Today I had to meet the sewing machine repairman at his shop at 9:00 to get one of these:
And also needed to pick up some fabric from a store in approximately the same direction that didn't open until 10:00. I was in luck though, the nearby Goodwill store opened at 9:00. I can easily spend 45 minutes in a thrift store. I didn't find much that I wanted to buy, but I did find a nice old silverplate tray. I like old silverplate, because it's cheaper than solid silver, and can even be found at thrift stores, etc. I am hosting a brunch in a couple of weeks and thought it would look nice with some pretty cupcakes on it.
I forgot to take a before picture, so I waited to polish the back. This is what it looked like at the store.
I love the inscription:
Not 4th place or next to last, or 3rd runner up, but 4th Best. That encourages me. I know I will never be best in show, or best in life, because I am human. A little too human it seems at times, but I can be 4th best, or 17th best, or next to last best.