Saturday, July 16, 2011

My New Favorite Thing

Look what arrived on the porch the other day...
A fabulous huge metal expandable stand thing-a-ma-jig!

My friend Laurie posted about finding one here. I pestered her with questions like..."Can I buy it?" "Can I trade you something for it?" "Can I do your laundry for the next 12 months in exchange for that object?" She said no.

But lucky for me, one of Laurie's readers had one in her attic. One thing led to another, emails were exchanged and a few days later...It's mine all mine. (Thanks, Elizabeth!)

And look at those metal prongs! I'll keep it handy for the next time I need a weapon.

P.S. The plates are antique Limoges china that I found at a high school rummage...$2 for 4 of them. But that's a story for another day.

10 comments:

icandy... said...

my, oh my!!! that thing-a-ma-gig rocks!!! it looks awesome with the beautiful bargain plates, too. what a steal!
oxox

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Glad you got one too and looks to be just like mine! I don't think I ever heard the offer to do laundry either....may have taken you up on that one! XO

T's Daily Treasures said...

Ask and ye shall receive. :) Looks great! Have a wonderful day. Tammy

trash talk said...

Anytime someone offers to wash dirty underwear...you know she means business. It is tray cool!
Deb

obsessed scrapbooker said...

I'm so glad you have your very own thing-a-ma-gig now!!! Thanks so much for your interest and glad I had one sitting around waiting for you!!

Sandi said...

Your thing-a-ma-gig is a flower spray rack. It was used in funeral homes to hang flower arrangements. I haven't seen one of these in a very long time.

Andy's Attic said...

Who ever knew there would two of these around and you and Laurie would get them?? I am happy for you and want to see what you do with it.
Annette

Into Vintage said...

Sounds like Sandi solved the mystery of the thing-a-ma-jig. Very interesting ... what are you going to do with it? I have loads of laundry here as well. Maybe we can work out a trade! :-0

SousLeCharme said...

Did you ever miss the last metro in Paris? That looks like the grate at the entrance of the stations.

Jessica May said...

Your blog is excellent and really makes me laugh! Keep up the good work!