I love going to Goodwill, looking at all of the things and remembering when I had the very same things. Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking and it's weird that those very same items are considered vintage or the dreaded antique.
I saw this item one afternoon and picked it up and really wanted it but couldn't decide where I would put it. So in a rare moment of being aware that I didn't need to have everything that I want at GW, I put it back. Then I came home and read blog after blog about monogram things and I knew I made a mistake by not taking it home with me when I initially saw it.
Several days later I went back to GW on a mission - to find that thingie! What was the chance that it would still be there? Certainly someone else would have scooped it up. I searched and just when I was about to give up, I found it!!
It was all tarnished but I loved it anyway and didn't care if I left it tarnished or not. So here is my vintage thingie..not sure what you would call it. I don't have any specific plans for it but I love it....