My pile allergy may be coming to an end after all. The days of mail stacks are no more in the Vargo house, and once again, our love of flea markets has come to the rescue. And while our friends may have raised an eyebrow when we whipped out one buck to pay for our newest treasure, we were pretty sure we could put it to good use. One hour and a dollar bill later, we came home with this:
Who knew I had such a “thing” for turtles? (Personally, I always considered myself a penguin gal). But after scooping up my now nifty jewelry holder at the Vintage Bazaar, this is my second hard shelled find in a month. Our bills, notes, and snail-mailed-cards tuck perfectly inside the glossy white top, all while looking pretty darn cute. Perhaps this isn’t the most permanent solution, but it sure is close to a good-for-now solution, no?
Of course it’s original intent is to house your favorite potted plant, but since we’re more of the black thumb folk, this is our safest bet. Although, How sweet would this guy look with a crop of fresh cut flowers? Or a catch all for unattractive keys, wallets, and loose change? Or a holder for kitchen knick knacks?
No, this doesn’t completely rid of us our mail issues, but it doesn’t offend our counter top until we find the time to sift through those envelopes. And because our glossies and large neighborhood mailers don’t fit, I’m finding that the hubs is actually putting the too-big items where they belong – mags on the coffee table for later perusing and recycling the rest. Holy moly. It’s a Christmas miracle (come early).
On another note, a big, whopping thank you for all your ideas. We’re in the process of signing up for as many e-notifications as we can and looking for those tiny 800 numbers to remove our address from the surplus of catalogs. Phew.