True Confession: I am more than a little envious of those who have great thrift store finds. Seems like I am constantly seeing great finds either on floss tube, Instagram or blogs. Second hand stores, consignment shops, antique stores are some of my favorite shopping places. I think I need more time and patience to successfully find great items.
Last Saturday, before meeting up with the Homespun girls, I had some time to kill and thought I would shop one of the local Good Will stores. When I saw this basket, I said to myself: "that basket is handmade."
When I turned the basket over, sure enough, Viola had dated the basket with her name and March 10, 2006. It brought tears to my eyes. Am sure Viola had worked hard to weave the basket and hopefully she never thought it would be sold at Good Will for $1.99. The basket reminded me of the New Beginnings Prayer: Oh God of second chances and new beginnings, here I am again. Viola's basket deserved a second chance and a new beginning.
The pewter plate sits on our kitchen table, holding our salt and pepper shaker and reminding us to give thanks. The cut glass relish tray will be used at future gatherings.
With these finds, I am encouraged to give thrift stores a second chance.