8.27.2005

Another thrift store Saturday

With Philip gone I have way too much time on my hands. At first it was nice because I could get some stuff done around the house, but now I am starting to get bored. I woke up way to early this morning and I went to the coffee shop, which was totally deserted if that give you an idea of how early it was. I sat there reading the newspaper trying to decide how to pass the day. I decided to got on a thrift store run, but in Norfolk this time. I started at Thrift City which had lots of cool stuff, but nothing that I really wanted to buy. I left with a plastic pot drainer from the 70's. Next up was the CHKD thrift about .5 miles from Thrift City. I usually skip that one since I've never made a score there, but today I decided to stop. I started with the vintage cookbook and I did find an old grilling cookbook from the early 60's that I grabbed, nothing really special. Then I saw it! In the country wood and knick Knacks section there were these weird tiki snack platters and some other assorted weirdness. The platters all had these weird bumps on the bottoms and holes in the centers so I figured they all fit together, but I couldn't seem to make it work. Then i realized that what I thought was a paper towel holder was actually the key piece in this puzzle. I ends up that all of the random-looking pieces on the shelf fit together to make this....

tiki platterYou are looking at my new three-tiered tiki snack server. Each layer rotates and the pineapple on top actually has little holes for toothpicks or satay sticks, presumably with little pineapple pieces. The bottom layer has four little wooden dishes for holding your favorite tiki snacks and there are carvings around the circumference of each layer. This is not only the score of the day, but the score of the year. Now I am excited about moving because it means that I can have a tiki housewarming party.

3 comments:

michelleknits said...

oh gosh (lovely...)

robyn said...

Doesn't it make you want to have a party?

michelleknits said...

YES! and it makes me want to come to Virginia to be at THE party! Ooh do take pictures of food in it when you do!