Sunday, August 8, 2010

Vintage finds and other thoughts .

Just got back from  a road trip to nowhere and back. I stopped at every little antique shop along the way. Some good some so so . But I did get these 2 great finds .One is a black felt vintage purse, perfect for my new stump work passion as of my last post discoveries. Can you see it totally decked out and only 8 bucks!! So the other find was these tiny spoons. I have been collecting them for some time ,they are a bit hard to find . Bet you cannot guess what they were used for ??? I will let you leave your ideas as comments and the winner will get one in the mail !!! ( the first  one to post the  right answer !! )"A wee teaser!! I think more then likely they will end up with faces on them as in the the  wooden spoon in progress in the middle , or maybe in my found objects collage work like this piece . It is called " The heart of the Ocean, Have fun guessing !!

Perfect old wool felt purse! For $8 HMMMMM stump work!!!


She was born with a tin spoon in her mouth ,thats me!! And then she made it art!!




the spoon may end up in one of these or ...



....HMMMM Maybe in  one of these . This one is made from an  old civil war fork .Cool!!!( the fork)

15 comments:

Pamela Holderman said...

no idea. I will guess they are for caviar...

Judy said...

Those were used for candies, tiny little beads of candy.

Joan said...

How exciting!! I'm happy just to wait and see what magic you do with those spoons! Can't wait to see the purse all magicked as well.
I have some little hand carved wooden spoons bought in a souk in Morocco..so cheap. I will have to try and do some magic with them! love your blog!

jone hallmark said...

well, I am drooling over the spoons - esp the one in the middle. I have collected salt spoons since I was 12 years old, which is a LONG time ago.

Only the center one looks like a salt spoon - the others look like doll house-tea set size....

Wish I could've driven around with you, dear Julie..
xo

jone hallmark said...

ps. I have close to 100 salt spoons in my collection at this point....they ARE hard to find.... xo

Elizabeth said...

I am pretty sure taht they were ice cream tasting spoons!!! Love their petit size!! love your new collages more tho!! So glad that you had some fun junking- I love being able to do that and finding some treasures!!

Charlene said...

Hey sweetie love your vintage purse! Everytime I look at the headband I made in the amazing class you taught at Les Sirenes I just LOVE it more!!!! I sent you a LONG email last week about all kinds of stuff (used the email link on your profile) & it came back undeliverable. :( Please email me at giftcottagehe@aol.com so I can just respond back & have the right email please. I see you will be teaching at Maureen's house. I LOVE Maureen & Carole. Miss all my Mermaid Sisters. I'm still trying to get that whole event posted.... YIKES I'm sooooooooooo behind. Have a great week. Charlene

Renee Troy said...

Hope you have the opportunity to go somewhere fun when you create your fab felt purse find. Can't wait to see what will evolve...and the spoons.

NatashaMay said...

Great finds! Love what you do with the spoons! Beautiful art. I have no idea what the spoons were used for. The first thing that popped in my mind was for boiled eggs. :)

Jingle said...

Why is it that EVERY time you make something I just want to COPY it! LOL! Don't worry...i will try REALLY hard not steal your ideas, but you are so amazingly inspiring! I love these and I can't wait to see what you decided to do with the fabulous spoons! They are totally fun!

Lisa said...

Were they original dixie cup spoons?

Joan said...

I hope you didn't read my note to you on my blog Julie before I corrected it! I left an k off thank..
and it read ..makes me feel better than you!! instead of better thank you!! What a little letter can do!

Whimsey Creations said...

I think they are salt spoons - the ones they used in the little glass salt cellars put at each place setting.

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