Thursday, March 17, 2011

One Item, Three Ways

Usually when I buy something for the house, I have an idea of how/where I'll use it, but I also think about other things I can do with it. I like to get my money's worth. And sometimes you just wanna mix things up without going out and buying something new.

I bought a little rectangular plant pot at an estate sale over a year ago because it's the prettiest shade of green ever. I've used it for just about everything so far but a plant. I've re-created a few uses here to give you an idea.

It's held teas in our kitchen (that's my mom's ah-mazing date-nut bread):

I've used it to hold loose photos to rifle through for easy viewing:

And the way I'm using it now, and think I'll continue to use it, at least for awhile, is to hold mail supplies on our coffee table, because that's where I sort mail and pay bills. It houses our address labels, stamps, and pens. (My dad made those pens! How cool are my parents?):

So there you have it. Three uses for one little item. I'd say it was worth the $2 I paid for it.

What's an item you use for multiple purposes in your house?

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  1. I have a glass pyrex dish that came in a set. I used it for leftovers, then I used it for jewelry for a while and now it holds keys by the door. So handy to have a drop off zone.

  2. You're right! I beautiful shade of green and I like how you've used it.

  3. def worth it!

    I use little bowls and such for stuff like that...I LOVE the way your teabags fit perfectly in there...adorable!

  4. I love that pot--its american art pottery! and great that you made it functional too.