Old pop crates are really popular collectibles right now.
Because of that, finding them inexpensive is rare.
When I found this lovely yellow one for only $8 I snatched it up.
Many of them have partitions in them for the bottles,
but if you can find them without the partitions then they can be used for more things.
It’s nice to have something that is actually useful for something more than just being a kitschy collectible.
I use it as a tray of sorts to hold magazines or other coffee table items…
…and now that we are finally having some nice, warm summer weather in Oregon, what about using it as a tray to hold all of the essentials for dinner for two on the deck for the Hubs and I?
I’m lovin’ it!
My other Friday fav this week is this 1966 Better Homes and Gardens Cookies and Candies Cookbook.
My mother in law gave me hers when I got married, and it is well loved.
My girls baked many of the recipes it contains throughout their growing up years.
There are chocolate-y fingerprints and other smudges on the pages.
When I found a pristinely perfect copy of it on half off day at the Salvation Army I was so happy.
I thought it would make a perfect gift, a cookbook full of memories, for oldest daughter.
When I went to pay for it, the cashier said, “This one is on the house!”
Free! Now that’s a bargain!
Happy Friday everyone and have a blessed weekend!