Occasionally when I'm out thrifting, I'll come across an item I just can't figure out. What was it made for? What is it's purpose? Who made it? Why?
Exhibits A and B.
These appear to be mere simple, rustic wooden frames. But no. On the back side of these frames is a fine wire mesh.
In my mind, some old gent with a super long full beard, suspenders and knee high leather boots put these little boxes together while out panning for gold. It's only a guess, but my money is on the fact that my dubious miner was searching for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine here in Arizona.
Rather than being used in the search for fabled gold mines, this odd set is now holding mini treasures - like these tiny Japanese dolls. At any rate, I think they're pretty great even if they don't match a single thing in my house. They have a cool rustic kitchen/farmhouse appeal. I'll probably end up listing them soon, but for now I'm enjoying them =)
I wasn't able to get much thrifting done this week. Apologies as well for a lack of posting and commenting on your blogs. Between a very sad family tragedy and a hurt foot, I was injured and depressed. After a few days spent thinking about the good things in life and all that I have to look forward to this fall, I'm feeling a better and I think the sun'll come out tomorrow.
Linking up to ATG's Thrift Share Monday!