Sometimes it pays to "shop" your house.
Case in point, I found this ironstone tray in my basement during the week.
At least I think its ironstone. These are the markings on the back. (The previous owners left a lot of old treasures in the house.)
Anywho, I brought it upstairs, gave it a good cleaning and pondered what to do with it next. A quick trip to Marshalls solved the problem. I picked up this little crate with faux greens in it. Perfect!
While at Marshalls, I also picked up what could quite possibly be the cutest summer straws ever. There were $1.50 on clearance. Woo hoo! Can you see the little crabs????
And a trip to my local Marshalls wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Dollar Store, which is right next door. They already have autumn items out. Yes, I picked up two pumpkins in July. Please don't judge me.