For a long time, I've thought I'd love to add a printer's tray to my display. Used to be that I'd see them all the time when I went to antique places, but I couldn't figure out how to fit them into my display style, especially the big trays I was seeing. When I finally figured out a way to make them work in my display setup, for the life of me I couldn't find any. Despite haunting the antique malls where I'd seen them in the past, there just weren't any for sale.
Coulda bought them when I found them - they weren't outrageously expensive when I saw them. Shoulda bought them, because, hey, there they were, begging to go home with me. Woulda bought them if I'd just trusted that the inspiration for how to use them would come to me.
My dilemma was resolved this past weekend. Look what came home with me!
It's 10 1/2" x 17". My vision is that rings will go in the smallest spaces, and pendants or pins will go it the others.
But first, I have to get it cleaned up a little bit (any suggestions other than Endust and lots of dust rags? Maybe Murphy's Oil Soap?) and get some hooks put in....
The hunt may continue for more trays, but at least I've bagged my first one!