Kristin suggested stopping in Benton, IL, as she remembered there were a number of Antique shops there. In the first shop, Kristin found a piece that she will be giving as a Christmas gift and was rather pleased with herself for finding it. In the second shop we hit pay dirt! I found the printer's tray I had been looking for, in great condition and for an excellent price!
You may wonder what I will be doing with this printer's tray. A few months ago, I had seen a photo of a printer's tray that was filled with small cross stitched pieces and knew that I wanted to have a similar one in my someday stitching room. Here is that photo:
There are more photos of other stitched printer's trays on this blog
I will be on the lookout for just the right motifs to stitch for my tray. It will be a work in progress for quite some time!
We made a few more stops along the way, for lunch, at the outlet mall in Tuscola, IL, and then for some ice cream. When we arrived back in the area, we stopped at Ikea and then came home exhausted! Thank you Kristin, for unloading all our treasures from the car!