Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Yes - I'm still here and Thrift Share giveaway

Hello all!  I'm pleased to let you know that, contrary to my spotty presence here in blogland during recent weeks, all is well.  I've actually just returned from a trip to Rome, Italy - I am very excited to share details with you about my travels later this week - so this is just a short post to announce the winner of my last Thrift Share giveaway and to post another giveaway.  I realize that I'm about 2 1/2 weeks late announcing the winner of the Pyrex fridgies, but who's counting?  Besides everyone who threw their name in the proverbial hat, that is - though, point in fact, Miss Intrepid drew the winner's name out of an actual hat for me.  My apologies to everyone who was waiting for an update!

Congratulations to Scarlett Fontaine whose name was drawn as the winner of the Pyrex fridgies!  You can check out her thrifting adventures at car boot sales (the UK equivalent to community "yard" sales here in the States) over at her blog Scarlett Loves Elvis.  I personally always enjoy the tidbits of overheard conversations that she shares.  Of course, I have to agree with her that this week's tidbit was cringe worthy.

And without further ado, here is this week's giveaway:

I just love these mid century modern wood and cork snack trays.  They measure about 6"x8" and they look as though they have never been used.  As you can see, they are shaped like fish and I believe that they are made out of teak.  Per the marking on the back, they were made in Japan though their styling seems Scandinavian to me.

How gorgeous is this little guy?!?

It may be hard to see, but "Japan" is stamped on the back of the tail - this is the only marking.
I did a little bit of searching for some information about these, but couldn't find anything other than a listing for another set on Etsy.  If anyone out there knows more about them, I'd love to hear about it (as would, I'm sure, whoever wins them).  I originally purchased them because they called to mind some Sere Wood snack trays that I picked up at a church rummage sale a few years ago.  I don't have any pictures of mine handy, but you can see photos from an Etsy listing that has already closed here.

If you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway for the set of four snack trays pictured here, please leave a comment between now and midnight EST on Saturday, June 4th.  I will announce the winner in next week's Thrift Share post.  Please only enter if you are planning to use these yourself or gift them to someone else as opposed to reselling them.

In the meantime, I'm linking up a day late to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday.  Have a great Tuesday, friends!


  1. Im sooooooo excited to have won!!! Thanks so much! And thanks for the lovely blog intro :o) Ive never seen any coasters like these, they are fab! Scarlett x

  2. Welcome back from your trip! Thanks for another great giveaway, these are so cute and I would definitely use them.

  3. Nice giveaway! These are adorable. I would happily use these =D

  4. Pretty! Would love to win, hope you can send them up here..!