This morning started out just like every other Monday morning. Pancakes with chocolate chips, “brush your teeth and hair!”, and “Oh, Mommy! I need to tell you something!” This something was “I left my (3) library books at Grama and Grandad’s house.” It wasn’t in my plans to drive the 45+ miles to go get them, but what can you do? Fortunately, I have an awesome father-in-law, who met me halfway, so I didn’t have make the entire drive. While I was sitting in the Wendy’s parking lot, waiting for him to arrive, I remembered a thrift store a few blocks down. I hardly ever get there, but there is always something I can’t live without.
I was in the mood to craft, but not ready to take on a huge project, like my bathroom makeover. I perused the junk aisle, as my sister and I affectionately call it, and found several things I can work into the new cottage style I’m going for.
When I finally made it back home, I took the plate, the bowl and the bud vase, washed and bleached them, and permanently fused them together with epoxy. (I have a new found love for epoxy, and all its bonding magic.) This is what I came up with…
I also found a white ceramic container. It probably was the insert to a small crock pot, but I’m really not sure. I loved that it was big, and white, and cottage-y, but wasn’t sure what to do with it. It could possibly be a planter, or something to hold fruit or after school snacks. One of my favorite Chirstmas presents was all new kitchen utensils. They were too jumbled in the container I had them in; so, for now, it is being used to store utensils.
I also found this cute apple-shaped bowl. Perfect for after school snacks.