Jun 10, 2016

A tray for smalls

Greetings folks.  Went to the mall's antique store today and came home with a divided wood tray from either a chest or tool box.  I've bought these before and most all from tool boxes are grimy and greasy.  This cleaned up easily, mostly just dust.
 
I wanted to get some of the mini samplers out of the bowls so I can see the entire piece which was the reason for the purchase.  Turning it to vertical changes the size of the smalls that I can use.  I like this better and will hang it between the door frames of two closets. 
Or...
Polyurethane the inside, drill a few small holes, run a wire through across the front.  Hang in the bath with extra rolled cloths, soaps, and lotions. 
Well I can see this will become another piece that hangs around because I can't decide where it's going or what it will be.  Just add it to the pile.
 
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22 comments:

CathieJ said...

It sounds like you originally bought this for your smalls so that is what you should use it for. I like the idea of hanging between two doors. Your smalls look really good in it.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
What a great find!!! Just perfect for all of your small pincushion pillows!!! It will look lovely however you use it! You don't give yourself enough credit for your ingenuity and I know you are probably working on it right now!!!!
Can't wait to see where it ends up living!!!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Margaret said...

OMG, you are so clever! I would never think to use such a thing for display like that. It's wonderful!

Monica said...

That is a really great idea! I now have to start looking for something like that when I'm at the antique shops.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love, love, love it!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Truus said...

What a great idea to use this for display your small samplers! I do like the vertical way -it looks great.
I wonder what you will do.
Have a wonderful weekend
Greetings Truus from Holland

KimM said...

Great treasure!
xxx

The Eveningstitcher said...

Oh I love that, Marley! What a cool idea. I have one divided shelf that I think was a cash register drawer....I'm going to have to try it! Have a great day!

Ellen said...

Love your tray display idea. You are so clever!

Vickie said...

Awesome! Display, display!

Marie Phelps said...

Wow, love the way you use it to display your work. Can you post where some of your small alphabet patterns can be found? thanks,

Melody said...

What a great piece! I love how your small pieces look on display in this!! Congrats on the great find.

Barb said...

What a wonderful way to display the smalls. You are so creative with the way you display stitching.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Great idea...

Susan said...

A very cute way to display your very cute smalls!

kelley said...

gorgeous old piece...love the horizontal view...

Just me said...

What a great idea, very nice!

Kristen said...

I love it. You're so creative, Marly.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful idea!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Darn it that is a great idea!!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

oooh I like it horizontal ~ maybe above a doorway?
wherever it rests, will be perfect :)
L

Kurt Schindler said...

Go either horizontally or vertically but don't let it sit there. Too nice for that.

Charlotte

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