Monday, January 25, 2010

Retro Metal Coffee Trays from the 60's turned Magnetic Message Board

A week ago Saturday while my husband was in Florida, my son and I took advantage of a beautiful Saturday morning and went to the weekly Flea Market at our states' fair grounds.  I hadn't been there for a good long time, at least eight to ten months so I was very excited to check it out again.

Once I got Ethan set up with a bag of kettle corn and a fresh squeezed lemonade I was ready to hit the booths for treasures.  It was fun to look at a lot of old things that Ethan had never seen before and explain what they used to be used for.

I found a vendor who sells new kitchen equipment, kind of like a Crate and Barrel without being fancy and he carries more obscure things.  I purchased a yellow mustard holder, the one you would see in a cafe because we buy our mustard in these huge 2 quart containers from Sam's, a scoop for all those mixes I made a few blogs ago and a flat wedge scrapper for cleaning dishes since mine disappeared somewhere into never, never land.

I also purchased a lovely lavender Pashmina scarf from a guy who had a boxful at $10 each or 3 for $25.

Finally out among the more traditional type of flea market vendors I found these two amazing trays.  I think they are from the 1960's.

So after taking them home and cleaning them up...

I attached a tooth hanger onto the back with super glue...

...and made these two retro magnetic message boards.  Perfect for a kitchen, sun room, office, porch, wherever.

I then listed them on my Etsy Shop.  You'll notice my Etsy name is Hippie Chick2, so don't freak out if you see that, you're at the right place.

Would love to hear what you think about them.

And don't forget to check out the dishes in the blog below and vote for your favorites at the top of the page.

LOL, Jamie

1 comment:

  1. OMG! What a fabulous idea, and functional, too! And thanks so much for stopping by Theta Mom! Look forward to blogging and tweeting with you. :)


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