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What would you do with this thingy?

Ever been walking through your favorite thrift store and bought something that you were in love with but had no idea what to do with it?

Angie at The Country Chic Cottage has the answer-err.. a way to find one!

Remember my post about finding a Goodwill? I found this fun little thing as well.
Ya, you guessed it, no idea what to do with it. But it is so pretty! So I turned to Angie and her awesome group of readers. So head on over to The Country Chic Cottage and offer up some of your awesome crafty ideas! I can't wait to see what everyone thinks I should do with it :)


  1. My mom has something that looks similar to that at her house. Her's is a stand that has a glass container with marbles and candles in it. If you could find some type of glass thing to fit in there, you could fill it with whatever matches your house...seashells, marbles, potpourri, candy, flower petals, etc.

    You could also find a round plate/platter about the same size (or a little bigger) and use it as a serving dish or decoration.

  2. I am going to agree with Robin... that is what I would do with it.

    We have missed you on the forum. Was beginning to think you abandoned us. I have been good, just busy. Hoping to do a little blogging today between the housework and other things.


  3. Thanks for the post! I am so glad you joined!! And when I was at lunch -- someone had TWO of these on their front porch with potted plants on top. I swear they looked just like this -- if I would have had my camera...

  4. Just incase you missed my response to your comment, thanks SO much for thinking of my napkins for your wedding guide!! I think that's a great idea, and wishing I had a guide like that when I got married! Looking forward to reading more of your frugal ideas!! :)


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