My boys and I love hunting for treasures at the Thrift store down the street. It's fun, inexpensive and an eco-friendly way to shop. It's recycling at its best and I love that it teaches my kids the value of a dollar too. They can often afford to buy things there with their own money. Hallelujah!
I recently picked up this little wooden box in the housewares section. I think it was used for napkins and utensils - maybe for a patio or something.
It had a little golden rooster on it that was easy to remove. I stenciled it with a Sharpie marker and turned it into a portable tool box for my boys.
Just the right size.