MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, August 29, 2014

On a quest

Today DH and I took what we fondly refer to as a 'sanity day' and headed off to do some thrifting.  I was hoping to find some old tarnished silver pieces that I could use in my studio to store things like pencils and such.  I lucked out and found one piece that I loved...

As you can see, it's already been pressed into service!

I saw a few other pieces but they were too small to be of any use.  The search will continue.

Today the quote is from Mark Twain  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover." 

5 comments:

Mosaic Magpie said...

A great way to use a piece of silver that would be hidden in a cabinet and unused. Using such a piece adds a touch of elegance and history. Reuse and repurpose!!!
xo,
Deb

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh I love that - it's a beautiful piece!!! I'm always on the look out for such things too MA - great minds!
hugs
Shane

Boud said...

It's so good to have a thing to search for. Makes thrifting and fleamarketing so much fun. well, it's fun anyway, but more so!

liniecat said...

I love finding and reusing pots n jugs like this too.
Obviously you've time to spare for polishing silver then lol

karen said...

very posh pencil pot!!