On today’s beautifully sunny bank holiday, the twins and I headed off to a local car boot sale. It’s not something I’ve done with kids in tow before, and though for most of the trip I was preoccupied with spotting toy bargains the twins might want to spend their £1 spending money on, something caught my eye just as we were leaving. A vintage printer’s tray, in very good condition, and at £5 I snapped it up, despite not having a place or purpose in mind for it.
I love it. I’ve always had a thing for junk shop jaunts, but since our move out of London and with two toddlers in tow and free time at an all-time low it’s an activity that happens so rarely I can’t even remember my last shopping trip.
So now I possess a vintage printer’s tray which I know I want to hang on the wall, but beyond that I’m undecided. A quick visit to Pinterest for inspiration yielded some great results, from practically-minded jewellery storage (I don’t own/use enough jewellery to justify this), to leaving it completely bare on the wall. I remember my granny had something similar which she used to store her thimble collection. Is it time to start a thimble collection of my very own?
My big decisions to ponder upon are:
What do you think I should do with it?