Junk in the Trunk: Primitive Dowel Rack
- May, 08 2012
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Hey guys! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had such a nice weekend, finally the sun is coming out in the pacific northwest and when it does it reminds us why it’s not so bad to put up with all the rain. I got to get my hands in the dirt…ahhh so rejuvenating!
Ok, this might come as a shock to many of you (or it may be totally obvious). I am not your typical “antique dealer”. I get a lot of people asking me questions about what an item is, what its worth, how old it is…and I can give a darn good guess-pinion but that’s really not my gig. I purely pick my items on character, age and home decor potential. Which means not all the time, but sometimes, I have no idea what I am buying, I just like how it looks & the story it’s telling. This leads me to my next junk in the trunk. For lack of a better term, I am going to call this item a primitive wooden dowel rack. Do you like that? LOL! I have two of these now, and I just love them, but I have absolutely no clue what they really are, nor did any of my antiquing pals. We all joked that maybe it was a whale toothbrush…I did some research and found a few results…spool rack, herb-drying rack, loom, shoe form hanger…I know, so varied, what the heck? Oh well, I just love the way it looks. It has these little peg dowels shooting up and the wood is so gritty. I also love the little tiny nails at the bottom of the piece. Do y’all have any guesses what it might be? Or what would you use it for?
Right now I use mine to hold antique letters from France.
But I could also see it being a great cup holder…
Or the most unique plate rack…
Or I love the idea of using it as a bottle drying rack…
What do you think?
Did you guys find any scores this weekend? Send your “Junk in the Trunk” find to me at Lindsea@houseofharvest.com. You might just see it here one day!