Putting A New Spin On A Stamp Rack

Rescue + Reuse + Repurpose

About a month ago I stumbled on some vintage amber apothecary bottles at TheRed Door in Gold Bar. The second I saw them, I knew I wanted to put herbs and spices in them. I am working on giving my too new kitchen some old flair after all. The only problem was, I had no idea what I was going to put those bottles in. I put that thought aside at the moment though, and made a stop at the Benjamin Franklin in Monroe (yep it’s local) to pick up corks and a Sharpie paint pen on the way home. Sadly the corks are a bit too small, but heading back and picking up some larger ones is a piece a cake.

I then spent the rest of February bouncing around from one antique or vintage shop to another, taking photos for this issue. At each one I kept an eye out, looking for something, anything that would hold those bottles. Something unique and just right.

I found that something while venturing through the many floors at Star Center Antique Mall in Snohomish. There it was, just sitting on top of a cabinet, a pristine vintage Standard rubber stamp rack. I’d seen one before holding postal stamps and thought it was the coolest thing ever, so I couldn’t say no to giving it a try. I’m so glad I didn’t, it was the perfect fit, and just the unique look I wanted.

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