I don't know if it's blogger or my computer but "something" won't let me download new photos. I've read a couple of blog posts where others were having the same problem but thought it must have been cleared up by now. So if anyone could give me some advice about what how to fix this I'd appreciate it.
In the meantime, not wanting to wait on blogger, I thought I'd share a few unique whimsical finds that I've sold at our sales or kept for myself. These photos have been on my computer a while so
blooger oops! blogger allows me to post.
First up is this little guy. Can you guess what he is?
I found him at a flea market and I kept him for a while because I thought he was so unique and I loved the color. He sat around in our teal colored bedroom for a while until I decided to let him go. Here's a closer look...
OK here's a hint: His cap comes off...
He's a LIQUOR BOTTLE! You put little shot glasses in the "baskets" he's holding ( see photo one ) and on his back he has a place for olives or whatever would go in that particular drink. Or so I was told. Since I don't drink and have never had one of these I had to listen to an expert.
Next up is this black Americana folk art piece. Anyone want to guess what this guy is?
He's a CIGARETTE BUTT HOLDER. A small pail full of sand would fit in the ring he's holding in order to put out your cigarette. Matches could be kept in the little tin cylinder.
I decided to keep this guy. No, I don't smoke either. ; ) But I found a small metal pail that fits in the ring he's holding and painted it with chalk paint ( like a chalk board ). I wrote the word "keys" on it with chalk and we now have a handy place to drop our keys in when we come in the door. This is a reproduction but I saw an exact "real one" on the internet selling for $1,000.
You don't have to guess this one! This poor worn out Santa is very old. You KNOW I had to keep HIM! The fun thing about HIM is that he has feet that walk if you put him on an incline. He's so much fun to watch, that we kept him walking relentlessly when we first got him... until apparently he tired out and one of his feet fell off. No problem... we fixed him and he's up and walking again! He's a keeper even though he's worn out and funny looking. I like vintage Christmas whimsies.
This next whimsy is a lady with a frightened look on her face. Any guesses as to what SHE is? OK I won't make you wait any longer. She's a RAG BAG! The front of her is buttoned so you can stash rags in her ( hopefully the clean ones ). Hob Nobber Karen brought her to sell so I, liking whimsies, had to buy her. (We buy a lot of each other's stuff) ; ) She hangs in my laundry room holding some of my rags. But I have so many rags, I also have a vintage baby bassinet holding the bulk of my rags.
I love beautiful things to decorate with as well but I'm always on the lookout for the unique and whimsical!
What whimsies have YOU found in your hunt for treasures?
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UPDATE: I just found the answer to my blogger problem and wanted to check it out so I snapped this of some of my rusty silver. YAAAYYYYYYY! it works!