After I finished painting my kitchen cabinets, I recently took a trip to a local antique mall. I was looking for some unique colorful plates to hang on the wall. Plates that would jump out at me as perfect. That didn’t happen. But I didn’t leave empty handed.
My eye caught something shiny. A pair of very heavy brass mallard bookends. I did some research, and apparently they’re from the 1970’s. I also seemed to have gotten a good bargain at $10 for the pair.
My cookbooks stay standing on their own, but I always worry that they’ll go crashing off the counter into the dog’s water bowl. That would be really bad if she was standing there getting a drink!
I’m glad I made the trip to the mall that day. I needed bookends more than cute plates anyway.