Friday, December 28, 2007

Tole Tray

Just wanted to show you the tole Christmas tray I got at the thrift store on the Friday before Christmas. It's probably not the fabulously beautiful and wonderful bargain you all were expecting after my somewhat impassioned ode to my thrift store yesterday, but who could pass this up at 75% off? Besides, I think it's kind of cute and funky. They had it priced at $90. (yikes!) but with the discount, it was $23. -- still way more than I normally spend at the thrift store, but something about it just called out to me.

Just a little Christmas present for me, from me.

I had actually picked it up and put it back down when I was in the store, but I later called to tell my dear friend, Robin, about the sale, and thought better of it. She was kind enough to pick it up for me when she went to shop.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. After a few days off, I'm slowly starting to get back to blogging. I got a new camera for Christmas, so as soon as I get the hang of using it, I will hopefully have some great new pictures for you. I feel strangely bereft of subjects without Christmas to blog about, but I'm sure inspiration will strike at some point...
And don't forget -- if you haven't already done so, please take a moment to leave a comment on my December 22nd post, to enter the giveaway. I will draw a winning name tomorrow morning. I'm starting to get excited to see who the winner will be!


  1. Mary,
    Enjoy your new tray. If it makes you smile than it is worth it. Janie

  2. I think the tray is adorable! SO unusual too, I have never seen another like it and its always nice to have something a little different:>) You are going to have such a good time blogging with a new camera too. I use my digital all the time, dont know what I would do without it!

  3. I love your little tray, Mary.
    I, too, got a new camera and I have to learn to use it looks like it will really be a good one.

  4. Mary,
    I love your new banner photo; it just sort of whispers winter in a hauntingly beautiful way. The sun is out here and makes everything, including the brown, gray snow that is left, look nice.


  5. What a precious tray. Adorable and yes, a smile producer!
    Enjoy that new camera!

    I LOVE your new is fun to change for the seasons and holidays.
    Much easier to redecorate my blog than the house...less expensive too! *laugh*
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Love and hugs,

  6. This is the cutest tole tray I think I have ever seen! Very unique and such a wonderful find for you. Oh, I love the plates that you mailed Cindy, too. You are a lovely lady with a big heart.

    Have a wonderful weekend and hoping that the New Year brings you lots of wonderful thrift store findings! :)


  7. It is a lovely great find. Congratulations too on your new camera.

  8. Mary,

    I couldn't wait to see it and what a great find indeed! :)


  9. The tray is nice and you needed it for your collection.

  10. Hi Mary! The tray is beautiful and it's always nice to treat one's self around the holidays! Goodness!! 111 comments on your giveaway.. better find a number generator online or you'll be writing numbers on little pieces of paper for ever!
    ♥ Abbie

  11. Love this tray, it really is pretty I can see why you couldn't pass it up .
    I would not have been able to either
    Kathie in NJ

  12. I love the tray!! I've never seen anything like that. Your new picture on your header is pretty :) I hope you have a Happy, Happy New Year in your little red house!


  13. Oh I like your banner, and the tray too! Have fun experimenting with your camera. Looking forward to more beautiful pictures!
    Wishing you the best in the new year!

  14. Nice thrift finds, Mary! And I know what you mean, I always find stuff for ME when I go out looking for presents. You did good! The tole tray is precious.

    Happy New Year!

  15. Totally darling tole tray but yikes at the price. Glad you got it on sale. I have to confess I went treasure hunting today although I should have been home cleaning up from Christmas but it's in my blood. I found a most unusual tole tray that was paint by numbers for a great price but I didn't buy it. Now I am thinking I need to go back tomorrow and get it. Should I or shouldn't I? That is the question. :)

  16. Well you know I'm a sucker for tole trays....I love it!!!

  17. Mary,
    The tole tray is darling, and definitely worth the price as a Christmas treat for you! It will be a beautiful addition to your treasures; and one that will give you much pleasure. Just divide that cost over the years you will enjoy it! Happy New Year!
    Carol H.

  18. Your new tray is lovely. It displays so well with other Holiday finds, too!

    I know its hard to blog without Christmas and its plethora of subjects, but I am looking forward to getting to know you in every season.

  19. A new camera for you, too? Wow! That makes four of us that I know. We should get together and have a class or two. I am so sick of reading the manual it's not even funny. I like your tole tray and I think that gifts like that to ourselves every now and then are just the order of the day.


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