Monday, November 8, 2010

cough..cough...cough

Somebody left this by the side of the road. I, of course, put it in the back of the Dodge. It's an old metal display for cigarettes. Not sure if I love it or hate it. What would you do with it?

15 comments:

Emily said...

*I* would give it to a friend of mine who was just lamenting the lack of storage in her studio, and make her trade you something cool for it. But that's just me. :)

JunqueMagnet said...

You should love it. Or love the idea that you're going to put it to a much BETTER use. Looks like a great display shelf to me. Or fun for magnets. Oh the possibilities seem endless.Enjoy!

Rose H (UK) said...

Herb and spice cabinet?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love it! With Mad Men so popular it's a great find. I can't tell from the photo if you should paint or not but it's a great shelf for a collection, say of cigarette related items...ashtrays, lighters...so many people have those collections.

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Use it to display junk in.

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

Love it! I saw something similar on another blog that of course I can't find now. They used theirs in the kitchen as a spice rack.

Kitten said...

I'd clean it up a bit...but leave the wonderful patina, then use it to store jars of beads on the wall of my studio...it's a great piece.

flyingbeader said...

What a FIND! I'd clean it all up, paint it & use it to display my wee little dolls.

Sarah Ann said...

omg I am dying. I want this so bad. Winston is my dog's name and I'm only THE biggest Winston Churchill fan under 30 on the face of the earth. I would use this for his doggie stuff. I can't believe you found this!!!!
Here's Winston : http://twitpic.com/348vq2

Jane said...

I would love it! It looks like it has a lot of possibilities for storage and it's just a cool overall piece.
Let us know what you decide!
Jane

vintagio said...

If the small shelves could be removed, you could 'wall-paper' the back with one of those great, colorful '40s or '50s cigarette ads, and re-insert the shelves [minus the slanted portions that seem to have most of the damage]. Then use it for a mini-collection or spice jars as someone suggested. If you end up re-purposing it, please post new pics so we can check it out!

~~Carol~~ said...

Very excellent display case for some kind of collection. You should definitely LOVE it!

Emily said...

OMG! LOVE IT! I would use it in my craft room for... um... SOMETHING!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

trash talk said...

Give it a bath, wax it and...
a. keep it
or
b. keep it

Debbie

felix and lily said...

Whoever left it on the side of the road is crazzzy! I personally would paint it a lovely pastel mint colour, and use it to store ribbons/buttons etc on :)

- Krystal xo