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Friday, January 21, 2011

WHAT IS IT ??

always comes up with the cutest ideas for her weekly meme...
SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
*
Last week, she had
"SHOW US YOUR GRAIN SACKS"
and since I don't have a single, solitary, beautiful, O-SO-HOT grain sack....
I didn't get to play
but I sure got to see a LOT of really cool grain sacks and how to use them.
Swing over and take a look...really cute ideas.
*
OK, this Saturday game is
"What Is It ?"
When I told MR. SWEET that I needed something that I had NO IDEA what it was,
it didn't take 5 minutes and he was back with
THE ABOVE.
He found it at a super garage sale....
*
I don't have a single clue as to WHAT it is ...
but...it's so cute with it's little wooden handle and all..
Since FUNKY and INDUSTRIAL is
THE
new look, I am going to use this baby in some funky decorating..
Since I don't know what the cute little thing is...
I thought maybe it was something used to
grind  coffee  beans...
Our weather is so pretty out here in West Texas,
I was able to do a photo shoot outside...
photos are ALWAYS better outside, aren't they ?
...but...
I don't think it would do nearly as good a job as this
vintage coffee grinder
does on grinding coffee beans...
NOPE...
I don't think it has ANYthing to do with COFFEE bean grinding.

OK...MAYbe it's a tiny
COOKIE presser-outer thingy...???
Now, we're talkin' tee-tiny, little bitty cookies...!!
I do have my doubts......
;))
Sooo...if it's NOT a COOKIE PRESS...
...and it doesn't GRIND COFFEE...
WHAT THE HECK IS it ???
While you think about it,
I fixed you a cup of hot coffee and a plate of cookies...

Does it sound like I am
rubbing it in
that most everyone has snow....
lots and LOTS of snow...
and we have.....NONE...having fairly warm weather, up during the day...
???!!??

nooo......not me !!
:))
♥♥♥♥♥
Now, watch...
next week WE will be the ones that get covered alive in that white, fluffy, cold stuff.

Actually, we would LOVE to get some snow out here in West Texas..
some winters, we do get a little...
other winters, NONE AT ALL...
If we fail to get ANY moisture,
come spring,
we will be covered alive by
sandstorms....
♥♥♥
I do pray that ya'll stay warm, safe and have fun being inside.
LOVE, bj

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Thanks to the hosts and thank YOU for stopping by.

34 comments:

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I think it could be all those things and more... It looks like a candle holder to me, in the center of your awesome photos.
Another Friday's Favorite for sure :-)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love all of your pictures! I wonder if it is some kind of clamp?
Hugs,
Penny

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I havn't got a clue as to what it is, however it looks wonderful in your vignette. Love the coffee bean sack, the canister and the grinder. Fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning BJ!
I have no idea what that little gadget is. If I remember I'll get my hubby in here once he get's up and see if he knows. Your pictures are wonderful... think they're getting better every post you make! I have a sack but mine has to do with chickens and I have it hanging in my kitchen. Thanks for starting my day off with some pretty pictures... you have yourself an awesome weekend!
Maura :)

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
You're a hoot!Yes! There's a smile on my face. . .you always seem to have that effect on me! Thank you, dear friend, for brightening my days.
Gadget, No Clue! "Mr. Ed" won't be home until late. . .but I'll ask him.
No snow here, ICE, instead! I had a SNOW day yesterday, but off to work this morning. .. yeah!We lived on base at Fort Hood, Texas and I experienced my first and only sand storm. I was terrified, but tried not to let it show! Our son was 20 months old. I remember covering us in a wet sheet as the sand was coming through the patio door in our government housing. What a mess to clean afterwards. . .but we all survived, safe and sound.
Fondly,
Pat

Tracy said...

Okay BJ, now you have me intriqued about what 'it' is...perhaps a garlic press? that was my first thought but Heaven's let us know it is if you happen to find out.
I love all of the photos...so sweet, and could you heat my coffee for me and I'll have a cookie or two as well!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I don't even care what it is girl..me want cookies pass me cookies..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Dixie said...

Hi BJ.. thanks for stopping by French Lique. I'm finding so little time to blog and not much more to read blogs.. but I do stop by and window shop from time to time... you're one of my favorites! take care and stay warm... Hugs. Dixie

Dixie said...

ps... I have no idea what the tool is... Ricky likes to play stump Dixie with tools all the time... I always get stumped!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! You're a hoot, girl! I don't know what that thingy is, maybe a vice of some sort? But you sure did take some pretty snaps out in your West Texas sunshine! :)
Be a sweetie and could I have a cookie?
Shelia ;)

Justine said...

Gotta be some kinda clamp. Hmmmm.

Your pictures were just outstanding, but an orange in your coffee? Now that's just weird.

Justine

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish I knew...but the photos, coffee and cookies look darn good!!

XO,
Jane

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a cute post! I have no idea really what it is, but maybe some sort of clamp? Anyway your photos are darling and I'm heading over for cookies and coffee. Thanks for joining JFF! hugs, Linda

shannon i olson said...

yeah rub it in. It is still snowing here, never stops this year over 50 inches so far. I don't know what your cool gadget is but I will take you up on cookies.....and HOT coffee! ;)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

'Uncle A.' will now dictate to me...

"Unscrew it and clamp it to something, as a handle. Orrrrr open it up, put a piece of garlic in it, and screw it down and the garlic would come out through the little holes."

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!~!!!

You have to admit that he can be creative, when he doesn't know the answer!!!! >,-)

Hugs & ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ...I always love your posts! I am in the *must be a clamp* camp. Pretty cool, whatever it is :)

Blessings!
Gail

La said...

Yes, you are rubbing it in, but I'll forgive you if you send me some cookies. :o)

Have a great weekend! La

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Just tell Mr. Sweet he better move fast if you get mad at him and you have that thingie in your hand! lol
It is 1 degree here in Illinois, yikes!
Love and hugs!

Terri said...

Got me! I think it looks like a garlic press!

Theresa said...

Hmmmmm, perhaps an M&M maker! Squeeze them thru those tiny holes:) Or perhaps a holder of a pot over a fire without a handle... just guessing:)

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Debby said...

It's a Mickey Mouse clamp.....hehe

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cool pics BJ! No idea what it is but enjoy being outside... 9 degrees here tonight:@)

Designs By Pinky said...

I think it is definitely some kind of clamp But not sure for what??? I showed my hubby and he said a clamp too but it is not large enought to clamp anything big. LOVED your pictures! Please stop over, I have a new post. I am starting a tour of my home. Please stop by if you get a chance!!!! XO, Pinky

Sincerely Mama said...

hmmmm. well, it's interesting!

Kathleen Grace said...

I called Earl in to take a look and not even HE knows what it is (and he knows darn well just about everything!) If you find out I hope you'll tell us!

Love ya
Kathy

Kathleen said...

It's a pecan anator! :)
Showed the carpenter and he doesn't have a clue !
You keep showing it with the bricks, so I am wondering if it is something to line up the bricks??

Manuela@TPOH said...

I haven't a clue but it looks interesting. Love the coffee bean sack!

Manuela

Sandi McBride said...

I LOVE IT!! And it's not just because it's a coffee sack, lol!
It's beautiful
Sandi

Shug said...

I wish I could say "Oh, I know exactly what it is, but you'll have to stop by my place to find out" ........but I can't.
I love stopping by to see what you have come up with...Keep it up!
Blessings,
Shug

Julie Harward said...

Some kind of a vice...I love all your funky junk too! And I want some of the delish cookies! ;D

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOL!! I'll take those cookies for certain! That thing is just flat out cool so prop it up and have more cookies cuz yer done decorating! Cool thing! :)

Donna

PEA said...

You have the nerve saying you have no snow...aaarrrggghhhhh! lol We now have lots of snow and the temperature right now is -10F...time to hibernate me thinks!!!

Hmmmm that certainly is a vintage tool I've never seen before. I even had my magnifying glass out to look at the pictures of it. I don't think anything comes out of those holes so it can't be a garlic press or anything like that. Almost looks like you can fit screws in those holes. Some kind of clamp. Ah heck, I don't know! lol

Always love your pictures especially when you can take them OUTSIDE WHERE IT'S WARM AND SUNNY!!!! lol xoxo

Betty said...

Okay Miss BJ, my hubby said that if you don't have an answer by next week, he will take the picture of it and let some of the greatest minds have a look at it. Let me translate, it means he is going to take it up to the place the men gather in town, unofficially called East Allen Educational Center! After all I do live in a little village which has been dubbed the Antique Capital of Michigan! lol

Betty said...

Alright Miss BJ, are you ready? My hubby took pictures up to the unofficial, official gathering place of the men in the village, dubbed East Allen Educational Center. Now I had him take it knowing that we have several antique vendors that frequent the place but the answer didn't come from them, instead it came from a man that works at a jewelry store in a nearby city, according to him...it is a hand held clamp, you place dowel rods in the holes as needed to hold the item. He uses his to fix rings. The antique dealers were not all silent, one of them offered you $20. for it, that was before any one came up with what it was! The jeweler is going to bring his in to show them how it works.