Usually when DH is on night shift we do not go anywhere. It's hard to get everyone out the door quietly. And after the first day or two, I am sleep deprived. But this week we had to go pick up a new 134 gallon cow water trough, which gave me an excuse to go somewhere else too.
There is an antique flea mall, between our little community and the next; literally in the middle of nowhere. I had passed it many times, but never stopped, so today was the day. I am no longer using plastic to store food items in. So I added two blue ball jars for nuts, granola, etc. on my open shelves.
A few years ago, at a thrift store, I picked up a few black trays. I bet they have an official antique name, but I don't know it. I had a total of 4 metal trays, from 2 different thrift stores. Today I found 2 wooden ones.
It doesn't show up well in the picture, but this one is gorgeous on the blue wall!
The rectangle tray is quite large.
I don't have a plate hanger for it, so I put it on top of the dining room armoire.
I don't know if it will stay there, but I am so glad I found it=).
Usually when we run errands, I have a long list, and am trying to get back home by lunchtime.
It was nice to get out with nothing else to accomplish, and no time restraints.