I bought this little guy at an estate sale a couple weeks ago. The word, anthropomorphic, came to mind. I turned him over expecting to see the mark for Holt Howard, but I was wrong. He was vintage and very cute. At least I was right about that!
I took him to the checkout table and the lady commented that he was one of the cutest pumpkins she had ever seen. I agreed that he was very good-looking but I thought he was an onion, not a pumpkin. I explained that I thought he was supposed to hold baking soda (see the holes in the top), and be placed in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
|Holes in the top|
|Rubber plug in the bottom|
I took my little anthropomorphic cutie home, removed the black rubber plug in the bottom to clean out the old baking soda but, to my surprise, baking soda didn’t come out. Several garlic cloves did!
Oh, my! Had I been so wrong about this little guy?
He isn’t a pumpkin, but is he a head of garlic or an onion? Is he a refrigerator baking soda holder or a garlic keeper? Garlic keepers usually have a lid and are larger than my little friend. I’m thinking he’s a baking soda holder, but I’m not sure. I’m still thinking he’s an onion, but I’m not sure about that either. I also don't know who made him.
Just look at that face!
Only HE knows who he is and he’s not telling!
Just WHO is this guy?
Do YOU know???
I’m linking to the following parties:
Vintage Inspiration Link Party at My Salvaged Treasures
What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Thrifty Things Friday at Melissa’s Antiques