Thursday, August 14, 2008

YARDSALE CREATIONS

My first yardsale/thrift store creation from Saturday's find was an inspiration from Joys of Home post on August 6. I thought her "mint basket" was the most creative thing. When I found the little wooden box I wasn't quite sure just how I would use it, but I knew that I would think of something. Well, I don't know about you, but when I have company and it's not formal (which it rarely is) the meal is usually buffet style. I hate to just put the silverware on the counter, so this is my creation. Now I have a place for the silverware when there's a crowd at my house!I really didn't know what I would use the next little wooden 3 drawer cabinet for. It was small and it had no knobs. I still am not completely sure, but right now I am using it in my kitchen and I have my coupons in one drawer, my Box Tops for Education in another, and I know there'll be something in the other one soon. I have found that black paint does wonders!!

8 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Sue,
You are so creative! I read Joy's blog too...but didn't think of the silverware holder.
Great idea,
diane

nadia said...

hi sue! your blog is simply a bloggerific sensation! what a pleasant surprise to find you! :) i love the photos of all of your goodies and i love this idea of mason jars for silverware! hope you are well!

Tricia said...

I love it! Are those just pink jars left over from your tomato canning? You are the blogging queen! I saw Amy today! She looks GREAT!

Cathy said...

Hi Sue....It's funny....I keep my silverware in jars on my counter top all the time....but I don't have them in the cute little box.

My reason was......a mouse!

Being out in the country...the little field mice will some times get in the house. Well...one day after seeing they had been in my silverware drawer. I had to pour all the contents of the draw into the sink...then load them all up in the dishwasher. After a few times of doing this, (and yes we always caught the little vermin).....I started keeping the silverware in 3 jars on the counter.
Cathy

Picket said...

Love the idea of using the canning jars like that!!!! lol I have put sand in the bottom of some of my old mason jars and sit candles in them and ties raftia around them for Fall decorations on the counter when I set up a little snack..I'll habe to try this ..ohh...it would be great at our summer BBQ outside! lol Have a great day girl!

a day in the life of bella said...

That silverware holder is so pretty! I also did one of those JOYS OF HOME mint projects....haven't posted it on my blog yet because it's a gift, but will post it in about a week :)

Nice to meet you,
Bella

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Very cute idea! Gatherings at our house are NEVER formal! LOL!

Pajama Mama said...

WOW! I love the cutlery caddy idea! I even bought one but it's never worked well-its iron-like and all the pieces fall through the spaces...I am stealing this idea for my next buffet dinner party!

Thanks, and thanks for stopping by my blog! You're so encouraging!

-kristen