Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday favs…”vintage unsolved mystery”


I’d been looking for something “interesting” to hang on the wall in the stair landing right above my antique trunk.

On the same day I found my Goodwill trunk, I found the “something interesting”.  For a mere $4.99 I brought it home, cleaned it up, and rubbed it smooth with some furniture wax.

I hung it on the wall above the antique trunk and draped a small red, white and blue quilt on it in keeping with the upcoming fourth of July holiday.  Then I took my first cutting of lavender from my very own home grown lavender plant and hung a small bunch on it to dry.  I’m lovin’ it!  But for the life of me, I really have no idea what it is! Do you?




Happy Friday everyone and have a blessed weekend!


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  1. Some kind of fruit/veggie tray. . .maybe? It looks like the vintage grape tray I have, except the slats are wider on mine. I don't really know, but you could certainly have a glass to fit the top and use it as a great, quirky serving tray! :)

  2. I really don't know what it is but could it be for dipping candles in wax? Whatever it is, it is fantastic!

  3. A lovely photo of some very interesting pieces.

  4. I'm with Ceekay. It made me think of a rack to hang candles on after they are dipped.

  5. I don't know what it is, but it's lovely.

  6. I was going to guess a rack to hang herbs and flowers to dry? It is one heck of a deal for that price though.

  7. I agree with everyone else, Elizabeth. I think it was used for candle dipping. Whatever the use, it's got a beautiful patina and looks great on your wall! I wanted to thank you so very much for taking the time to answer my question about picking out the right devotional each day and praying scripture. I will definitely look for the book that you suggested to help me on my faith journey. God bless you, my sweet friend! ♥ (Oh, and I came across a great blog tonight that blessed my soul so much. Check out You'll love it!)

    xoxo laurie

  8. I didn't have a clue, but after reading comments about a rack for drying herbs or dipped candles, I'll pretend that that was MY hunch all along too.

    All I know is that I like it. You have a great eye.

  9. Awesome tray. I have no idea what it is but it's really wonderful! Thanks for sharing the inspiration! xoxo Debra

  10. I don't have a clue, either - but I love what you did with it! It's perfect there and, as always, you've found just what it needs on it.

  11. I saw a tray like that at one of the stores around here. I was wondering the same thing as you...what is it? You sure got yours for a good price :)

  12. I don't know what it is but I love it! :-) I think you are always so creative and this addition to your grouping is just perfect. Thanks for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!


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