Thursday, September 16, 2010
My thirteen-cent ring holder
The other day I was browsing in a local "gently-used" thrift store and I saw something I really needed. I have been losing my rings in my jewelry box for some time. Every night I take them off and put them in with the rest of my (mostly) costume jewelry and the next morning, I spend way too much time digging through my jewelry just to find my rings. I don't even want to think about how long it takes to find a matching pair of earrings. It is amazing I hadn't already come up with a solution because it was a big problem -- a mess, really.
When I saw this little covered china dish that measures about 4 inches in diameter, I thought it was the perfect size to hold my rings and maybe a small set of earrings or two. I could envision this little ring keeper siting on top of my jewelry box so that my rings would always be accessible -- no digging for gold.
I liked it even better when I realized it was on the 75 percent off rack. It was priced at 50 cents so the grand total was just thirteen cents. The color wasn't perfect, but the price was right. I couldn't wait to get it to the counter. All I can say is that organization doesn't always have to be expensive.