Friday, July 25, 2014
Is this cool or what?
My friend Maggie and I went to estate sales yesterday and we accidentally stumbled across one that was phenomenal. This gal must have sold antiques in her day because her house was full of wonderful things right up my alley and probably many of yours as well. Right now I'm just going to post about one thing that I was looking at and put down. My friend Maggie saw my interest and bought it for me. I thought she was interested in it too, but then she gave it to me - what a sweetie! I had no idea what to do with it and now I have some ideas. I did some research online and it turns out it is a wall hanger for an oil lamp. It has a patent date on it of June 1881 - I thought that was pretty cool.
I think it could be useful for a number of things if I can find a wall bracket for it. 1) I could actually use it for an oil lamp. 2) I could use it for a candle, 3) I could put a plant in it, or 4) I could put a pin cushion in it (my answer for nearly everything's use). I hope you will share any ideas you have. It clearly needs some cleaning up or I could leave it all antiqued like it is complete with spider webs. (-;