Look what arrived on the porch the other day...
A fabulous huge metal expandable stand thing-a-ma-jig!
My friend Laurie posted about finding one here. I pestered her with questions like..."Can I buy it?" "Can I trade you something for it?" "Can I do your laundry for the next 12 months in exchange for that object?" She said no.
But lucky for me, one of Laurie's readers had one in her attic. One thing led to another, emails were exchanged and a few days later...It's mine all mine. (Thanks, Elizabeth!)
And look at those metal prongs! I'll keep it handy for the next time I need a weapon.
P.S. The plates are antique Limoges china that I found at a high school rummage...$2 for 4 of them. But that's a story for another day.