On a recent trip through Putnam, Connecticut, a quaint town full of antique shops, Rick and I wandered dusty aisles in search of what . . . we knew not.
We were about to leave when I spotted an old (perhaps late 1800's) crystal inkwell. Looked to be a petite ladies possession, delicate yet heavy. (Can that even be?)
It was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but Rick bargained the bargainer into a palatable arrangement. Lovely!
As he was paying the gentleman, I spotted this treasure . . . an old silver-plated tea tray, 13 x 21 inches, badly worn, but begging for a chance to find a new home. For $5, I knew I had to "rescue" it!
The center of the tray was a mess, not something I wanted to put out on the dinner table right away. But its stained center offered memories of delightful patterned melodies. I knew we could easily bring it back to life, make it sing again!
After about an hour with a Sakura® IDenti™Pen, it became our newest treasure.
I think it will wear pretty well without a finish over it. We'll see. And I think I prefer the idea that in a few years, I might do a different design on it.
What do you think??
AND. . .
What interesting things have you tangled lately?
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Life is good.
Maria (and Rick) . . . and Bijou, too!
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