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Monday, April 21, 2008

The neatest thing, and something completely different

Isn't this just the neatest thing

I had seen it at the Gresham barn sale on preview night, but didn't pick it up because it was a little more than I usually pay for my junk. When Dh and I went back on the last day to see what of ours was sold, he saw it and liked it. When he commented on how cool it was I scarfed it up at 25% off the original price. I was really surprised it was still there.
It's some sort of art easle. The knobs turn and the illustration changes.


There is one scene with flags, one with birds, and another with nature stuff. Several with various types of script. I just love the B&W ones. Since I took these pics I've tucked a couple of books in the large center pocket. There is a place for what looks like chalk or pastels on the left under the spring. Not sure what the spring is for.
I'm sure I'll find things to tuck in the little cubbies. Here it is in it's new home in my office.

Kristi has shed some light on this item.
"My Grandparents had one of these. It was my Grandfathers student desk. The bottom part is supposed to have a chalk board attached to it. When my grandfather passed we moved the desk to our house. It hung in our kitchen, and my mom would leave us kids notes on it." Thanks Kristi.

I got inspired today to make something completely different. I went out to the barn, grabbed a frame. Grabbed various bits and pieces and some paint and came up with
this.

I really wish you could see the dimension, it looks a lot better in person.
I took a side view to try and show it's depth.

I'm real pleased, I'm calling it Architectural Miscalany #2.
That's all for now.
Margo

7 comments:

oddsnenz said...

Hi, I have been reading your blog for a while now. (ok I am a lurker)
When I saw your easel I was reminded of my childhood. My Grandparents had one of these. It was my Grandfathers student desk. The bottom part is supposed to have a chalk board attached to it. When my grandfather passed we moved the desk to our house. It hung in our kitchen, and my mom would leave us kids notes on it.
I wish my parents had not gotten rid of it, I want one for my home.
Love your blog!!
Kristi

Anonymous said...

Love that art easel. Glad you bought it.
Also love your new creation, Boy you have such great ideas.
I bought some small cigar tins the other day at the flea mkt because they were only 1o cents each and cute, have any ideas what to do with them? Have a great day, Janie

TinaTx said...

Looks great hanging on the wall! I'm sure you won't walk into someone else's house and see the exact same thing hanging around - that's what makes it so cool!

How did you do with the barn sale?

mim shaffer said...

Aren't those Morse code dots and dashes underneath the large script letters?

Rose said...

Love your latest purchase.
Also love the "Architectural Miscalany #2", almost sounds like a Bach or Mozart composition, ha! I have some pieces of that stuff in my basement, might give it a try myself.
Love reading all your posts.
Take Care!

A Lovely Thing said...

Perhaps your unique find is a teaching tool of some sort.

It's super neat!

bec4 said...

Great purchase--I love it! I also love your architectural thingy bobber--it is very cool and I bet it was fun to piece together. You could call it an architectural quilt!

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