It’s been a good week for treasure hunting and I’ve found some fun things at yard sales and one “whazzit” that I hope you can help me identify.
I found some great cobalt blue bottles, a Chocolate Soldier bottle, an aqua TexasWare creamer, and a McCoy planter.
Kid’s books are always good sellers for me and I found several, even a 1931 copy of The World About Us by Inez McFee. Interesting chapters include: Behind the Face of the Clock, Celluloid – A Most Useful Product, Where We Get Salt and The Story of Aluminum.
I also found a
souvenir metal tray, a Pretzel open sugar, a red-handled tea strainer, a couple of pretty plates and an old aluminum measuring cup. North Carolina
But what about that Whazzit?
If you “treasure hunt” a lot like I do, you occasionally run across an item that you can’t identify. I’m not talking about not being able to identify an item of glassware or a pattern of china. I’m saying… you hardly know how to describe it, much less what to call it.
So I hope you can help me identify this “Whazzit!”
In general, it’s a 3-D wall hanging made of wood. Each of the three “rooms” depicted have several miniature pieces of pottery, mostly mugs and bowls. There are 14 pieces of pottery, but I think there might have been a couple more in the bottom left. There seems to be glue marks that would have held something like plates or platters. The construction is very crude (dare I say “ugly”), but totally fascinating because of the tiny pottery.
Is this folk art, tramp art, prisoner art?
It's probably Trash, but could it be Treasure?
I hope you can help!
Have you ever seen anything like this?
of Girl Raised in the South Ames
The Whazzit is a Whazzit no longer!!!
It’s called a Diorama and is most likely Latin American!
Many thanks to:
Donna of Conghaile Cottage
Blue Ridge Altered Art
for identifying my mystery object!
I’ll be linking to the following parties:
Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm