalk!
The weekend garage sales hadn’t turned up anything. My search of the local thrift stores turned up a few items that were too much money and just really not what I was envisioning. I was really looking to pay no more than a $1.00 (or even less).
Are you familiar with “the Secret”? It’s a philosophy where you put a message out to the universe. Basically you manifest your desires. I’m familiar with the concept only. But I will tell you this, I do seem to have this gift! Need a new Cuisinart? I’ll find one, brand new at an estate sale for $25 complete with the extra blade set. What about a Barbecue for the rental house in Palm Springs? How’s $20 bucks sound, gently used with a filled propane tank to boot!
Yeah, lucky me. This is my gift in life – it couldn’t be something cool like winning lotteries or finding diamonds. But finding that certain something that I feel I need… it comes to me.
Sure enough, sooner than expected, someone moved out of one of the apartments where I lived. They left a bunch of kitchen goods, stacked neatly in a covered area next to the recycling. Three darling little vintage trays yelled out to me and caught my attention. They were not too big! Not too small. EXACTLY what I was envisioning!
Naturally, Thing 2 was the first to grab the chalk and leave her message!