Thursday, January 29, 2009

FUN JUNK, OR WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?





WHAT THE HECK THIS IS, IS A CLEAVER JUXTO OF OLD , RUSTY, CAST IRON STOVE FEET AND PRESSED GLASS CHANDLIER SHADES. SOMETHING LIKE THIS WAS FIRST SEEN LAST YEAR AT A FLEA MARKET IN THE BOOTH OF RHUBARB REIGN. LAST FALL, WHILE AT AN ANTQUE SHOW, I FOUND 4 OF THESE ROLLING FEET SO I MADE A VERSION OF MY OWN. THESE FEET ARE HARD TO FIND AROUND HERE AND WHAT THEY WERE MADE FOR WAS TO USE UNDER THE FEET OF IRON WOOD BURNING STOVES SO THAT THEY COULD BE MOVED FOR SPRING AND FALL CLEANING. I ALSO LIKE THE WAY THEY LOOK WITH A FERN OR BLOOMING PLANT AND ARE EQUALLY INTERESTING WITH A BURNING CANDLE INSIDE. I HAVE A FEW AT MY SHOP THAT ARE FITTED WITH OLD RUSTY WIRE CALF MUZZLES FROM FRANCE, BUT I WILL HAVE TO SHOW THESE ANOTHER TIME.

2 comments:

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh my that "is" amusing and very creative! I came over to visit via The Feathered Nest,,or mommabird as I call her.

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Wow...how inspiring! Love the look, those could hold almost anything. I would also keep those to put out at Christmas to put "treats in" or even Christmas ornaments. Thanks for sharing! xo...deb