Around Christmas, I saw a set of three wooden squares, each one a little smaller than the other so that they could nest. Together they could be configured in various ways to form a sort of display unit. I liked them but couldn't figure out what I would use them for. By the time I realised that they would be a great way to display my Asian tea things, and went back for them,they weren't there anymore. So it was quite a happy moment when I noticed this little shelf at a thrift shop priced at $3.99. Although not quite the same as the little nesting squares, it was up to the job. The only trouble was its nasty shiny veneer. Two coats of black paint and it was ready for the job. A quick and easy makeover.