Have you ever had one of those moments when you look at something like you're seeing it for the very first time? You know, you really SEE it. Well, I had one of those light bulb moments the other day. When I was married in 1986 I received many fine bridal shower gifts. I was thrilled and excited with everything I received and was eager to put them all to good use. This recipe holder was one of them. I really liked it at the time and frankly, I really needed one.
I know what you're thinking...holy crap is THAT thing ugly! I know! But it JUST hit me like a slap in the face! Why in the world am I still using this outdated (much used) box? It's finish is worn (and not in a good way), plus the fact it's too small and doesn't even close tightly anymore. HELLO! Who the heck lives in this house and why is she still living in the 80's?! So, I went searching in my garage junk stash in hopes that some grand idea for a new recipe box would just come to me. Then I remembered I had this...a rusty old tool chest...My recipe cards actually fit inside! Okay, this could be kinda cool looking...what do you think?The other drawers can hold my wine stoppers, wine charms and other stuff...Yep, I think it's a keeper! Time to go spray a coat or two of poly on it and put it to good use!
Man, I love it when that happens...
So, rest in peace my beloved old recipe box...you've been replaced by something that may actually be older than you are...but way cooler!