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I’m all about finding useful uses for my thrift store finds. At least that’s what I tell Meat Galore when he asks me how much more crap I’m going to be bringing home. I found these vintage records at our local thrift store (like it’s real hard to find records at thrift stores – ha!). When I got home, I realized that I do not own a record player. And I haven’t since about 1985. Well, that left me in a bit of a pickle. Turns out, you can make bowls with these things!
It’s pretty easy, just put the record on an upside down bowl on a cookie sheet at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes. Then take it out and shape – but hurry, you have less than a minute before it cools. Don’t worry though, the records can be reheated (I won’t tell you how I know).
Just a note, in case you are not always real quick on the uptake like me, small records (are they called 45’s?) curl upward, while the regular size ones melt downward. The little one is my favorite. It makes a great catch-all for keys and such. My apples look really cute in the big bowl.
Isn’t that the cutest tea towel you ever saw? My mom made me a whole set. Sunday through Saturday. I know today is Thursday, but Thursday is in the wash, so I am using Tuesday. Anyway, the tea towel isn’t vintage, but my mom was upset that I showed my baby blanket a couple weeks ago and didn’t provide any recent samples of her work that she says is better. Anyway, I heart my little doggie tea towels. Here’s a bigger picture.
Thanks for looking at my stuffies! For more vintage thingies, go check out http://www.anapronaday.blogspot.com.