Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Me and Miss Thing

Hi Everyone!

I have some exciting news!  Wednesday, I am going to be the feature on this week's What Would You Do With It Wednesday, over at The Country Chic Cottage!  I was totally excited! First, because it is my first feature, EVER!!! Second, because I have the perfect piece to ask "What would YOU do with it???"

I was shopping at a local Goodwill a while back and was coming across all kinds of goodies that were catching my eye and jumping into my cart. I was having a wonderful day with what I like to call My Little Pretties.  I rounded a corner and suddenly saw this strange thing sitting there on the shelf looking back at me.



I managed to get out of the store that day with out her, but a few weeks later, I went back to the Goodwill (What can I say? I am a chronic junker and thrift store addict) and the first thing I saw when I walked in, there on the shelves of doom sat this strange little thing, staring at me, almost daring me to buy her. I hadn't given her a second thought, but when I saw her sitting there staring at me again, what was I to do? I had visions of a science project gone wrong, the base kinda reminded me of a mushroom, but I was totally intrigued by her.

I walked over to the shelves of doom and went to pick her up, when I noticed she spun. Oh even better! A spinning mushroom science lab!  The entire base sits on a lazy susan of sorts. For some reason, the fact that she spun intrigued me and I just knew I could do something really fun with her. But what? Never one to back down from a challenge, I said "Okay Miss Thing, you are coming home with me." She has been affectionately known as Miss Thing ever since. And for the price, I figured I couldn't go wrong.  The tag read $1.50, but it was 50% off day, so I got her for 75 cents.



So, now she had a home, but I had no idea why.  I still don't.  That is why I am so thrilled to be here today asking all you lovely readers "What would you do with it?" So bring on your witty comments, oh crafty readers of blogland! I can't wait to be inspired by you all! Just leave a comment below or head over to Angie's blog to leave a comment there. Then tune in next Wednesday where I will be showing off what Miss Thing ultimately becomes.  I am sure she will be something just fabulous!

Til next time!
Lisa

8 comments:

  1. I would use it in the kitchen for spices, or in the craft room for different colors of glitter!

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  2. Oh, I love it, I would probably paint the wood base maybe a shabby white or like an vintage mint green or something like that, then I would take off the lids and use the tubes for individual vases with like white daisys or buttercups!!! Great Find!!!!

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  3. OH, and I wanna see the after pics if you do! Or if you don't want it....I could take it off your hands!!! LOL

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  4. it looks like a weird knockoff of of a vintage flower frog...so I'd paint it a shabby black or white then use the tubes as bud vases (minus the caps obviously) In reality, I think it was probably a spice rack? I think I saw one of those at a store once.

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  5. I'd paint it like a cupcake top and use it for lots of different kinds of sprinkles!

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  6. First thing that came to my mind was spice holder!

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  7. I love the ideas above, especially the sprinkles idea - maybe even different colors of glitter and/or small shiny beads.

    Good luck - it is a fabulous piece!

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