A few weeks back I picked up a couple of things at my local thrift store.
This brown metal tray was one of them.
When I saw this cute tray I immediately picked it up and put it in my cart…. then I wheeled around for a while… took it out… picked it BACK up…
and then took it out again.
I’m trying REALLY hard to use what I already HAVE…and not buy more stuff (more on that later)
… unless I can use it RIGHT away!
And I KNEW I loved this tray… but I just couldn’t think where I was going to put it!
Then… as I was standing in the checkout line to get my little frames… a light bulb came on!
On the kitchen table!!!
So I turned my cart around… headed back to get it… and it was GONE!
Noooooooooooooooooooooo! (okay that’s dramatic, but I was bummed, to say the least)
So… I dragged my feet and my squeaky cart BACK up to the front of the store…
… when I saw “THE TRAY”
It was in ANOTHER lady’s CART!
Oooooo! No she DI’INT! lol jk.
TOTALLY my fault, right? How DUMB of me!
Anyway, I watched the lady as she unloaded all her things and payed for her purchases…
and MY tray! 🙁
But then… like a blessing from above…
HER CREDIT CARD DECLINED!
(ps. I’ve TOTALLY been there! It sucks!)
She didn’t have any other form of payment and then said to the checkout lady…
“eh, I didn’t NEED anything really, anyway” and walked out the door.
Me: (acting all innocent, like I just saw the tray for the first time)
“Um… can I buy that tray, if that woman isn’t?”
LOL LOL LOL.
I know… a crazy story for a $3.00 tray, right?
The moral of the story is… KEEP EVERYTHING YOU WANT or even MIGHT want… IN YOUR CART, when you are thrifting, RIGHT until you are ready to checkout!
Here’s what she looks like now.
Nothing extremely dramatic, just a little sprucing up.
Some white spray paint and some light distressing.
I think that the layering effect, with the pitcher and the contrast between the black table, just adds that little “pop” 🙂
Pretty cute for only about $4.00 (with spray paint)
What was I thinking EVER leaving her behind??? lol