Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What is this FOR?

I bought this because I ‘needed’ it!

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But what is it’s original purpose, do you think?

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Every tray or container I buy….

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I wonder how many seashells it will hold!

I’m joining Coastal Charm for

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday.

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Do YOU know what it is?

35 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I would use it to organize my cosmetics on my vanity! VERY pretty tray.

xo,
RJ

Vee said...

It lends itself to seashells very nicely...I have no idea what it really is...a candy dish? A jewelry organizer? A desk organizer? Hmmmm...someone will know!

Crafty in the Med said...

Hi


It looks like a nuts dish.....something like what you'd get at Christmas. I think they are filled with a varied selection of nuts and dates for people to help themselves. However the seashells look lovely and it would look great in a bathroom!


keep well

Amanda :-)

Leave It To Davis said...

I would glue those in and hang it on the wall like a little shelf.

Jeanne said...

My first thought was fill it with threads and yarn.

Diane said...

I agree with all the comments so far! My first thought was vanity tray then I thought maybe a wall shelf?? Guess it's up to you. I do like the shells in there! Pretty!

ann said...

Love the vintage books in the previous post. As for the basket, haven't got a clue, but it holds the shells nicely.

NanaDiana said...

Diane- I'm sure THAT's what it was meant for- sorting seashells! lol Not sure WHAT it was intended for. I wonder if it came as part of a package for a gift-with things like soaps, etc., in it? Whatever it is- it's cute! xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

I am not sure what it is for - but I can tell you it is beautiful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love it filled with shells! I would say it originally held some sort of food products in a gift pack. I think it's a really useful item. I love baskets and organizing!

hugs,
Linda

Linda Walker said...

Maybe it held nuts or a dried fruit assortment....whatever the case, your shells have called it home now! and rightly so! Love it!
Linda
Sew what!

Musings from Kim K. said...

It's definitely a great container for organizing things. Your shells are the perfect touch.

TexWisGirl said...

that is really, really cute!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think it's perfect for your sea shells. I agree that it was once used for holding nuts, probably a gift pack basket.

Jill said...

I think the possibilities are endless - it's a cute little tray!

Karen said...

I bet it was packed with things like candies, chocolates, nuts, etc.. with a liner, ofcourse.. from one of those baskets, like from Harry and David, etc.

Dear Emmeline said...

Well I think you've proved this tray was/is meant for holding seashells! It's a very neat piece!

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mail4rosey said...

I don't, but I'm curious to find out. :)

I like it with shells, it's pretty and protects them too.

20 North Ora said...

I'm sure it's a sea shell holder!!

Judy

Marivel said...

Hi..!!That is perfect for my beads.
Hugs

Barbara F. said...

I had one just like it, it came filled with different nuts and candies, and that is what I used it for when entertaining. xo

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I used to work for a gift basket company and it looks like it might have held cheeses, crackers, sausages - that kind of thing. Like a Hickory Farms gift basket. I would put shells in it too! xo

Olive said...

Maybe it was filled with dried fruit? shells are better!

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Hmmmm, not a clue. Maybe it was meant for your seashells :)

Incipient Wings said...

no..i dont know...maybe chips and salsa?
your shells look fab there though...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yep..I agree with some of the above. I think it was used for displaying nuts and dates, etc and then wrapped in colored cellophane, or clear. I have one like it in a darker hue. I think yours is perfect for displaying your seashells. Perfect use!!
YOU BE SOOO SMART, Diane!! :):)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Neat!! So many things you can do with this!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

You have such an awesome collection of beautiful shells!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Whatever it was originally used for, it is perfect for your shells!

Helen Philipps said...

I don't know what it was for originally, but it looks perfect now holding those beautiful sea shells!
Helen x

Trace4J said...

I see Buttons..hehe But your shells are perfect.
Woolie Hugs

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Im a little behind on yesterdays posts.. It's possible it was a chip and dip holder. It is pretty though with the shells in it :)

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

I love what the seashells did to that basket. They added the perfect touch. I am not certain what I think it's prior use was?? I cannot figure it out! Oh well.

Donna said...

I've seen it used for assortment of nuts in their shell. The pick, cracker, and empty shells get tossed in the middle.