I'm always amazed at the treasures people just toss out, with no effort to give them to someone who will appreciate them or donate them to a charity! A while back, I told you about the Prada bag found in my compactor room that blew my mind with the treasures it contained. Among its contents were several made-in-USA Homer Laughlin serving platters -- more than I could ever use unless I opened a catering business.
Over Thanksgiving, a friend told me she had no serving platters to use when her family was in town, so when her birthday rolled around, I realized I already had her gift.
Since I'm dedicated to using what I have for gift wrap and cards, I covered these platters in shiny, paisley paper, since I didn't have the proper box, and tied them up in a brown, grosgrain ribbon.
So she would have something to carry her gifts home, I put my offering in repurposed a felt bag and placed a homemade birthday greeting in its pocket.
Have you ever turned a found object into a Gift of Thrift?
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter