Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A few new old things

This is a full sized door - louvered style. It's the typical 30 inches wide, but a little taller than some doors. It's about 80 and 1/2 inches in height.

This black table is metal. I'm not sure, but it might be designed to hold a bench  grinder, or some other tool. I think it would look cool with plants on it. Ivy or something that would trail down the legs.

Speaking of plants - how about planting flowers in this round tub. It already has a hole cut in it close to the bottom that could be the drainage hole. You can see it on the right side, cut in a square.

What is this thing?
I have absolutely no idea.

This yellow shelf used to be in my dad's small engine repair shop. He made it to hold literature, so the shelves are tilted. I don't really have any use for it at home, so I brought it in and have a few cookbooks on it right now, but it is for sale.

These old sprayers were also my dad's. I have vivid memories of him walking thru the yard with these. Industrial style decorating is becoming a big thing, but it's not how I decorate at home. Maybe these would fit into one of my customer's decor better than they would at my own house. They are both cool, but I especially like the tall one. The label is gone, but I think the tall one may have been from Sears Roebuck.

This is 2 old windows hinged together. I had used this for a long time as a display piece - it had linens hanging on it. But I'm changing out some of my displays, and it's time for this one to find a new home.

Same with this ladder shaped planter. I used it for awhile, then had it stored in the back. When I was cleaning out the backroom recently, I decided it was time to let this go to a new home too.


Jo said...

Looking at the old sprayers of Dad's ... I don't remember the short gold one. The tall one I remember from when we were growing up. Since I'm 55 (make that a young 55), it's probably 45 to 50 years old.

Barb said...

The short one looks gold in the picture, but it's actually more copper colored. No idea how old it is, but I know it's newer than the tall one. I'd guess 70's.

And yes, you are a young 55 :-)

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