Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Did I say TWO?

Yes I found TWO fabulous items at New Visions last week. It’s a huge building but the two things I bought were about 3 feet apart.

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I just looked at this quickly as I walked by. I wasn’t sure about the price. It seemed too low so I bought the cradle and went back another day to inquire on this.

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But yes, it’s a printer’s tray/drawer. And it was marked $19. Oh my! I was thrilled!

I’ll take it back to Florida and probably put shells in it. I think I’ll put it on my coffee table but I’ve looked on Pinterest and a lot of people hang them on the wall. (and I’ll take better photos of it! lol)

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It sure is fun to find some neat and interesting things while we’re here.

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I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE!

Have you seen these printer’s trays?

Have you found anything special lately?

39 comments:

Laurie M said...

oooo, I love that tray!! I have found something pretty special,

Shug said...

A great find!! So many possibilities with a piece like this....glad you got it.

ann said...

I love the printers trsys/ I have one in my guest room that i took down from the kitchen after when I painted. It holds all of my little treasures that I collected years ago. I have enought minis to start a new one. You will have so much fun filling it.

Arlene Grimm said...

I have always wanted a printers box to put some of my tiny treasures in Diane. Great find!!

Stacey said...

What are you going to put in your printer's tray? I've seen the neatest collections in them.

Susie said...

I have seen these for years in magazine and decorating...but never where I could buy one. That is a steal/deal. I can't wait to see all your favorite shells in it. Your husband might think about getting a u-haul , by the time you head back to Florida. LOL Hope you have a fun day. xoxo,Susie

TexWisGirl said...

wow. GREAT find!!

Diane said...

Yes, I have one-- love it. It's hanging on a wall. My dad had a bunch of these back in the 50s-- he got rid of them in the 60s when he got married. If we only knew! Enjoy yours!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow, I love that printers tray! It will be wonderful with shells in it! That was really a great find!
hugs,
Linda

Art and Sand said...

I love your printer's tray. I had a reproduction tray that wasn't very well made and it broke. I wouldn't mind another one and I too would fill it with shells.

Vee said...

That is quite the find at quite a great price! Can't wait to see it once it's decked out.

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

You are the Queen of awesome findings.
Hugs!
Arlette

Karen Ann said...

great find! And I have been trying -not- to collect "stuff" lately..lol, but every now and then something grabs my attention.

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

You are the Queen of awesome findings. I'm sure those shells are going to feel totally at home in this fantastic drawer. They might even dream that they are printing stamps.
Hugs,
Arlette

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I remember seeing these many years ago when they were all the rage. Great find! You can keep all kinds of small collectibles in it. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That's perfect! It looks almost like the one I found a couple weeks ago. I stained mine and I'm trying to decide if I want to hang it on the wall or go to the trouble of making a table out of it. Great find Diane. xo

Debby Ray said...

Diane, I have always loved these printers trays. I actually worked for a weekly newspper (my first job) who still did that old timey printing and they actually used these! I think I would hang it on the wall too. Let us know what you did with it when you get back!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Great find! I have a couple of those and mine are hanging on the wall. They are wonderful for storing little things in.

Danielle

Trisha said...

What a great find! All those ideas seem wonderful!

~Trisha

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your printer box tray. I have one hanging on my wall in the living room with little miniatures in it.
hugs,
~Cindy

Kathy said...

I've always wanted one of those trays. Nice find!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh yes, I've seen printers trays. In museums. Lucky you, Diane. Great find! The other thing I like are the little sets of drawers that old dentists offices had.

Musings from Kim K. said...

That's an amazing price for a printer's tray. I NEVER see them that low. This is perfect for your shell collections.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, you found a treasure!! I have one just like it and hung mine on the wall of my sewing room to display my thimble collection. It works great for that and holds many thimble treasures.
Have fun with your new tray!!
Hugs

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, what a find! I think it's going to be perfect for displaying your shell collection. I wonder if you could use it as a table top and add a piece of glass? Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

You certainly have an eye for beauty! I'll love to see the finished product.

Linda Walker said...

That is a great find and a neat piece! I can already picture it full of your shells! You always find such treasures!
I want to go shopping with you!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Red Rose Alley said...

That is such a cool piece that you found, Diane. It would be nice for miniature things, and maybe brooches, and Oh Yes, seashells, like you mentioned. Please show us what you decide to do with it. I'm so curious.

love,
~Sheri

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great find, can't wait to see what you do with it...
Blessings,
Cindy

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your printers drawer, its a great find!! I have one hanging on in my living room on the wall displaying lots of pretty vintage brooches :) It's perfect with all those little compartments!! Enjoy the rest of the week!! xo Holly

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You use to see them around a lot in the 80's, but not so much anymore!! that printers drawer is wonderful!! Congrats!!

Mary Cromer said...

What a great find and I look forward to seeing it after you do your thing with it~

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hi Diane,

Love your old printers trays.. they are difficult to come by.
I had a friend who collected them in S.A and she used one of them for thimbles.
shells will look great.. little stones of different shapes. glass.. so much you can do.
Can't wait to see them when you have them hung up or on your table..
Happy week Diane..
val xxxx

Trace4J said...

Wonderful find and price.
Oh happy day.
Woolie Hugs

Incipient Wings said...

Great find Diane!
It's going to look amazing in your home:)

bj said...

Awesome price for this tray. I had one years ago and I hung mine

Sam I Am...... said...

I used to have one of those...not that big though. They're nice for little items to be displayed as they can easily get lost among bigger things. Great idea about the shells and maybe your sea glass? Great find!

Marcia Pilar said...

Absolutely LOVE that tray, Diane. What a great find. I'm looking for something similar to display some of our shells too.
Enjoy!

Becca said...

I love printer trays! I keep all kinds of bits and bobs in my for mixed media art/sewing.