Other people’s trash- vintage card catalog.
One of our elderly neighbors moved to Florida… His son came by and asked Paul to give him a hand moving some furniture down from the second floor.
When Paul came home, he was carrying a box.
He said – I brought you something.
I said – A BOX OF CATS?
But it wasn’t. It was a box of old glass juicers.
The Hoarder Troll hopped around spastically… because there is NOTHING more useless than TWELVE vintage juicers.
I said – I CANNOT believe you brought me all of these!
Paul said – I guess I really love you… plus, they were free.
Then he said – there’s something else in the car. It’s an old card catalog. I am not sure if you will like it, but I figured it was outdated useless trash, so I should bring it to you.
I cleaned everything up… And then left it in a pile on the dining room floor. Because once something is mine, that is good enough.
But also because I really have NO IDEA what to do with the juicers… Aside from a DIY-lemonade party, I cannot think of a single time I might think to myself– gee, I wish I had a WHOLE BUNCH of juicers.
Plus there is the added pressure of how obviously I must do something Pinterest-y… I’m pretty sure what I need here is some moss and a rustic wire basket and maybe some chipped old teacups and primroses?
Please use your imagination.
If I were a better blogger, I would fill the drawers with some kind of impractical, borderline-deranged vignette… Something that would make you question why you are not the sort of person who has whimsical vintage displays involving aged terracotta and antique silver bud vases.
But if you look closely, you will see a streak in the dust, and some cat prints on the coffee table… So CLEARLY creating whimsical vignettes should take a backseat to dusting.
December 23, 2014 @ 1:32 am
I don’t know if this idea had been said or not already, but I saw on Etsy or Pinterest where they created “flowers” for the garden with pretty saucers and a juicer, think daffodils out of dishware, I bet I could find it again if you wanted the link …
May 6, 2015 @ 6:40 pm
Take those wonderful juicers and some wet dry outdoor silicone glue in some round solar light tops on the underside of juicers ( so the led light glows the domed area . Then let them dry . Then hang from trees with small chain or wire from handles. They should be far enough away from each other so that they don’t hit but close enough to glow twinkling from the trees ( or any place else )